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Education

  • Growing Awareness

    During Red Ribbon Week in October, two students from each class at Buckner Elementary planted tulips at various places around the outside of the school. Red Ribbon Week is a nation-wide drug prevention program.

    Each student took a turn planting the red tulip bulbs with the help of parent volunteers. Some students, however, seemed just as interested in collecting worms they found while digging the hole for their bulb.

  • South Oldham hosts college and career night

    South Oldham High School’s PTSA is sponsoring a college night in November about paying for college.

    The event, scheduled for 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in the SOHS cafeteria, will  help students and parents understand the financial aid application process.  

    They will learn how college aid packages are put together, as well as how to obtain college grants and loans.

    The PTSA is sponsoring several college and career nights throughout the school year. All students and parents from any Oldham County school are invited.

  • Local students graduate from Sullivan University

    Several Oldham students recently graduated from Sullivan University in Louisville.

  • Students help kick off healthcare quality week

    and the winners are....

    Baptist Hospital Northeast kicked off its Healthcare Quality Week celebration with an event to recognize winners of its elementary school drawing contest and middle and high school essay contest. 

    The theme for a drawing contest for elementary students is: “My last healthcare experience was…….”

    Winners are third place, Daniella Dimitrov, Harmony Elementary; second place, Sophia Hale, Harmony Elementary; and first place, Martie Ehly, Buckner Elementary in the kindergarten through second grade division. 

  • Local students graduate from Sullivan University

    Several students from Oldham County recently graduated from Sullivan University in Louisville. 

    Graduates from Goshen include Michelle Allen, who earned bachelor’s degrees in accounting and finance; Karen Kushner, who earned bachelor’s degrees in marketng and management; Rhonda Lobb, who earned an associate’s degree in paralegal students; and Brian Seyer, who earned a master’s degree in business administration.

  • Fun run

    Buckner Elementary School hosted the Buddy Bear Fun Run Sept. 18. 

    Students helped raise money for the school’s playground improvement project and learned the importance of making healthy eating choices and the importance of regular physical exercise.

  • Burkhart attends Lipscomb University

    Derek Burkhart of Crestwood, is a member of Lipscomb University’s 2009-10 freshman class. 

    Burkhart, a South Oldham High School graduate, is one of 605 freshman enrolled at Lipscomb University, contributing to an overall record year enrollment of 3,418. The university experienced a 12-percent jump in overall enrollment from last fall.

  • Students from Oldham named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars

    By earning a 4.0 grade-point average all four years of high school and scoring a 28 or higher composite on the ACT, 52 students from Oldham County have been named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars.The title honors the late state Sen. Jeff Green of Mayfield, who served in the Kentucky General Assembly from 1992 to 1997.

    South Oldham High School students who earned the honor include South Oldham High School: Derek Burkhart, Anna Dezarn, Maureen Dreckman, Matthew Dudgeon, Jessica Jenkins, Cody Malone, Kacie Niemann, Natalie Pope, Michael Rundell, Alexa Weigel and Alex Williams. 

  • OCHS band hosts fruit fundraiser

    Members of the Oldham County High School Band are hosting their annual fresh Florida citrus sale as a fundraiser for the band. 

    The sale continues through Nov. 11, and fruit will be delivered the second week in December. 

    For information, call Kim Hough at 243-0768 or Carolyn Gessner at  265-0290.

  • Pucker up

    South Oldham Middle School teachers planted kisses on Wilbur the pot-bellied pig Friday at a pep rally in the school gym. The rally also included the recognition of the school’s fall athletic teams. Students donated a quarter to vote for which teachers they wanted to see kiss the pig with the proceeds going to the school’s fund for less-fortunate students to assist those students and their families during the holidays.