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Education

  • Hettinger named to dean’s list at Northern Kentucky University

    Nicholas Hettinger of La Grange was named to the dean’s list at Northern Kentucky University for the spring semester,

    To be named to the dean’s list at NKU, students must earn a 3.6 grade-point average.

    Hettinger, a 2008 graduate of Oldham County High School, is studying history at NKU. He is the son of Terry and Alisa Hettinger.

  • Stewart earns $1,500 scholarship

    Travis Stewart of Goshen is one of the recipients of a scholarship from the Scholarships for Military Children Program.

    Stewart earned a $1,500 scholarship awarded at Ft. Knox. To earn the scholarship, students must earn a 3.0 grade-point average, participate in voluntary school and community activities, demonstrate leadership qualities and write an essay about what items they would place in a time capsule to help people in the next century understand military life today.

  • Schools to receive less money from state

    They anticipated it, and their suspicions turned out to be true. Oldham County Schools will receive less funding from the state than in 2008-09.

    Oldham County Schools Treasurer Chuck Littrell said last school year, the district received about $36 million from the state budget. 

    This year, that amount decreased by about $830,000. Additional cuts to specific programs from the state are likely, he said.

    Anticipating the budget shortfall, the district laid off more than 50 district employees this spring.

  • Sherry graduates from Eastern Kentucky

    Jonathan Sherry of La Grange recently graduated from Eastern Kentucky University, magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in history. 

    He is a 2005 graduate of Oldham County High School and is the son of Dave and Pam Sherry of La Grange. 

    After spending the summer on an internship in Vienna, Austria, Sherry will attend the University of Pittsburgh on a full scholarship/fellowship to pursue his doctorate in history.

  • North projects near complete

    Another school year, another race to have all schools ready in time for the start of classes. But this year, the obstacles aren’t as great and the costs of failure aren’t as high.

    Oldham County Schools Director of Facilities Jim Ewalt said the $25.6 million renovation at North Oldham Middle and High schools should be finished in time for the start of school except for the new shared auditorium.

  • Oldham students graduate from Morehead State

    Ryan Hudson and Marcus Hundley, both of La Grange, graduated from Morehead State University this spring.

    Each earned a bachelor of science degree.

     

  • Local students graduate from Eastern Kentucky University

    Megan Callahan and David McCall, both of Crestwood were among 1,293 graduates for the spring semester at Eastern Kentucky University.

    Callahan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sociology; and McCall graduated with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture.

    Wattenberg named to dean’s list at St. Olaf College

    Isabelle Wattenberg of Crestwood was named to the dean’s list at St. Olaf College for the spring semester.

  • Local students graduate from Centre College

    Tyler Foote recently earned degrees in government and history from Centre College. He was awarded the Jobson Memorial Prize for student government association. 

    Foote is the son of Donald and Kellie Foote of Goshen and is a graduate of North Oldham High School.

    Tamaryn Tuller earned a degree in elementary education from Centre, and graduated cum laude. Tuller is the daughter of Oliver and Karen Tuller of Prospect and is a graduate of North Oldham High School.

  • Jackson graduates from Eastern Kentucky

     Matthew Jackson of Goshen is among 1,293 graduates from Eastern Kentucky University this spring.

    Jackson earned with a bachelor’s degree in environmental health science.

  • Conn earns dean’s scholarship at UK

    Virginia Lee Conn, a University of Kentucky senior from Oldham County, recently earned the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Scholarship. 

    Conn, a graduate of Oldham County High School, is the daughter of Karen Conn of La Grange. 

    At UK, Conn is a Singletary Scholar, president of the UK Feminist Alliance, a member of student council and a participant in the Deauville Jumelage exchange program. Conn is studying english and studio art.