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Today's News

  • Oldham students named to dean’s list

    Jonathon Rice, Lauren Russ and Timothy Oliver, all Oldham County students, were recently named to the JCTC- Carrollton Campus dean’s list for the spring semester. To be named to the dean’s list, students must earn at least a 3.5 grade-point average.

     

  • La Grange residents discuss city issues

    About 20 La Grange residents participated in the Mayor’s Caucus at the James T. Beaumont Community Center June 15. Mayor Elsie Carter organized the session and residents voiced their concerns and broke into groups to discuss such issues as the historical district, the CSX train, the community center’s sign and the skate park.

     

    Historical district

  • Groups begin ‘Camp Canine’ program

    The Oldham County Animal Shelter, Luther Luckett Correctional Complex and the Humane Society of Oldham County have formed a partnership for the purpose of serving the community in a many-layered program.

    Many dogs end up at the OC Animal Shelter through abandonment or being given up because of owners’ loss of jobs and homes. Finding a new home for any family pet can be difficult after living in a shelter and without the dog being trained. 

  • Baptist Northeast’s first OtisKnee surgery performed

    Eugene Jacob, MD, orthopedic surgeon recently performed Baptist Hospital Northeast’s first OtisKnee replacement surgery on Roy Lyons of Shelby County. Dr. Jacob is now one of only a handful of physicians in Kentucky doing the OtisKnee.

  • 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.