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  • Engineering Academy turns concepts into reality with 3D printer

     

    Surrounded by dangling fake outlets and electrical cords, the inaugural class of Oldham County Schools Engineering Academy is knee-deep in design and mathematical equations.

    Not that they would have it any other way.

    “It’s a really nice change up,” Shane Bickett, a freshman at South Oldham High School who wants to be a mechanical engineer, said. “It’s more than I expected it to be. It’s helped me reinforce this is the direction I want to go.”

  • Oldham County Schools nearly doubles distinguished tally on state testing

    Oldham County Schools, considered one of the best school districts in the state, is once again making that claim with the release of the latest statewide testing, or KPREP, scores.

    More than 70 percent of Oldham County Schools improved their test scores over the previous year, with 11 schools scoring in the distinguished category. To qualify for the distinguished category, a school must fall within the 90th percentile of similar schools statewide.

  • Grayson to headline Chamber’s first event at CityPlace

    A former Kentucky Secretary of State will headline the Oldham County Chamber’s first official event at their new CityPlace offices.

    Trey Grayson, now the president of the Northern Kentucky Chamber, will speak at the Business and Biscuits event Friday, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

    After being elected Secretary of State in 2003, Grayson resigned near the end of his second term to take over as the director at the Harvard Institute of Politics. After three years in Boston, Grayson recently returned to take over his hometown chamber as president.

  • Robot helps EOMS with coding classes

     

    For one local middle school, the robot is becoming more than just a toy.

    In August, Cheryl McCall, Library Media Specialist at East Oldham Middle School, received an email from Murray State University and KATE (Kentucky Academy of Technology Education) offering a NAO robot to the school.

    McCall thought the $15,000 programmable robot would be a perfect tool for the Advanced Digital Achievement (ADA) club, so she contacted the club administrator Danese Caley, who was immediately on board with the idea.

  • Mosley to begin trial on sexting charge

    A former police officer accused of using electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual activity will begin trial Oct. 6.

    Harry “Shane” Mosley, of Pendleton, was charged in September 2012 for allegedly texting an underage girl after pulling her over for a traffic stop.

    According to reports, Mosley, who was hired by Oldham County Police in 2008, pulled over a teen girl in Goshen during a routine traffic stop on Sept. 26, 2012. Mosley cited a man in the vehicle for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, but did not cite the girl.

  • Fresh face vs. experience in district new to Oldham County

    Voters in southwest Oldham County will choose between a fresh face with experience as a non-profit attorney and a former doctor and 22-year veteran of the Kentucky House of Representatives when they hit the voting booths this fall.

    Thanks to redistricting, a handful of precincts in Briar Hill, Orchard Grass Hills and surrounding areas are now represented by House District 48, which encompasses mostly northeast Jefferson County.

  • Coalition lands drug-free grant from the White House

    A wide-ranging coalition has been awarded federal money to help combat drug use in Oldham County.

    The Coalition for a Healthy Oldham County, a collaborative team made up of the Oldham County Health Department, area police departments, Our Lady of Peace of Louisville and many more community organizations, was awarded a federal grant by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy to help make Oldham County a drug-free community.

  • La Grange businessman recognized by trade publication

     

    A La Grange businessman is being recognized for making waves as vice president of his company.

    Early in his career, Ben Bowman is already the vice president of Parts Unlimited based IN La Grange, and was also recently selected as “35 under 35” by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA).

    Bowman joined PUI, an offshoot of SEMA, in 2010, where he was hired to globalize the restoration company.

  • Courthouse Square project begins quickly

    A historic re-do of part of the courthouse square is already underway.

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court approved the Courthouse Square Boulevard Project last week, including spending $107,000 out of the county’s parks budget to complete the project.

    The project will widen the current sidewalk closest to Main Street in downtown La Grange, as well as include brick pavers and new hardscape seating, County Judge-Executive David Voegele said.

  • Safety Festival adds new features to annual event

    One of Oldham County’s largest Halloween events is celebrating its fifth year, while increasing its focus on safety.

    Oldham County’s Largest Halloween and Safety Festival, organized by the La Grange Fire Department, will take place Oct. 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Oldham County Fairgrounds.

    Chris Smith, president of the La Grange Fire Auxiliary, said this year’s festival would feature even more safety aspects from different organizations than in the past.