• Education briefs

    Sixth grade open house set at ACMS

    Anderson County Middle School will host an open house for incoming sixth-graders from 5:30 to 7 p.m. July 26.

    The school supply list for sixth-graders is: Binder/Trapper Keeper; 8 three-holed pocket folders; markers, crayons, or colored pencils; composition notebook (science); 1 five-subject notebook (math); pencils; loose-leaf paper; 1 highlighter; index cards (literacy); and dry erase markers (math).

  • Daycare costs go up for Saffell St. parents, down at Turner

    Daycare rates at Robert B. Turner Elementary School will drop $5. Rates at Saffell Street Elementary School will rise $5.

    Currently, parents are charged $45 for one week of daycare per child. For families with more than one student, the cost of the second child is $35 per week or $10 per day.

    “The goal is to ensure all daycares are self-sufficient and fund themselves,” schools superintendent Sheila Mitchell said.

  • Teachers honored, earn scholarships

    From staff reports

    Several Anderson County teachers were among those honored during the 30th annual Excellence in Teaching Awards ceremony at Campbellsville University.

    The university honored 199 teachers from 70 Kentucky school districts during the event, and announced “Pay It Forward” scholarships totaling nearly $200,000, according to a news release.

    Each of the teachers honored will receive a $1,000 scholarship to be used toward any online master’s degree program at the univer-sity.

  • Education briefs

    Students graduate from EKU

    Twelve area students were among the 1,909 graduates at Eastern Kentucky Uni-versity recently.

  • Hudson wins essay contest

    Emily Hudson, left, is congratulated by Patty Klink, right, president of the Anderson County Retired Teachers Association, for winning an essay contest for fifth-graders in which they wrote about their grandparents. Emily, who attended Emma B. Ward Elementary School, wrote about her grandfather Harold Todd, center. Lisa Hudson, Emily’s writing teacher, also received a gift. The contest was sponsored by the Anderson County Retired Teachers Association and the American Association of Retired Persons.

  • Education briefs

    Three named to dean’s

    list at Cumberlands

    The University of the Cumberlands has named three local students to its dean’s list for the 2016 spring semester.

    Madison Garrett, Kaitlyn Riley, and Hannah Wampler, all of Lawrenceburg, earned this distinction.

    To be eligible for dean’s list students must earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 and be in good standing.

    Dual credit scholarships announced

  • Smith earns KSP diploma
  • Art contest winners
  • Anderson County Scholarship fund winners announced

    From staff reports

    Scholarship grants for academic year 2016-17 have been made to 32 students, 31 of whom were selected by the selection committee of the Anderson County Scholarship Fund, with the remaining one being selected by The United Methodist Church Scholarship Committee of Lawrenceburg, the organization announced.

    Awards of $3,000 each were made to 31 students by the selection committee, and awards totaling $3,000 was given to one student selected by The United Methodist Church Scholarship Committee.

  • Eighth-graders leave school in style

    From staff reports

    Alex Carpenter and 10 of his buddies left middle school in style last Wednesday in a Ford Excursion limousine.

    As the gigantic SUV rolled to stop amid school buses and cars in the pickup lane, nearly a dozen soon-to-be-freshmen piled in. Excited and rambunctious, the young men posed for a single picture before being whisked away for an hour-long ride through Lawrenceburg and Frankfort.

    “We rented it, my husband Chip and I,” Shannon Carpenter said. “To celebrate getting through middle school.”