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Lexington Catholic Cheerleader one of more than 800 to perform in London New Year’s Day Parade

Kaitlyn Mines Kaitlyn Mines from Lexington Catholic High School in Lexington is one of more than 800 high school cheerleaders from across the U.S. who will be representing Varsity Spirit in the world-famous London New Year’s Day Parade. The individuals invited to perform in the London celebration are part of the All-American program, selected from the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) and...

Lexington Catholic High School names Pennsylvania native Sandra Young as newest president

The Lexington Catholic Board of Trustees are pleased to announce the appointment of Sandra R. Young as the 6th president of Lexington Catholic High School by the Most Reverend Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv. Mrs. Young will assume office on July 1. After a national search led by the Lexington Catholic President Search Committee, in collaboration with Catholic Recruiter Search Services, Mrs. Young was...

Transylvania University names Lexington Catholic President Angelucci as VP for campaign initiatives

Transylvania University has named Lexington Catholic High School President Steve Angelucci as the institution’s vice president for campaign initiatives, beginning later this summer. In this new role, Angelucci will work closely with President Seamus Carey and the university’s advancement office to coordinate major fundraising efforts. Under his 10-year leadership at Lexington Catholic, the school...

Lexington Catholic High School names new principal; Sally Stevens to retire at end of school year

Mathew P. George, an educator from St. Louis, Missouri, has been named the next principal at Lexington Catholic High School. George will replace Sally Stevens, who is retiring at the end of the current school year after 22 years in that position. Mathew P. George George has served as Assistant Principal at St. Dominic High School in O’Fallon, MO, a suburb of St. Louis, since 2014. He began his teaching...

Sports Notes: Former Lexington Catholic star Revere sneaking up on a batting title

Former Lexington Catholic star Ben Revere is at the top of the National League batting race entering play this week (Photo from Philly.com)   Don’t look now, but former Lexington Catholic star Ben Revere may be sneaking up on a batting title with the Philadelphia Phillies.   Revere, the top draft pick of the Minnesota Twins in 2007, made his Big League debut with the American League...

Lexington Catholic students in its Equine Academy complete service hours with horses

Students in the LCHS Equine Academy attend events such as the Rolex at the Kentucky Horse Park. (Photo from LCHS)   The Equine Academy at Lexington Catholic High School will offer students a way to give back to their equine community on Thursday, May 1, from 1:30-4 p.m. by volunteering at the Kentucky Equine Humane Center.   The Academy completes a service project involving as many equine...

Former Knight Carter returns to alma mater as Lexington Catholic's new athletics director

Lexington Catholic High School announced that Brad Carter, a 1995 graduate, will be joining the Knights’ staff next year as athletic director.   Carter will be returning to his alma mater after working at Lexington Christian Academy for the past eight years. He played basketball for former Lexington Catholic coach Danny Haney and worked under Haney in Florida early in his career.   Current...

All-male acoUstiKats and all-female Delilah headline this year’s Voices in Harmony IV

The acoUstiKats perform on season four of the NBC show The Sing-off. They will be featured performers at the Lexington Catholic High School Vocal Harmonies IV on Feb. 28 and March 1. (Photo from Facebook)   Staff report   For the fourth year in a row, Lexington Catholic High School is hosting its Voices in Harmony: An A Cappella Singsation on Friday, Feb. 28, and Saturday, March 1, with...

All-male acoUstiKats and all-female Delilah headline this year’s Voices in Harmony IV

The acoUstiKats perform on season four of the NBC show The Sing-off. They will be featured performers at the Lexington Catholic High School Vocal Harmonies IV on Feb. 28 and March 1. (Photo from Facebook)   Staff report   For the fourth year in a row, Lexington Catholic High School is hosting its Voices in Harmony: An A Cappella Singsation on Friday, Feb. 28, and Saturday, March 1, with...

Former Kentuckian and Philadelphia Philly Ben Revere to speak at EKU Diamond Dinner

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder and former Richmond resident Ben Revere will be the featured speaker at the Eastern Kentucky University baseball team’s 13th annual Diamond Dinner at the Keen Johnson Building on Jan. 31, 2014.   Ben Revere led Lexington Catholic High School to a state championship in 2007. Revere was selected in the first round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft by...

