• What is the Oldham County Educational Foundation?

    The Oldham County Educational Foundation was formed through a cooperative effort of the Oldham County Board of Education and the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce in 1989.Our mission is “to foster business and community support for the public schools in Oldham County by promoting a hi

  • Scholarship money available through Dollars for Scholars

    Are you a senior or do you have a senior who is planning to go to college in 2008? Does the student reside in Oldham County? Would the student like a chance to win a scholarship to help with college expenses? Oldham County Dollars for Scholars is a 3-year-old non-profit organization and already has 30 sponsors who offer scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000. By submitting only one application and one essay, a student can apply for about 10 scholarships. If the student wants to write two or three essays, they can apply for more than 10 scholarships.

  • Crestwood student wins honorable mention for case study competition

    Raymond Wolf of Crestwood, an undergraduate business student at Xavier University, won $1,000 for his school after winning a regional honorable mention award in the 2007 Deloitte Tax Case Study Competition.

    The Xavier team was among 50 teams from 35 colleges and universities around the country that competed in the national contest.

  • La Grange student attends Commonwealth Honors Academy at Murray

    Christina Bizzle, daughter of Steven and Donna Bizzle of La Grange, attended the 2007 Commonwealth Honors Academy at Murray State University and participated in a three-week academic scholarship program. Students completing the academy receive six hours of college-level credit and have the opportunity to take six additional hours, tuition free, at Murray State University during their senior year in high school. They also receive a four-year housing scholarship if they choose to attend college at Murray State.

  • Local student participates in junior miss

    More than $18,000 worth of scholarship dollars and more than $1 million of in-kind gifts were up for grabs for the 50th anniversary of the Kentucky Junior Miss program Jan. 11-12 at the Singletary Center on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington. Thirty-seven high school senior girls — including Oldham County High School student Caitlin Pike — competed to represent Kentucky at the national competition in Alabama June 26-28. Judges determined the winner based on the highest overall score in the following categories: scholastic, talent, fitness and self-expression.

  • Red Ribbon Week becomes 'real' at Oldham Middle

    Oldham County Middle School celebrated Red Ribbon week upon returning from fall break. Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country.

  • Oldham robotics team heads to state tournament

    As the state championship draws near, the Brickmasters of the Old Republic (FLL robotics team) scurry to prepare their robot, finish programming and refine their research. What is FLL and who are the Brickmasters of the Old Republic (BOTOR)? FLL stands for FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) Lego League, a program in which up to 10 team members work together to build a robot and program it to complete a number of missions on a playing field.

  • The honor roll

    CAMDEN STATION ELEMENTARYFourth gradeAll As: Caylem Ashcraft, Sawyer Blair, Matthew Clark, Elizabeth Erwin, Joy Girgis, Aidan Helton, Annika Hileman, Matthew Mengelberg, Parker Root, Lexie Stepro, Emma Veselsky, Meredith Welch.As and Bs: Bekah Arnold, Caylem Ashcraft, Meredith Baxter, Sawyer Blair, Seth Boaz, Matthew Clark, Olivia Davis, Elizabeth Erwin, Victoria Faulk, Joy Girgis, Jenna Harris, Aidan Helton, Jason Henry, Mich

  • South Oldham High offers ACT Prep Class

    South Oldham High School is offering an ACT Prep Class open to all public, private or homeschool students for the Feb. 9 test date. The class, consisting of 10 strategy sessions and two practice tests, is led by Eric Gedney at SOHS in room 214 from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday starting Jan. 9. The two practice tests will be given from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 5 and Feb. 2. The cost of the class is $140, which includes a practice book, but not the cost of registration for the test itself.

  • Exchange students bring the world to Oldham County

    When Ahmed Abu Yousef and Xiao Shu came to Oldham County in August for a high school exchange program, they packed their share of misconceptions.

    "I thought people would be aggressive," said Yousef, from Qatar but with parents from Morocco and Jordan. He found that unlike the conception of America in the Middle East, Americans are mostly friendly and hospitable.