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Education

  • Soccer team rallies behind freshman battling cancer

    While Anderson County High School freshman Morgan Powell underwent surgery for cancer sarcoma on her leg and knee last Thursday, her teammates showed their support by wearing matching T-shirts.

    Morgan Powell plays forward and midfield for the high school soccer team. After noticing a bump in October of last year, she was diagnosed Dec.13 with liposarcoma.

  • Called to teach

    There was never a question as to what Meghan Drennan would do with her life.

    “I always wanted to be a teacher, I think it is something that you are called to do,” said Drennan, a fourth grade teacher at Emma B. Ward Elementary who was recently named the school’s teacher of the year.

  • Two win scholarships
  • Farm Bureau promotes book on children’s farming

    Kentucky Farm Bureau, in partnership with Farm Credit Mid-America, has published a book by Kentucky artist and author, Mitchell Tolle, titled “The Most Wonderful Dream.”

    Tolle grew up in rural Kentucky on the edge of the Ohio River and he has spent a lifetime painting and drawing the familiar faces and colorful places that surrounded him there. In his book, Tolle takes us to a farm in Kentucky where a couple of very bright children contemplate the world through innocent, childlike eyes.

  • Freshman helps build better lives in Costa Rica

    Layren Mcdannold visited Nosara, Costa Rica last summer while working with the program Global Leadership Adventures. Her trip was designed to help teach local children life morals and build a playground in a local neighborhood.

    “I have always had a love for traveling and helping others,” said Mcdannold, a freshman at Anderson County High School.

  • Turner academic team excels in district, regional competition

    Members of the Robert B. Turner Academic Team have fun challenging themselves while working hard as a team at local district and regional competitions.

    “We are really proud of them, they have done really well this year,” said Sarah Wallace, one of the team’s coaches.

    The team recently placed first overall at the district competition, followed by a fourth-place finish during the regional competition that featured students from Woodford, Jessamine and Mercer counties.

  • School board takes step to preserve old school house

    The future and fate of the Glensboro School House was the topic of conversation at Monday night’s school board meeting. The schoolhouse, which sits on the Anderson County High School campus, was restored in the 1990s, and moved to its current location with a plan to use the schoolhouse for school clubs, group meetings and other activities; however, the schoolhouse is in need of repair.

  • Academy students dance to defeat childhood cancer

    Students at the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg broke out their dancing shoes last Friday night as the school took part in the University of Kentucky’s Dance Blue Fundraiser.

    The fundraiser lasted until midnight, and proceeds went toward Kentucky Children’s Hospital Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic through the Golden Matrix Fund.

    “The students have done a lot of things (for this),” said Sandra Brown, the principal of the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg.

  • Christian Academy making pennies count

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg spent several busy weeks collecting Pennies for Patients while also helping to find a cure for blood cancer. Students filled their jars at home during a three week fundraiser. Every cent that was raised went to help the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

    “This has been a couple years since we have done this,” said Sandra Brown, principal at the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg. “The first year we raised $800. Our goal this year is to raise $1,000.”

  • Science, art a winning combination for fifth grader

    Julia Fugua, a fifth-grader at the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg, takes time every year to combine science and art as she enters the school’s art contest. Fugua is the recent winner of the 2016 Kentucky Conservation Art Contest for Area 6.

    “I enter because I like to learn something new every year. It is important for me to learn things and to know how to help keep our earth clean,” said Fugua. “To learn about our natural resources and learn how we can protect them, and how they can help us.”