• Students selected for All State Chorus

    Anderson County High School had nine students selected to participate in the 2012 All State Chorus. They will be in Louisville on Feb. 8-10 preparing for and presenting a concert that is open to the public.
    The freshmen students, Hayden Bright, Hunter New and Tess Taylor, all submitted a tape to be judged and based upon that submission were accepted to the Junior High All State Chorus.

  • Middle school students selected for writer’s reception

    By Meaghan Downs
    Staff writer
    Jennifer Johnson and Heather Hardin, language arts teachers at Anderson Middle School, hosted a reception Jan. 27 for those seventh graders whose individual memoirs were selected by their peers.
    This is the first year Hardin and Johnson have required their seventh grade students to write a memoir about someone special in their life, with fellow students voting on which memoirs they liked best.

  • Education briefs: 2-1-12

    Tanner Yankey named to Dean’s List
    Tanner Yankey of Lawrenceburg was named to the University of the Cumberlands Dean’s List for the 2011 fall semester in recognition of his academic performance.
    To be eligible students must have achieved a grade of “P” in convocation while maintaining a minimum cumulative scholastic standing of 3.50.

    Shouse receives degree
    from University of the Cumberlands

  • Meet the middle school FCA
  • Saffell Street Elementary names students to honor roll

    Saffell Street Elementary released its honor roll list for the second nine weeks:

    Fourth grade


    A/B Honor Roll
    Kamryn Carmickle
    Carver Chapman
    Gabe Clark
    Bia Kinney
    Molly Mullins
    Kalista Newton
    Tyler Rice
    Jaelyn Thompson
    Emma Van Hook


    All A
    Jacob Eads
    Anna Foley
    Fiona Gabhart
    Linda McNulty
    Kaylee Scales-Conklin
    Brody Wells

    A/B Honor Roll

  • Meet the middle school Better World Club
  • Meet the high school CPS club
  • Lego Legends take second, qualify for national competition

    The Lego Legends, a 4-H Lego robotics team comprised of 10 students ages 9-14 from Franklin, Anderson and Mercer counties, recently returned home with second highest honors from the Kentucky state First Lego League tournament. The tournament was held on the campus of Western Kentucky University on Jan. 14 and included 44 other qualifying teams.

  • BYOT: Bring your own technology

    Students in Anderson County Schools are trading their No. 2 pencils for personal iPads and e-readers in an effort to further integrate technology into district curriculum and classrooms.
    Bret Foster, chief information officer, said about 59 percent of Kentucky school districts offer a “bring your own device” policy, but few have implemented it on Anderson County’s scale.  
    As frontrunners in this endeavor, Foster said, the district starting providing a proxy online network in September 2011 for all grades kindergarten through 12th.  

  • Hannah Drury spells ‘abbreviation’ to win district spelling bee

    Seventh grader Hannah Drury, after three years of competing in Anderson’s district spelling bee, won the Kentucky Farm Bureau district spell-off on Jan. 19.
    Drury, who is a student at Anderson Middle School, said she’s been competing in the spelling bee since the fourth grade.
    The closest she’s gotten to winning the district bee was in fifth grade, she said, when she finished in fourth place.
    “I can’t believe it,” Drury said of her first place win. “I’m still shaking.”