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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Kirk wins first place in conservation district’s art contest

    Lydia Kirk, a student from Liberty Elementary, won first place in the region for her conservation-themed poster in an art contest sponsored by the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts and the Kentucky Farm Bureau.

  • Local Transy student named to ‘Who’s Who’

    Kentucky Country Day School graduate and Transylvania junior Allison Burger has been named to “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”

    Who’s Who recognizes an elite group of students selected from more than 1,900 schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Students are selected based on their academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.

  • Tally Sheet

     Following is an account of action from the North Oldham Little League from the past week as received by The Oldham Era:

    NORTH OLDHAM

    BASEBALL

    ROOKIE LEAGUE

    METS 12, DODGERS 4 - Matthew Duvall and Landon Morgan homered to lead the Mets.

    Wyatt Finnell doubled twice for the Mets while Nicholas Winder and Ben Gibson also doubled.

    Luke O’Hara led the Dodgers with a double.