• Agriculture construction class installs garden tables for Heritage Hall residents

    Anderson County High School students in Randy Adams’ agriculture construction class recently installed “stand up” gardens for residents of Heritage Hall in Lawrenceburg, according to a news release.
    Activities Director Penny Vest asked Adams if students could build a stand up garden so that residents could enjoy getting outside and planting vegetables, Adams said via e-mail.
    Students built two garden tables and delivered them May 6 to Heritage Hall and helped residents start a few plants in the new garden.

  • Stick horse ‘Derby’ at Christian Academy
  • Drive-in car show at Ward

    Emma B. Ward Elementary School recently hosted a Family Literacy Night car show last Thursday evening, complete with box car parade, vintage vehicles and a “drive-in” movie in the gym.
    Students in kindergarten through fifth grade created their own cardboard cars and voted on the best classic cars, brought by adult volunteers.
    Third grader Carson Grimes, who created a flame-emblazoned vehicle, won best in show.

  • Anderson County high school crowns Prom King, Queen
  • Education briefs: 5-8-13

    School board reports personnel action for March, April
    The Anderson County school board reported the following personnel action on March 25.

    Christen Casey as a student bus monitor.
    Rita Frick as a substitute custodian.
    Lauren Heustis as a substitute teacher.
    Leah Mager as a student after school childcare worker.
    Donald Monroe as a substitute custodian.
    Leatisha Pogioli as a substitute paraeducator.
    Angela Slone as a substitute paraeducator and substitute after school daycare worker.

  • Middle school to perform ‘Best of Both Worlds’ musical

    Anderson County Middle School will perform the musical “Best of Both Worlds” on May 10-12 in the middle school’s multi-purpose room.
    Friday and Saturday performances are at 7 p.m., and Sunday’s performance will be at 3 p.m.
    Tickets are $3 for those over the age of 5.
    The show is about fairytale creatures that find a portal into a middle school and turn everything upside down in their efforts to get back home, according to event organizers.

  • Social studies teacher elected KEA vice president

    Delegates to the 141st KEA Delegate Assembly elected Lisa Petrey-Kirk to a three-year term as vice president of the 42,000-member Kentucky Education Association, according to a press release.
    Petrey-Kirk, a 1983 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and a National Board Certified Teacher, has taught all of her 26 years at Anderson County Middle School.

  • Academy celebrates ‘Earth Week’
  • Student named to UK honor society

    Braden Kyle Peyton, son of Brian and Holly Peyton of Lawrenceburg, recently became a member of Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society at the University of Kentucky, according to a news release.
    Phi Sigma Theta is a national honor society dedicated to recognizing and rewarding academic achievement in undergraduates at intuitions of higher learning, according to a news release.

  • Academy students receive awards from Conservation District

    The Anderson County Soil Conservation District recently announced its annual award winners at the Extension Office.  
    Robert Bird was selected as the second place overall winner in the county as a participant in the essay contest. Julia Fuqua was the first place overall county winner in the poster contest.
    Forest Bowman and Rachel Baker were school winners of the contest. Also winning at the school level for the Christian Academy were Cloey Henson, Taylor Nevins and Isabella Hellard.