Today's News

  • BOB MUELLER: Appreciate yourself

    I know a super volunteer for many organizations who works really hard at being generous and helpful. If anyone has a need, she goes out of her way to try to fill it. The people in her life greatly appreciate her.

    But ironically she has expressed to me that she feels completely isolated and unappreciated. At times she can fall into a depression, feeling that she gives so much but gets nothing in return.

    I told her I think I know why she’s so stuck. It is difficult for her to receive any kind of appreciation or praise. She’s a master at deflection.

  • Eagle Scout projects benefit City of Prospect

    Six students, including two from Oldham County, have been named honorary citizens of Prospect for donating their hand-crafted Boy Scout projects to the city’s Putney Pond and Woodlands.

    Matthew Greene, 14, and Nick Patterson, 15, both of Goshen, were among four other scouts recognized at the city’s December meeting.

    Patterson, a sophomore at North Oldham High School, collected and cut red cedar and spent his weekends building five park benches in his parents’ garage. The benches are now part of an outdoor classroom in the Woodlands.

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Carrie Kapfhammer's class

    Centerfield Elementary teacher Carrie Kapfhammer said her Christmas wish for her second-graders is health and happiness for the boys and girls  and their families.

    Kapfhammer said wrapping presents and watching others open their presents are her favorite moments of Christmas.

    The majority of her students should be included on Santa's nice list, and have worked hard at school.

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Cheri Withrow's class

    Locust Grove Elementary teacher Cheri Withrow said she hopes her kindergartners will find joy in giving to those in need and helping others.

    Her favorite holiday tradition is spending time with family and friends.

    She's positive her students will be included in Santa's nice list this year.

    "My students have been very nice this year," she said. "They are kind to one another, share and help those in need."

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Mary Ann Kent's class

    Buckner Elementary teacher Mary Ann Kent said her Christmas wish for her kindergarten and first-graders is for the students to love learning throughout their lifetimes.

    She's pretty sure all of her students are listed on Santa's nice list.

    "My students are very cooperative and considerate," she said.


    Dear Santa,

    I bin good.  I did fed the dogs and mad the bed.  I unlodid the dishwater

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Annette Minor's class

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Lisa Rigdon's class

    Centerfield Elementary teacher Lisa Rigdon said she hopes her second-graders have wonderful family time during the holidays and good health in 2012.

    She is headed to Georgia for the holidays to celebrate with family and friends.

    Rigdon said she hopes Santa includes her students on his nice list.

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Sharon Pittenger's class

    Goshen Elementary

    Sharon Pittenger's kindergarten


    Dear Santa,

    I wud like a wii. Plez bring me a game.

    Love, Trevor W.


    Dear Santa,

    Are you cuning to my house? I want a TV

    Love, Anna Marie R.


    Dear Sana,

    I wish I can have a Sole Surfr Movie pleas eat my cookies. have a good trip.


    Sarah Kate H.


  • Dear Santa: Letters from Nicole Hurtekant's class

    Locust Grove Elementary teacher Nicole Hurtekant said her wish for her second-graders in 2012 is for her students is to continue working hard even when they feel like giving up.

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Amanda Howard's class

    Harmony Elementary teacher Amanda Howard said her wish for her first-graders is that "each child and their family is filled with peace and joy this season."

    Howard said her favorite tradition is decorating the Christmas tree and reminiscing on the memories of each ornament while listening to music.

    She said her students have worked hard this year and are sure to be on Santa's nice list.

    Their strategy is simple.