• Kids Connect is a hit at Robert B. Turner Elementary

    Seeing a need for a positive afterschool program, Tim Wells, children and families minister at Fox Creek Christian Church, concocted Kids Connect — a free afterschool Bible club at Robert B. Turner Elementary School.

    In it’s second year, Kids Connect brings the Bible to students who otherwise may have never been exposed to it.

    “Last year, we had 152 registered students,” Wells explained. “They weren’t ever there at the same time, but at some point throughout the year we had 152 different students here.”

  • Lemonade War winners
  • On target
  • STAR Patrol team keeping Saffell Street students safe

    Kid-size superheroes do exist — they are the students clad in bright orange and yellow vests monitoring the halls of Saffell Street Elementary School.

    They are the STAR Patrol.

  • education briefs

    ACHS Class of 2006

    Reunion set Sept. 24

    The Anderson County High School Class of 2006 will be having its 10-year class reunion at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at The Ballroom at The Eagle Lake Expo Center.

    The event includes dinner, dancing and more.

    The cost is $30 per person.

    Please email questions to achs2006reunion@gmail.com or check out the Class of 2006 Reunion group page on Facebook.

    Anderson County Retired Teachers to meet Sept. 20

  • Adult Learning Center announces fall schedule

    From staff reports

    Anderson Community Education has announced is slate of fall classes.

    Register at the Adult Learning Center, located at 219 East Woodford St.; by calling 839-3754; or by email at jacque.zeller@anderson.kyschools.us.

    Other services offered include a youth services program titled Students with a Goal that offers assistance in continuing education for those ages 17-24; jobs academy and workplace assessment; computer literacy; college preparation; and volunteer opportunities through Apple Corps and Trailblazers.

  • Lemonade War becoming tradition at Emma B. Ward

    In only its second year, Emma B. Ward Elementary’s Lemonade War is quickly becoming tradition.

    Fifth-grade students read the book “The Lemonade War” by Jacqueline Davies during summer break. In the book, a brother and sister make a wager on who’s stand can sell the most lemonade.

    After discussing the book and taking assessments, the fifth-graders, split into groups, were given the task of creating their own lemonade stands and advertising campaigns, all in an effort to raise the most money and be crowned the winning Lemonade War team.

  • Singers try out for Emma B. Ward Harmony Hive

    As 2:30 p.m. approach-ed, fifth grade students shuffled their way to the music room at Emma B. Ward Elementary School to audition for Harmony Hive.

    Harmony Hive is the honors children’s chorus. “These students not only go through the audition process, but are also recommended by their classroom teachers for being responsible model citizens,” music teacher Emily Davis said.

    It truly is an honor to become a Harmony Hive singer. However, there are only 20 slots to fill, hence the tryouts.

  • School board to decide on tax rate

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Although no formal decision on a tax rate has been made, the Anderson County School Board will consider a maximum increase in its tax rate when it meets Aug. 31, according to a legal notice issued in last week’s paper.

    If the board opts to increase its revenue a full 4 percent, the rate property owners pay would increase 3.75 percent, going from $5.86 per $1,000 in assessed value to $6.08.

    The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the district office on U.S. 127 near Emma B. Ward Elementary School.

  • Saffell Street hosts back to school bash

    Saffell Street Elementary School hosted its Back to School Bash last Friday evening.

    On the sidewalk in front of the school, students were able to take their shot at dunking teachers by tossing a ball at a bull’s-eye attached to a bucket full of water. Fourth-grade teacher Amanda Gritton was the first victim.

    Inside, students and their families were able to see the classrooms. Dinner was served in the cafeteria. The gymnasium was home to three bouncy houses, a jousting inflatable and an inflatable slide.