News HeadlinesFairdale High News

Fairdale High School News Submitted by Alumni


March 5, 2013 by Phyllis Dean (Register to contact)

As of March 1st,2013, I retired from Advocate Healthcare System. I am now living in Wisconsin,new address is: 1452 Meadow Lane,Burlington,Wisconsin,53105. The location is 5 miles this side of Lake Geneva,Wisconsin.i have a place that is out in the country. A wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors,gardening,bird watching,ect.A great golf course very close .My family (mother and sister ) still live in brother lives in the East end of Louisville. I still follow the KY wildcats and Louisville Cardinals. I do come and visit family.

Fairdale High School News From Around The Web

Louisville Fairdale High School 2019 prom photos  Courier Journal

Fairdale High School held its 2019 prom at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville.

Fairdale High School senior overcomes death of parents to graduate on time  WDRB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- For lots of high school seniors, what to do after high school is a question they can't quite answer. But Fairdale High School student ...

17-year-old girl killed in Sunday shooting was recent Fairdale High School grad  Courier Journal

Fairdale High School grad Robin O'Bryant died in a shooting Sunday. State Rep. Attica Scott mourned the teen's death.

Friends remember victims killed less than an hour apart in Louisville homicides  WLKY Louisville

Three people were killed in Louisville between 11:15 p.m. Sunday and 12:15 a.m. Monday. Police were called to Wheeler Avenue Sunday night for reports that ...

Fairdale students take part in gas explosion drill  WLKY Louisville

More than 100 students took part in a mock gas explosion at Fairdale High School. The drills give students who are interested in careers as first responders, real ...

King of the Bluegrass announces 2019 field  WLKY Louisville

The King of the Bluegrass high school basketball tournament announced which schools will be participating in the event this season. The following schools will ...

ESL students create websites to showcase Hispanic heritage in Louisville  WAVE 3

Students said the project allows them to give back to the community.

Fairdale High School latest to join Academies of Louisville program  WDRB

Fairdale students will be placed in one of four academies – one for freshmen and others for civil *service*, public *service* and global *service* – throughout their high ...

Academies of Louisville expands, aims to give students work experience  WLKY Louisville

Preparing students with real work experience before they graduate. That's the approach JCPS is taking as its Academies of Louisville Program which connects ...

JCPS' first day of school for 2019-20 had nearly 100,000 students, 910 buses  Courier Journal

As the 2019-20 school year begins for Jefferson County Public Schools, officials said they are focused on "deeper" implementation of initiatives.

Turnaround efforts at Fairdale High School applauded by state officials  WDRB

Three years after being named one of the state's lowest-performing schools, Fairdale High is making great strides in its efforts to turn around student ...

Top teams, players to watch in King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic  Courier Journal

The 38th annual King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic, a Kentucky boys basketball tournament, will tip off Wednesday at Fairdale High School.

Fairdale High School senior creates perfect "prom-posal"  WLKY Louisville

With the help of his friends, Travis Krages created a moment the two will never forget.

Check out the King of the Bluegrass boys basketball tournament bracket  Courier Journal

The King of the Bluegrass tournament will feature 10 teams ranked in the top 25 in a Courier Journal preseason poll, including Trinity and Ballard.

Fairdale High School briefly on lockdown after report of student with gun on school bus  WDRB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police responded to Fairdale High School after a report of a student with a gun on a school bus early Thursday.

Student accepted to Harvard is a first for Fairdale High School  WLKY Louisville

Shan'Taya Cowan is the first student ever at Fairdale High School to be accepted into Harvard University. She's also the first in her family to go to college.

A Q&A with Lloyd Gardner, the man in charge of the King of the Bluegrass  Courier Journal

For tournament director Lloyd Gardner, the King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic is a labor of love. The 38th annual boys basketball tournament at Fairdale High ...

3 people killed and others injured Sunday night in separate shootings in Louisville  Courier Journal

Two separate shootings left three people dead and another injured late Sunday night and early Monday morning in Louisville, according to city police.

