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Education

  • Parent forum on children with special needs set for March 6

    The Anderson County school district, in partnership with Anderson Community Education, will be hosting a parent forum for students with special needs on March 6 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Anderson County health department.
    According to event organizers, the forum will be set up as a “fair,” with parents free to move from table to table to receive more information on a variety of agencies and their resources.

  • Medtech students gather at capitol

    Elizabeth Casey of Lawrenceburg, a senior medical lab technology student at Medtech College, recently met with state Rep. Kim King during Career Day held Feb. 11, according to a news release.
     Four senior students from Medtech participated in the event, which is sponsored by the Kentucky Association of Career Colleges and Schools and was held at the capitol in Frankfort.

  • Academy student receives ‘Spirit of Community’ award

    Ethan Gray, a student at the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg, has been honored for his exemplary volunteer service with a Certificate of Excellence from The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, and with a President’s Volunteer Service Award granted by the program on behalf of President Barack Obama, according to a release.
    Presented annually by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honors young people across America for outstanding service.  

  • Anderson County Extension offers March and April classes

    The following courses will be offered at the Anderson County Extension Office for March and April. To register, call 502-839-7271

    Learn to Cook
    Meal planning, shopping, food safety, and simple recipes for adults. Classes held at the Open Hands Food Pantry. Great utensils and cookbook for participants. Limited to eight participants. March 13 and April 17 at 10 a.m.

    Taking Control of Your             Diabetes    

  • Transportation Cabinet offering scholarships for engineering-tech students

    Kentucky Press News Service
    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will award up to 30 new scholarships for the 2014-2015 school year for students pursuing civil engineering and civil engineering technology degrees.
    As many as 20 competitively awarded scholarships for the civil engineering program will be awarded for students to attend the University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Western Kentucky University or Kentucky State University.

  • Seventh grader spells her way to first victory

    After the first round, the district spelling bee came down to seventh grader Kayla West and Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg sixth grader Colin Charles.
    All other participants competing that night in the Anderson County High School auditorium had already misspelled a word and were knocked out the competition.
    The only ones left were West and Charles, West remembered last Friday.
    “I spelled two words right, and that was pretty much it,” she said.

  • Middle school academic team takes first at district competition

    The middle school academic team was declared the first place district champions at the district competition held Jan. 25 at Shelby East Middle School.
    The Anderson County middle school academic team, comprised of sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders, placed first.
    Shelby East took home second with East Oldham following at third.
    The Future Problem Solving team — Jalen Creth, Kara Cundiff, Hannah Whitaker and Miranda Carlton — placed first, as did the Quick Recall Team.

  • Blue Grass Community Action offers $750 scholarship

    Blue Grass Community Action will be offering a $750 scholarship to an Anderson County resident, according to a press release from Blue Grass Community Action Partnership.
    The applicant must meet the guidelines for the Community Service Block Grant program and meet other competitive requirements. The scholarship may be used to help cover expenses associated with attending college or a technical school of the recipient’s choice.

  • Rotary gifts dictionaries to Academy
  • Education briefs: 2-12-14

    Jacoby named to the Dean’s List at Citadel
    William Earl Jacoby of Lawrenceburg has been named to the Dean’s List at the Citadel, the military college of South Carolina, for academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2013-2014 academic year, according to a release.
    Dean’s List recognition is given to those students whose grade point average is 3.2 or higher with no grade below a C for the previous semester’s work.