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Education

  • School Briefs

    La Grange honor student

    Thomas Hagan was among McKendree University’s outstanding students introduced at an Honors Convocation on April 23 during the university’s Academic Excellence Celebration. Hagan, a graduate student from La Grange, was recognized for nursing education by the Division of Nursing’s master’s program. Graduate and undergraduate honorees were selected by full-time faculty members based on four major components of the university’s mission: responsible citizenship, engagement, academic excellence and lifelong learning.

  • OCHS librarian named 2015 PBS Digital Innovator

    Oldham County High School librarian James Allen has been named a 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator.  Allen, who also serves as technology coordinator at the school in Buckner, Kentucky is among a diverse group of 100 tech-savvy educators from across the country selected for his passion and commitment to innovative teaching practices that integrate digital media and technology in the classroom.

  • 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.

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  • Math Night provides real-world practice

    You need 85 servings of Sprite for a party. Which would be the better deal, 12-packs or 2-liter bottles? If you need 36 eggs, how many cartons would you buy? These are the types of real-world math problems that students at Centerfield Elementary set out to solve on Tuesday, February 24.

      Nearly 300 families signed up to participate in the first annual Family Math Night at the La Grange Kroger, including third-grader Alexandra Jarvis, who says the event was “fun, but a challenge.”

  • EOMS scores well in chess quad

    A team from East Oldham Middle School came in second at the Regional Tournament, Quad B that was held at City Place Feb. 7. From left to right: Ethan Willis, Elijah Nance, Sean Bolen, Rusty Thomas, Tamm Omar and Grant Gilmet. Tamm Omar won first place, Grant Gilmet won 10th place. The team finished 2nd place overall.

  • Family music night at Arts Center

    Free Family Music Night at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center, Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 6 to 7 p.m. Sample a free class for ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Bring the whole family. Refreshments provided. The Arts Center is located at 7105 Floydsburg Rd. For more information call (502) 241-6018 or visit www.ocsartscenter.org.

  • OCHS holds STEM fair

    OCHS hosted a STEM College & Career Fair Jan. 28 to encourage students to learn about colleges, universities and businesses through which they can pursue science, technology, engineering and math. Thank you to the OCHS PTSA for organizing this great event, and thanks to sponsors the Oldham County Environmental Authority, Encompass and Rent & Rave.

  • Oldham County High, North Middle win academic competitions

    Oldham County High School captured the district’s Governor’s Cup crown Jan. 24, led by strong performances in math, science and Future Problem Solving.

    This is the first round of competition for the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition state tournament, with the top five individual finishers in each category moving on to regional competition Feb. 14.