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Education

  • Family Fun Night is Thursday at ACMS

    The 16th Annual Family Fun Night is scheduled for this Thursday at Anderson County Middle School where 800 backpacks will be stuffed and handed out to help the children get a jump start on their back-to-school supply lists.

    The event will be 6-8 p.m. and is open to all Anderson County students, from preschool to twelfth-grade to attend with their parents or guardian.

  • Higher prices, more choices

    The Anderson County Board of Education voted last week to increase the price of school lunches by 10 cents for the upcoming school year.

    Superintendent Sheila Mitchell said the increase is due to federal requirements, which the district must adhere to. School breakfast will not see a change, she said, as the price will remain the same as it has for the last few years.

  • Asbestos removal approved at Saffell Street Elementary

    The Anderson County Board of Education called a special meeting last Tuesday, where it discussed maintenance plans and asbestos removal at Saffell Street Elementary School.

    The board voted to remove and replace assumed asbestos tile in four of Saffell Street’s classrooms, as well as update several items throughout the campus.

  • Anderson County Scholarship Fund announces winners

     

    Scholarship grants for academic year 2017-18 have been made to 31 students, 29 of who were selected by the selection committee of the Anderson County Scholarship Fund, it was announced in a news release.

    The United Methodist Church Scholarship Committee of Lawrenceburg selected the remaining two students.

    The selection committee awarded 29 students $3,000 each.

    The United Methodist Church Scholarship Committee selected two students who received at total of $3,000.

  • Christian Academy to host carnival

    While the schools in Anderson County are winding down for summer vacation, the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg is getting ready to host its first annual Mayfest. This event will take place on May 20, and will be located at 126 North Main Street from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free, although wristbands may be purchased for $15 to allow children access to unlimited rides.

  • Art show draws crowd at Saffell Street
  • Chef Mitchell tackles school lunches

    Anderson County is one of many counties taking part in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Chefs in Schools program in hopes to incorporate more foods cooked from scratch using fresh ingredients on school lunch menus. Chef Bradley Mitchell has been assigned to Anderson County and started working with the public school system the first week in April. He will be finishing his work towards the end of last month.

  • Culinary Cats compete in State Culinary Competition; Win scholarship money to be used at Sullivan University

    Three of the Anderson County High School Culinary Cats competed at Sullivan University in Lousiville in a culinary compeition earlier this year. Each won a combined total of $6,000 a piece from both their regional and state competitions. The awarded scholarship money is to be used towards pursuing a career at the university. Megan Rogers, Keeli Corman and Gracie Inabnitt took part in the competition through the Family Career and Community Leaders of America Program. The competition was private, and their coach Jessica Harley was not allowed in the room.

  • Five times Dean’s List achiever

    Tucker Pridemore attends Kentucky State University and has made the Dean’s List for the past five semesters. He moved to Anderson County from Lexington in 2005 with his parents, and attended Emma B. Ward Elementary School, Anderson County Middle School, as well as Anderson County High School.

  • FFA students hopeful for winning results at state convention

    Anderson County FFA students, Taylor Cook, Casey Meredith, and Nicholas Dennis are hopeful to place well at the FFA State Convention this June after winning first place for their SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) project regionally earlier this year. The state convention will take place June 6-8 in Lexington. Each FFA member has a different category for his or her projects, and all projects are related to agriculture and community development.