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  • Concert to benefit Ind. tornado victims

    An internationally-known composer is lending his talent to help support victims of a tornado that destroyed Henryville, Ind., in March.

    Eric Genuis, a Simpsonville resident, will perform a benefit concert April 24 at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center.

    “I’m excited about using the music I compose to bring awareness to the need in Henryville,” he said.

    Often, support pours into a community immediately following a natural disaster, but wanes before the need is filled, he said.

  • EMS accepts bids for management

    Proposals for managing Oldham County EMS are now being accepted after the agency’s board of directors voted to release the request for proposal April 9.

    The proposal seeks to find a private company to manage Oldham County EMS while retaining current employees and programs.

    Board members released a draft of the RFP in March to solicit public input. 

  • Vehicle fire closes bank

     Firefighters arrived at PNC Bank Tuesday morning after a car burst into flames near the drive-up window.

    Employees said they heard a loud “bang” before seeing the car, which was just outside the drive-up overhang.

  • Tree one of state's largest

    The truck comes to a halt alongside Eden Parkway, then the driver pops it over the curb and comes to a stop in the grass. 

    “Oh, wow,” Pete Barber says as he drives past a clearing alongside the road. “That’s a big tree.”

    Barber should know. The South Oldham High School graduate is the urban partnership coordinator for the Kentucky Division of Forestry and is a certified arborist.

  • Students lead project to provide books to low-income families

    A group of Oldham County students gave younger students a special treat just in time for Easter weekend.

    Members of the Oldham County Leadership Academy delivered books to more than 350 younger students as part of their capstone service project, “Reading is Magic.”

    The OCLA is made up of 24 juniors, eight each from Oldham County, South Oldham and North Oldham high schools, and meets seven times throughout the school year to develop leadership skills.

  • First and worst: Oldham ranks high for healthy residents, but not healthy foods

    An annual health report shows Oldham County ranked first — and last — among Kentucky counties.

    The County Health Rankings report is produced by the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute and compares nearly every county in all 50 states.

    Overall, Oldham County remains the healthiest in the Commonwealth, based on mortality and morbidity rates, health behaviors, clinical care and social/economic factors.

  • School system to host superintendent forum

    The three finalists for the Oldham County Schools superintendent’s position will participate in a public forum tonight (Thursday).

    The finalists include Houston Barber, principal of Fern Creek High Traditional High School; Lisa Stone, director of school improvement for Montgomery County Schools; and William Wells, assistant superintendent of instruction for Oldham County Schools.

  • Expansion could add 200 jobs

    More than 200 new jobs could be added through a possible expansion to a Buckner facility.

    The Carriage House Co. is a subsidiary of Ralcorp that currently employs about 280 workers at the Oldham County location.

    The company is the nation’s largest supplier of store-brand preserves, jellies, peanut butter, syrups and dressings.

  • GOP to host primary debate April 25 at Oldham County High

    The GOP of Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties will host a primary election debate later this month.

    “The Oldham Debates” are scheduled at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 at Oldham County High School in Buckner.
    A meet-and-greet begins 30 minutes earlier.

  • Billingual Oldham students serve as peer tutors

    For students still learning English, homework can be a daunting task. But a group of Oldham County High School students are helping younger students get ahead.

    The Sonadores Club — roughly translated as “The Dreamers” — formed at OCHS three years ago.

    The club has about 25 members and many provide tutoring and homework assistance twice a week at the La Grange Community Center.