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Today's News

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

    Six Oldham County residents have been named to the dean’s list for the winter term.

    Among them are Oldham County High School graduate Gregory Finch, a sophomore and the son of John and Cecilia Finch of Crestwood; and South Oldham High School graduate David Akers, a junior studying mathematics and psychology, and the son of Carol Akers of Pewee Valley.

    To be named to the dean’s list, a student must achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average during the term.

  • Game Bytes

    Basketball

    Holland sets camp dates at OCHS

    When: Monday through June 11. 

    Where: Oldham County High School. 

    What: New Oldham County High School boys’ basketball coach Jason Holland will host his first youth basketball camp from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through June 11.

    Holland was hired last week to replace retiring coach Gary Forrest.

    The cost is $60 per camper or $45 if one or more family members attend. Registration is from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Monday.

  • NOHS journalism students win awards

    The North Oldham High School journalism program brought home several first place awards at the Kentucky High School Journalism Association competition. 

    NOHS Students won first place in overall newspaper design, yearbook cover design, writing style, theme development and overall coverage.

    The yearbook also earned the first place general excellence award.

  • Young engineers

    The South Oldham Middle School Robotics Team recently competed in one of three regional Student Technology Leadership Program Robotics Tournaments. The tournament, in New Castle, was hosted by Henry County Middle School. Judges were provided by Transylvania University. 

    Alex Springer, a seventh-grader, won first place with Brandon Trapp, a sixth-grader, winning second place. Team members Wesley Gresham, Teddy Martin and Ray White, placed fourth. Peyton Culver, a seventh-grader, placed fifth. Evan McManus, a sixth-grader, also competed.

  • Game Bytes

    Football

    St. Al’s football registration set

    When: Immediately. 

    Where: St. Aloysius School, Pewee Valley. 

    What: St. Aloysius School is accepting registration for its fall football programs.

    Registration for the school teams for grades third- through eighth-grade is open until July 31.

    A preseason clinic will run July 7 to 9. Flag football is also available for grades one through four.

  • Local students named to Eastern Kentucky University’s dean’s list

    For the spring semester, more than 2,000 students at Eastern Kentucky University earned dean’s list honors. The list includes several students from Oldham County:

    • Deven King of Crestwood, a sophomore studying biology and pre-veterinary science; 

    • Ryan Leavitt of Crestwood, a senior studying aviation; 

    • Lauren Pfeifer of Crestwood, a junior studying elementary education; 

    • Carl Silcox of Crestwood, a sophomore studying criminal justice; 

  • Williams wins AP Teacher of the Year award

    Pete Williams, a calculus  and physics Teacher at North Oldham High School recently earned the 2009 Kentucky Advanced Placement Teacher of the Year award from the Siemens Foundation for his five years of work in AP statistics at North Oldham High School.

    The Siemens Foundation awards for Advanced Placement is a $300,000 annual commitment of support for the efforts of students, teachers and high schools that excel in AP initiatives across the nation. 

  • Hinsons will lead revival services at Salem Assembly of God

    Evangelist and Mrs. Rick Hinson will minister in revival services June 21 to 24 at Salem Assembly of God, 209 La Grange Road in Pewee Valley.

    The Hinsons are gospel singers and revival preachers.

    Services will be at 11 a.m., 6 p.m and 7 p.m Sunday. Pastor LaVern H. Snyder invites the public to attend.

  • Investigation leads to drug charges for 16 Oldham residents

    Sixteen Oldham residents face drug charges after local police successfully purchased Oxycontin, Hydrocodone, Morphine, Methadone, Fentanyl and Alprazolam during undercover operations.

    Oldham County Police launched an investigation in August to uncover drug trafficking of prescription medications. 

    According to police, prescription narcotics are a predominate drug of abuse in the area. 

    As a result of a series of OCPD investigations, 16 individuals face a total of 23 criminal charges. 

  • Johnson named to Furman University’s dean’s list

    Maeve R. Johnson of Goshen was named to the Furman University dean’s list for the spring semester. 

    To be named to the dean’s list at the university, students must earn at least a 3.4 grade-point average.

    Johnson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Johnson.