• 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.

  • Engineering the perfect cookie

    So far groups of seniors in a class at North Oldham High School have made Spaghetti-O’s, chicken noodle soup and oatmeal scotchie cookies.

    But it’s not a cooking class.

  • Oldham elementary school scheduled to close

    Citing rising utility costs and maintenance problems, school officials have announced that Liberty Elementary will close at the end of the 2013-14 school year.
    Oldham County Schools Superintendent Paul Upchurch distributed a letter to parents Tuesday explaining the decision to close the 87-year-old facility.
    The decision comes after years of maintenance and utility needs, which have included mold and air conditioning problems, among other infrastructure concerns.
    Roughly 400 students attend Liberty.

  • Students earn state journalism awards

     Several local students  recently won awards in the annual statewide high school journalism contest hosted by the Kentucky High School Journalism Association.