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Education

  • Pulliam receives EPA fellowship

    As a child, Jessica Pulliam spent countless hours searching for crawdads under rocks in nearby streams.

    As a teenager, she discovered the thrill of kayaking in wild rivers.

  • South Oldham Middle begins ‘One School, One Book’ program

    This year, the entire South Oldham Middle School community read the book, “Rules” by Cynthia Lord. Literary Coach Kathy House and Reading Specialist Becky Goetzinger said the purpose of the activity was to build the sense of school community, encourage parent involvement in classroom activities and foster a love of reading.

  • High school junior can win scholarship, photo shoot from KHEAA

    One Kentucky high school junior will win a $500 scholarship to use at a Kentucky college of his or her choice — and a photo shoot for the winner’s school. All the junior has to do is tell about the biggest challenge high school students face in 200 words or less.

    The “Promote Your School” scholarship contest is sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. Photos from the winning school will be used in KHEAA books and other publications.

  • New building, new era

    Crestwood Elementary students and staff members hosted a dedication ceremony Monday for the school’s new facility. 

    Superintendent Paul Upchurch said a school is more than a building; a school is about the relationships among the students, staff, parents and faculty. The new building marks a new era for Crestwood Elementary, he said. 

  • Overcash named honor graduate at University of Colorado

    Midshipman Erin Overcash of Goshen was recently selected as honor graduate from a class of 35 Naval ROTC freshman recruits at the University of Colorado in Boulder. 

    The honor graduate is selected by officers based on skills exhibited during orientation week and in recognition of great potential in future military activities. 

    Overcash, a 2009 graduate of North Oldham High School, is studying aerospace engineering and is a member of CU’s track and field team.

    She is the daughter of Wendell and Joanne Overcash.

  • Locust Grove Elementary School PTA offering flu clinic

    Locust Grove Elementary School PTA recently announced a new effort to help keep children healthy so they reach their full potential –“Let’s Fight the Flu Together!”  

    The Center for Disease Control now recommends that all children from six months through 18 years of age should be immunized.  PTAs throughout the country are working with Flu Busters, a leading provider on on-site vaccinations, and Novartis Vaccines, to host a community vaccination clinic at Locust Grove Elementary School.

  • Dollars for Scholars begins sixth year awarding scholarships

    Oldham County Dollars for Scholars is preparing to award scholarships to the graduating classes of 2010.

    In preparation for this year’s awards, OCDFS’ annual public meeting will take place at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Oldham County Public Library in La Grange. The meeting is open to all who are interested in learning about the program.

  • Goshen Elementaryto host FUNd Run, fall festival

    The Goshen Elementary PTA will host a FUNd Run Oct. 9. 

    The FUNd Run promotes health and fitness while raising funds for PTA-sponsored programs and needs at Goshen.  

    Students will solicit pledges from friends, relatives and neighbors for each lap completed.  

    The FUNd Run will take place Oct. 9 during students’ related arts time.  They can walk, jog or run.

    Each student will receive a free T-shirt donated by Pediatric Dental Group of Louisville and Trans-Orthodontics.  

  • OC graduate named state FFA vice-president

     A former Oldham County High School FFA member has been named vice-president of the state association for the 2009-10 school year. 

    Nicholas Fleitz is a 2009 graduate of Oldham County High School and a past president of his school’s FFA chapter. He underwent rigorous tests and interviews before being named state officer at the FFA state convention.

  • Hampton graduates with honors from Northern Kentucky University

    Tripp Hampton recently graduated summa cum laude from Northern Kentucky University, with a bachelor’s degree in musical theatre. 

    While at NKU, Hampton performed in several theater productions and was a member of the musical theatre tour troupe, dance tour troupe and accompanist for the Broadway Chorus tour troupe. 

    He also founded Fierce Follies, a student-led, student-run cabaret.