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  • Reading pays off

     It was Linnea Wieck’s lucky day. On Tuesday, she was presented with a $1,000 check. 

    Then again, 4-year-olds don’t think about money very often, which is OK since the money is in a college savings account she can use in 14 years.

  • Neighbors file suit against wildlife center

    The county’s only wildlife rehabilitation center for mammals faces more resistance as a civil lawsuit filed earlier this month seeks to shut down the center.

    Second Chances Rehabilitation Center founder Brigette Williams is one of three licensed wildlife rehabilitators in the county, but the other two people only treat birds. 

  • National Weather Service warns tornadoes possible today

    The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Oldham County and several counties in south central Indiana and central Kentucky.

    This afternoon and tonight, gusty southwesterly winds up to 35 mph will occur again as another low-pressure system moves into the southern great lakes region.

    Along with the gusty winds, thunderstorm chances will increase by late afternoon across southern Indiana and into central Kentucky and the blue grass through the evening. The main threats with any severe thunderstorms will be damaging winds.

  • Black and white and scanned all over

    Little black barcodes dot the Goshen Elementary library, where they’re taped to shelves, doors, desks and even book spines. 

    To the naked eye they just look like, well, barcodes. But scanned with a smart phone, the barcodes bring up text, videos and other information.

    They’re quick response codes — barcodes that can hold data for 4,300 alpha-numeric characters in one small square.

  • Brownsboro elementary changed to top district priority

    Plans to build a Brownsboro elementary inched forward Nov. 9 when the district’s local planning committee voted to make the project a top priority in the district facility plan.

    Committee members voted 18-2 to raise the Brownsboro school priority from 2a to 1b, a change school officials say will make about $1.9 million available in state funding previously restricted because of the prioritization.

  • Nationwide emergency alert test planned at 2 p.m. Wednesday

    Kentucky Emergency Management will join multiple federal agencies today to conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System.

  • Just Dance: 57th International Choreographers’ Showcase planned this weekend

    For 17 years, La Grange’s Dance-Forms Productions has organized international choreographers for performances around the globe — and this weekend, the show returns home to the Oldham County Schools Arts Center.

    This event will be the 57th International Choreographers’ Showcase. Susana Williams has produced four or five a year since 1994, along with help from her husband, Larry Williams.

  • County buys guardrail for state road

    Oldham County magistrates were visibly surprised when they learned the judge-executive spent nearly $10,000 in county funds to install a guardrail on a state road.

    And the guardrail doesn’t meet state specifications, according Andrea Clifford, spokesperson for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

  • Driver sentenced for double-fatal crash

    Emotional friends and family filled the courtroom Tuesday as a plea agreement was filed in a reckless homicide case from a double-fatal car crash last Thanksgiving.

    The driver, Robert P. “Patrick” Kane, 33, entered an Alford guilty plea to two counts of reckless homicide.

  • 2011 General Election results for Oldham County precincts

    2011 General Election    
    unofficial results according to the Oldham County Clerk's Office
    34 of 34 precincts reporting as of 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011

    Governor and Lieutenant Governor  
    David L. WILLIAMS / Richie FARMER (REP) 43.19% 6,082
    Steven L. BESHEAR / Jerry E. ABRAMSON (DEM) 50.27% 7,079
    Gatewood GALBRAITH / Dea RILEY (IND) 6.55% 922
     
    Secretary of State  
    Bill JOHNSON (REP) 48.84% 6,803