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Today's News

  • A Day at the Races

    East Oldham sixth-graders competed in their annual soap box derby June 3, racing down the hill in front of the school at top speed in cars they built. Students learn a variety of subject matter in making the cars, teacher Rusti Morrison said. In math, they learn ratio and proportion in building to scale. In science, they learn about force, motion and friction. In language arts, they learn about reading technical writing. And in social studies, students chose a country they had studied before designing a brand and painting the car to market that brand.

  • St. Francis high-schoolers raise money to rebuild school in China

    Throughout the school year, students in St. Francis High School’s Sichuan Earthquake Relief Community Service Group have worked to raise money to rebuild an elementary school destroyed by the May 2008 earthquake in Sichuan Province, China. St. Francis students, led by Chinese language teacher Bob Jones, have organized bake sales, a school dance and a film event to benefit the reconstruction of the Xiang-E Primary School near Dujiangyan, the hardest-hit region in Sichuan. The construction project positions the school as a model for green design and energy efficiency.

  • Hargis named to dean’s list at Northwestern

    Lilia K. Hargis of Goshen has been named to the dean’s list at Northwestern University for the winter quarter.

    Hargis, the daughter of Jeffrey and Martha Hargis, is a student in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern. 

    She is a 2007 graduate of North Oldham High School and is studying English and International Studies. She is a staff writer for the university’s newspaper, “The Daily Northwestern.”

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

  • Local student inducted into first-year honorary at Transylvania

    North Oldham High School graduate and Transylvania University first-year Stephanie Townsend was recently inducted into the inaugural class of the Transylvania First-Year Honor Society.

    The society recognizes students who are in the top 20 percent of their class during their first year and have a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.

    Townsend is the daughter of Donna Foust of Louisville.

  • Local resident inducted into Holleian Society at Transylvania

    North Oldham High School graduate and Transylvania University senior Kelly Spratte-Lennington was recently inducted into the Holleian Society.

    The Holleian Society was established in 1960 for the encouragement of liberal art studies. Students are selected by faculty on the basis of academic achievement and must place in the top 10 percent of the class to even be considered for the honor. The society is named for Horace Holley, president of Transylvania from 1818-27.

  • Willig graduates from Virginia Military Institute

    Clayton B. Willig of Prospect is among the 249 cadets who graduated from the Virginia Military Institute May 16.

    Willig earned a bachelor’s degree in international studies.  

    His graduating honors include distinguished graduate and distinguished marine corps grad and navy/marine corps commission.  

    Willig is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Caldwell R. Willig.

  • Local student accepted to Harding University

    Douglas Brown of Goshen has been accepted to attend Harding University in the fall.

    Brown, the son of Douglas and Felicia Brown, attended Portland Christian School, where he played varsity baseball and was named an outstanding junior. 

    In 2008, he earned the Christian Character award and Yarmouth Book award.

  • Boyle earns doctor of audiology degree

    Tina Boyle recently graduated from A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Health Sciences in Mesa, Ariz., with a doctor of audiology degree. 

    Dr. Boyle, of Crestwood, attended Murray State University and the University of Louisville before enrolling at ASHS. She is the daughter of Stan and Rose Ann Esterle of Louisville, and is married to Shawn Boyle. They have three children, Matthew, Devin and Kaitlyn.

    Boyle is a technical advising audiologist with GN ReSound.

  • GM, Chrysler financial woes hit close to home

    Consumed by rumors concerning the fate of the Chrysler corporation, Art Moser struggled to sleep on May 13. 

    The next day, Moser, a managing partner at Perkins Eastside car dealership in Crestwood, received a FedEx package from Chrysler. 

    He and fellow employees who congregated in the meeting room broke into applause as they learned they didn’t make the list of dealerships marked for closure. 

  • Special Delivery - Guided by a duo of mothers, Westport woman gives birth on kitchen floor

    She expected to have a baby Friday night, but Erin Kelley never expected she’d deliver her baby girl on the kitchen floor.

    But that’s where contractions brought her to her knees. The baby started coming — ready or not — with Kelley laying on the linoleum between a computer desk, hutch and kitchen table, beneath paintings from her 4-year-old son, Cory.