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Today's News

  • Thomas finishes seventh in PGA event

    Goshen native Justin Thomas shot a four-round 268 this weekend to finish tied for seventh in the PGA Humana Challenge in La Quinta, Calif.

    The top-10 finish was the second straight for Thomas, who finished tied for sixth at the Sony Open earlier this month.

    Thomas, 21, entered the final round Sunday with a share of the lead at -17.

    He birdied five holes but took a costly double-bogey on the par-4 16th that cost him a chance at the victory.

    Thomas finished at -20, two shots off playing partner and tournament champion Bill Haas.

  • OCMS baseball hosts tryouts

    Oldham County Middle School will conduct baseball tryouts for the 2015 season next month at Wendell Moore Park.

    Tryouts will take place from 5-7:30 p.m. on Feb. 12-13 and 9 a.m.-noon on Feb. 14. Attendance at all tryout dates is required.

    Tryouts are open to all sixth, seventh and eighth-graders at OCMS.

    Contact coach Mark Viehmann at 502-548-2150 or at ocmsbaseball@yahoo.com for questions.

  • Dance champions crowned
  • Girs Soccer: Lady Dragons honored

    South Oldham’s girls soccer team was honored before South’s girls basketball game against North Oldham on Jan. 21 in Crestwood.

    The Lady Dragons were recognized as a nationally ranked team as part of the MaxPreps Tour of Champions, presented by the Army National Guard.

    South beat Owensboro Catholic 4-1 in November to win the program’s state-record seventh KHSAA title. Lady Dragon coach Cy Tucker, the only coach in South’s history, stepped down after the season ended.

  • Street closings for chess tournament

    For the event on Saturday, Feb. 7:

    Washington Street will be partially closed from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The closure will begin at the CityPlace crosswalk just west of Doty Lane and run down to the stop sign at Second Street.

    For the event on Saturday, Feb. 28:

    “Washington Street will be partially closed from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The closure will begin at the CityPlace crosswalk just west of Doty Lane and run down to the stop sign at Second Street.”

    -Submitted info

  • County to consider right to work law

    Already an issue statewide, Oldham County could possibly become the next county to pass a so-called right to work ordinance, following six other counties’ lead.

    The issue involves whether workers should be forced to pay union fees, if they are unionized where they work, whether they join a union or not. Currently, workers at a unionized workplace all pay union fees, because the unions collectively bargain for all employees.

  • U of L president visits with South Oldham Rotary

    University of Louisville President James Ramsey gives a powerpoint presentation about his university’s success on Friday. Also, South Oldham Rotary President John Oliva presents Ramsey with a gift.

  • Ground broken for new OCEA plant

     

    The Oldham County Environmental Authority, the Oldham County Fiscal Court and others celebrated the beginning of construction of the South Oldham Regional Facility last week in a groundbreaking ceremony in Crestwood.

    The facility is OCEA’s third regional wastewater treatment facility. The construction of the state-of-the-art facility is the culmination of a regionalization plan the authority has been implementing since 2010, according to Vicki Miller, community relations manager for OCEA, which is operated by Veolia.

  • OCPD asks for change to alarm ordinance

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court is set to consider changes to its alarm ordinance in roughly a month.

    Currently, the ordinance gives homeowners a three strikes policy on false alarms before receiving a citation and fine from the county code enforcement board. But those strikes only count during a calendar year, resetting each Jan. 1.

    With Oldham County Police and the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office still fielding more than 800 false alarm runs a year, OCPD Chief Greg Smith is petitioning the Fiscal Court for a change in the ordinance.

  • Code Red system upgraded

    Oldham County Emergency Management has upgraded its Emergency Notification System.

    Code Red, the county’s current vendor, has developed a new platform that has several new features includING alerts through social media.

    Residents who follow Emergency Management’s Twitter or Facebook accounts can now get emergency alerts sent by Code Red. The Twitter account is @OldhamCoKyEMA and the Facebook account is Oldham County Central Dispatch.