Today's News

  • Pontrich completes basic training at academy

    Cadet Private Adam Pontrich, son of Jim and Cindy Pontrich of La Grange, recently completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy.

    Pontrich entered West Point June 30 and began classes Aug. 21. 

  • Dear Mr. President

    Two months ago, 8-year-old Kaitlyn Jones wrote a letter to President Bush about saving animals.

    Jones, a student in Mrs. Osborne’s 3rd grade class at Camden Station Elementary, received a reply from Bush on Oct. 22. It included a letter from Bush and an autographed 8-by-10 of the president and his puppy. He also sent Jones stickers featuring his dog. 

  • SOHS teacher selected for UofL Scholars Program

    South Oldham High School teacher James Riffe, along with 19 other teachers across the state, has been accepted into the University of Louisville’s Inaugural McConnell Center Teacher Scholars Program, entitled: Civil War Leadership. The program will be a year-long scholarly exploration of Civil War causes, events, implications and personalities. 

  • The joy of reading

    Camden Station Elementary hosted a literacy night Nov. 11, an evening designed to inform parents about how to help their children be better readers. The importance of reading and writing together was stressed as parents visited stations such as John Bensing’s room, where he read poetry and discussed the use of writing in art class.

  • Making history

    Lauren Wolfe, daughter of Lisa and Jim Wolfe of Westport, made North Oldham High School history at the 57th annual National Catholic Forensic League Tournament in Appleton, Wisc. in May. Wolfe was the first NOHS speech team member to advance to the quarter-final round of competition, making her the most successful competitor in the team’s history.  

  • Roberts is First runner-up for EKU homecoming Queen

    The 2008 Homecoming King and Queen Court at Eastern Kentucky University included Oldham County High School graduate Jessica Roberts, who was first runner-up. Roberts, a senior political science major, is the daughter of Mark and Debbie Roberts of La Grange.  The coronation came at halftime of the Colonels’ 20-7 win over Eastern Illinois on Oct. 25.

  • Oldham family hosts 75th annual reunion

     On Aug. 31, the Oldham family reunion took place at the Crystal Lake Clubhouse in La Grange. This marks the 75th year the family has gathered to celebrate. 

    The first reunion took place at Cherokee Park in Louisville. In 1984, after Oldham County Park opened, the reunion moved to that location. The reunion remained at the park until 2003, when it moved to Crystal Lake. 

  • Club hosts annual holiday home tour, luncheon

    The Crestwood Civic Club will host its annual holiday home tour and luncheon Friday. Luncheon seatings are 11 a.m. and 12:30. The tour includes three sites decorated for the holiday season. 

    Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 at the door. For information, call Ann Murner at 292-2701.

  • Carmony earns scholarship from Executive Women International

    The Kentuckiana Chapter of Executive Women International recently announced that local resident Debra A. Carmony was awarded a $1,000 scholarship funded by the chapter’s Adult Students in Scholastic Transition Program. 

  • Education briefs

    Stephenson participates in EKU percussion ensemble

    Will Stephenson of Goshen is a member of Eastern Kentucky University’s Percussion Ensemble – Steel Band, under the direction of Jason Koontz.