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Today's News

  • La Grange parent named to school board

    A new member joined the Oldham County Board of Education at Monday night’s meeting.

    Anne Coorssen, the district’s general counsel, swore in Jennifer Beckner to finish the division five term vacated by former board member Jennifer Jones in September. 

    Beckner, a former PTA president at La Grange Elementary, has a bachelor’s degree in counseling and rehabilitation and has worked for an adoption agency, youth homeless shelter and day care.

  • Retailers hopeful for holiday season

    Some say it takes a village to raise a child, but it’s also true it takes a village to keep a village going.

    And business owners in the “village” of downtown La Grange joined forces to attract holiday shoppers and promote Small Business Saturday to kickoff holiday shopping.

  • Local dancers perform tonight at The Palace

    If your children — or you — can’t sit through an entire production of “The Nutcracker,” consider the Cliffsnotes version starring 48 Oldham residents.

    “Nutcracker In A Nutshell” celebrates its fifth year with two public performances Saturday at the Louisville Palace.

    The show still includes the ballet’s major components, said spokeswoman Marie Gould, but condenses it to 65 minutes.

  • NOHS to start girls’ lacrosse

    For the first time, there will be more than one high school girls’ lacrosse team in Oldham County.

    The Oldham County Board of Education Monday night approved $4,858 for goals, lacrosse balls and player equipment to start a girls’ lacrosse club team at North Oldham High School.

    Until now, girls from NOHS, Oldham County and South Oldham combined to form one team. SOHS and OCHS girls will continue to play as a combined team.

  • Mustangs out-duals opponents in home, away meets

    More teams are learning they shouldn’t challenge North Oldham’s wrestling team to a dual.

    The Mustangs went 5-0 Saturday to win the Jeffersontown Charger Duals after they swept a home dual match Nov. 22 against St. Xavier and Wayne County.

    “Our strength is just really controlling our opponents, on our feet, on the mat and staying in a good position,” North Oldham coach Chris Shofner said. “There’s nothing we’re really doing bad, just a lot of things well.”

  • North takes overall at Dare To Care

    Two school records by North Oldham's girls' swim team and a strong meet from the boys' team made a formidable combination Saturday.

    North Oldham had the top combined score of 502 points, ahead of Christian Academy of Louisville’s 401 at the Dare To Care meet at  Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center in Crescent Hill. The boys' and girls' teams finished second.

    Sacred Heart Academy uses the event as a community service project, asking teams and parents to donate money and canned goods for Dare To Care Food Bank in Louisville.

  • Shop 'til you drop
  • Catholic high school placement test is Dec. 10

    Students in eighth grade who wish to attend a Catholic high school next year are required to take the Catholic high school placement test scheduled 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. 

    Students take the test at the high school they plan to attend. They must bring a $10 fee and two No. 2 pencils. 

    The placement test helps Catholic secondary schools determine the most appropriate course work and academic path for meeting the needs of each student.

  • Rocketman ranked No. 25 among Louisville area businesses

    A local business with contracts for the World Series, Superbowl and Olympic games is ranked on Business First's Fast 50.

    Rocket Man Inc. is ranked No. 25 on the list, which recognizes the 50 fastest-growing independent and privately held companies in the Louisville area, based on three-year revenue growth.

    The company received the same ranking in 2001.

  • Family first: Adoption day brings families together

    Local families celebrated their newest members at the annual Oldham Adoption Day on Friday.

    The event is part of a statewide initiative to bring attention and awareness to foster children and encourage adoption.

    It is also a day when the Cabinet for Health and Family Services tries to finalize as many adoptions as possible — four adoptions became official in Oldham County during the event.