• Hudson wins essay contest

    Emily Hudson, left, is congratulated by Patty Klink, right, president of the Anderson County Retired Teachers Association, for winning an essay contest for fifth-graders in which they wrote about their grandparents. Emily, who attended Emma B. Ward Elementary School, wrote about her grandfather Harold Todd, center. Lisa Hudson, Emily’s writing teacher, also received a gift. The contest was sponsored by the Anderson County Retired Teachers Association and the American Association of Retired Persons.

  • Education briefs

    Three named to dean’s

    list at Cumberlands

    The University of the Cumberlands has named three local students to its dean’s list for the 2016 spring semester.

    Madison Garrett, Kaitlyn Riley, and Hannah Wampler, all of Lawrenceburg, earned this distinction.

    To be eligible for dean’s list students must earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 and be in good standing.

    Dual credit scholarships announced

  • Smith earns KSP diploma
  • Art contest winners
  • Anderson County Scholarship fund winners announced

    From staff reports

    Scholarship grants for academic year 2016-17 have been made to 32 students, 31 of whom were selected by the selection committee of the Anderson County Scholarship Fund, with the remaining one being selected by The United Methodist Church Scholarship Committee of Lawrenceburg, the organization announced.

    Awards of $3,000 each were made to 31 students by the selection committee, and awards totaling $3,000 was given to one student selected by The United Methodist Church Scholarship Committee.

  • Eighth-graders leave school in style

    From staff reports

    Alex Carpenter and 10 of his buddies left middle school in style last Wednesday in a Ford Excursion limousine.

    As the gigantic SUV rolled to stop amid school buses and cars in the pickup lane, nearly a dozen soon-to-be-freshmen piled in. Excited and rambunctious, the young men posed for a single picture before being whisked away for an hour-long ride through Lawrenceburg and Frankfort.

    “We rented it, my husband Chip and I,” Shannon Carpenter said. “To celebrate getting through middle school.”

  • Drury to attend West Point leadership program

    From staff reports

    Hannah Drury, a junior at Anderson County High School, has been selected to be among 1,000 attendees at West Point’s prestigious Summer Leaders

    Experience (SLE) in June, according to a news release.

    More than 5,000 juniors nationwide applied to SLE, which offers outstanding high school juniors the opportunity to experience life at West Point.

    SLE attendees live in the cadet barracks (dormitories), eat in the cadet mess and participate in academic, leadership, athletic and military workshops.

  • Anderson Community Education offers summer classes

    From staff reports

    The following classes are being offered by Anderson Community Education this summer.

    American Sign Language —

    Very Basic ASL for Parent and Child Together

    When: Tuesday beginning June 7 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

    Where: Anderson Adult Learning Center at 219 East Woodford St. with certified instructor and deaf educator, Arlene Hoffman.

    Cost: $69 for eight weeks parent and child instructor (one fee)

  • Transition Day gives ECC students chance to see new school

    Transition Day is always one of excitement at Sparrow Early Childhood Center.

    On this special day, kindergarteners get a preview of first grade at their home schools.

    On Monday, The Anderson News followed three kindergarteners as they made their way from ECC to Robert B. Turner Elementary School. Brinkley Bugg, Callie Lentz and Cameron Woods were each eager to visit their new school.

    “It’s going to be cool,” Brinkley said. “Because I’m going to meet new friends.”

    The size of Turner impressed each of them.

  • FFA students to compete at state level

    Ten Anderson County High School FFA members have qualified, through winning contests, to compete at the state level.

    Isaiah Caldwell placed first in specialty crop production SAE.

    Taylor Hughes placed first in beef entrepreneurship SAE; and second in beef impromptu speech.

    Placing second in their respective categories were: Adam Sanderson, greenhouse impromptu speech; Madison Powell, prepared public speech; Madison Cherry, equine impromptu speech; and Krista Spaulding, beef placement SAE.

    Casey Merideth was named regional officer.