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Today's News

  • Wedding Announcement

    Paul and Linda Nichter of Crestwood announce the wedding of their daughter, Heather Michelle Nichter to David Keith Mullins of La Grange, son of Robert and Leighanna Davis.

    The bride is an Oldham County High School graduate. 

    The groom is also an OCHS graduate and is self-employed.

    The wedding took place Nov. 21 at the groom’s parents’ residence with Chris Gustafson officiating.

    Amber Nichter, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. 

  • Crestwood senior named Coming Home King at WKU

    Matthew Cooke, a senior from Crestwood, was recently named Western Kentucky University’s 2010 Coming Home King.

    Cooke, who was sponsored by Phi Gamma Delta, was honored at halftime of the WKU vs. Arkansas State basketball game at Diddle Arena.

  • Wan graduates from basic training

     U.S. Army Spec. Bin Wan recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    During the nine weeks of training, he studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics.

    He is the nephew of Shihua Pan of Prospect.

  • North Oldham student expelled

    A North Oldham High School student has been expelled for undisclosed reasons after school board members spent two hours Thursday deliberating the student's punishment.

    The student, who board officials won't identify citing student confidentiality rules, is a freshman at NOHS.

    Board members voted to expel the student from NOHS for one year. He or she will be educated through Buckner Alternative High School during that time, board chair Joyce Fletcher said.

    The student will be evaluated at the end of the 2009-10 school year for possible re-enrollment at NOHS.

  • Police uncover meth lab in La Grange

    Two Oldham residents face charges of manufacturing meth in La Grange.

    La Grange Police uncovered a meth lab Feb. 11 in the 700 block of West Madison Street.

    At the scene, police arrested Donnita L. Robinson, 36, 701 W. Madison St., La Grange, and Randy K. Hedges, 28, 2700 block of West Ky. 22, Crestwood.

    Both are charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, a Class B Felony, and housed at the Oldham County Jail on a $2,500 bond.

  • Kopper named to dean’s list at Baldwin-Wallace College

    Emily Kopper of Prospect was named to the dean’s list at Baldwin-Wallace College for the fall semester.

    Students must earn a 3.5 grade-point average or higher to be named to the dean’s list.

  • Excess fees total $500K

    Oldham County government received more than $500,000 in excess fees from county departments this week.

    County Clerk Julie Barr said though 2009 was a bad year economically and new car purchases decreased, the clerk’s office “did an excellent job” with their budget. In the 2009 budget, Barr said $279,000 was budgeted as excess fees. The actual amount is more than $118,000 higher – based in part on an increase in money earned from delinquent tax sales and reduced expenses in supplies, computers and salaries.

  • Local Southern States employee selected for certified training

    Southern States employee Bruce Bentley recently attended a comprehensive three-day training program designed to qualify him as a certified grow master specialist at Southern States Cooperative Inc. in La Grange.

    The program is designed to augment the knowledge of employees involved in advising customers on crop production. 

  • Athlete of the Week

    Wrestling: John Shirkey

    School: East Oldham Middle School.

    Class: 96/103 pounds. 

    Age: 12.

    Hometown: Crestwood.

    Accomplishments: Shirkey, a seventh-grader at East Oldham Middle, won the district and regional wrestling titles at 96 pounds helping the Patriots to the district team title as well.

    After moving up to compete at 103 pounds for the Oldham County High School varsity team, Shirkey took second place Saturday in the regional tournament at OCHS.

  • Sherwood Acres Beef owners featured in book

    Jon Bednarski, of La Grange, treasurer of the Oldham County Soil and Water Conservation District, is featured in a new book, “The Profitable Hobby Farm: How to Build a Sustainable Local Foods Business,” by Sarah Aubrey.  

    Bednarski and his business partner, Dan Weintraub, own Sherwood Acres Beef, which specializes in Belted Galloway cattle. He raises the cattle on his 50-acre farm in La Grange, and the company sells most of its beef products through farmers markets. It also sells through a local four-store chain and to restaurants.