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Today's News

  • The changing dynamics of Oldham County Schools

    We are entering a time of change here in Oldham County Schools. Our commitment to excellence and to ensuring the learning of every child remains constant, but who those children are continues to change.

    This summer, I shared some of these changing demographics with principals to prepare for the school year. Many of us see these changes on a small scale — in our child’s school or in our neighborhood, perhaps — but never get to see the big picture.

  • Knowing how to say thanks in any language is a blessing
  • Learning to have faith

    What is going to happen in the future? A lot of people are wondering and a lot of people are afraid. I find many who are haunted by discouragement and despair. They see nothing good ahead. Many people see no reason to live, but one does not have to be the victim of tomorrow. I believe one can take a firm hold of the future and be the master of it.

  • Cooking Thanksgiving vegetables

    Thanksgiving, one of the best truly American holidays, is fast approaching, with food, fellowship, family and fun. Food is the highlight followed by being thankful for all of our blessings. The typical Thanksgiving meal consists of turkey with dressing (stuffing), vegetables and pies. There are lots of instructions for cooking turkey so I won’t instruct you.

  • St. Francis performs comedy

    The National Youth Arts award-winning St. Francis Drama Project proudly presents Neil Simon’s “Fools!”, an over-the-top silly comedy set in Ukraine in 1890 performed by its Middle School Drama Project students.

    Here is a short description from the play’s website:

  • Education Briefs Nov. 6

    EOMS Veterans Day

    Students at East Oldham Middle School will welcome area veterans on Nov. 11 for a special celebration honoring their service. First, veterans will be served a special lunch provided by the PTA, with students engaging veterans in conversations about their lives and service. A short assembly will follow with patriotic music, student speeches thanking veterans and other special recognition. Several veterans will also speak with classes at EOMS before the luncheon starts.

    Schedule of events:

    11-11:45 a.m. - Veterans speaking to classes

  • South Oldham Marching Band finishes 7th at meet

    South Oldham High School’s Marching Dragons competed in the KMEA Class AAAA State semifinals this past weekend in Berea. Sixteen high school marching bands from across the state performed their shows at Madison South High School in cold and windy conditions competing for the top four spots to enter the state’s marching band finals. South’s Marching Dragons performed an excellent show. They placed 7th and earned a Distinguished score.

  • KHSAA girls soccer state semifinal: Rowland free kick sends South to championship game

    LEXINGTON – No. 19 stood on the 19-yard line at Henry Clay’s Bell Stadium Wednesday night in a familiar position.

    Stephanie Rowland, South Oldham’s all-time leading goal scorer, had hit plenty of free kicks over the years, some from long distance.

    But none had ever come in a match this big – a KHSAA state semifinal against No. 2 Notre Dame with a trip to the state championship game on the line.

    Standing about five yards left of the left football hash mark, Rowland ran up and belted the ball high to the right.

  • Girls soccer: Rowland named first-team All-State West

    Just days after breaking South Oldham’s career goals record, Stephanie Rowland has been named a first-team All-State West selection.

    Rowland was selected to the team by the Kentucky High School Girls’ Soccer Coaches Association.

    The West team includes girls from Regions 1-8. Girls from Regions 9-16 are named to the East squad.

  • KHSAA volleyball tournament: Foote family leads North into showdown with Mercy

    When Brett Versen took the North Oldham coaching job this spring, one of the first conversations he had with athletic director Alan Yanke was about the current roster.

    “When I took the job,” Versen recalled, “our athletic director said, ‘Hey, you’ve got the Foote family so that’s always a good place to start.’”