• Daycare center offers raffle to benefit family

    From staff reports

    Little Acorns Daycare is having a raffle with the proceeds to be donated to an anonymous family.

    The first basket contains The Pink Zebra products donated by Ellyssa Christen Wise, Bath & Body Works products donated by Hannah Ellet and a $20 gift certificate to Homemade Takeout in Lawrenceburg donated by Little Acorns and Ciara Bostow Hyatt. Tickets are $5.

    The second contains A Meep tablet, Bob Marley headphones, an MP3 player and VTech cordless phone donated by Victor A Orlov. Tickets are $5.

  • Lawrenceburg author plans book signing Jan. 3

    From staff reports

    Local author Don Giles will hold a book signing Jan. 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Antiques, Uniques & Metaphysics, located at 700 West Broadway No. 3, according to a news release.

    Don Giles, a professor of philosophy and religion at St. Catharine College, recently released a book titled “The The Shao Lin Chronicles: The Wisdom of Bodhidharma,” according to the release.

    Autographed copies of the book will be available for $15; $12 for students. The price in Amazon is $17.50, according to the release.

  • Sixth graders win middle school academic competition

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    The Anderson County Middle School academic team won the sixth grade Kentucky Association for Academic Competition on Dec. 6 at East Jessamine Middle School.

    The team competed against Woodford, Fayette, Boyle, Mercer and Jessamine counties, finishing with 39 points. Bate Middle School placed second with 34.5 points, followed by Woodford County Middle School with 32 points.

  • Ward’s Empty Bowls teaches students importance of giving

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    Tables were lined with more than 25 different types of chili and soup at the Emma B. Ward Elementary Cafeteria for the seventh annual Empty Bowls fundraiser last Thursday night.

    The chili and soup were donated by residents and restaurants including Two Brothers, Tonya’s Hometown Buffet, Fair Grounds, Johnny Carino’s, O’Charley’s and Fazoli’s.

  • Woman run over, dragged after being pushed from vehicle

    By Ben Carlson
    News staff
    A Lawrenceburg man faces attempted murder and other charges after police say he tried to kill a woman Sunday night in western Anderson County.
    Leslie “Scott” Hatchett, 40, of 2309 Ballard Road allegedly pushed a woman out of his vehicle before running her over, police said.

  • Winners announced in District Spelling Bee
  • Top four in grades four through eight to compete in District Spell-Off

    From staff reports

    The winners of the 2014 District Spelling Bee have been named, the school district announced.

    The top four winners from grades fourth through eighth will next compete in the Anderson County District Spell-off next month to determine the overall top speller in Anderson County, who will move on to compete at the Kentucky Derby Festival State Spelling Bee in March.

    First grade

    First place: Clay Smith, Saffell

    Second place: Carson Azzinaro, Ward

  • Empty Bowls, Holiday Station Express set for Thursday at Ward Elementary

    From staff reports

    Getting in the holiday spirit will be a breeze for those visiting Emma B. Ward Elementary School on Thursday night.

    The school will host its annual Open Bowls Dinner from 5:30 to 7:30, along with its Holiday Station Express.

  • Teachers Rowland, Herndon receive Trailblazer Awards

    From staff reports

    Thirteen Kentucky teachers, including two who live in Anderson County, received the Northern Kentucky University Trailblazer Award for Mathematics Education during a presentation Dec. 4 at the Embassy Suites Lexington.

    Receiving the awards were Chrystal Rowland, a resident of Lawrenceburg who teaches at Robert B. Turner Elementary, and Lawrenceburg resident Stephanie Herndon, who teaches at Clear Creek Elementary in Shelby County.

  • 12-03 education briefs

    Winter Festival set at Saffell Elementary

    Looking for a place to sing some Christmas carols?

    The choirs at Saffell Street Elementary School are scheduled to perform during the school’s Winter Festival on Dec. 9, followed by a community sing-a-long during which everyone is welcome to join them in singing Christmas and holiday songs.

    “This is [a] festive way to come together and ring in the holiday season,” said Meredith Lewis, coordinator and music teacher at the school.