• School system to host superintendent forum

    The three finalists for the Oldham County Schools superintendent’s position will participate in a public forum tonight (Thursday).

    The finalists include Houston Barber, principal of Fern Creek High Traditional High School; Lisa Stone, director of school improvement for Montgomery County Schools; and William Wells, assistant superintendent of instruction for Oldham County Schools.

  • Billingual Oldham students serve as peer tutors

    For students still learning English, homework can be a daunting task. But a group of Oldham County High School students are helping younger students get ahead.

    The Sonadores Club — roughly translated as “The Dreamers” — formed at OCHS three years ago.

    The club has about 25 members and many provide tutoring and homework assistance twice a week at the La Grange Community Center. 

  • St. Francis students will track teacher in Boston Marathon

    A St. Francis Goshen class is learning about history, geography and sports all at once as a second-grade teacher prepares to run the Boston Marathon.

    Madelyn Blue will be competing in the prestigious race for the third time when the gun goes off at 10 a.m. today (Monday).

    Athletes must run qualifying times to enter the Boston Marathon or fundraise for a charity position.

    Blue is integrating the event into her classroom at St. Francis, including teaching about the course’s many famous landmarks.

  • High school graduations set Memorial Day weekend

    Graduation dates are set for Oldham County high schools after Monday’s school board meeting.

    Buckner Alternative High School students will graduate at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center at 7 p.m. Friday, May 25.

    The other three schools will graduate the following day at Broadbent Arena at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center.

  • Superintendent search narrowed to three candidates

    The search for a new superintendent is nearing a close as the search committee announced four finalists Monday night.

    The search committee narrowed applications down to 12 in late February, which included three applicants from the Oldham County School system, several applicants from across Kentucky and applicants from four other states.

  • South Oldham students present 'Beauty and the Beast' tonight

    Students at South Oldham High School will present "Beauty and the Beast" this weekend.

    Public performances of "Beauty and the Beast" are 7 p.m. Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24. A matinee performance is scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24. 

    All performances take place in the SOHS auditorium, 5900 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Crestwood.

    Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens. Call 241-6681 for information.

  • Weekend weather fuels criticism

    It’s been a long weekend for members of the Oldham County Schools’ administration.

    Severe weather at the end of the school day Friday and late Sunday evening forced district officials to face multiple tough decisions about having schools open.

    Tornados touched down in Kentucky and Indiana Friday, killing at least 34 people and causing major damage to several towns.

  • Committee narrows superintendent search to a dozen applicants

      A new superintendent will be in place by July for Oldham County Schools.

    According to Kevin Woosley, the school board’s representative on a search committee, about a dozen candidates are still in the running. 

  • False enrollment charges continue for Lyndon dad

    A grand jury indicted one parent charged with falsely enrolling his son in Oldham County Schools last month.

    Charles Lauron, 51, is charged with owing the school district about $26,000 after enrolling his son in Oldham County Schools for eight years, despite living in Lyndon.

    Lauron’s co-defendant, Donna Claggett, has been cleared of any wrong-doing.

  • Parents criticize Oldham County Schools' severe weather plans

    As nearby areas spend the weekend repairing and cleaning storm damage, many Oldham County parents are wondering why school officials kept students in school Friday afternoon.

    In an email sent to South Oldham Middle School parents through the One Call emergency notification system, Principal Rob Clayton said students would not be dismissed early.

    “Our thought is that students are safer at school and dismissing early would put younger students at home without parents to meet them,” Clayton wrote.