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Today's News

  • Local student is one of six at Transylvania to earn Fulbright grant

    Stefanie Brock of La Grange is one of six current and former Transylvania University students to receive a 2009 Fulbright grant to teach abroad.

    Brock, who is proficient in Spanish, will teach English to university students in Colombia through the Fulbright Program’s English Teaching Assistantships grant. She will live and work in the country for 10 months.

  • Oldham grand jury indicts 7

    An Oldham County grand jury recently handed up the following indictments:

    • Lynne M. Brown, 59, charged with theft by failure to make required disposition of property over $300.

    According to the indictment, between Feb. 7, 2005 and Aug. 31, 2007, she allegedly obtained money from Mt. Tabor Church and intentionally dealt with the proceeds as her own, the value of which exceeded $300.

    • Steven W. Whitehead, 31, charged with two counts first-degree wanton endangerment and fourth-degree assault.

  • Insurance group establishes branch office in Crestwood

    Futurity First Insurance Group recently announced the opening of a permanent branch office in Crestwood.  

    Futurity First is an independent insurance distribution organization specializing in the financial security and retirement needs of middle-income families, business owners and seniors. The company is opening community-based branches in selected locations across the United States.

  • 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.