• 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.

  • Lions and tigers and bears, oh my

    When Assistant Superintendent Rick McHargue served as Buckner Elementary School’s first principal, he was charged with creating the icon that would serve as the school’s mascot.

    “We put a lot of thought and effort into selecting the bear as the mascot for Buckner,” McHargue said.

    But not just any bear would do.

  • Heads and Tails: Finding treasure

    It’s a treasure, a rare jewel and extraordinary gift. Well, not really a gift, more like a “finders keepers, losers weepers” sort of thing – and to think it was a result of one of the scariest moments in my life – a moment when my heart was racing, my paws were sweatyee I’m sorry. I’m rambling on and haven’t introduced myself. I’m Mr. Dogwood, but my friends and family call me Woody.

  • Education briefs

    Jones earns Austin Peay State University’s presidential scholarship

    Lauren Elizabeth Jones, daughter of Keith and Joyce Jones of Crestwood, earned a presidential scholarship from Austin Peay State University.

  • Oldham ranks near top in CATS scores

    Oldham County Schools received a report card for the last two years this week. The marks are, as usual, high.

  • Hounshell named 2008 KUNA secretary general

    Colton Hounshell participated in the Kentucky United Nations Assembly conference as part of the Oldham County Middle School delegation in the spring.The conference was held at the Executive West hotel.More than 20 middle schools were present and each school voted for one of the n

  • College 101 teaches students and parents

    The University of Louisville is offering a new class: College 101, a college planning workshop for middle school students and their parents and guardians.It is co-hosted by the university’s Office of Community Engagement and GEAR UP Kentucky – Gaining Early Awareness

  • SOMS students set reading goals

    South Oldham Middle School students have been busy reading during the summer.