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Today's News

  • La Grange, Prospect artists recognized at Carey Ellis Show

    University of Kentucky art students Virginia Conn of  La Grange and Natasha Giles of Prospect were recently recognized as part of the Carey Ellis Juried Student Art Exhibition.

    The art show, featuring work by graduate and undergraduate art students at UK, was presented in the Barnhart Gallery.

    Conn received the Arturo Alonzo Sandoval Fiber Award, new at the show this year. The award is presented to an artist juried into the Carey Ellis show whose worked demonstrated the use of fiber. Conn received a $100 cash prize, donated by Sandoval.

  • In-house coffee bars serve high school students, staff

    A new phenomenon has kept the students and teachers of two Oldham schools buzzing with energy. Coffee bars are now open in the cafeterias of Oldham County High School and North Oldham High School, both with positive feedback.

    “It’s just convenient,” OCHS junior Zack Scott said.

    The bar, which opened in January 2010, has a comparable feel to other coffee stops and offers two regular blends, one decaffeinated roast, cappuccinos, lattes, hot chocolate and flavored syrups to add to any drink.

  • Basketball Highlights

    Score: 55-31 South Oldham.

     

    When: Feb. 23.

     

    Where: North Oldham High School.

     

    Key players: SOHS’ Emily Housley.

     

    Game highlights: Sophomore guard Emily Housley’s hot hand carried the day for the Lady Dragons as they rolled to an easy first round win in the district tourney.

     

    Housely hit all seven of her shots from the field to lead the Lady Dragons with 14 points.

     

  • Residents appointed to local posts

    Oldham officials made the following appointments at their meeting Tuesday:

    • Lisa Harms, promoted to full-time administrative assistant at Oldham County Police Department, effective March 8 at $11.40 per hour;

    • Renae Nasziger, part-time administrative assistant at OCPD, effective March 8 at $10 per hour.

    Officials accepted the resignation of Amy Dillon as administrative assistant from OCPD.

  • South sweeps

    GOSHEN – Brice Jewett never doubted himself or his teammates.

     

    The South Oldham senior guard led a comeback Friday that saw the Dragons overcome a poor first half to beat North Oldham 73-56 and win the 29th District title.

     

    “We kind of let our emotions get the best of us early in the game,” Jewett said. “We just had to relax and play. I think our senior class has been together since the sixth grade and we just had the experience to get the job done.”

     

  • 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.

     

  • Site-based council meets Monday

    The South Oldham High School site-based decision making council will meet at 4:15 p.m. Monday in the SOHS library.

  • Speak half as much as you listen

    Noticing how my dogs perk up their ears at the slightest sound, I am reminded to keep my ears open to the world around me and to listen. Whenever I tell a story to a friend and sense he or she isn’t really attending to it, I vow to be a better listener.

    But it takes practice to be a really good listener. Start by listening like a baby does upon encountering a sound for the first time. Then listen like a child, noticing music, rhythm and the variety of noises.

  • 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.