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  • Free 'Annie' performances Friday, Saturday in Goshen

    Tomorrow is just a day away — and it'll be a big day for youth in St. Francis Goshen's intensive theater camp.

    About 20 youth in fifth through eighth grades will produce and perform "Annie" during two public shows Friday and Saturday.

    They will also perform scenes from the show during Oldham County Day.

    The camp is part of St. Francis Goshen's summer offerings, which include 10 other youth camps and six camps for preschoolers.

    The "Annie" camp split into two groups, cast and crew. 

  • Cardinal Triathlon officials move race from Oldham County, cite safety concerns

    Safety concerns have prompted organizers of Saturday's Cardinal Triathlon to relocate the event out of Oldham County. The race, in its fifth year, has drawn elite athletes to the area as a tune-up before the August Ironman Louisville event.

    Organizers Todd and Cynthia Heady made a last-minute decision to move the race to Taylorsville after learning there would be no police support for the race.

  • County’s fireworks attract thousands

    The Fourth of July holiday was a dud last week in some Kentucky cities, including Prospect, where officials worried fireworks combined with dry conditions could set fires.

    Prospect Mayor Tom Eberle canceled the Prospect “Boomsday” celebration just hours before the event started, citing extreme heat and overly dry conditions.

  • Teens vandalize school, will pay

    Four teens face criminal charges after a short-lived spree earlier this month. 

    According to La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett, the teens broke several business and vehicle windows, including a large plate glass window at SKC Architects on Parker Avenue. 

    The teens then broke a window at La Grange Elementary, causing a computer to fall to the ground. 

  • Teachers receive half-percent raise from county

    School district officials announced last week that — despite their preliminary budget — teachers will be getting a raise in the fall.

    Superintendent Will Wells, who began his new position July 1, listed teacher compensation as a top priority during the superintendent hiring process.

    Now, district officials have decided to dip into a contingency fund to offer an additional .5 percent raise.

  • Project Guild to celebrate life of Oldham County’s 'Buddy'

    La Grange man’s untimely passing doesn’t cancel plans to honor his life of service

    After decades of tireless dedication to his community, a life-long Oldham County resident died Saturday. Willie S. Head — better known to all as “Buddy” — was 74.

    Head had been named grand marshal for this year’s Oldham County Day parade and considered it an honor.

  • Few similarities found in recent traffic deaths

    Considered the deadliest day on U.S. roadways, Oldham County Police responded to three car crashes during on July 4.

    None included serious injuries, however, the number of traffic-related fatalities statewide is higher this year than last. 

    A crash on I-71 southbound at mile marker 21 sent a 24-year-old woman to the hospital with a minor head injury, according to OCPD spokesperson Sarah King.

  • I-71 to be closed Sunday morning

    The Department of Highways District 5 Office announces intermittent closures on Interstate 71 at the KY 329 bypass (mile point 14.3) in Oldham County.

    Interstate 71 will be closed intermittently in both directions, up to 15 minutes at a time, on Sunday morning, July 8th from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. This closure will allow for utility work. 

  • New summer program targets high-achievers

    School district officials hope to continue raising the educational bar in Oldham County through a selective summer program.

    The Oldham County Student Scholars program launched this summer under the guidance of Jackie Howell, the district’s secondary gifted and talented educational services coordinator.

  • A second helping: New owners reopen Brownsboro Eatery

    After four years of standing empty, the Brownsboro Eatery’s doors have reopened with new owners and a fresh coat of paint.

    Visitors can expect a similar menu and feel, as Goshen residents Ed and Dianna Hunsinger are keeping the restaurant’s general store theme.

    Ed, who also owns Empire Tax Service in Crestwood, said he has wanted to buy the old building since the “for sale” sign went up three years ago.