Today's News

  • Governor’s budget plan could add $1 million in SEEK funds

    Gov. Steve Beshear’s two-year budget proposal brings uncertainty, but also hope for school districts like Anderson County requesting additional funding from the state.
    Superintendent Sheila Mitchell said the governor’s draft budget includes a significant increase for Support Education Excellence in Kentucky or SEEK funding for students and staff.

  • Education briefs: 2-5-14

    Students eligible for Governor’s Mansion Centennial art and essay contest
    Kentucky public, private and home school students are invited to submit original artwork and/or essays in the Governor’s Mansion Centennial Visual Art and Essay Contest sponsored by First Lady Jane Beshear, the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion Centennial Committee and the Kentucky Department of Education, according to a news release from the state education department.   

  • Saffell Street Elementary names students to honor roll

    Saffell Street Elementary recently released its fourth and fifth grade honor roll for the second nine weeks of the 2013-2014 school year.

    Fourth grade

    All A’s
    Ian Akers
    Chris Ball
    Logan Chapman
    Adison Duvall- Coffman  
    Hailey Faas
    Zoe Graham
    Lauren Holmes
    Abby Joseph
    Jacob McCoun
    Mikey McFarland
    Julia McNulty
    Addie Miller
    Laura Quire
    Olivia Reynolds
    Jacob Richmond
    Anna Sawyer
    Amos Searcy

  • Kindergarten class gets visit from ‘Lady Liberty’

    Bridget Gay’s kindergarten class had a guest speaker, Ms. Tina Litkuenhus, recently come in and speak to them about ‘Lady Liberty,’ according to a release.   
    According to teacher Bridget Gay, “The students enjoyed learning facts about the Statue of Liberty from Ms. Tina who was dressed like Lady Liberty.

  • Strike up the pep band
  • UK releases fall 2013 Dean’s List
  • No raise for Anderson teachers in draft budget

    Teachers won’t see a raise in salary in the first draft version of the school district budget for next fiscal year.
    That may not matter if Gov. Steve Beshear’s two-year budget proposal — including a “mandated” 2 percent pay raise — passes the state House and Senate, Superintendent Sheila Mitchell said Friday.  

  • Spencer County GOP to host Lincoln Day dinner

    Spencer County GOP is hosting a Lincoln Day Dinner on Friday, Feb. 7 starting at
    6 p.m., according to a release.
    The event will take place at Spencer Christian Church, 5720 Taylorsville Rd. Speakers include former Sec. of Labor Elaine Chao, AG Comm. James Comer, Congressmen Bret Guthrie and Thomas Massie, State Sen. Jimmy Higdon and other GOP office holders as well as candidates James Tipton and Matt Bevin.
    Cost is $35 Jan 16-Feb 6 and $40 at the door.
    Call Bill Rutherford at 612-845-0573 for more information or tickets.


  • School district applies for $50,000 in pipeline grants

    More money for students is more money for Anderson County education, even if that additional funding comes from the controversial Bluegrass Pipeline project, according to Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.  
    Mitchell said in a phone interview last Friday morning that the district has applied for two separate $25,000 grants last week through the Bluegrass Pipeline Community Grant Program being offered by Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners.

  • Best wishes, Ben!