Local News

  • There's no substitute for a regular teacher

    Robert Spencer is about as regular of a fixture in Oldham County Schools as any full-time employee. Since 1996, Spencer has showed up for work four to five times per week to substitute, filling in for teachers from elementary up to high school.

    And he is not alone.

    On any given day there are 25 to 85 substitutes in charge of classrooms in Oldham County schools, according to Oldham County Board of Education Personnel Director Genie Yockey.

  • Oldham County jail costs county less money

    If budget projections are correct, operating costs for the Oldham County Jail will cost the county about $96,000 less this year than last, members of fiscal court discussed Tuesday.

  • Experts challenge teen alcohol abuse, offer tips for prevention

    Challengers of Oldham County and the Oldham County Police Department hosted an informational session for parents about teen alcohol abuse, called “Start talking before they start drinking.”

  • Gifted, talented and bored

    By any measure, Ryan Taylor is a gifted student. He’s a Governor’s Scholar and earned distinguished CATS scores and a 770 for the math portion of the SAT.

  • This is the second test of the CMS system

    This is the second test of the new and improved v2 of the CMS system. I'm trying some new things with this file to see if I can get it to create, edit and export efficiently and correctly. Let's hope it works!

    Things are going well so far. The last time I created this file, I hit return to start a second paragraph and the second graph indented itself. But that doesn't seem to be happening this time. Of course, right now, I'm just typing as I go. But what happens if I copy and paste this paragraph underneath?

  • Flood of murky water

    The brown waters of the Ohio River crested 26.02 feet at the upper gauge of the McAlpine Locks and Dam Friday – about 3 feet above flood stage.

  • Medical equipment company, president sentenced for fraud

    The former president of a medical equipment company will pay more than $79,000 in restitution to Medicare and Medicaid for submitting false claims and prescriptions for back braces.

  • Summer camps

    Camp Crestwood

    7206 Clore Lane, Crestwood

    June 9-13: Middle School Camp

    June 16-20: Combined Camp

  • Running man

    The spontaneity of firefighting – dropping everyday duties at the sound of an alarm – can be more dangerous for firefighters than an actual emergency.

  • News briefs

    Inmate escapes from women’s prison A Louisville robber serving a five-year sentence walked away from the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women outside Pewee