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Local News

  • Vaccinations suggested in wake of whooping cough outbreak

     An outbreak of whooping cough in northern Kentucky points to the need to have children inoculated against pertussis – and for adults to have a booster shot.

    Thirty-one cases of whooping cough have been reported in the Northern Kentucky counties of Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton since the first of November.  Most of the cases have been in school age children age 10 and older, and a few parents of school-aged children.

  • Cancer Society offers free services

     Each year, the American Cancer Society’s National Cancer Information Center (NCIC) receives about 800,000 calls, emails and chats from people who are in need of answers – they may need information and support, or they may want to volunteer or make a donation.

     Those contacts lead to more than 1.7 million services being provided. Phone lines are open around the clock, 365 days a year, to ease fears and give people all the answers they need about cancer.

  • Red Cross requests blood donations for national blood donor month

     This January, during National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross encourages people to roll up their sleeves to give blood to help maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients.

  • Making New traditions

     On Sunday, the eve of Hudson Charles’ eighth birthday, we got to spend the entire day together.  I don’t get a lot of one-on-one time with this boy, the youngest of my five children, so the unexpected time alone was a delightful surprise.  

    While having lunch at the kitchen counter, he talked non-stop about his upcoming birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. 

  • Oldham County votes to go wet

     Oldham County Residents have overwhelmingly voted to allow expanded alcohol sales and became a “wet” county.

    A total of 9,108 Oldham County residents voted, with 62.5 percent voting yes and 37.5 percent saying no.  

    Before the vote, Oldham County was considered a “moist” county, meaning that alcohol sales were allowed, but very strictly controlled.  

  • Wet/dry vote scheduled for Dec. 29

     

     

     

    Registered voters of Oldham County have the opportunity to cast their final vote as to whether or not the county will become “wet” next week.

    On Tuesday, Dec. 29, the controversial vote will be decided and, if passed, the county could see some changes when it comes to the existing alcohol ordinance.

  • Chamber names new executive director

     

     

    Oldham Chamber and Economic Development has named David Bizianes as its new executive director after Deana Epperly Karem stepped down Aug. 31.  

    Bizianes, who has been serving as interim executive director since Karem’s departure, was formally introduced before Oldham County Fiscal Court as OCED’s new leader at their Dec. 15 meeting.  

  • Matthews trial delayed again, date pending lab results

     

     

    Both the prosecution against and defense team of an Indiana man accused of killing a graduate of Oldham County High School last year, continue to wait on DNA evidence to begin a trial.

  • Round-up nets 17 arrests

    Several individuals in the region received a rather rude awakening last Wednesday morning when law enforcement came knocking on their doors to serve arrest warrants.

    Oldham County Sheriff Deputies Bob Button and Jonathan Button were among law enforcement officers from four counties who supported a Kentucky State Police round-up that began at 6 a.m. Dec. 16.

  • Cedar Lake performs “A Christmas Carol”