Why these teachers choose to work at a 'failing' JCPS school  Courier Journal

We asked teachers at Semple Elementary School to think about a moment that explains why they continue to show up and teach at the high-poverty school.

Best of the best: Meet Louisville's 49 outstanding high school seniors for 2019  Courier Journal

They're the best of the best of this year's Louisville high school seniors. Forty-nine public, private and Catholic students who excelled in and out of the classroom ...

Man arrested, charged in June shooting death of 2 teens

Police say 18-year-old Shawn Hollingsworth has been charged with two counts of murder and one count of first-degree assault.

Shootings have made Louisville too unsafe for prayer walks, activist says  Courier Journal

A violent June has led Tod Moore-Baker, founder of New Day Ministries, to temporarily halt his prayer walks in Louisville neighborhoods.

Fairdale students test their skills with simulated car vs. bus crash  WAVE 3

The Human Services Program at Fairdale High School, 1001 Fairdale Rd., put students at the scene of a mock crash giving them the chance to respond with the ...

South Shore takes 'Brooklyn swagger' to King of the Bluegrass semifinals  Courier Journal

South Shore High School's journey from Brooklyn to Louisville had a slow start, but the Vikings are on cruise control now in the Gardner Law King of the ...

King of the Bluegrass basketball tournament returns for 38th year  WLKY Louisville

The King of the Bluegrass boys basketball tournament returns Wednesday and will once again feature some of the top teams in the state and quality out-of-state ...

Students help clean up post-Derby mess at Churchill Downs  WLKY Louisville

Kentucky Derby 145 is over, but the more than 150,000 guests left a lot behind at Churchill Downs. The infield was filled with men in suits and ladies in hats ...

South Shore downs Collins to win King of the Bluegrass title  WLKY Louisville

Brooklyn's South Shore defeated Collins 62-59 to take home the 2018 King of the Bluegrass title.

'We take them and love them regardless': Inside one of JCPS' 'failing' schools  Courier Journal

The teachers and leaders of Semple Elementary wish the Louisville community took more time to understand the challenges their students face.

Kentucky school district finds loophole for ‘In God We Trust’ requirement with $1 bill  Courier Journal

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A new state law requires Kentucky public schools to display the motto “In God We Trust,” and one school district has responded with ...

This JCPS partnership can help your kid land one of 17,000 open jobs  Courier Journal

JCPS' Academies of Louisville program is seeking to equip thousands of high school students with on-the-job experience this school year.

LMPD officer struck by Fairdale High School employee  WDRB

JCPS officials confirm Adkins works at Fairdale High School, where he is a softball coach, assistant athletic director, and security guard.

Fairdale High School student arrested for carrying gun at school  WAVE

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Fairdale High School student was arrested in the school cafeteria on Friday after he was found to be carrying a handgun, according ...

Kentucky communities show they are Marshall Strong  WHAS (subscription)

Communities across the state are showing tons of support for Marshall County, Ky. after the fatal school shooting Jan. 23.

Reed: Scotty Davenport, Pinky Gardner embody service, basketball in Louisville  WAVE 3

LOUISVILLE (WAVE) – This is a story about Pinky and Scotty, a couple of guys from Louisville's South End whose giving isn't limited to the holiday season.

CommUNITY Champion: Fairdale teacher gives students different path to success  WLKY Louisville

One local school teacher has made an impact on his students for nearly 30 years. However, it's the way he's doing it and success these students attain that ...

The Gatton Academy selects 96 students for class of 2021 – Lane Report | Kentucky Business & Economic News  The Lane Report

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky has selected 96 Kentucky sophomores for the class of 2021. “We are ...

Mothers demand action as rising violence grips community

Local mothers are turning to the community for help as senseless acts of violence are affecting families.

Fairdale senior gets accepted to Harvard  The Courier-Journal

Shan'Taya Cowan, a senior at Fairdale High School, has been accepted to Harvard University for the fall of 2017.

Fairdale hires former Seneca football coach  The Courier-Journal

Fairdale High School has hired former Seneca coach Louis Dover as the team's new head football coach, according to an announcement from the school.

