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  • Oldham County Middle students involved in bus fire

    By taylor riley

    REPORTER, The Oldham Era

      A tour bus carrying 50 Oldham County Middle School students returning from an eighth grade trip caught fire in Pennsylvania early last Thursday morning.

    No injuries were reported, according to Director of Communications and Development of Oldham County Schools Tracy Harris Green.

  • Marathon Man

    Saying Wesley Korir is just a marathon runner would be an understatement. 

    Korir is more than just a runner. He’s a University of Louisville graduate and former all-star track athlete, a major marathon winner and a political activist in Kenyan parliament.

    Korir recently spoke to students at South Oldham Middle School about his struggles growing up without running water in Africa to being able to donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to help kids from his hometown to graduate high school and his dreams of being the president of Kenya.

  • Oldham Countian named first female master distiller

    At only 28, Marianne Barnes has her dream job.

    Barnes, who grew up in La Grange, just became the first woman in Kentucky to be named a master distiller since Prohibition.

    Barnes recently left her role as master taster at Brown-Forman, where she got her start in the industry, and joined forces with founders Will Arvin and Wesley Murray to restore the Old Taylor Distillery in Millville, near Frankfort.

    The beginning

  • Oldham County Schools updates calendars

    The Oldham County Board of Education approved the 2015-16 calendar at the March 30 meeting.
    Highlights of the 2015-16 calendar include:

    - First day of school for students: Aug. 19, 2015
    - Fall Break: Oct. 19 - 23, 2015
    - Winter Break: Dec. 21, 2015 to Jan. 1, 2016
    - Spring Break: April 4-8, 2016
    - Six Early Release days: Sept. 9, Oct. 7, Nov. 18, Jan. 13, Feb. 10 & March 16.
    - Last day of school: May 31, 2016

  • SOHS students start 'Team Self-Esteem'

    Enthusiastic freshman Brooke Short and Kate Genton found their grasp on boosting teenage confidence, beginning with a local Louisville organization, Maryhurst.
    As a safe place and home for abused and neglected young girls, Maryhurst focuses on the girls’ well-being. But what about the details amounting to “well-being” that society tends to look over? There is an inclination to forget that state of mind is also a major contributor to both health and success, and this brings up their concern with teenage confidence.

  • Notes from school

    Born Learning

    On March 31, parents, caregivers and young children celebrated completion of six workshops at La Grange Elementary designed to help prepare kids for kindergarten. La Grange Elementary is one of 33 United Way Born Learning Academies, driven by Toyota, statewide. Its academy is part of a five-year, $1 million investment by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky Inc. and Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America. Toyota plans to establish academies at 70 schools by 2016.

    Girls go STEM

  • Education briefs

    From Goshen to China

    St. Francis School’s Goshen campus middle school will be participating in an intensive study abroad program to China in the coming weeks.

    The Spring Intensive Language Program provides an intensive language learning environment for motivated, Mandarin Chinese language students. The students will be studying Chinese intensively over eight days for nine hours per day of classroom instruction from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m., then from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Education briefs

    Park gains acclaim
    Darby Park resident Nancy LoGuidice, 16, current sophomore at Sacred Heart Academy in Louisville and former student of both Oldham County Middle and Bucker Elementary schools, has recently gained national acclaim as a member of the Student Voice Team who organized with other team members to advocate in the Kentucky Capitol for legislation which would allow a student to be appointed to a school board when it chooses a school district’s superintendent.
    NOHS students compete

  • Early intervention with kindergarteners shows success

    Only 10 percent of Oldham County Schools kindergarteners are still considered “not ready” on the Brigance Kindergarten screening assessment after students were retested early this year.

    The board of education reviewed this data at the Feb. 23 meeting.

  • Student receives honor

    Senator Ernie Harris (R-Prospect) welcomed Emma DuVall to the Capitol. Emma served in the Senate as a Legislative Page. She is a fifth grade student at LaGrange Elementary School.