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  • Academic teams advance to state

     Middle schools competed in Governor’s Cup academic team competition Feb. 13, with high schools competing Feb. 20.

    North Oldham Middle School earned the regional team title, with students from NOMS, Oldham County Middle and South Oldham Middle advancing to the state level competition in March.

  • Holistic healing a wellness perspective in Pewee Valley

     For those seeking relief from pain or a peaceful escape from the stresses of life, a new option is available.  

    The Center for Holistic Healing (CHH) has started offering their services, which includes an alternative approach to physical therapy as well as yoga classes, in Pewee Valley.  

  • 100 mile bike ride helps YMCA

    Riding a bike for 100 miles will take you about the distance from Goshen to Cincinnati, but not for Charlotte Reader on Wednesday, March 9. 

    To help the Oldham County Family YMCA reach its fundraising goal of $155,000 by April 1, Reader rode a stationary bike in the gym’s lobby for nearly six hours, all 100 miles, and raised money at the same time. 

  • Chapel at Apple Patch pairs with new ministry

     A country chapel without a congregation and a pair of ministers without a church have paired to turn the two halves into a whole, and the union has benefitted a local nonprofit in the meantime. 

    The Chapel at Apple Patch has been empty just about every Sunday morning  since it was gifted at no cost 10 years ago. 

  • Proposed zoning law updates could affect signs, homes

     Oldham County Planning and Development is now working on a comprehensive update to the county’s current zoning laws that will provide a major overhaul to several important parts of the current zoning ordinance.

    The comprehensive zoning ordinance was last changed in 2007, but according to Planning and Development Director Jim Urban, it was hardly the thorough examination the new update is intended to be.  Urban estimates the last comparable update was in 1999 or 2000.  

  • Food pantry receives big donations

     Good deeds come in different shapes and sizes, and just about every form of kindness has materialized recently at the Bread of Life Food Pantry.

    It is not like there was a shortage of generosity within the aged walls of Grace and Glory Lutheran Church. Since August of 2012, the pantry housed there has fed thousands of people in need, reaching an all-time high of 11,291 in 2015. About 1,000 individuals and families are fed each month because of the good work of Bread of Life volunteers. 

  • One woman abducted at gunpoint, another threatened

    Two women were separately threatened at gunpoint in La Grange on Thursday, March 10, including one who was briefly abducted, according to a La Grange Police Department press release. Police believe the incidents are related, the release stated.

    Before 1:45 a.m., a female patron of Planet Fitness on South First Avenue reported that a male subject attempted to open the passenger door of her vehicle. When she refused to open her door, according to the release, the subject produced a handgun and threatened her with it if she did not open the door.

  • Beyond books

    More than knowledge will bloom from the library this spring. All three Oldham County Public Library locations are giving away seed packets to encourage beginning vegetable gardeners.

    Support, literature and classes will be offered for those who want to learn more about how to make their gardens thrive. 

  • County picks Cruz but state chooses Trump

    Many residents who attended the Republican Caucus on Saturday, March 5, noted a bustling, energetic crowd surrounding the polls, but turnout was slightly lower than the 2012 presidential primary. 

    A total of 6,274 Oldham County Republicans cast a ballot for their party’s presidential candidate, equating to 23.57 percent of the county’s 26,612 eligible voters.

  • Free HIV testing expands into Oldham County

     A federal grant has enabled the Volunteers of America (VOA) to expand their HIV testing services to a seven-county area that includes Oldham County.