Today's News

  • 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.

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  • BOB MUELLER: How to get the most out of dying

    Several years ago I wrote an article called “How to Get the Most out of Living” which I have developed into a talk I give to various groups.
    At a recent talk a woman who knows I have been in hospice work for many years said, “You should write an article about how to get the most out of dying.” So here are 10 ways to do so:
    Live and let die – This doesn’t mean living without caring about other people. It just means just letting go and let death happen as it inevitably will. Look at death as a natural part of living.

  • The first gift of Christmas

    If you have time, ask this year’s Light Up La Grange designer how he got started with Christmas lights as a child. But make sure you have a while, because Mike Glover has as many holiday stories as he has Christmas lights — and that’s a lot.

  • Giving thanks: Girl’s second birthday, TV debut cap a rollercoaster year

    On Thanksgiving, a little girl with angelic blue eyes and a sweet voice turns 2 years old. Her parents should be nervous about the “terrible twos,” but instead, they’re just thankful she’ll have them.

    Because Hayli Nobles’s terrible twos won’t be any worse than what her parents went through this year.

  • Urban bike race tests athletes

    The narrow, 42-inch alley next to The Treasured Child toy store in La Grange caught a few bikers by surprise Saturday in the first of eight races of the La Grange Urban Short Track Series.

    One of those bikers was Mike Kennedy of Louisville.

    Before the finish line, Kennedy caught his bicycle jersey on one of the brick walls in a narrow 42-inch alley next to The Treasured Child toy store. Kennedy won the single speed start race in 39:20 and had a sizeable rip on the right shoulder of his jersey.

  • Winter Sports Preview: Oldham County girls' swimming

    Another young team is taking to the water as Oldham County tries to motivate its team.

    When freshman Darby Williams joined the Lady Colonels two years ago as a seventh-grader, Williams felt like, well, a fish out of water. She didn’t have much support and too many times felt nervous.

    Now, she’s part of the overwhelming support the experienced swimmers are giving to their younger teammates, especially in practices at the Oldham County YMCA. That’s helped with 5:30 a.m. practices three days a week.

  • Fraudulent enrollment charges continue

    The latest charge in a string of Oldham County cases against falsified school enrollment was filed Friday.

    James Elliot, who lives near Ky. 146 and Factory Lane, is charged with falsely enrolling his child in South Oldham High School.

    Dan Orman, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, said his office tried repeatedly to reach Elliot and even sent home a letter with the child.

    In fact, it was the student who provided the correct address to school administrators.