• Kiem, Fuqua named winners in Conservation Writing Contest

    Monynita Kiem was named the Anderson County winner in the recent 2016 Conservation Writing Contest, according to a news release.

    The contest was produced as a partnership between Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts, and themed “Backyard Adventures: Exploring the Trees in Your Hometown.”

    Monynita is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chea Kiem and a student at Anderson Middle School.

    This contest was produced as a partnership and Monynita received a $25 check from Kentucky Farm Bureau for her winning artwork.

  • Bottle Buddy Parade a hit at Ward

    Fourth graders at Emma B. Ward Elementary school showcased their Bear Cat day project at the Bottle Buddy Parade last Friday, April 14. Students from the elementary school were given the task of taking a bottle and transforming it into a person they admire who was born in Kentucky.

    “It has been a big hit in the past,” said Principal Bobby Murphy.

  • Robotics team advances to world competition

    The Lectric Legends FTC Robotics Team advanced to the FIRST Tech Challenge World Competition in St. Louis by taking home the second place Connect Award earlier this month at the regional competition held in Iowa.

    The teams that are set to compete in St. Louis are among the top 2 percent of the 12,000 FTC teams in the world.

    One hundred twenty-eight teams internationally and from the United States will attend the world competition, which will take place April 26–29.

  • School board takes step to preserve old school house

    The future and fate of the Glensboro School House was the topic of conversation at Monday night’s school board meeting. The schoolhouse, which sits on the Anderson County High School campus, was restored in the 1990s, and moved to its current location with a plan to use the schoolhouse for school clubs, group meetings and other activities; however, the schoolhouse is in need of repair.

  • Student event to focus on clean lifestyles, sobriety

    Anderson County High School students are fighting for cleaner lifestyles by advocating for sobriety in the schools and community.

    The Saving Our Students (S.O.S) Youth Coalition will be presenting “Spotlighting S.O.S” at a free community event held at Anderson County High School auditorium on Tuesday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. The event will also include several speakers. One of which is a local parent, Laura Sweasy Parrish, whose son died a year ago to a drug overdose.

  • High school’s teacher of year enjoys working with seniors

    Lisa Clarke, an instructional coach at Anderson County High School, was awarded teacher of the year last month. Clarke has been a teacher for 27 years at the same school and in the same classroom.

    “I taught English up until about two years ago when I took this job,” said Clarke. “Teaching English, of course, was my favorite thing, but I had graded so many papers I felt like it was time to move out of the classroom and lighten up the paper grading load.”

  • Lawrenceburg Kiwanis plans charter night ceremony for Key Club

    The Kiwanis Club of Lawrenceburg will host a charter night ceremony April 11 in conjunction with the Anderson County High School Key Club at Anderson County High School.

    The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and will be catered by the Culinary Cats from Anderson County High School. A silent auction will collect donations for the club’s work with children and the community and any other donations will be taken at the event. All funds will serve the children of Anderson County, club officials said.

  • Soccer team rallies behind freshman battling cancer

    While Anderson County High School freshman Morgan Powell underwent surgery for cancer sarcoma on her leg and knee last Thursday, her teammates showed their support by wearing matching T-shirts.

    Morgan Powell plays forward and midfield for the high school soccer team. After noticing a bump in October of last year, she was diagnosed Dec.13 with liposarcoma.

  • Two win scholarships
  • Farm Bureau promotes book on children’s farming

    Kentucky Farm Bureau, in partnership with Farm Credit Mid-America, has published a book by Kentucky artist and author, Mitchell Tolle, titled “The Most Wonderful Dream.”

    Tolle grew up in rural Kentucky on the edge of the Ohio River and he has spent a lifetime painting and drawing the familiar faces and colorful places that surrounded him there. In his book, Tolle takes us to a farm in Kentucky where a couple of very bright children contemplate the world through innocent, childlike eyes.