• School board approves donation, $21K for computers

    The board of education approved the following during a special-called meeting Aug. 1.
    Board members approved a $1,750 donation from the National Wild Turkey Federation to be used for the archery program at the following schools:
    • Saffell Street Elementary: $350
    • Emma B. Ward: $350
    • Robert B. Turner: $350
    • Anderson Middle School: $700
    • Anderson County High School: $350
    The school board also approved to purchase 12 computers for the middle school and 13 computers for Robert B. Turner Elementary.

  • Academy summer care kids play the day away
  • Fifties Fun Night to benefit adult ed

    Helping Hands — Heart of Community will be hosting a Fabulous Fifties Fun Night on Aug. 3 from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Senior Center, 160 Township Square.
    Door opens at 5 p.m. with a meal served from 5:30-6 p.m. Special entertainment by BCB & Co.
    The fundraiser will benefit Anderson County Adult Education Scholarship Program. Admission is $8 for adults and teens and $4 for children 12 and under.
    Seating limited to first 100 people. For reservations contact Donna C. Drury at 502-859-8080 or donnacdrury@bellsouth.net.

  • High school to host freshman orientation, ‘Bearcat Bazaar’

    Anderson County High School will host its annual freshman orientation Transitional Insights for Pre-secondary Students (TIPS) on Aug. 8 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. TIPS registration will begin at 6 p.m in the high school gym lobby.    
    Highlights of the program will include administration, faculty and staff introductions, high school facility tour for students, class schedule distribution, parent session, and small group student break-out sessions, according to a news release from the high school.  

  • Two named to public library board

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court approved two new members to the Anderson Public Library Board of Trustees last Thursday, but the decision was not unanimous.
    Approved to four-year terms were David Abner and Reda Bianchi, who will replace outgoing members Amy Kennedy and Katie Hutton.
    Magistrate David Ruggles voted no on both appointments, saying his vote was more about the process of appointing trustees than about the people themselves.

  • Girls learn how to operate robots under water during camp

    The aqua robotics day camp held at the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg was held June 17-21 in an effort to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for young girls.
    The LEGO Legends partnered with Anderson Community Education to sponsor the camp. Instructed by Lisa Schmoetzer and Barbara Adams, the girls did hands on activities to learn programming and create a functioning robot that can maneuver in water.  

  • Red Cross plans blood drive July 3

    From staff reports
    The Franklin County Chapter of the American Red Cross will sponsor one of its first blood drives in Lawrenceburg in recent years July 3 at Kroger, located off US 127 Bypass in the Anderson Crossing Shopping Center, the agency announced.
    Those who donate will be entered to win one of five American Express gift cards valued at $3,000 each and will receive a Red Cross cap and a free one-month trial subscription to The Anderson News, while supplies last.

  • Transportation Cabinet awards Academy grad full scholarship at UK

    From staff reports
    Forrest Lee Bowman, a 2013 graduate of the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg, has been selected to receive a full scholarship from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to pursue a degree in civil engineering, according to a news release.
    Bowman will attend both Kentucky State University and the University of Kentucky and will earn degrees from both schools.

  • Student receives laptop from General Cable
  • Superintendent recognizes retirements

    Superintendent recognizes retirements