Person killed in hit-and-run at National Turnpike and Outer Loop  WAVE 3

A man was killed by a driver who fled the scene in south Louisville near Fairdale High School.

U of L signee David Johnson injured in Trinity's KOB loss to Collins  Courier Journal

The Trinity High School basketball team suffered its first defeat of the season Saturday but may have lost even more.

Dancers from around the world gather in Louisville for JAMFest Dancer Super Nationals  WDRB

Fiat Chrysler has withdrawn its proposal to merge with fellow automaker Renault, possibly due to the influence of the French government, which is Renault's ...

Juniors lead Madisonville-North Hopkins over Lincoln County in Sweet 16  Courier Journal

LEXINGTON – Led by a tall and talented junior duo, the Madisonville-North Hopkins High School boys basketball team extended the state's longest current ...

Parents Divided Over A Return To Neighborhood Schools : NPR Ed  NPR

Nearly every year a decades-old school busing program is threatened by the Kentucky legislature in one of the state's largest — and most segregated — cities.

15 Louisville teens honored for commitment to strengthening community  Courier Journal

Fifteen local students from the Louisville area were named 2018 Youth Character Award honorees by the YMCA of Greater Louisville.

Despite threat of takeover, these 10 people are running for JCPS board  Courier Journal

The threat of a state takeover hasn't scared off school board candidates, with 10 people running for four seats up for reelection this fall.

Bill Could Upend Cross-County Busing In Louisville  NPR

To address racial segregation, students in Louisville, Ky. have long been bused to schools across the city. A bill advancing in the state legislature would end that ...

BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Trinity rocks Hawks | Sports  Elizabethtown News Enterprise

LOUISVILLE — The LaRue County Hawks waited more than three decades to return to the King of the Bluegrass at Louisville Fairdale, but it didn't take long for ...

Give A Day Impact: Love The Hungry

LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) -- The Mayor's Give A Day Week of *Service* started eight years ago. Love The Hungry followed closely behind, launching in 2012.

Cell Phones In JCPS Classrooms: ‘A Step That We Have To Make’  WFPL

Principals at eight Jefferson County high schools say they want to give their teachers the option to let students use cell phones in class and the school board ...

Does your school have a new principal? Here's a list of new faces as JCPS gets ready for another year  The Courier-Journal

More than a dozen schools in JCPS will start their first day of classes with a new principal in charge. Here's who will be leading new campuses.

#NotADisaster: JCPS teachers respond to Bevin |

In response to Gov. Matt Bevin labeling Jefferson County Public Schools an "unmitigated disaster," teachers and administrators on Thursday started a social ...

JCPS test scores show little progress, achievement gap widens among student groups  WDRB

JCPS student test scores for the 2015-16 year have bounced back from the plateau the district saw the previous year, but a grim fact remains: less than half of ...

Andrew Bailey: Teacher & Candidate for KY Senate  Wortfm

Hot on the heels of similar victories in Oklahoma and West Virginia, striking teachers in Kentucky celebrated last week's override of Governor Matt Bevin's veto of ...

Former student says busing was 'painful' but worth it | Joseph Gerth  The Courier-Journal

An old friend sent me a message the other day after I asked people on social media to share their experiences with forced busing in Jefferson County schools.

Doss High School principal to be replaced after poor leadership assessment  WDRB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The principal of Doss High will no longer be able to lead the school after a state leadership assessment has determined he does not ...

Mark your calendars, class of 2018. Here's a list of JCPS graduation dates  The Courier-Journal

Here's when and where graduation ceremonies will take place.

Kiyaunta Goodwin began his high school career taller and slimmer  Courier Journal

Now 6-foot-8 and 315 pounds, 14-year-old Kiyaunta Goodwin made his high school debut for the Holy Cross High School Cougars on Saturday.

Substitute teachers are in short supply at JCPS  The Courier-Journal

Requests for fill-in instructors can sometimes go unanswered at JCPS, particularly at schools with poor children.

