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Education

  • Junior fundraises for educational international trip

    Eventually Anderson County High School junior Harley Bakken, 17, wants to join Doctors without Borders.
    But for now, she’s trying to raise a several thousands of dollars to visit seven European countries in 20 days through the non-profit organization People to People.
    Bakken was selected for the People to People Student Ambassador Program, and needs to raise $7,500 by April 1 in order to be able to go overseas for the first time.  

  • Middle school staff smooch pig to celebrate reading goals

    Middle School Principal Jeanna Kidd and language arts teachers Jennifer Johnson and Leslie Mitchell kissed a 400-pound pig, spray painted their hair pink and climbed up onto the middle school roof last Friday to celebrate the sixth grade surpassing its “Challenge to Read” for November.

  • ECC collects food for Open Hands
  • High school academic team scores science awards

    The Anderson County High School academic team celebrated students’ achievement during the league banquet held Dec. 2 in Frankfort, according to a press release.
    The awards given to the team included the second place Team Science Award and individual awards.
    These awards were presented to Bradley Bellman and Jacob Brumley. Bradley Bellman was awarded first place in the science subject competition. Jacob Brumley was awarded fifth place in the social studies subject competition.
     

  • Local FFA member awarded national American FFA degree

    Emily Nicole Drury of Lawrenceburg, a member of the Anderson County FFA chapter, was recently awarded the American FFA degree at the 2013 National FFA convention and expo held in Louisville.
    The award recognizes demonstrated ability and outstanding achievements in agricultural business, production, processing or service programs, according to a news release.

  • Anderson schools rank sixth in energy report

    The Anderson County school district ranks sixth out of 160 Kentucky school districts for its energy performance, according to a recent news release from the Kentucky School Boards Association.
    “As energy manager, I am just very proud of the job that the district has done,” Anderson County School District energy manager Gary Stinnett said, crediting the district staff, students and administration for the school’s high ranking.
    “That is the only reason it can be successful.”

  • Anderson Community Education celebrates 25th anniversary
  • Emma B. Ward Elementary selects new principal

    Anderson County resident Bobby Murphy, a science teacher at DuPont Manual High School in Jefferson County, has been selected as the new Emma B. Ward Elementary principal, according to a district news release.
    The Emma B. Ward site-based decision making council made a final decision Dec. 13, Superintendent Sheila Mitchell said in an e-mail, and sent a waiver to the Kentucky Department of Education in order to select their applicant three days early to ensure an easy transition for students, parents and staff.

  • Academy celebrates ‘Spirit Week’

    Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg students and staff celebrated “Spirit Week” with a variety of activities, according to a news release.
    Students and staff dressed up as “twins” or “Twin/Twinkie Day” and “Cammo Day.”
    Sophomore Nick Schreiber was one student who went “all out” during the “Cammo Day” portion of Spirit Week at the Christian Academy.

  • Report shows Anderson among top counties for education, child well-being

    Kentucky Youth Advocates’ Kids Count County Data Book has released a new report that breaks down the state’s 120 counties, considering economic security, education, health and family/community support, according to a press release from the school district.
    Using information from various state and local agencies, the report ranks the counties in the above categories and determines their overall child well-being ranking from the average of those scores.