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Today's News

  • Mueller: Don’t be a jerk and learning to ignore them

    How many times in any given day do you meet a jerk? Some people seem to go out of their way to be difficult, demanding, conflict-oriented, hostile or even obnoxious. How many seem to be such poor listeners that you wonder if you’re being heard at all? Some individuals even get a thrill out of threatening people with frivolous lawsuits.

  • TV not always worth the prize

    When I was a little kid I got to be on TV. I think the show was called Peggy’s Place or maybe Debbie’s World. I was only five, so I can’t be expected to remember everything, but here is what I do remember: my mom and aunt took me, my little sister and my cousin to the taping. We sat in the bleachers with a bunch of other kids and were promised a “fabulous prize” if we did what we were told.

  • Earth Day 2014 events at the OC History Center

    The 2014 Children’s Earth Day Festival will be Saturday, April 26 beginning at 11:30 a.m., at the Oldham County History Center. The lineup of events for the 2014 Children’s Earth Day Festival includes Kwaronhis:wi, Susan Mullins, performing a Blessing of the Earth at the Oldham County History Center. Other events will be occurring in conjunction with Mullins’ presentation.

  • “Gotcha” Announcement

    Evelyn Amilia Priddy

    Evelyn Amilia Priddy. Officially May 5, 2013, In our hearts since August 2010. Happy 1st Gotcha Day! Ti Amo.

  • Community briefs April 24

    Boot camp

    Oldham County Crunch will be hosting a fitness bootcamp on Saturday mornings starting on April 26 from 9-10 a.m. Classes will be open to all people of all ages and fitness levels. Cost is $10 for those 18 and older, $5 for 17-11 and free for children 10 and under. Minor children will be required to workout under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian. Starting in May classes will also be offered on Tuesday evenings at 6-7 p.m. All classes will be held at the Walsh Park Pavilion. Classes are led by Michelle Benson, CPT, and Shannon LaDow, RN, CPT.

  • North Oldham High’s new principal to start July 1

    Craig Wallace will begin as principal July 1 following the retirement of Lisa Jarrett. Jarrett served as principal for eight years.

  • Education Briefs April 24

    History bee

    Summer vacation will start in Atlanta for three North Oldham Middle School students — but it won’t be the relaxing weekend their peers are enjoying. These students will be competing at the National History Bee after qualifying at the regional competition April 2 in Lexington.

  • Burn ban in effect May 1

    Due to being designated by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency as “non-attainment” air quality for ozone and particulate matter because pollution levels have exceeded those permitted by the Clean Air Act, beginning May 1 and continuing until September 30 open burning is prohibited in Oldham County.

    All questions concerning open burning should be addressed to the KY Division of Air Quality at 1-888 BURN LAW (287-6529) or at www.air.ky.gov and click on Open Burning.

  • La Grange Fire to test hydrants

    The LaGrange Fire & Rescue Dept. will be inspecting and flushing fire hydrants during the months of April, May, June and July 2013. This will include the areas of the La Grange Utilities Water District and the Oldham County Water District.

    Water may appear cloudy or discolored immediately following hydrant flow testing. However, the water is safe to drink.

  • Walmart receives final approval from Crestwood council

    Walmart will once again have a store in Crestwood, after the city council approved a proposed SuperCenter store on Veterans Memorial Parkway at a special meeting April 16.

    The Crestwood City Council approved an ordinance rezoning the property at 6701 Veterans Memorial Parkway, also known as Highway 329 Bypass, as well as a development plan for the Walmart, unanimously.

    Kevin Thompson, public affairs director for Walmart, said there currently isn’t a date set to break ground on the new development, since final approval just came from the Crestwood council.