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Today's News

  • Ambulance board wants to build new EMS station

    The Oldham County Ambulance Taxing District is looking to build a new substation for Oldham County EMS. They just don’t know where yet.

    Members of the taxing district’s board looked at several potential substation sites on and around the Baptist Health La Grange campus last week. Baptist Health manages the county EMS in a partnership with the taxing district.

  • Grimes promotes military voting bill

    With the backdrop of “Military Monday” at the Kentucky State Fair, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes championed a law she got passed to make voting for Oldham County’s veterans and active service member more seamless.

    Called the Military Heroes Voting Initiative, the state law allows active duty members to electronically request and receive absentee ballots, register to vote and change voter registration information. The 2013 law also extends special election time frames for local elections for service men and women.

  • County gets involved in state fair

    Thousands of people will converge on the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville this week, but the annual event reaches well into Oldham County this year.

    Last Friday, dozens of 4-H participants participated in the organization’s land judging competition at Waldeck Farm in Crestwood. The event has teams from various counties survey, inspect soil samples and more as an educational competition to determine the best ways to farm a piece of land, Bob Pearce, an extension specialist at the University of Kentucky, said.

  • Popular workout facility CrossFit opening a gym in La Grange

     

    CrossFit is a high-intensity workout taking the country by storm and soon Oldham County will see what the hype is about with the opening of a brand new gym, CrossFit 222 in La Grange.

    CrossFit is an innovative program that uses non-repetitive exercises, a more efficient way to get fit in just 20 minutes a day, says Crossfit222 owner and trainer Amira Stevens.

  • Mayor upset with media

     

    A Goshen ordinance amending a pet law to include cats on leashes has become a local media hit but Goshen Mayor Bob Thacker isn’t too pleased.

    Thacker told attendees at a city commission meeting earlier this week that the press inaccurately portrayed the amendment to the ordinance.

  • Showing thanks to employees

    As a student, I typically despised collaborative projects. Obsessed with getting good grades, I would inevitably end up doing most of the work myself because no one else in the group approached it with the same level of intensity that I did.

    I began each collaboration with high hopes, helping to divy up all the workload to group members and establishing deadlines for sections of the project. Invariably, deadlines weren’t met, work was shoddy and my streak of straight A’s was in jeopardy.

  • South Oldham football preview: South brings back big, talented roster

    CRESTWOOD – South Oldham was impressive across the field in its scrimmage against Shelby County Friday night at Dragon Stadium.

    Senior quarterback Michael McGee completed underneath throws, intermediate passes and deep balls in leading the Dragons on four touchdown drives.

    The Dragon defensive line dominated the Rockets’ front, sacking Shelby quarterback Britton Woolwine four times.

    And on the rare occasions Rocket ball carriers broke through the South line, linebackers Nick Bass and Connor John were there to make tackles.

  • North Oldham football preview: Mustangs set lofty goals for 2014

    GOSHEN – North Oldham players and coaches are keeping no secrets about their goals for this season.

    The Mustangs think they have a team that can overcome defending state champion Collins in their district and then make a deep playoff run.

    “We’re always shooting for that state championship and I feel like this year we know this is our last year to do it, so everyone’s stepping up their game a lot more,” senior wide receiver Matt Clark said. “There’s a lot more competing for spots in practice.

  • Oldham County football preview: Harding to lead Shatzer’s first OC team

    BUCKNER – First-year Oldham County coach Mike Shatzer’s quarterback philosophy is that if you have two, you don’t have any.

    Last year OC rotated three and the Colonels went 2-9.

    This year Shatzer hopes sticking to one signal-caller will lead to better play at that position and a better record.

    The quarterback who got the nod from his new coach is senior James Harding.

    “We’ve hung our hat on James and we’re going to ride him and hopefully it pans out,” Shatzer said.

  • Boys soccer: Dragons drop opener

    CRESTWOOD – A season South Oldham hopes will be a special one got off to a disappointing start Monday night.

    Fern Creek scored two second-half goals to beat the Dragons 2-1 at Dragon Stadium.

    Monday was a frustrating night for South, which lost despite out-shooting the Tigers 22-11. Thirteen of those Dragon shots came in the second half and none of them found the back of the net.