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Today's News

  • Toombs named to dean’s list, president’s list at EKU

    Brittany Toombs of La Grange was recently named to the dean’s list and the president’s list at Eastern Kentucky University. To be named to the dean’s list, students must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher and a 4.0 GPA for the president’s list.

    Toombs also received the dean’s award for students who are on the dean’s list for three semesters. She received the dean’s award pin.

    Toombs is the daughter of Gary and Mindy Toombs and the granddaughter of June St. Clair.

  • Community, volunteers made fall H1N1 clinic a success

    To the editor:

    On Nov. 14, the doors of La Grange Baptist Church opened wide to a long line of children, families and adults at risk for the H1N1 influenza virus. These doors were opened wide to the Oldham County community so that they could receive the H1N1 Influenza vaccine. 

  • Newman named National Merit Finalist

    Kathleen Newman, a senior at North Oldham High School, was recently named a National Merit Finalist.ee 

    She is the 16th NOHS senior in school history to earn this distinction.

     

  • Stephenson named to dean’s list at Georgetown College

    Jennifer M. Stephenson of La Grange was named to the dean’s list at Georgetown College for the fall semester.

    To be named to the dean’s list, students must earn a 3.7 grade-point average.

     

  • With Honors

    Students from Oldham County High School recently performed in two university honors band clinics. Several students participated in the University of Louisville honors bands Jan. 22 and 23, working under the direction of Fredrick Speck. The honors bands presented a concert on the evening of January 23 in Comstock Hall at UofL.

  • Local students named to dean’s list at Transylvania University

    Gregory Finch of Crestwood and David Akers of Pewee Valley were recently named to the dean’s list at Transylvania University.

    Finch, a junior, is a graduate of Oldham County High School and is studying sociology. He is the son of John and Cecilia Finch.

    Akers, a senior, is a graduate of South Oldham High School and is studying mathematics and psychology. He is the son of Carol Akers.

    To be named to the dean’s list at Transylvania, students must earn a 3.5 grade-point average.ee

  • SOFD honors members

    South Oldham firefighters were recently recognized during the organization’s annual awards dinner for service to the department and the community.

    For the first-time ever, a special lifesaving commendation was awarded to firefighters who pulled a woman from a burning building.

    Chief Edward Turner recognized Capt. Matt Nelson, Sgt. Jim Johnson, Sgt. Mike Arth and Firefighter Wes Krimple for heroic efforts to rescue a woman inside a burning building Aug. 16.

  • Vancouver 2010, Olympus is watching

    To the editor:

    The opening of the 2010 Winter Olympics – what wonderful timing for our extra frigid weather this year. As if the gods on Olympus knew we were all suffering from the doldrums of the season, they blessed us with the thrills and chills of the world’s best athletes. 

    The political agenda is left behind and competitors and fans alike from all nations embrace the warmth that takes away the chill of war and the strife of everyday life. 

  • Disc golf course is possible addition to Buckner park

    Members of the Oldham County Fiscal Court approved an application Tuesday for a grant that would bring a disc golf course to a local park.

    The grant would allow an 18-hole disc golf course to be set up within walking paths at Wendell Moore Park in Buckner. The total cost for the project is $26,000. Half is provided by the grant, the other half would be an in-kind donation from the county.

  • Gilbert crowned Miss Teen Oldham County

    On Jan. 21, 18-year-old Lindsey Gilbert, of Crestwood was crowned Miss Teen Oldham County – World 2010.

    Gilbert is a senior at Christian Academy of Louisville. 

    She volunteered recently for Wayside Christian Mission, a homeless shelter. She also volunteers at a local nursing home. She hopes to someday become a nurse.

    At Christian Academy she is involved with the school yearbook, Beta Club, Spanish club, art club and Kentucky Youth Assembly.