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  • Dog days turn into playtime for local canines

     

    The dog days of summer will end with an annual tradition in Oldham County: reserving the last open day of the pool for local canines.

    The John W. Black Aquatic Center is closing its doors to the public Sept. 6, but the pool will host one last summer celebration with the 16th annual Puppy Party on Sept. 7.

    The park invites dogs, owners and kids to swim and jump off the diving board for an afternoon of family fun, Laura Feese, aquatic director, said.

  • Goshen to install speed bumps

     

    Vehicles hoping to speed their way down a popular Goshen road will soon be facing speed bumps to slow them down.

    The Goshen City Commission decided last week at their monthly meeting that adding speed bumps to Harmony Landing Road would be the best defense against future traffic violators.

    The road is currently a 20 mph speed zone, but many travelers disregard signs, said Harmony Landing residents who were present at the meeting.

  • County ACT scores stay steady, AP scores improve

    Students in Oldham County Schools continue to outpace state and national averages for achievement on Advanced Placement exams, according to 2014 results presented to the board of education on Aug. 25.

    “It’s great to see gains,” Brent Deaves, Interim Secondary Level Director, told the board. Deaves showed data that the district not only had more students take exams and had more exams given, but more students also received scores high enough to earn college credit.

  • Multiple students receive Green award for college

    Seventy-five students from Oldham County have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). To earn this honor, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

    These students have also earned $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards. If they keep their grades up in college, they will have $10,000 to use toward a four-year degree.

  • Oldham Humane Society celebrates 25 years

    The Humane Society of Oldham County is turning 25 this year and is throwing a party for the community to celebrate.

    The society, which is separate from the Kentucky Humane Society and other entities, will hold the event on Sept. 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2417 Hwy. 53 next door to the Cherry House Furniture Store.

  • Rolling out the red carpet

     

    A pounding heart and sweaty palms are usually expected with the first day of school experience, but not for East Oldham Middle School students as they skipped down a red carpet from buses into the front door.

    Uplifting Disney song “Be Our Guest” blared through speakers while teachers and administrators cheered eagerly as the students headed into the building on the steamy Wednesday morning.

    “We just want to make a great first impression,” Principal Jim Ross said.

  • McConnell, Grimes spar over policy

    After he’s spent 30 years in Washington, U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes no longer believes Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is the best candidate for Kentucky’s farmers.

    “Never has a senator been paid so much for doing so little for the people in Kentucky,” Grimes said at Kentucky Farm Bureau’s “Measure the Candidates” forum, held at its headquarters in Louisville on Wednesday.

  • Contract not renewed for North Oldham Fire Chief

     

    The North Oldham Fire District will experience a change in leadership come February.

    Current NOFD Chief David Stoltz will not receive another term at the helm of the department when his current one ends in February, the North Oldham Fire District Board of Trustees announced at their last meeting two weeks ago.

    Stoltz has been associated with the fire department for upwards of 30 years, where he has been chief for three years and acting chief before that.

  • Cauley Foundation joins Oldham County Community Foundation

    Elizabeth Cleland Cauley, known to her friends as Betty, was passionate about animals and the environment. A passionate supporter and contributor to Oldham County Animal Control and the Oldham County Humane Society, Betty established a private foundation after her husband, Tom, passed away in the 1990’s to ensure that funds were set aside to provide annual support for the causes she held dear.

  • New shop in La Grange features bilingual barber

     

    For years women could choose to get highlights, haircuts and the latest gossip in a plethora of La Grange beauty shops, and now male residents will be happy to know there is now a barbershop providing back-to-basics services.

    George’s Barber Styling, named after its owner George Shunnarah, has been located in Crestwood since its beginnings as a barber school in 1999.

    Shunnarah turned the school into a successful barbershop in 2005, providing haircuts, straight razor shaves and beard trims.