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Today's News

  • 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. 

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Kim Withrow's class

    Locust Grove Elementary

    Kim Withrow's kindergarten class

  • Partial to the Puck

    Gathered in a dim blue locker room Monday at Louisville’s Iceland Sports Complex are 13 players dressed and ready to play. But before the teams take the ice, something catches coach Rick Macht’s attention.

    There's some anxiety in the room, as the Oldham County High School ice hockey club team is having its ups and downs this season.

    Suddenly, Macht and the players are all looking at sophomore forward Jack Gifford.

    “What happened to your sock?” Macht asks.

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Trisha Stragand's class

    Locust Grove Elementary

    Trisha Stragand's kindergarten class

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Cammie Krieger's class

    Centerfield Elementary 

    Cammie Krieger's first-grade class

     

    Centerfield Elementary teacher Cammie Krieger said she loves to bake and decorate cookies with her three daughters, and hopes her students will create their own wonderful Christmas memories with their families and friends this year.

     

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Kristen Young's class

    Locust Grove Elementary

    Kristen Young's first-grade class

     

    Locust Grove Elementary teacher Kristen Young said her wish for her students is for them to know that they are "so loved" by her. Her students provided gifts for an "angel" and collected canned goods for a food drive.

  • Republican women host holiday luncheon

    The Oldham County Republican Woman’s Club’s annual Christmas potluck luncheon took place at the home of Mary Broecker.
    Club officers from left, Jimmie Spratlin, Theresa Falke, Debby Pate, Audrey Rasmusson, Shari Broecker. President Mary Broecker is in the center.

  • The Sports Primer: 12.13

    Last week, I got a first-hand experience in why basketball is big in Oldham County for this week's Grand Stamm column.

    Being from Morehead and having lived in Kentucky my entire life, I already knew this was a basketball state. But each county, town and team have their own, unique stories of what makes basketball so great.

    I went to boys' basketball games at North Oldham and Oldham County High Schools and a girls' basketball game at South Oldham High School.

  • Taking on different wretling mates

    He’ll be on a different continent, but Oldham County junior Mikey Caudill won’t have to wrestle any koala bears or kangaroos.

    Caudill will represent Team USA as a 285-pound heavyweight in the Down Under Sports Wrestling Tournament July 2-10 in Surfers Paradise, Australia, after being selected to wrestle this fall.

    Chris Pella, recruiting coordinator for Down Under Sports, describes the event as a goodwill tournament between the U.S., Australia and New Zealand to build up the wrestling programs in the latter two countries.

  • Upchurch announces retirement

    After 28 years in the Oldham County school district, Superintendent Paul Upchurch has announced he will retire in June.

    Upchurch announced his decision Monday during the board of education meeting.

    Upchurch became superintendent in 2005 after seven years leading the Elizabethtown Independent School District. Prior to Elizabethtown, Uphurch was both a teacher and principal for Oldham County Schools.

    One major factor in the timing of his retirement are the changes coming with Kentucky Senate Bill 1, Upchurch said.