Here's the updated graduation calendar for JCPS' class of 2018  The Courier-Journal

Thanks to Friday's school closure, high school graduation dates were pushed back for the class of 2018.

Prep school tries to gain footing in a basketball town ravaged by scandal  WAVE 3

DeSales' President Doug Strothman said Aspire pays the full $13000 tuition for each athlete, and he intends to continue this arrangement, though he said it took ...

Businessman, teacher get MSD board nod  The Courier-Journal

Mayor Greg Fischer has appointed a businessman and a Fairdale High School teacher to the board of the Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District.

$250K bond set for man accused of Parthenia Avenue double murder

Hollingsworth was appointed a public defender today and a $250000 bond was set.

Remember when Jeff Brohm coached an arena football team in Louisville?  Courier Journal

Like so many in Louisville, Leland Taylor knew Jeff Brohm when. Before Taylor played on Brohm the coach's first football team, he played against Brohm the ...

KONZ | Remembering Jenny Pruett and her passion for students  WDRB

Jenny Pruett had a great sense of humor and had such a passion for teaching and her students. It's evident that Jenny's students were very much Jenny's "kids" ...

Girls On Track: The Kentucky Fillies

Photos by Joon Kim. Eight-year-old Jada Harper is draped in track-and-field medals. How many has she won in the two years she's been competing? “I don't ...

45.5% of JCPS students in classes after threat  The Courier-Journal

Fewer than half of Jefferson County Public Schools students went to class Friday after an anonymous threat Wednesday prompted school officials to increase ...

JCPS names Waggener High principal Katy Zeitz new assistant superintendent  WDRB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens has named Waggener High principal Katy Zeitz as the district's new Achievement Area ...

‘ReImage’ Looks To Help Louisville Youth Stay Out Of Trouble  89.3 WFPL

Getting other young people to adopt that mindset is the goal of a new program announced this week by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.

Area students clean post-Derby trash for school funds  WHAS (subscription)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Students from across Metro Louisville spent Sunday morning at Churchill Downs cleaning up one day after the 143rd Kentucky ...

16-year-old boy charged in slaying of teen girl  WLKY Louisville

A 16-year-old boy turned himself in to police on Tuesday night in connection with the slaying of 16-year-old Shavon Ross.

JCPS battling inequity 40 years after busing  The Courier-Journal

For thousands of people in Jefferson County, the public school system was desegregated 40 years ago simply to fulfill a court order. But for supporters, it was a ...

Meet Louisville's outstanding high school seniors  The Courier-Journal

Public, private and Catholic students who have excelled in and out of the classroom were honored Tuesday night by Mayor Greg Fischer as recipients of the ...

JCPS teachers: 1% salary increase not enough  The Courier-Journal

Salary negotiations between Jefferson County Public Schools and its teachers have stalled because the district has refused to offer more than a state-mandated ...

Manual High School senior scores perfect 36 on ACT  The Courier-Journal

Jacob Schagene scored a composite 36 on the September ACT, the highest score possible on the college entrance exam.

Kentucky high school football preseason rankings revealed  Courier Journal

Jason Frakes and Jeff Greer release high school football preseason rankings. Check out where you school lands.

Kentucky by Heart: Mike and Wilma Wilson foster spirit of community involvement through theatre  User-generated content

By Steve Flairty KyForward columnist. For nearly three decades, Mike and Wilma Wilson carried on busy careers as music teachers in the Jefferson County ...

Penn Station 'Athlete of the Month' for March: Bradlee Sanford  WLKY Louisville

The sixth of this school year's eight Penn Station "Athletes of the Month" is Bradlee Sanford.

Ex-Moore high coach accused of raping student  The Courier-Journal

A former Jefferson County Public Schools assistant football coach at Moore Traditional High School is accused of raping a 14-year-old student about two years ...

Slaying victim identified as search continues for suspect  WLKY Louisville

Detectives said Quenton Huddleston, 22, shot his ex-girlfriend's brother before turning the gun on her.

For David Johnson, relationship with Chris Mack sealed deal for U of L  Courier Journal

Trinity star David Johnson made it official Wednesday by signing with the Cardinals.

