• Oldham students graduate from Indiana Wesleyan University

    Several local students recently graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University. From La Grange, Karen Barnett Sparks earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing; Holly Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing; and Whitney Trapp earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

  • Oldham students named to dean’s list at Lindsey Wilson College

    Three Oldham County residents were named to the dean’s list at Lindsey Wilson College for the fall semester.

    Katie Easton and Daniel Pulliam of Crestwood and Rachel Scalf of La Grange were named to the dean’s list, by earning a 3.5 or higher grade-point average.

  • Dunn participates in poetry contest

    Earlier this year, East Oldham Middle School eighth-grader Sean Dunn submitted a poem to a contest held for young poets. His poem was selected from thousands of entries as one of the top ten in his grade division. 


    The Top of the World

    With a giant ear to ear smile across my face I go higher

    The higher I go the more I need to get to the top

    Looking down I can see my dad looking up at me standing on the grass

    I don’t know if I can make it the branches keep getting smaller,

  • Oldham schools boast 124 National Board Certified Teachers

     Oldham County ranks second in the state for National Board Certified Teachers with a total of 124.

    Nearby Jefferson County has 125 NBCTs. Kentucky added 226 new NBCTs in 2009, ranking the state 12th nationwide for NBCTs.

    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said teachers who achieve National Board Certification have “demonstrated a commitment to taking their teaching practice and the teaching profession to a different level.”

  • Locust Grove names Mega skill students of the month

    Several Locust Grove Elementary School students were recently named MegaSkill Students of the Month. The students were honored for demonstrating the skill “Focus” during November.

    Early primary students honored were Mike Wallace, Lucas Hawkins, Sydney Chitwood, Dylan Bayer, Julia Welborn, Will Mettling, Blake Wainer, Sam Young, Lenny Applegate, Olivia Cseh, Yatziry Lopez, Madelyn Wilhite, Lauren Turner, Analise Edwards, Alandra Carroll, Krystabelle Cooley, Ella Shaffer, Windy Fusner, Krista Cox, Cassidy Steele and Grace Downs. 

  • South Oldham Rotary names students of the month

    The South Oldham Rotary Club recently honored the club’s students of the month for December. Daniel Gregory Stoess is a senior at South Oldham High School and attends the Oldham County Career Center. After attending University of Northwestern Ohio, Ohio Technical College or Lincoln Tech, Stoess plans to be a mechanic either at his own hot rod/speed shop or to work on exotic cars. In his leisure time, Stoess is active in Boy Scouts and is working to become an Eagle Scout. Garrett Patrick Shields is a senior at SOHS.

  • Barnett named to dean’s list at Sullivan University

    Ryan Barnett of La Grange was recently named to the dean’s list for the spring and summer quarters at Sullivan University.

    Barnett is studying public safety and criminal justice at Sullivan.

  • Pridemore wins first place in law school competition

    William K. Pridemore II, of Milwaukee, won the $600 First Prize in the Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition at Marquette University law school.

    The winning essay is entitled “Foul Ball! Why the Digital Millennium Copyright Act Strikes Out on Fair Use.”

    The competition is sponsored annually by ASCAP in memory of ASCAP’s first general counsel who died in 1936. 

  • Change adds up at St. Aloysius

    Students at St. Aloysius School in Pewee Valley contributed  their loose change Oct. 23-Oct. 29 to buy pies for Kentucky Harvest for holiday meals for the homeless. The PTO sponsored "dough for donuts" The class that raised the most money during that time period received a donut party.  About $1,015 was collected in five days by the students - enough to buy 101 pies from Market Day. 

  • Practice makes perfect

    Second- and third-graders at Kenwood Station Elementary School have been practicing for about two weeks for an assembly showing what they've learned this year in related arts classes. Students showcased singing, Native American dancing and artwork at an assembly Wednesday morning for their classmates. The students were able to choose the related arts they preferred Ð dance, singing, art, physical education or technology and studied Native American culture for the different parts of the assembly.