Dozens Attend “Hiding in Plain Sight” Event

October 31, 2017

Dozens gathered last week, including a number of local and school officials, for a special presentation by the Anderson County Saving Our Students Youth Coalition to help teach parents and officials about how illegal drugs are hidden in a teen’s bedroom, and how drugs have influenced culture among students. Donna Crain Drury, coordinator for the […]

1st through 5th graders: Johnny Whitnel, Kelsey Scott, Alex Steele, Jackson White, Olivia Campbell

Students Gather 11,000 Coins to Help Humane Society

October 6, 2017

Students at Emma B Ward Elementary learned financial wellness while helping orphaned animals as part of a program sponsored by Commonwealth Credit Union. According to Delanie Gamary from the school’s culture and climate committee, students from all five grades at the school collected coins from home and elsewhere and placed them in piggy banks provided […]

Sherry Noon and Jacque Zeller

Jacque Zeller Retires from Community Education Center, New Director Announced

October 3, 2017

Long time educator and community volunteer/organizer, Jacque Zeller, officially retired last week from being the director of the Anderson Community Education Center. Jacque has been with Anderson County Schools for 18 years and has been working with the public for 50 years.  While heading the ACE Center, she has helped countless residents and young adults […]

Local Officials Sign Proclamation to Help Combat Youth Drug Abuse

October 2, 2017

Through their continual local work, the Saving Our Students Youth Coalition of Anderson County has partnered with local officials to help sign a proclamation to encourage all citizens to be aware of teen medicine abuse, to talk to teenagers about the dangers from medicine abuse, and to safeguard home medicine cabinets as part of National […]

From left: Sheila Mitchell, Anderson County Schools Superintendent; Donna C. Drury, S.O.S. Advisor; Heidi Garcia, S.O.S. Second Vice President; Jael Cobb, S.O.S. First Vice President; Landon Peach, S.O.S. Former Vice President; Payton Serafini, S.O.S. President; and Tara McGuire, State Alcohol Prevention Manager

ACHS Drug Prevention Youth Coalition Receives State Award

September 29, 2017

The Saving Our Students (S.O.S.) Youth Coalition of Anderson County was recognized as the 2017 KY Youth Empowerment System (Y.E.S.) Outstanding Achievement Award recipient by the KY Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities and the Bluegrass Prevention Center. The youth group was honored for their community-based programs […]

Dr Davis and Superintendent Mitchell

Anderson County Schools to Collect Supplies for Schools Affected by Hurricanes

September 14, 2017

Anderson County Schools and the Anderson County Education Association have partnered to lend a hand to the many schools that have been impacted by the destructive hurricanes, Harvey and Irma. According to ACEA president, Dr Anissa Penn Davis, the schools will be collecting donations for school supplies and general office supplies at every school location […]

ACHS Dairy Judging Team Takes Third at State Fair, Recognized at School Board

September 13, 2017

Members of the Anderson County High School FFA were recognized on Monday night during the Anderson County School Board meeting for their great performance as part of the school’s dairy judging team. According to Superintendent Sheila Mitchell, students Catherine Brak, Mary Brak, Tyler Gardner and Timothy Perry, who are all sophomores, competed in the Kentucky […]

Fifth Graders Become Entrepreneurs at Lemonade Wars

September 6, 2017

Fifth graders at Emma B Ward Elementary got a chance to be their own entrepreneurs last week as they competed with each other to sell lemonade and more. Called the “Lemonade Wars,” the event was started three years ago as a way to encourage summer reading, creativity and business sense.  Tanya Blackhurst and Lisa Hudson […]

Library Board Decreases Tax Rate

August 17, 2017

Following the City of Lawrenceburg’s proposed tax rate decrease earlier in the week, the Anderson Public Library Board of Trustees voted to also lower their tax rates this past Tuesday during their monthly board meeting. Library director, Pam Marks, explained to the board that the compensating tax rate for the library was determined to be […]