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Education

  • Get your Daily Buzz

    Emma B. Ward Elementary School has worked hard to re-vamp the school’s news program two years ago when they turned it into the Daily Buzz, a program that keeps both students and educators in the loop of the goings-on around campus daily. The school has offered a news program for the last nine years, although Chrystal Darnell and Kim Penn, both teachers at Emma B., took the reigns a few years back and worked hard to make it what it is today.

  • Shakespeare Festival

    Anderson County Middle School Arts and Humanities class held a Shakespeare Festival Thursday April 27, from 8:15 to 11:45 a.m. The performances were selected, directed and performed by the eighth grade students. Students choose the directors who then placed students of their choice in acting, narrating, publicity, costume, scenery and technical crew positions. The festival was held in the multi purpose room, and included performances from Shakespearian plays such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, King Lear, Hamlet, Julius Ceasar, and Macbeth.

  • Open for business

    Selling plants and raising a profit for their agriculture program, the Anderson County High School holds open a greenhouse near the school’s football field from mid April until the end of May. The greenhouse opened about two weeks ago, and is open to the public weekdays from 1 – 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They sell several varieties of hanging baskets, flowers, vegetables, peppers, cucumbers, and herbs. Prices range from $1.50 for singles, to $20 for a full flat.

  • Saffell singers perform anthem
  • ECC Teacher of the Year shies away from spotlight

    Amanda Cartinhour, a special education teacher at Ezra B. Sparrow Early Childhood Learning Center, was excited about winning teacher of the year but was not so keen on all the attention.

    “(I thought) Oh, OK, this is awesome, but I am just doing my job,” said Cartinhour.

    Cartinhour is in her seventh year teaching at ECC. She went to college at Midway College, and received her master’s in special education from Georgetown College.

  • Austrian exchange student enjoys school year here

    Austria exchange student Christina Neuhauser says she has enjoyed her time and life here in Lawrenceburg over the past year.

    Neuhauser arrived from Guntramsdrf, Austria on Aug. 6, and is set to return May 30.

    “This is my first time as an exchange student. I was 15 when I left so that was young to go to a different country and live with different people. I think my mom was more worried than I was,” she said.

  • Agriculture commissioner initiates new Buy Local program

    Kentucky Proud has unveiled Buy Local, a new program intended to encourage restaurants and other food service businesses to purchase locally produced food products, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has announced.

  • High schoolers taught dangers of texting, driving

    Awareness for the danger of texting while driving was presented to Anderson County High School students on Monday. The high school partnered with AT&T’s “It Can Wait” campaign and provided students with PowerPoint presentations, videos, and even a driving simulator to show just how dangerous making this choice can be.

    This is the second year the high school has reached out to the students in Anderson County in their attempt to make them more aware of the fate that could be theirs if they choose to text and drive.

  • Top readers at ward treated to book-buying trip, lunch at Mickey D’s
  • Student success drives top Turner Elementary teacher

    Special education teacher Jason Alexander is the teacher of the year at Robert B. Turner Elementary School, an award he said is both humbling and an honor.

    Alexander has been a teacher for 11 years at the school, where he teaches fourth and fifth grades. This is his first time winning this type of award.