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Today's News

  • YMCA offers summer swimming safety advice

    BY Beth Kempf

    Oldham County Family YMCA Aquatics Director

    Sometime this summer, almost everyone in this community will be in or near the water, and most people will have a safe and healthy time.

    Swimming and other water-related activities are excellent ways to get the physical activity needed for a healthy life. Just two and a half hours of swimming or water aerobics a week can provide basic fitness. Water-based physical activity also improves adults’ ability to carry out everyday activities.

  • Returning from a year down under

    Today’s the day! Our daughter Abby is returning from a year in Australia! I don’t think I’ve been this excited about an impending arrival since 1982, when my school was chosen to be Chattanooga’s official welcoming committee for Nancy Reagan.

  • Obama’s war on coal devastating to Kentucky

    By U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell

    Kentuckians know by now that President Obama has declared a War on Coal. That’s clear from the 7,000 coal jobs that have been lost since 2009 when this president took office. Eastern Kentucky alone has already seen a three-percent loss in coal jobs in the first quarter of 2014.

  • Strengthening government committment to care for veterans

    By Alison Lundergan Grimes, candidate for U.S. Senate

    Our military heroes make the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our freedom and we owe so much to every veteran who has worn our nation’s uniform.

    Like all Kentuckians, I am horrified by reports of deadly neglect of patients at hospitals operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Although a full investigation is still in progress, it is apparent that at least several dozen former service personnel died while awaiting treatment at VA facilities.

    This situation is intolerable.

  • Community briefs June 19

    Free Concert

    Please join us for a free summer concert series with the Louisville Philharmonic Orchestra at Friendship Health and Rehab, located at 7400 Friendship Dr.

    All concerts will take place on the patio. Concert schedule: July 11- Gospel Music Concert at 2 p.m., Aug. 15- Jazz Music Concert at 10 a.m., Sept. 19 - Country Music Hoedown- time TBA

    For more information call 502-241-8821.

    Arts Center camps

  • Old Henry Road open house

    Project consultants, URS Corporation and Qk4, have completed the final design for reconstructing KY 3084 (Old Henry Road) starting just west of the intersection of Bush Farm Road and ending at KY 362 (Ash Avenue). Right of way acquisition is the next step prior to utility relocations and then construction.

  • Sound of Music at Arts Center

    The Oldham County Schools Arts Center will come alive with Roger and Hammerstein’s classic “The Sound of Music” this summer. The outpouring of support by the community was evident this past spring when a diverse and talented group of adults and children auditioned for roles. It is truly a Community Theatre production with a cast made up of students, teachers, dentists, retirees, a financial advisor, moms and dads.

  • Mueller wins recycled art show

    La Grange artist Robbie Mueller’s Mixed Media piece, “High Voltage” won 1st Place at the Arts Association of Oldham County’s 3rd Annual Found/Recycled Art Show at Gallery 104, La Grange. Show judge and British born artist Caroline Waite of Louisville, described Mueller’s piece with “When I opened the door and saw the function of the piece, it made me smile.”

  • OCHS grad given federal employee award
  • Roederer Correctional Complex receives high audit score

    Roederer Correctional Complex (RCC) in La Grange received a near-perfect audit score on its recent re-accreditation audit with the American Correctional Association (ACA). The prison received a total score of 99.6 percent. RCC received its initial accreditation in 1990 and this audit marks the ninth accreditation in the history of the institution.

    RCC is the department’s assessment and classification center for all incoming male felons with the exception of those sentenced to death row. More than 7,000 inmates are processed by the institution each year.