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  • University invites sophomores and juniors to Preview Day

    Transylvania University invites high school sophomores and juniors to Preview Day, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the university’s Clive M. Beck Athletic Center.

    Preview Day includes a welcome from President Charles L. Shearer, faculty presentations, an academic information fair, campus and residence hall tours, a student panel discussion and a complimentary lunch.

    For information or to register call (800) 872-6798 or (859) 233-8242, or visittransy.edu/admissions.

  • U.S. Census forms will arrive in Oldham mailboxes soon

    It’s almost time to step up and be counted. The 2010 Census Day is April 1 and questionnaires should be found in mailboxes any day now.


    The 10-question Census questionnaire will be mailed to residences throughout the country in March and Census workers will visit households that don’t return the information.


    According to information provided by the Census Bureau, the Census determines the distribution of government funding for community services and generates jobs throughout the country.


  • Cupp named to dean’s list at Eastern Kentucky

    Phillip Cupp of Crestwood was named to the president’s list at Eastern Kentucky University for the fall semester.

    To be named to the president’s list, students must earn a 4.0 grade-point average. Cupp was also invited to join Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society.

    Cupp is the son of Bruce Cupp and Susan Cupp.

  • Arts center changes spring quarter start date

    Oldham County Schools Arts Center has changed the start date for classes due to weather.


    During the month of February the arts center had to cancel classes a few days because of the snow. In order to make up the missed classes the arts center has changed the start date for the spring quarter to begin Monday.


    Visit oscartscenter.org to view a listing of spring classes or call 241-6018.


  • La Grange man injured in ky. 53 crash

    A La Grange man thrown 70 feet from his vehicle during a Friday morning crash in Shelby County is listed in serious condition at University Hospital in Louisville.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Gene Witt said Scott A. Lynn, 33, of La Grange, was traveling southbound on Ky. 53, about two miles south of the Oldham County line when his car ran off the road.

    Witt said Lynn got the car back on the road but overcorrected and ran off the other side, flipping the vehicle three times in the process. The car landed on its top, and Lynn was ejected and thrown some 70 feet.

  • Baptist Hospital Northeast hosts events, classes in March

    An “All About Labor” class is 7 to 9 p.m. today (Thursday) at Baptist Hospital Northeast.

    The class teaches about the signs, symptoms and stages of labor, pain management, the process of delivery and the recovery period.

    A tour of the Women’s Center is available upon request after class.

    A Red Cross blood drive is from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday in the hospital’s conference center.

    Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are available by calling 222-3340.

  • Green Thumbs Garden Club meets Monday

    The Green Thumbs Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Yew Dell Gardens castle in Crestwood. Dr. Paul Cappiello will speak to the club about Dogwoods.


    For information, call the Oldham County Extension Office at 222-9453.

  • Adams named to Dean’s list at JCTC

    Jacob Adams was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Jefferson Community and Technical College. To be named to the dean’s list at JCTC, students must earn a 3.5 grade-point average.

  • Properties considered for annexation

    La Grange officials heard Monday the first readings of two ordinances that would annex properties off Ky. 53 into the city.

    The properties in question are the Citizens Union Bank Property at 2100 S. Ky. 53 and a portion of Pine Ridge Road between Cherry Wood Drive and Zhale Smith Road.

    According to the ordinances, “all property owners within the land to be annexed have given their written consent to this annexation.” The portion of Pine Ridge Road is next to the CUB Bank property.

  • Top 20 finalists for Oldham Icon announced

     Judges heard a variety of music Wednesday night during the first round of auditions for Oldham Icon - a contest designed to identify Oldham County’s crop of vocal talent.  

    The top 20 singers will compete for a cash prize during the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce’s Showcase Oldham County at the Oldham County YMCA Soccer Complex on March 13.

    The finalists include:

    Tanisha House

    Clinton Spaulding

    Kelly Cissel

    Brandy Neely

    Darlene Welch

    Stephanie Page

    Denise Watts-Wilson