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Education

  • Help the hungry by filling soup bowls at Ward Elementary

    Emma B. Ward Elementary will be hosting the fifth annual Empty Bowls fundraiser and Holiday Station Express on Dec. 13 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    The Empty Bowls fundraiser, held in the Ward gym, provides soup, bread and handmade ceramic bowls to benefit hunger charities such as Backpack Buddies, Open Hands food pantry and Heifer International.
    Students from Ward, Anderson County Middle School and Robert B. Turner Elementary created the ceramic bowls, which will be available for sale at the dinner.

  • Ward writers compete to see who has the best grandparents

    Students in instructor Lisa Hudson’s fifth grade reading and writing class at Emma B. Ward Elementary completed essays for a writing contest. Students had to write an essay for the AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year essay contest and explain why their grandparent should be the AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year. The overall winner of the contest was Emily Slone. Her essay will move on to the next level of the contest, according to Hudson. The other essays were chosen as runners up.

  • Win or lose, grandma is the best

    I am nominating my grandma, Shirley Cherry, for Kentucky AARP grandparent of the year essay contest. She deserves this award for many reasons. Here are only a few of them.

  • Middle school club sponsors book drive

    The Anderson County Middle School BETA Club will collect books in its Books for Christmas Angels service learning project Dec. 10-14.
    The BETA Club will accept any new book or “like new” used book that week. Books will be distributed to the Salvation Army to go along with Christmas Angels.
    If you wish to make a book donation, please drop them off at the Anderson Middle School or the Adult Learning Center at 219 East Woodford St.
     

  • Education briefs: 12-5-12

    Students accept EKU scholarships
    Hundreds of incoming freshmen and transfer students have accepted merit-based scholarships to attend Eastern Kentucky University.
    Local recipients include Deanna Baxter, Anderson County High School, Lawrenceburg, Presidential Scholarship; Lauren Welsh, Anderson County High School, Lawrenceburg, Founders Scholarship; and Shelby Taylor, Anderson County High School, Lawrenceburg, Regents Scholarship.

    Bands to perform Christmas
    concert next week

  • Academy hosts Thanksgiving feast
  • Emma B. Ward October Students of the Month
  • High school FFCLA Club to host Christmas camp

    Children ages 5-12 are invited to a Christmas day camp Dec. 15 hosted by the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) club at Anderson County High School.
    Students will be participating in making various crafts and food items and will be assisted by FCCLA members and the Family and Consumer Sciences teachers at the high school. Information is as follows:
    The camp will be held in ACHS rooms 126 and 128 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with lunch served at 11:30 a.m.

  • GED changes to affect test fees, format


    Big changes are on the way for the GED test in Kentucky, according to a press release from the Anderson County Adult Education Center.   

  • Grandparents arrive via helicopter for Academy event

    Grandparents of Christian Academy fourth grader Phillip Maxfield arrived in style, via helicopter, for the Academy’s Grandparents celebration.
    “When your grandson invites you to his Grandparents Day celebration at the Christian Academy, most folks just use the traditional method of arriving. They drive in, find a nice parking spot and walk on in,” Christian Academy Administrator Steve Carmichael said in an e-mail press release.
    “Not fourth grader Phillip Maxfield’s grandparents.