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Education

  • 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.”

  • EBW book character pumpkin decorating winners
  • Education briefs

    Rue wins Todd Louis

    Musgrave Scholarship

    Jamie Rue of Lawrenceburg has been awarded the Todd Louis Musgrave Scholarship to attend Bluegrass Community & Technical College for the 2016-17 academic year.

    This endowed scholarship was established in 2001 by Tom and Zena Musgrave in memory of Todd L. Musgrave.

    This renewable scholarship shall be awarded to students who are business majors or have concentration in retail or marketing; possess a strong spirit; and a willingness to help others.

  • Preschoolers share silly faces

    Preschool students at Ezra Sparrow Early Childhood Center had their fall portraits taken last week. After smiling big for the photographer, these six students had fun cheesing it up for our camera.

  • Saffell Street’s Miller voted top instructor

    Teresa Miller says she didn’t choose teaching as much as teaching chose her.

    Miller, who has taught all of her nearly 24 years at Saffell Street Elementary School, didn’t head back to college to become a teacher until age 32.

    “I had been involved in children’s ministries and volunteered in my daughters’ classes at Saffell. Max Workman kept telling me I should be a teacher. I felt God calling me to become a teacher too,” she explained.

  • Warren, Hyatt voted top educators

    Ginger Warren is quick to admit if she could go back in time and be a student again, she would.

    “I would appreciate and soak in what I was learning so much more, knowing what I know now,” said Warren, who was voted this year’s Best of Anderson Middle School Teacher.

    “Mrs. (Ginger) Warren is very dedicated and enthusiastic about her profession,” Jeanna Rose, Anderson County Middle School Principal said.

  • After hiking tax rate, school board baffled by tight budget

    Despite setting a tax rate to take the highest revenue increase allowed by law, some members of the Anderson County Board of Education were baffled last week when Finance Officer David Wilkerson presented his working budget for the 2016-17 school year.

    “We raised taxes and now we’re barely breaking even?” questioned board member Roger McDowell.

    “We really needed a tax increase in the worst way. If we didn’t we’d be in the hole,” Wilkerson responded.

    Chairman Lee Hahn echoed McDowell’s concerns.