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  • Education Briefs Dec. 5

    A Christmas Carol

    The Oldham County Schools Arts Center’s production of “A Christmas Carol” - The Musical will be performed by the Oldham County Youth Theatre, December 12, 13, and 14 at 7 p.m. at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children and students. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 502-241-6018.

    Band equipment needed

  • SOMS shows its talents

    On Nov. 26, South Oldham Middle School students and staff held their annual talent show. The show raised more than $200 for the school’s indigent fund, which supports students in need.

    Eighth grader Jon Marie Johnson won this year’s show with her ballet performance to the Sugar Plum Fairy act of The Nutcracker. Johnson is a member of the Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble and will perform again this year in the company’s production of The Nutcracker at the Kentucky Center for the Arts.

    --Submitted information and photos

  • Tech time

    North Oldham Middle School held a tech-a-thon Nov. 26, raising $10,373 for new technology at the school. Students who met a fund raising goal of $200 we able to throw a pie at a teacher’s face. Above, Mrs. Pitsenberger reacts after having a pie thrown at her.

    --Submitted information and photo

  • Community plans benefit dinner for injured boy

    Several La Grange families and churches have planned a benefit dinner to support Latrell Winsor, a little boy who was recently struck by a car while crossing Highway 146 in La Grange.

    Winsor, 10, was struck Oct. 25 after leaving the La Grange Community Center.  Since the accident, he has been at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, recovering from a traumatic brain injury.

  • SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES NEW BOUNDARIES

    After an 11-month process, the Oldham County Board of Education approved new redistricting maps for the district’s elementary, middle and high schools at its monthly meeting Monday.

    The unanimous approval will take effect during the 2014-2015 school year and was prompted by the closing of Liberty Elementary at the end of this school year.

    The new plans, one for each level of schooling, affects the northeast portion of Oldham County the most.

  • Congressman brings listening tour to Goshen, La Grange

    As Congress enjoys a Thanksgiving break, U.S. Congressman Thomas Massie spent part of his time in the western half of his district this week on a two-day listening tour.

    Massie, a Republican who represents Oldham County and most of northern Kentucky in Congress, made two stops in Oldham County, at the Goshen General Store and One Nineteen West Main in La Grange.

    At his Goshen stop, Massie fielded questions on the Affordable Care Act, the government shutdown, climate change and other federal issues.

  • BILLING ISSUE OVER SEWERS RESOLVED

    A double-billing issue affecting residents of the Willow Creek subdivision in Oldham County has reached a formal resolution.

    According to Oldham County Magistrate Bob Dye, whose district includes the Willow Creek Subdivision, the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) in Louisville has agreed to a process to stop their billing and provide refunds of up to two years to residents affected by the double billing.

    “It’s a conclusion,” Dye said. “It solves a problem. As people are aware, Willow Creek is unusual.”

  • Ballardsville Fire to build second station

    The Ballardsville Fire Department is set to build a second station in southern Oldham County after getting approval from the Oldham County Planning and Zoning Commission.

    The commission unanimously approved the second station, which will be built at 2414 W. Highway 22 in Crestwood. It will also have a public entrance to the station from Montford Circle.

  • New KSP troopers

    KSP Post 5 welcomed Captain Fred Williams as the new Post Commander on Saturday, Nov. 16.  Captain Williams, a native of Lawrenceburg, is a 16-year veteran of the State Police and most recently served as the Commander of the Driver Testing Branch in Frankfort.  Captain Williams has also previously served as a sergeant and lieutenant at Post 5.

     Post 5 also recently welcomed two new sergeants.  Sergeant Chad Taylor, a native of Elizabethtown, is a 10-year veteran of the State Police and has previously served at the Elizabethtown and Bowling Green posts.

  • Community briefs Nov. 28

    Oldham County Attorney  recognized for efforts

    The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) has announced the state’s 20 top-performing child support collection partners and has recognized one that has made significant improvement during the past year.

    Oldham County and County Attorney John Carter were recognized as a top performing county with 1,000 to 2,000 cases a year.  

    The winners were announced this month at a conference in Bowling Green hosted by the CHFS Child Support Enforcement program (CSE).