Mother discovers son's body behind abandoned house  WLKY Louisville

Terry Ranieri was well-known and loved within his community in western Pennsylvania. He had been a staple at football games for years, and is known for "his ...

Louisville and Kentucky basketball royalty will reign over the 2018 Pegasus Parade  The Courier-Journal

Two of Kentucky's favorite basketball coaches will share Grand Marshal duty in the Kentucky Derby Festival's 2018 Republic Bank Pegasus Parade.

16-year-old suspect arrested in teen's death | News  WDRB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Police have arrested a 16-year-old male in connection with the death of 16-year-old Shavonna Ross. Ross was shot Saturday night ...

Longest-held POW from Ky., Dewey Smith, dies  The Courier-Journal

Dewey Lee Smith of Fairdale, believed to have been held in captivity as a prisoner of war longer than any other Kentuckian, died Monday while on vacation in ...

Family of slain 16-year-old 'thankful' alleged shooter will be tried as an adult  WLKY Louisville

A teen who police say killed one teen and injured another will be tried as an adult.

88 students graduate in the WKU Gatton Academy's 11th class – Lane Report | Kentucky Business & Economic News  The Lane Report

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (May 14, 2018) — On Saturday, May 12, eighty-eight students representing forty-eight counties from across the Commonwealth of ...

County grapplers win 3rd straight King of the Bluegrass title  Hopkinsville Kentucky New Era

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — On the shoulders of five individual championship performances, all by underclassmen, the Christian County High School wrestling team ...

Cooper Jaguars basketball team is once again facing adversity, but just keeps on winning  WCPO Cincinnati

The Cooper Jaguars have grown used to adversity and keep winning despite it.

Gatton Academy Students Awarded NSLI-Y Scholarships for 8th Consecutive Year  WKU News

BOWLING GREEN - Four students at the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at WKU have received nationally-competitive ...

How much rain fell and where during 5-day Louisville flooding? We've got a map  The Courier-Journal

Five days of rain helped push the Ohio River well into moderate flooding, and a heavy downfall Saturday night sent smaller streams to near record levels.

Check out the Courier Journal photos that won big at the KNPA awards  Courier Journal

The Courier Journal photo staff won numerous awards from the Kentucky News Photographers Association this year. The entire staff was honored with the ...

History lesson | Basketball Preview  Elizabethtown News Enterprise

It's been more than 60 years since Bill French and the Rinveyville Red Devils won a region title, but French's memories of winning a championship haven't ...

PRP edges out Highlands to advance to state semifinals  The Courier-Journal

The Pleasure Ridge Park High School baseball team overcame a late start and one of the state's top southpaws in Saturday night's final quarterfinal of the ...

E'town's at center of game's history | Basketball Preview  Elizabethtown News Enterprise

The journey started years ago and still has years to go. Elizabethtown was selected in 2011 as the site for the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame ...

North Hardin Boys' Basketball - Mike Cofer | Basketball Preview  Elizabethtown News Enterprise

Click here to view this video from

Gatton Academy selects 100 students for Class of 2018  WKU News

The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky has selected 100 Kentucky sophomores for the Class of 2018. “Our admissions process was as ...

Three area men who shaped the girls' game  Elizabethtown News Enterprise

Ask anyone of a certain age and they'll try to pinpoint when things started to change for their careers.

What you may have missed at Fancy Farm: Jokes, food, photos and more  Courier Journal

Let's just say it was another memorable weekend out at the annual Fancy Farm picnic. Here's a roundup of our coverage at the Courier Journal.

Having all-around game drives Pearson | Basketball Preview  Elizabethtown News Enterprise

Most people would look at John Hardin senior Mickey Pearson and immediately think he plays in the post. He stands 6-foot-7 and has an incredible wingspan.

News headlines by Google News for Fairdale High School Fairdale KY

We have listed the latest news headlines that include Fairdale . This site has been created to offer a place for FHS alumni to reconnect and share memories.

In addition to these news headlines, you may also want to join the Fairdale High alumni directory and check out the yearbook listings.