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  • Awards encourage classroom innovation

    More than 20 Oldham County teachers have been awarded nearly $20,000 to help promote innovation in Oldham County Schools.

    The money is part of the Oldham County Educational Foundation’s Pyramid Awards program, which has been supporting educational initiatives throughout the district for nearly 20 years.

    In all, 21 teachers were awarded a total of $19,756 for ideas such as “iSee, iLearn, iReflect,” “Pumpkin Chunkin,” and “Engineering is Elementary.”

  • Alleged gang leader back in custody, ordered for evaluation

    A Shelbyville man charged with recruiting for the Southside Crips gang in Oldham County has been taken back into custody and will undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

    Thomas L. Wenz, 22, was indicted in December on charges of criminal gang recruitment, engaging in organized crime, unlawful transaction with a minor, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

    Wenz pled not guilty to those charges on Dec. 19 and bailed out of the Oldham County Jail shortly after that court hearing.

  • Putting the Tee in Team

    Forty-two seconds.

    That’s how long it took for Tee Salinas, a senior at North Oldham High School, to transition from lovable team manager to the most-celebrated player on the Mustangs’ squad this season.

    Others might argue it took seven years of hard work and determination.

    But with seven minutes and sixteen seconds left in the first quarter of NOHS’ senior night last Friday, Tee Salinas scored a layup that rattled the school’s gym in Goshen.

    Tee had arrived.

    ‘Most likely to brighten your day’

  • Water boil advisory for Goshen in place

     The Louisville Water Company has put the city of Goshen under a water boil advisory for the next 24 hours.

    Customer service representative Daron McDonald said a 12 inch water main near US Highway 42 burst Monday night, causing a loss in pressure for nearly 3,400 customers in Goshen.

    "We are asking customers to boil their water as a precaution because of the loss of pressure," McDonald said.

  • 'Mentally ill' individual puts two Oldham County schools into lockdown

    Two Oldham County High Schools were put on lockdown Thursday after Oldham County Police became aware of a situation involving a former student and current OCS student, police and school officials said. 

    Oldham County High School and North Oldham High School were put in seperate lockdowns Thursday morning. OCHS was put into lockdown first at 9:30 a.m., while NOHS went into lockdown at 10:30 a.m., Oldham County Schools Communications Director Tracy Harris said. Both schools were released from lockdown at 11 a.m., she said.

  • Proposed Walmart in Crestwood before Planning Commission

    A proposal to build a new Walmart in Crestwood is set to go over its first legislative hurdle next week.

    On Tuesday at 9 a.m., the Oldham County Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing and vote on two items related to the proposed new location on Veterans Memorial Parkway/Ky. 329 Bypass.

    The planning commission will decide whether to re-zone the area Walmart is proposing to build on from C-2 and C-3 to C-4, highway service. It will also decide whether to approve the development plan for the new store.

  • Marker sought for black cementery

     

    A walk down Third Street in La Grange will bring you to a plot of land rich with history.

    The La Grange Historic African-American Cemetery is the final resting place for 115 people, according to the cemetery’s plot chart. Notable people dating back to the days of slavery are buried in the land where Third and Fourth Streets meet.

    With February being Black History month, the Oldham County Historical Society is applying for a historical marker that will be placed outside the gates of the cemetery next February if approved.

  • Nay remembered as Oldham County icon

     

    Wallace “Wally” Nay was an avid gardener, lover of ice cream, driving enthusiast and all-around good guy according to his friends. Known as “Sugar” to his wife, Nay was a father, husband and Oldham County icon.

    Nay passed away on Feb. 7 at the age of 79, surrounded by family at his home in La Grange. He was laid to rest in the Valley of Rest Cemetery.

    Nay was probably best known for his civic service to Oldham County and the city of La Grange, according to longtime friend Jean Knight.

  • A taste of community
  • Event set to discuss heroin effects in the community

    A coalition made up of school, criminal justice and health professionals is hosting a forum to increase awareness of heroin in Oldham and surrounding counties.

    Heroin Hits Home: Our Community’s Response will take place on Thursday, March 6 at 6 p.m. in the North Oldham High School Auditorium.

    Presented by the Coalition for a Healthy Oldham County, the community event will feature a panel including an addiction specialist, law enforcement, District Judge Jerry Crosby and others. Court of Appeals Judge Allison Jones will moderate the panel.