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Education

  • Farm Bureau hosts youth, variety contest

    The Women’s Farm Bureau Federation Committee hosted its annual Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth and Variety Contest on Sept. 8 at the Anderson County High School Auditorium.
    The agriculture teachers, Drew Robinson and Brandon Fawbush, worked with their FFA students and had four girls and one boy to try out for the Outstanding Youth.
    To become and Outstanding Youth they each had to give a five minute interview before three judges and then present a two minute speech on Farm Bureau or agriculture.

  • Anderson County Public Schools earn Energy Star efficiency certification

    Five Anderson County School Buildings have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Energy Star certification, which signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.

  • ACE offers classes

    The following classes are being offered by Anderson Community Education, located at 219 East Woodford St.
    For more information or to register, contact Jacque Zeller at 839-3754 or jacque.zeller@anderson.kyschools.us.

    Boot Camp Fitness
    When: Sept. 20-Nov. 1 on Tuesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9-10:30 a.m.
    Where:  Emma B. Ward Elementary gym with instructor Todd Barrick.
    Cost: $60 (10 sessions)

  • Anderson Community Education offers classes

    Anderson Community Education, located at 219 East Woodford St., will offer the following classes this month.
    For more information, call Jacque Zeller at 839-3754 or e-mail jacque.zeller@anderson.kyschools.us.

    Zumba Fitness
    When: Sept. 8-Oct. 6, Thursdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
    Where: Emma B. Ward Elementary School, with instructor Patty Wolf
    Cost: $35

  • Seven students named Green Scholars

    Seven students from Anderson County have been named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars. Local students include: Tyler Baker, Jessica Brumley, Megan Calvert, Rebecca Radcliffe, Sarah Schell, Steven Sims, Katelyn Wickizer.
    Students earn this designation by achieving a 4.0 grade point average all four years of high school and scoring at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

  • Tiger by the tail
  • 3 in 10 juniors meet ACT reading standard

    Anderson County high school has remained consistent in its ACT composite score ranking for the third year in a row, but its 2011 ACT results for juniors still remain below state and national averages.
    ACT composite scores for Anderson County have stayed at 18.3 for the past three years, below national (21.1) and state composite scores (18.8).
    School districts in surrounding counties such as Franklin (19), Spencer (18.7) and Shelby (18.7) reported higher composite scores.

  • iPads bring schools into 21st century

    By Meaghan Downs
    Staff writer
    So long, chalkboard. Hello, iPad.
    As Anderson County Public Schools integrate new technology and a new Wi-Fi network into their lesson plans and curriculum, teachers and administrators expressed their hopes to translate traditional classroom learning into 21st century methods.

  • Education briefs: 8-17-11

    Student wins trip to St. Louis
    Lance Terrell, a home schooled student from Anderson County, received a High School Leader star provided by an engraving company and a trip to St. Louis to attend a Town  Meeting on Tomorrow at the Central Kentucky Council on Youth Leadership 2011 Youth Salute at Eastern Kentucky University on May 15. Terrell’s trip to St. Louis was valued at $500.

    Auxiliary awards scholarships

  • School board keeps property tax rate the same for third year

    The Anderson County Board of Education voted Monday to keep its property tax rate at $5.52 per $1,000 of assessed value for 2012.
    This is the third year in a row the board has voted to maintain the same tax rate.
    According to information collected from the PVA office, the schools’ tax revenue in 2011 totaled about $7.906 million.
    Although the board of education voted for the same tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year, the schools’ tax revenue will increase for 2012 to $7.953 million, an additional $47,000.