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Education

  • Kenwood Station Elementary, East middle damaged by storm

    Heavy winds blew shingles off a portion of Kenwood Station Elementary’s roof in the early morning hours of Feb. 28, leaving underlay exposed and allowing rain to infiltrate the building. Six classrooms were damaged.
    East Oldham Middle School’s roof also sustained minimal wind damage, said Jim Ewalt, facilities director for Oldham County Schools.

  • South Oldham Rotary honors students

    The South Oldham Rotary Club recently honored the January Students of the Month – Spencer Young and Zachary Patrick Killion.
    The club’s vocational services director, John Longstreet, presented a framed certificate to the students.
     Young is a senior at South Oldham High School and attends the Arvin Center in the culinary division.

  • School board calls special meeting for Wednesday

    The Oldham County board of education has called a special meeting to facilitate discussions with Jim Urban, director of Oldham's planning and development services, and Brownsboro community residents.
    The meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. Feb. 9 at the district's administrative office located in Crestwood.

  • Snow days plow school year into June

    The Oldham County board of education amended the 2010-2011 school calendar at its January monthly meeting, changing a holiday — Presidents’ Day (Feb. 21) — to a make-up day.
    To date, the district has missed eight days this year due to snow and hazardous road conditions.

  • Need cash for college? Dollars for Scholars application now online

    This week marks the start of a local scholarship organization’s application process.
    Oldham County Dollars for Scholars, a non-profit supporting students in Oldham County for six years, will offer more than $75,000 in scholarships this year.
    The local chapter of Dollars for Scholars relies on 50 local sponsors who provide scholarships to hard-working students.

  • Flow of information is a point of contention

    “Half-truths and lies” are two accusations that stand out from Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting.
    In a modest and unassuming manner, members of fiscal court moved through their agenda to the spot on the list for public comment.

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  • Grants fill in Santa's gaps

    The season of gift giving is not yet over for Oldham County public schools.
    E-books, iPads, web cameras, flip videos and even kinesthetic brains are examples of the latest technology soon to land in students’ hands thanks to 22 grants received by district teachers.

  • Plans for Brownsboro campus bring heated debate

    Concrete details are vital for the future of a proposed Brownsboro school campus, and Oldham planning and zoning commissioners will defer their decision on the three-school project until at least January.

    After nearly three hours of eyeing graphs, charts and architectural renderings and hearing testimony about the multi-million dollar project, a number of commissioners said they still lacked adequate information about it.

  • Snow cancels classes for Oldham students

    Oldham County Schools are closed Monday, Dec. 13 due to inclement weather.

    School officials announced their decision about 10 p.m. Sunday.