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  • 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

  • La Grange man one of 60 new Kentucky State Police troopers

    The Kentucky State Police Academy presented diplomas to 60 new troopers at ceremonies Oct. 30 in Frankfort.

    Their addition to the force brings the agency’s strength to a total of 914 troopers serving the citizens of the Commonwealth.

  • Kentucky drivers entering peak season for deer collisions

    When asked to identify the most dangerous animal in the United States, most people, depending on where they live, would likely point first to a bear, mountain lion, alligator or even a shark. But the deadliest animal roaming the country is actually the white-tailed deer.
    According to the Insurance Information Institute’s estimates, each year white-tailed deer are responsible for tens of thousands of injuries and the deaths of around 150 Americans simply by causing car crashes.

  • Missed goals leave students at three Oldham schools eligible to transfer

    Students at three Oldham County schools are eligible for transfers to other Oldham schools after the schools failed to meet No Child Left Behind act goals for the 2010-2011 school year.

    Parents of students at Crestwood Elementary, Locust Grove Elementary and Oldham County Middle received letters recently regarding transfer eligibility.

    The transfers come after Adequate Yearly Progress reports were released by the Kentucky Department of Education in September.