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Today's News

  • Children’s choir performs Sept. 13

    The Hope For Africa Children’s Choir of Uganda is traveling through Kentucky in the next few weeks and will perform a free concert at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at Covenant United Methodist Church in La Grange.

    Hear the message of The Tuli Bantu Be tour, which means “We are God’s People. ” The children are residents of the United Methodist Humble School in Kampala, Uganda. They range from 5 to 12 years old and they have been traveling in the U.S. since May. 

  • H1N1 virus is spreading

    Oldham County Schools notified parents of the district’s first case of the H1N1 virus, known commonly as swine flu, Aug. 19. But officials won’t reveal where the student attends school. 

  • It’s all about the climb

    Glaciers are nonexistent in the Bluegrass state and Iroquois Park isn’t exactly a 14,000-foot peak. But there are stairs, and Phil Feigel has been pounding them. 

  • La Grange, Prospect under flash flood warning

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for northeastern Jefferson County and Oldham County until 5:45 p.m..

    At 2:44 p.m., the weather service Doppler radar indicated flash flooding with a much as 3.5 inches since 2 p.m. from a thunderstorm in Oldham County.

    Areas impacted include La Grange and Prospect.

    Weather officials say excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as drainage areas and low lying spots.

  • Newest Norton facility ready to open its doors

    When Norton Brownsboro Hospital opens at 6 a.m. Wednesday , it will be the not-for-profit system’s fifth hospital in Louisville, joining Kosair Children’s Hospital, Norton Audubon Hospital, Norton Hospital and Norton Suburban Hospital. Norton Brownsboro is the first new full-service hospital to open in Louisville in more than 20 years.

  • Game Bytes

    Baseball

    South Oldham vs. Oldham County

    Score: 7-5 Oldham County.

    When: April 21. 

    Where: Oldham County High School. 

    Key players: Oldham County’s James Knezevich, Dylan Sims, Dylan Chisholm and Nick DeNise. South Oldham’s Jeremy Criddle, Derek Nichter and Jake Nichter.

    Game highlights: Oldham County’s James Knezevich hit a dramatic bottom of the seventh, walk-off grand slam to give the Colonels a 7-5 win and the No. 1 seed in the upcoming district tournament.

  • Special education PTA representatives attend convention

    Representatives from the Special Education PTA were recently among the more than 200 attendees at Kentucky PTA’s third annual convention July 16 -18. 

    Attending the 2009 event from Special Education PTA of Oldham County include Donna Allen, Denise Rowling-George, and Janet Jones.

    More than 50 workshops were offered including working with working parents, cyberbullying, childhood obesity, report cards, suicide prevention, father involvement and working with the school board. 

  • 106 Buckner poems chosen for publication

    A total of 106 student poems from Buckner Elementary have been chosen for publication in Creative Communications’ “A Celebration of Today’s Writers” contest.

    Two teachers — Margie Brodt and Angelica Fotos — had poems from every student in their class chosen. Four other teachers — Sarah Pitcock, Chelsea Whitesell, Heather Cook and Holly Dunigan — had more than half of their students’ poems chosen for publication.

  • Watson awarded Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship

    Anthony Watson of Prospect was recently awarded a Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship to help pay for his college education. This scholarship award is $1,500 a year for four years of college.

    Watson will attend the University of Louisville to study psychology.

    He is one of only 30 graduates in the state this year to receive a Byrd Scholarship, a federally funded program administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. 

    KHEAA also administers other student aid programs, including the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship.

  • Johnson named to dean’s list at Somerset Community College

    Kimberley Johnson of Oldham County was recently named to the dean’s list at Somerset Community College for the spring semester.

    To be named to the dean’s list at SCC, students must earn a 3.5 grade-point average.