Today's News

  • United we stand, divided we fall

    I’ve always loved our Kentucky state motto, “United We Stand, Divided We Fall.” The sight of people from different races and countries, on the street or on TV, is my cue to practice unity. Listening to all the voices in a choir blending together, I am reminded of the glory of unity. When I collaborate with my colleagues on a project, I vow to devote all my God-given talents to promote unity. For we all have the same color bones.

  • Traughber wins coach of year

    CRESTWOOD – It’s not winning or losing that attracts Charlie Traughber to coaching – it’s teaching.

    “Seeing kids learn a technique, learn what you are trying to teach them to me is what it’s all about,” Traughber said. “That’s very rewarding.”

    Traughber, a Crestwood resident, has been selected as the 2010 Kentucky Youth Soccer Association Recreation Girls’ Coach of the Year.

  • Anonymous letter won't shake veteran's patriotism

    To the editor:

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, thousands of young men and women returned to the United States after having served our country in the Vietnam War.

    It turned out to be the war everyone wanted to forget – except those of us who fought there.

    Most of us were 17 to 22 years old, more than 8,000 miles from home and scared to death ... We prayed, we fought, we bled and some died. But we did as we felt we were expected to do, and none of us came home the same as when we left.

  • Candidates square off over state spending

    State spending, expanded gambling and the future of Oldham roads and schools are key issues in the race for State Senate District 26 and House District 47. 

    Candidates engaged in a forum Sept. 16 at Oldham County High School as State Sen. Ernie Harris (R-Crestwood) debated his challenger, Democrat John Black, while state Rep. Rick Rand (D-Bedford) squared off against political newcomer, Republican Theodore “T.K.” Broecker.

  • Walking to feed a local need

    Nancy Doty is walking for Jesus and she wants others to join her.

    Doty, along with as many as 100 others, will participate in the Oldham County CROP Hunger Walk 2010 on Saturday at Covenant United Methodist Church in La Grange.

  • Shooting in Lake Louisvilla is drug-related

    Police believe a drug deal gone wrong prompted a recent shooting in Lake Louisvilla.

    Officers from the Oldham County Police Department responded to a disorder in progress in the 7400 block of Hemlock Avenue about 9 p.m. Sept. 14.

    Police arrested 23-year-old Matthew Elkins of Crestwood after he allegedly threatened two men with a shotgun and fired at least one shot in their direction.

    Police said Elkins took money from the two men in exchange for drugs, but instead of handing over drugs, he accepted cash and told them to leave.

  • Cyclists under siege on Oldham roads

    Police are advising cyclists to be keenly aware of oncoming traffic as they pedal through Oldham County after a cyclist reported a Dodge truck involved him in a game of chicken.

    County Attorney Courtney Baxter said cyclists have reported that an oncoming truck has crossed the center line while approaching cyclists head-on and swerved at the last minute, causing at least one cyclist to veer off the roadway in recent weeks.

  • Animal lover Mary Ann Tyler was heartbroken.

    When treating fire victim patients at Baptist Hospital Northeast, she met a woman whose family lost not only their entire home, but their three dogs, too.

    “It broke my heart,” Tyler said. “I put myself in her place and that would be the worst thing. I just hate to think that they would suffer.”

    Tyler, who has two dogs and also feeds four stray cats, learned from paramedics that at least one of the family’s dogs may have survived if rescuers had proper equipment, such as an oxygen mask.

  • News in brief

    18 vehicles for sale

    Oldham officials have declared 18 county vehicles as surplus.

    Vehicles from the county’s police department, jail, parks and recreation department, sheriff’s office, road department and planning and zoning will be sold by sealed bid in October.

    Surplus vehicles include:

    • four 2004 Ford Crown Victorias;

    • three 2005 Ford Crown Victorias;

    • two 2001 Ford Rangers;

    • a 1998 Dodge Durango;

    • a 2003 Dodge Durango;

    • a 2002 Ford F150;

  • A new authority

    Merging two entities that deal with clean water in the county could eliminate confusion for residents.

    Two local utilities, the Oldham County Sewer District and Oldham County Stormwater Management District, will soon merge into one agency – the Oldham County Environmental Authority. Both districts are already managed by the same company, Veolia Water.