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Education

  • Head and Tails: Working Woody

    Life as a potato digger is tough. For starters, I had to get up with the chickens. After a hearty breakfast, Mom handed me a lunch pail that usually contained a leftover biscuit and a piece of bacon from breakfast, and I walked what seemed an endless two-mile trek to the potato garden. I remembered reading a book about Abraham Lincoln that said he once walked 20 miles to borrow a book. I decided I shouldn’t complain, but be thankful I didn’t have 18 miles to go. Also, I was thankful it was late July and school was out for summer.

  • Top teacher

    It’s sneaky, but it works.

    When North Oldham High School social studies teacher Craig Grimm hands back a quiz on fiscal federalism to his AP Government and Politics class he doesn’t hold them to their score. Instead he lets them argue with him over the answers and liberally hands out half points when they use solid reasoning.

  • Heads and Tails: Back in Time

    When I opened my eyes, I was dizzy and confused; my familiar world was gone. My computer had disappeared, my bright desk lamp was now an oil lantern and the TV had vanished. As I tried to digest what I saw, it became clear.

  • Education briefs

    Local childcare centers will participate in USDA food program

    Building Blocks Child Development Center and Kids Haven by Sandy will participate in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program administered by the Kentucky Department of Education.

  • Gift establishes scholarship for future area nurses

    The Imogene White Bottorff Scholarship Fund has been established at Vanderbilt University’s School of Nursing by the charitable contribution of lifelong Goshen resident Charles E. Bottorff, a retired electrical contractor who made the gift in memory of his late wife. The fund was established to encourage residents of Boyle and Oldham counties in Kentucky to pursue a career in nursing.

  • 'A teacher who makes every day better'

    Crestwood Elementary School kindergarten teacher Tina Taylor said she was startled when her name was called by Principal Lori Wright during a surprise assembly Monday in the school’s gymnasium. Wright and several Office Max staff members were on hand to present Taylor with the “A Day Made Better” award, and $1,200 worth of classroom supplies.

  • Harmony Elementary teacher attends Gallery of Art seminars

    Allison Connell, a teacher at Harmony Elementary School in Goshen, was one of 50 educators selected to attend the National Gallery of Art’s 2008 Teacher Institute on 17th-century Dutch art.

  • Scholarships offered for Oldham seniors

    High school seniors planning to attend college in the fall of 2009 – and their parents – are encouraged to learn more about Oldham County Dollars for Scholars.

    Visit www.ocdfs.org to find out how students can apply for college scholarships in January each year. More than 30 scholarships are offered and all of them have specific criteria that students must meet in order to qualify.

  • Heads and Tails: Lucky penny

    As I showed Chloe my treasure, she said “It’s just a penny, Woody. “Sure, pennies are important, but I don’t understand why you think it’s a treasure.”

    “Well,” I replied, “Haven’t you heard Mom say finding a penny brings good luck? I found this penny when I needed luck the most – 250 feet above ground on a Ferris wheel. Now I’m on the ground with lunch still in my tummy.”

  • Buckner Elementary students remember 9-11

    “There are still souls of heroes saying please don’t forget us,” wrote Buckner Elementary School fifth-grader Ben Leaton.

    “We thought all hope was lost and we still raised our flag,” Leaton’s classmate, Nic Moore, wrote.