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Today's News

  • High school dance becomes ALS fundraiser

    The homecoming dance was once a time of dressing to the nines and dancing until midnight for the students of South Oldham High School until it was threatened to be canceled last year due to the lack of participation of the sponsor, the SOHS dance team.

    Disappointed that they could not be involved in the planning of the annual dance in their senior year, former dance team member Nicole Childress and her friends, Emily Sage and Sara McOmber, came up with a solution.

  • Lammlein gives ‘final remarks,’ new council members sworn in

    Five new members of the La Grange City Council were publicly sworn into their new posts on Monday, in anticipation of their duties officially starting Jan. 1 at 12:01 a.m.

    Led by current mayor Bill Lammlein, who did not seek re-election to that office but chose to run for city council instead, four others were all sworn in at the city council’s last meeting of the year.

  • Winter festivities at the Oldham County History Center

    Take a step back to a more peaceful time and enter a winter wonder fantasyland at the Oldham County History Center. A special Train and Winter Village display for children (and adults) of all ages is now open in the Rob Morris Educational Building.

  • Pewee Valley ready for Yule Log

     

    The City of Pewee Valley will host the annual Yule Log Celebration this Sunday to ring in the holiday season.

    The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Town Square and will include a bonfire, caroling and a visit from Santa Claus.

    Also at the event, the Pewee Valley Women’s Club will be serving cookies and hot chocolate, which was announced at the Pewee Valley City Council Meeting earlier this week.

  • Group sets $100,000 scholarship goal

    A fund that helps dole out scholarships to local students is hoping to push its total giving to more than $100,000 this year.

    The Oldham County Community Scholarships has been giving out scholarships since 2013 officially, but was born out of the Oldham County Dollars for Scholars program, which started in 2004.

    This year, OCCS gave out $78,600 to 68 recipients, but with increased demand, wants to increase the total scholarship numbers into six figures.

  • Creasey Mahan starts process for new park

    Facing a nearly two-year deadline before losing playground equipment currently on their land, the leaders of Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve are hoping to “re-imagine” the current Harmony Park into a bigger and better space.

  • La Grange Council approves changes to Wilborn Park

    With more than half the members not returning for a new term in January, the La Grange City Council had a quick, but busy, final meeting of 2014, capped off with expenditures to help reduce the geese problem in Wilborn Park.

    On a voice vote, with no audible no responses, the council approved more than $8,000 in expenses to enclose parts of the park to help combat aggressive geese and their droppings all over the park.

  • Collision Course

    A semi-truck full of empty cardboard boxes found out just how hard it is for a moving train to stop after being struck Tuesday morning on North Camden Lane. The driver of the truck, who declined to give his name, said he was stuck on the tracks when he saw the train coming from La Grange. Knowing the train wouldn’t have enough time to stop, the driver said he jumped out of the vehicle and ran across Old La Grange road as the train sliced his truck in half.

  • Football: Barmantje, Harding, Viar named OC MVP’s

    Three Oldham County football seniors were honored with Most Valuable Player awards at the team’s year-end banquet.

    Quarterback James Harding was named offensive MVP and middle linebacker Brian Barmantje defensive MVP, while tight end Justin Viar received the Coaches Award (Team MVP).

    Harding threw for 1,912 yards and 22 touchdowns and ran for 2 touchdowns for the Colonels (3-8), who were eliminated by Pleasure Ridge Park last month in the first round of the KHSAA Class 6-A Playoffs.

  • Girls Basketball: OC falls in top 10 road test

    LOUISVILLE – Oldham County faced its highest-ranked opponent of the season Tuesday night in just its second game.

    The Lady Colonels managed to keep things respectable against No. 6 DuPont Manual, but still fell 56-37 at L.J. “Butch” Charmoli Gymnasium.

    Tonysha Curry paced Manual (1-0) with 16 points and 13 rebounds. 6-foot-4 junior center Krys McCune, playing in front of recruiters from the Universities of Kansas and Tennessee, added 15 points.

    The Lady Crimsons forced 25 OC turnovers and out-rebounded the Lady Colonels (1-1) 48-26.