Today's News

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Kristie Perkins' class

    Centerfield Elementary teacher Kristie Perkins said her wish for her fourth-graders in 2012 is to take charge of their own learning and complete a successful year in fourth

    Perkins said her favorite holiday traditions include decorating the Christmas tree, listening to Christmas music and visiting Santa.

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Amanda Tezel's class

    Centerfield Elementary teacher Amanda Tezel said her wish for her first-graders is that each of them continue sharing, growing, and learning throughout the holidays.

    She is excited about celebrating her son's first Christmas.

    "My favorite holidaytradition is waking up Christmas morning and making a nice, hot cup of hot chocolate," she said.

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Marcia Rowe's class

    Centerfield Elementary teacher Macia Rowe said her wish for her students in 2012 is
    that they "will cherish the excitement of learning and achieving."

    Rowe said her favorite holiday tradition is sharing the joy of Jesus with her family.

    She said her students have been very nice, and Santa is sure to notice.

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Terri Griffin's class

    La Grange Elementary teacher Terri Griffin said her Christmas wish is that her students know the true reason for the season.

    Her favorite holiday tradition is celebrating Christmas Eve dinner with family.

    Griffin said her students been nice.

    "They know Santa is watching on the Santa Cam!" she said.

    This season, her students have learned to help others.

    "We have made cards for others and discussed how it feels better to give than get," she said.

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Ann Shackleton's class

    Locust Grove Elementary teacher Ann Shackleton said her wish for her first-graders in 2012 is "for each and every one of my students to feel confident in our room and to know they are smart, kind and wonderful!"

    Her favorite holiday tradition involves an ornament.

    "Each year we write our wish for the New Year and place it in our 'wishes' ornament," she said. "It is fun to read our wishes from last year."

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Cheri Graf's class

    Buckner Elementary teacher Cheri Graf said her wish for her kindergarten and first-grade students is that they'll all stay healthy!

    Graf said her favorite holiday tradition is watching silly Christmas
    movies while decorating the Christmas tree with her family. 

    She thinks her students are probably included on Santa's nice list this year.

    "My students have been extra nice this year!  They are such a compassionate, sweet group of kids," she said.

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Ms. Benson and Ms. Lund's class

    Locust Grove Elementary teachers Mrs. Benson and Mrs. Lund said they hope their kindergartners make Jesus the reason for celebration this holiday season.

    Benson said her favorite holiday tradition is driving around looking at
    Christmas lights with my family.

    The students have learned to help others this season by giving of themselves, not just things you "buy."

  • Police identify two young women found dead near Westport; injured man claims they attacked him

    Two young women are dead and one man suffered knife wounds after a shooting Sunday in Oldham County.

    Oldham County Police are releasing few details about a shooting that took place in a two-story barn in the 5400 block of 18-Mile Creek Road Sunday afternoon.

    The victims, identified as Heather Faulkerson and Sandy Allen, both of Louisville, died at the scene from gunshot wounds.

    Family members say Faulkerson, 21, was pregnant and Allen, 24, has a 5-year-old child.

  • Fields of soccer dreams

    Driving on Ky. 146 in Buckner on weekday afternoons in 1998, Lauri Rush's oldest children, Ashlee, then 12 and Joey, then 11, got excited each time they passed the soccer fields at the South Complex.

    Ashlee and Joey saw fields of other children playing soccer in the Oldham County Youth Soccer Association and the Thoroughbreds Soccer Club.

    "Every time we passed, the kids said, 'Oh, that looks fun!'" Lauri said. "So we just tried it and they loved it. We'd try other sports, but they always stuck with (the Thoroughbreds)."

  • Grand Stamm: Basketball defined by personal ties

    I’ve grown up as a big University of Kentucky fan, the same as my father and became a basketball fanatic. I still remember attending my first Wildcats’ game, against Alabama during the 1995-96 season, which later ended with UK winning the national championship.

    My dad and I got tickets from a co-worker of my mom’s a month before the game. Those days couldn’t go by fast enough.