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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.

  • Student event to focus on clean lifestyles, sobriety

    Anderson County High School students are fighting for cleaner lifestyles by advocating for sobriety in the schools and community.

    The Saving Our Students (S.O.S) Youth Coalition will be presenting “Spotlighting S.O.S” at a free community event held at Anderson County High School auditorium on Tuesday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. The event will also include several speakers. One of which is a local parent, Laura Sweasy Parrish, whose son died a year ago to a drug overdose.

  • High school’s teacher of year enjoys working with seniors

    Lisa Clarke, an instructional coach at Anderson County High School, was awarded teacher of the year last month. Clarke has been a teacher for 27 years at the same school and in the same classroom.

    “I taught English up until about two years ago when I took this job,” said Clarke. “Teaching English, of course, was my favorite thing, but I had graded so many papers I felt like it was time to move out of the classroom and lighten up the paper grading load.”

  • Lawrenceburg Kiwanis plans charter night ceremony for Key Club

    The Kiwanis Club of Lawrenceburg will host a charter night ceremony April 11 in conjunction with the Anderson County High School Key Club at Anderson County High School.

    The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and will be catered by the Culinary Cats from Anderson County High School. A silent auction will collect donations for the club’s work with children and the community and any other donations will be taken at the event. All funds will serve the children of Anderson County, club officials said.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”