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Today's News

  • School redistricting forums are March 26-28

    Parent input will play a major role in determining which Oldham County school students will attend as part of a new redistricting process.

    The process is unlike any other in the area and will begin with an initial round of public forums March 26-28.

    Because of changing enrollments and facility changes, Oldham County Schools officials are planning to redistrict students before the 2014-15 school year.

  • Oldham native, woman killed in Henry Co. crash

    An Eminence man and his passenger are dead after a crash Sunday night in Henry County.

    According to Kentucky State Police, the crash occurred at 9:35 p.m. on Ky. 146 when a vehicle traveling east on Ky. 146 left the roadway and struck a tree.  

  • Public meeting planned about East End Bridge

    A public meeting and open house is scheduled March 12 to provide updated information on plans, progress and schedules for the Ohio River East End Bridge Project.

    The meeting is being jointly sponsored by WVB East End Partners, the Indiana Department of Transportation and the Indiana Finance Authority.

  • South Oldham falls to Hopkinsville in Sweet 16

    LEXINGTON — South Oldham's magical season came to a close Wednesday night as the Dragons never really found a rhythm in the opening round of the PNC/KHSAA Sweet 16 state tournament, falling 74-52 to Hopkinsville.

  • EVERY SECOND COUNTS: Heart attack patient is grateful for EMTs trained for cardiac care

    Debbie Clark knew something was wrong. The sharp pain radiated from her arms to her shoulders and neck—even up into her jaw.

    “But nothing in my chest,” she recalled.

    So, surely it couldn’t have been a heart attack, right?

    After about 15 minutes of extreme pain, a co-worker called 911. Oldham County EMS arrived at American Bank Equipment on Mattingly Road in Buckner where Clark works for her son.

    “They came in and it was like they knew,” the 60-year-old grandmother of four said.

  • North Oldham grad wins $10,000 on ‘Millionaire’

    A North Oldham High School graduate featured in Monday’s episode of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” chose to walk away with thousands when stumped by a question about cajones. 

    Derek McMahan, a law student at The College of William and Mary, made it to the seventh question of the game show. 

  • Clubb sworn-in as Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney
  • Buckner Elementary student leads project

    Buckner Elementary student Kennedy Park asked her principal if she could start a drive for stuffed animals to be collected through Kosair. 

    They are to be given to officers when they go to transport children. Park is going to try and get 1,000 collected so the special Bear Patrol truck comes to pick them up. 

    “This was totally kid-initiated,” said Principal Lisa Cheek. “She didn’t even tell her teacher about it — she went straight to the top.”

  • Oldham County EMS awarded grant to purchase bariatric stretcher

    Oldham County EMS has received a grant from the state board that oversees EMS units.

    The $10,714.28 grant was awarded to OC EMS by the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services as part of its emergency medical services grant program.

    Oldham County Judge-Executive David Voegele signed off on the grant Tuesday.

    The money will be used to purchase a bariatric stretcher. The equipment will be used to transport obese patients. It has a weight capacity of 1,000 pounds.

    Statewide EMS units can apply for the grants each year.

  • COLUMN: New editor joins familiar territory

    My wife, Sarah, and I moved to Oldham County nearly 10 years ago.
    Having grown up here, I knew the area quite well.
    For Sarah, the outsider, the learning curve was more precipitous.
    When needing to get somewhere in Crestwood, La Grange or Goshen, Sarah would often come to me for directions. Those conversations sometimes went like this:
    Sarah: “How do you get to (fill in the blank)?”
    Me: “Do you remember where (fill in the blank) used to be?”
    Sarah:  “No.”