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Today's News

  • Athlete of the Week

    Name: Holly Schumm.

    School: South Oldham Middle School.

    Sport: Basketball.

    Age: 14.

    Position: Point guard.

    Hometown: Crestwood.

    Accomplishments: Schumm, a heady point guard, recently helped the South Oldham Middle School Lady Dragons to the Mid-Bluegrass Conference tournament championship as SOMS swept the eighth-grade and the seventh-grade tourneys.

    Schumm was a key player from her guard spot and enjoys the position.

  • Souper Supper lecture series begins at Irish Rover, Too

    The Souper Supper lecture series sponsored by the Oldham County History Center begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

    ee“From Leather to Linen” and Appraisal Fair: Special tips for taking care of your family heirloom pieces” is the first in the series and features special guest Jan Jasper. 

    Jasper, history center educator and archivist, will share her knowledge about ways to preserve and protect scrapbooks, leathers, linen, metals, letters and other keepsakes.eeAppraiser Mike Brown will appraise heirloom pieces.

  • Thriving and flourishing

    Every year I receive a Christmas card from a former favorite teacher who always says he hopes I’m thriving and flourishing. I always tell him that I am. For I believe that I have been blessed to have been around many folks I call my heroes for everyday living who have taught me the lesson of “thriveability.” 

  • Library hosts job fair

    From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, the Oldham County Public Library will host a job fair in partnership with KentuckianaWorks and the Office of Employment and Training. 

    The job fair is free and open to the public. Job seekers should bring a copy of their resumé and dress appropriately for an interview. 

    Staff will be on hand to assist with job search and resumé writing skills. 

    For information, call Lee Boyd at 595-4003, ext. 4028, or e-mail james.boyd@ky.gov.

  • Locust Grove names Mega skill students of the month

    Several Locust Grove Elementary School students were recently named MegaSkill Students of the Month. The students were honored for demonstrating the skill “Focus” during November.

    Early primary students honored were Mike Wallace, Lucas Hawkins, Sydney Chitwood, Dylan Bayer, Julia Welborn, Will Mettling, Blake Wainer, Sam Young, Lenny Applegate, Olivia Cseh, Yatziry Lopez, Madelyn Wilhite, Lauren Turner, Analise Edwards, Alandra Carroll, Krystabelle Cooley, Ella Shaffer, Windy Fusner, Krista Cox, Cassidy Steele and Grace Downs. 

  • Angel Food Ministries announces January menu choices

    Angel Food Ministries recently announced the January menu. Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational organization that provides fresh and frozen food items sold at about half the price to help people with their grocery bills.eeAnyone of any income level can purchase the food.

    eeThe $30 food box includes:

    • 1.5 lbs. choice beef roast;

    • 2 lbs. baby-back ribs;

    • 2.5 lbs. frozen split chicken breast;

    • 2 lbs. mac and beef dinner entrée;

  • Game Bytes

    LITTLE LEAGUE

    North Oldham hosting signups

    When: This month and February. 

    Where: Walsh Park, La Grange. 

    What: The North Oldham Little League will host signups for the 2010 season on several Saturdays and Sundays in January and February at the league’s complex in Walsh Park.

    Signups are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jan. 16, Jan. 23, Jan. 30 and Feb. 6.

    Signups are from 1 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 17, Jan. 24, Jan. 31 and Feb. 7.

  • Crestwood military man visits Uganda

    KITGUM, Uganda – When the son of a Crestwood couple stepped onto the orange-red soil of this Central African nation, he could have been walking into a National Geographic special presentation. 

    Surrounded by Africans living in grass-roofed mud huts that dotted the countryside, 550 American military members would bring modern medical science and medication, sweat equity and supplies to rebuild old, rundown schools, and an open textbook in sharing non-lethal military tactics that Eastern African armies could use to bring civil order during future times of 

  • Water bills are rising for Oldham, La Grange customers

    La Grange residents will soon pay more for water.

    Customers of the La Grange Utilities Commission will soon see an increase in water rates after La Grange officials approved a rate increase Monday.

    For customers using 3,000 gallons per month, that means an increase of $2.44 and an increase of $4.27 for those using 6,000 gallons.

    Members of the La Grange City Council voted 3-2 to approve the increase, with Deborah Pollard and Jean Knight dissenting. Council members Jason Taylor and Linda Hall were absent.

  • Homeschool fencing club growing

    The Oldham County Homeschool Fencing Club meets weekly for fencing classes led by Coach Orion Bazzell of the Louisville Fencing Center.ee The club has 19 new fencers this month.eeWilliam Alger, Zach Wingert, Nicholas Gunnell, Noah Anderson, Rhetta Wingert, Jonah Dorris, Evan Tate, Philip Tate, Jeremiah Dorris, Blake Simpson and Ana Hudson.