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Today's News

  • Crestwood schools get $2,000

    On May 15, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded $14,000 to Louisville-area schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations to support adult, family and summer literacy programs.  These grant awards are part of more than $5.8 million in grants awarded today to approximately 720 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 43 states the company serves. Award recipients include:

  • Deviate from your routine

    Many of us find a routine comforting, as it gives us some feeling of control in life.  What can sneak up on us and catch us unaware, however, is an emotional rut that leaves us feeling empty and uninspired.  
    If you are having these feelings, consider finding a time either weekly or daily to expand your horizons a bit and make a minor shift in your routine.  A fresher outlook will help you to rise above your rut and the feelings that go with it.

  • Truitt: An Iconic Celebration

     Last weekend, we celebrated my sister’s college graduation. She chose to pursue a degree later in life, while working and raising two daughters on her own. To say I am proud of her is an understatement.  
      Our cousin threw a wonderful party, using all the special graduation decorations.  Banners, balloons, streamers, and shiny foil confetti shaped like caps and diplomas.  My seven-year-old son sat in the floor and scooped up a handful of the tiny confetti shapes and exclaimed, “Look at all these icons!”

  • Measure twice, cut once: Planning before planting pays off

    By Patrice M. Smith

  • In memory of those who have given their lives
  • Fiscal Court awards $100,000 to Historical Society for $2 million renovation project

    Members of the Oldham County Historical Society last week asked Oldham County Fiscal Court for $100,000 for its renovation project. Although they were awarded the large sum, it didn’t come without a fight.
    The History Center is in the midst of a $2 million campus renovation campaign to update the facility inside and out.
    Not only is there a campus renovation planned, but also in March, the Historical Society had to shut down part of the campus for damages caused by weather.

  • North Oldham Fire Department reduces tax rates for two districts

      The North Oldham Fire District will reduce tax rates in its district by five percent, beginning July 1.
      The current property tax rate of $0.10 per $100 of assessed valuation will be reduced to $0.095 per $100 of assessed valuation. which was voted on at the NOFD Board of Trustees meeting May 14.

  • North Oldham Fire Department reduces tax rates for two districts

      The North Oldham Fire District will reduce tax rates in its district by five percent, beginning July 1.
      The current property tax rate of $0.10 per $100 of assessed valuation will be reduced to $0.095 per $100 of assessed valuation. which was voted on at the NOFD Board of Trustees meeting May 14.

  • Oldham County Chamber: Half of alcohol ordinance petitions returned, outlook good for special election

    The Oldham County Chamber of Commerce’s Committee for Expanded Alcohol Sales updated the Oldham County Fiscal Court about its efforts to pursue 6,000 signatures on an expanded alcohol petition last week.
    Clayton Stoess, member of the Expanded Alcohol Sales for Oldham County committee, told the magistrates that the Chamber had received half of the signatures needed after sending more than 30,000 mailed petitions to Oldham County residents at the end of April.
    Stoess said the Chamber hopes to have the required signatures by the end of June.

  • Primary results for Oldham similar to state

      While the leading Republican candidate for governor had a close statewide race in the May 19 Primary Election, Matt Bevin enjoyed a large margin over his opponents in Oldham County.
    In fact, Oldham County voters cast a total of 2,254 ballots for Bevin, giving him 283 more votes than his closest opponent, Hal Heiner.