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Today's News

  • Residents request televised La Grange City Council meetings

    Members of La Grange City Council may soon appear on the small screen.

    La Grange residents requested during Monday’s city council meeting to have council meetings televised on Insight Channel 25.

    Oldham County Fiscal Court and Planning and Zoning meetings are shown on the channel, and take place in the same room where the city council meets.

  • District ready for new year

    On Aug. 13, Oldham County will begin school with about 12,000 students attending our elementary, middle and high schools.

  • Athlete of the week: Stephanie Rowland

    School: South Oldham Middle School

    Age: 11

    Hometown: Pewee Valley

    Team: Oldham County Thoroughbreds

  • Letters to the editor

    Grand marshal thanks community

    To the editor:

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people that were involved in the Oldham County Day parade and banquet. Being named grand marshal of the parade was both humbling yet exciting. I appreciate all of the hard work that made the event so memorable.

  • Athletes deal with rising temperatures

    It’s August and it’s hot.

    It’s humid, the air is sometimes polluted and high school athletes are dealing with it the best way they can.

    While temperatures soared into the upper 90s last week, it hasn’t been a bad year as far as the heat and humidity go for the local athletes.

  • Game bytes: A look at this week's sports in brief

    Gathof makes OVC preseason team

    When: Friday.

    Where: Eastern Kentucky University.

    What: Former Oldham County High School star Brandon Gathof of La Grange has been named to the Ohio Valley Conference preseason first-team as a safety.

  • Four schools miss No Child Left Behind goals

    Four Oldham County schools failed to make their yearly improvement goals under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

    Oldham County and South Oldham middle schools and La Grange and Kenwood Station elementary schools did not meet all of their goals for improvement in 2008-09. Test scores show each school met its math goals, but each had one group of students miss their reading improvement goals.

  • Coach gives back

    Most basketball coaches spend the summer working with their players on individual development, working camps, coaching summer league games.

    Frank Wright, head girls’ basketball coach at South Oldham High School, did all that and found a little time to give back to a community that is still struggling from the effects of Hurricane Katrina.

  • The ABCs of school bus safety

    As we get back into the swing of another school year, let’s pause a moment to remind ourselves of a few basic school bus safety rules.

    You must never pass a bus with its red lights flashing and stop arm out. Not only is it illegal (you can be assessed 6 points on your license), it’s also extremely dangerous. There are children present around the bus and quite possibly crossing the road.

  • Engineer's work with city OK'd

    A man who performs contract engineering work for the city of La Grange and holds the title of city engineer is not in violation of the city’s ethics code because he isn’t a city employee, commissioners ruled last month.

    Members of the La Grange Ethics Commission determined since David Garber is not a salaried employee with the city – he doesn’t receive benefits, insurance or retirement – he is not in violation of the ethics code while working for the City