Oak-K Newspapers from the 1968-1969 School Year may be found via the menu to the right all presented in PDF format for viewing or download. From all available accounting, we have all seven issues of the Oak-K for 1969, thanks to several sources including the Journalism Department archives, Brenda Straub Osborne (66) and Mrs Ruth Powell, LOHS school secretary for many years.
For the historians among us, the volume number increments to 26 from the previous school year for the Fall 68 issues and then to 27 for the Spring 69 issues - 27 is correct for the time line.
This years Oak-Ks contain a variety of news and happenings that extend from new teachers and students to an eduation in the new sport of LOHS; football. Perhaps the biggest sleeper story of the year is a small article in the April 14th issue concerning the new "computerized" registration process. In 1969, the county had migrated from manual registration, classroom assignment, teacher and student scheduling to a new technology. Everyone/everything became a punch card fed into a computer. We are reminded of an axiom coined somewhere in this era; "An increase in inefficiency is a small price to pay for computerization." In any case, in 1969, McCracken County Schools entered the computer age.