Today's News

  • Way We Were: Local FFA chapter wins superior award

    50 YEARS AGO
    Oct. 25, 1962
    The Anderson Future Farmers of America chapter received the National Superior Chapter Award for the year 1962.
    The National Chapter Awards Program is designed to give recognition to local FFA chapters in accomplishing outstanding programs of activities and in providing valuable educational experiences for the entire membership.
    The awards are based upon the degree of achievement of local chapters in meeting approved standards and in carrying out an outstanding program of work.

  • High school students lend helping hands in second grade classroom
  • Anderson County Middle School September Students of the Month
  • Education briefs: 10-24-12

    EKU student joins NOVA program
    Heather Cheek of Lawrenceburg, a freshman family and consumer sciences education major, is among the 206 participants in Eastern Kentucky University’s NOVA program, which serves students with academic potential who are the first in their family to pursue a four-year degree, according to a news release.

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  • Educators warn tougher state tests may result in lower scores

    Change is here when it comes to state testing in Kentucky.
    Educators across the commonwealth, including Anderson County Superintendent Sheila Mitchell and Instructional Supervisor Sharon Jackman, are preparing for the results of the new state assessment model designed to emphasize academic rigor and college and career readiness.
    Preparations include sending home letters to students’ families and showing instructional videos to staff in anticipation of the new test data Anderson County educators have never seen before.

  • From underdogs to superheroes

    The Marching Bearcats want their competitors to think they’re still underdogs.
    In reality, band director Patrick Brady said, the 83-member band has adopted the same message as its superhero-themed “My Secret Identity” program:
    They will rise to the occasion. And Anderson County will beat you.

  • Training center stays put, will pay rent to Academy

    By Meaghan Downs
    News staff
    Thanks to a unanimous vote of school board, the Regional Training Center will remain at its current location on Main Street and pay a $12,000 annual rental contract to the building’s new owner, the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg, which earlier this year bought it for $75,100. That means in six years and four months, RTC will have paid as much in rent as the Academy spent to purchase the building, if it rents for that length of time.

  • BOYS' SOCCER: Bearcats fall in regional tourney


    The Anderson County boys' soccer team advanced to the Eighth Region tournament last week but had to travel to Simon Kenton for a first-round match. Simon Kenton, the 32nd District champion, prevailed, 5-2. No other details were available to The Anderson News at press time.

  • Extension Homemakers celebrate rich Anderson County history

    The 75th Anniversary of the Anderson County Extension Homemakers was celebrated this week.  Usually this column is focused on research based education.  I’m not sure there can be any more evidence that community education is successful than looking at the accomplishments of the Extension Homemakers.  I’m very proud of their ability to sustain their intellectual interest and the practical application of so many lessons which they have had over the last 75 years.