Lexington Catholic maintains its reputation for fundraising in DanceBlue Mini-Marathon

LCHS DanceBlue 2013 (Photo from Facebook)   Students at Lexington Catholic High School are on target to maintain their standing as the largest high school contributor to University of Kentucky fundraising efforts to battle childhood cancer with tomorrow night’s 5-11 p.m. DanceBlue Mini-Marathon.   LCHS was the first high school to host an event in support of UK’s annual DanceBlue...

Massive secret Santa swap could put area Catholic schools in Guinness World Records

Lexington Catholic High School students invited other area Catholic schools to participate in the record-breaking attempt. (Photo provided)   What began as an idea to partner with other schools for a Christmas gathering has now turned into a potential record-breaking event.   Lexington Catholic students, faculty and staff – together with their counterparts at Mary Queen, Seton, St....

Lex’s Laura Bell Bundy hits big-time (again) with lead role in TV’s Anger Management

Staff report   From a tour with Rascal Flatts this summer to leading lady opposite Charlie Sheen on FX’s Anger Management, Lexington’s Laura Bell Bundy continues a climb to stardom that started with dancing lessons at Town and Village School of Dance in Paris.   Lexington native Laura Bell Bundy The Lexington Catholic graduate and Tony-nominated actress and singer/songwriter will...

Six Wildcats headline Kentucky players selected on third, final day of MLB draft

SS Will Hurt (Lexington Catholic) — Twins — 16th round (490)   Baseball America ranked Hurt as the No. 15 prospect in Kentucky before the draft after leading Lexington Catholic to a No. 1 ranking at the end of the regular season. Hurt has committed to play college baseball at Coastal Carolina. Perfect Game USA ranked him the No. 286 high school prospect in the class of 2012.   3B...

UK junior Alex Meyer signs with Nationals just before Monday evening draft deadline

Kentucky junior right-handed starting pitcher Alex Meyer has agreed to terms with the Washington Nationals as a first-round pick in the 2011 MLB Draft, the team announced just after the 11:59 p.m. deadline to sign draft picks Monday.   “Thanks to everyone in Lexington for all the support over the last three years,” Meyer said on Twitter. I “had the time of my life. Ready to start...

Coaches say Lexington baseball draftees will attend college instead of signing pro deals

Three Lexington high school baseball players were selected in the MLB draft in June, but don’t expect to see them suiting up for a professional team any time soon.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] Lexington Catholic High School head coach Taylor Brooks told KyForward his two draftees, right-handed pitcher Taylor Martin and outfielder Tyler Wells, will both attend colleges in the...

North Oldham, Newport Catholic, PRP and Mercer County earn wins at baseball tourney

North Oldham holds off seventh inning rally to preserve win North Oldham High School scored seven runs in the fourth inning then held off a late rally from Union County High School to earn a 9-7 win in its first game of the KHSAA state baseball tournament. North Oldham sophomore pitcher Matt Rowe slugged the first home run of the tournament and earned the win after surrendering seven runs on 10 hits...

Lexington Catholic's baseball season ends in first round of KHSAA state tournament

Story and photos by Jon Hale jon@kyforward.com No. 1 Lexington Catholic High School appeared on its way to a first-round win in the KHSAA state baseball tournament with a three-run lead in the seventh inning, but Pleasure Ridge Park High School had other plans. PRP, ranked No. 9 in the most recent Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association top 25 poll, scored three runs in the bottom of the...

Madison Central is No. 1 in KHSBCA top 25

The Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association has released its weekly top 25 poll. Check out the rankings below: Madison Central St. Xavier Eastern Central Hardin Lafayette Lexington Catholic Paul Laurence Dunbar Male Apollo Pleasure Ridge Park Covington Catholic Tates Creek Hopkinsville Ballard Bryan Station Harrison County Allen County Scottsville Woodford County Lawrence County Danville Ryle Pikeville Trinity Henderson...