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Education

  • Tree-hugging tykes

    “Oh what would we do, what would we do if there were no trees?”
    The question comes from a children’s song about tree preservation, something students at Harmony Elementary know all about. They had a special Arbor Day program to celebrate trees and the environment last week.

  • Ross named principal of EOMS

    The East Oldham Middle School site-based decision-making council has selected a new principal.

    Associate principal Jim Ross will serve as principal effective July 1. Ross will replace Lynda Redmon who plans to retire after seven years as EOMS principal.

    Ross has served as associate principal and athletic director at East Oldham Middle School since it opened in 2005.

  • Kantor promoted in U.S. Air Force civil air patrol

    Justin Kantor has been promoted to Cadet Airman in Civil Air Patrol and received the Major General John F. Curry Achievement Award.
    The award is named in honor of Civil Air Patrol’s first national commander during the early days of World War II.
    The ceremony took place recently at the U.S. Army Reserve Center, located at Bowman Field.

  • Folding 1,000 cranes for a cause

    Sixth-grade students at St. Francis School in Goshen are spreading their wings, and some paper, to reach out to Japan in the country's time of need.
    This past fall, students read two books, "Hiroshima" and "One Thousand Paper Cranes," as part of a study about the atomic bombings of Japan by the United States.

  • La Grange teen earns perfect ACT score

    An Oldham County High School student must have eaten his Wheaties the morning of the American College Testing exam.
    Cory Smith, son of Tommy and Angela Smith of La Grange, earned a perfect score on the ACT, which has not been accomplished at his school in at least eight years, his guidance counselor said.

  • Taking a giant leap into space exploration

    A Crestwood native is taking one small step toward a career as an astronaut.
    Jake Gamsky, 23, a physics major at the University of Kentucky and 2006 graduate of South Oldham High School, was recently admitted to the International Space University space studies program.

  • ENOUGH OF THE EIGHT – What’s best for kids?

    A town hall meeting April 14 at North Oldham High School attracted 25 residents interested in a discussion with members of the Oldham County Board of Education.
    The school board hosted the meeting, and six members of the audience signed in to address the board.

  • Oldham grad earns fellowship at University of Kentucky

    The University of Kentucky Gaines Center for the Humanities has selected 11 undergraduates, including Elizabeth Schaller of La Grange, as new scholars in UK’s Gaines Fellowship Program.

  • School board will host town hall meeting tonight

    Residents have the opportunity to approach school board members and personnel during a town hall meeting.


    The event is scheduled at 6 p.m. April 14 at North Oldham High School.
     

  • Free book provides advice to adults returning to college

    Kentucky adults considering returning to college have a free resource to help them make decisions about higher education.