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Today's News

  • CARTOON: Facebook's IPO
  • Grand Stamm—LIVE! 2.3

    Guys and gals, welcome to our ninth Grand Stamm — LIVE! chat.

    I hope you all enjoyed last week's chat, with Oldham County High School boys' basketball coach Jason Holland, who told us about the defending eighth region champions' push for another run to the Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena.

  • The Sports Primer: 2.2

    It's been a big week for South Oldham High School basketball. On Monday, the Lady Dragons clinched the top seed in the district tournament with a decisive victory at Trimble County, while the Dragons did likewise Tuesday with a win at North Oldham.

    The Lady Dragons might have the best chance of returning to the Girls' Sweet 16 for the first time since 1998, this season. There's a few reasons why, including a superstar whom the team rallies around.

  • Woman on probation for double-fatal DUI crash arrested again

    An Oldham County woman responsible for a drunk-driving crash that killed two friends in 2006 could serve up to 10 years in prison after police arrested her recently outside a liquor store.

    Rebecca A. Johnson, 27, of Crestwood, is charged with public intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of synthetic marijuana.

    Sheriff's deputies arrested Johnson about 4 p.m. Jan. 16 in the parking lot of a Carroll County liquor store.

  • Get the flock out of town!

    Flocks of camera crews arrived in town Thursday to cover the city’s bird problem that many residents didn’t even know existed. 

    The large group of birds — reported by residents as “tens of thousands” — are roosting nightly in a wooded area of Jericho Road, just outside of downtown La Grange.

    Now, national media typically wouldn’t be interested in a large bird flock. But a down-to-earth, middle-aged couple shooting off a sound cannon to scare them away? Definitely.

  • Pyramid Awards fund innovative teaching ideas

    Twenty-one Oldham County School teachers are being recognized for innovative and engaging ideas during the 2011 Pyramid Awards.

    The awards are given by the Oldham County Educational Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises funds to bridge the gaps in classroom funding.

  • Dollars for Scholars now accepting applications

    

It's official!

    The Oldham County Dollars for Scholars application is now online at 
www.ocdfs.org.

    OCDFS is a non-profit organization and already has 56 local sponsors offering 79 scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 totaling $76,600.

    By submitting only one application, students can apply for multiple scholarships.

    Applications must be postmarked by March 1.

  • Veggies sprout in cafeterias

    School lunches have a bad rap in popular culture — cartoon lunch ladies serve up mystery meat, jiggly masses of who-knows-what and make it all look pretty unappealing.

    But in school cafeterias across Oldham County, students are served whole grains, roasted vegetables and lots of home-style cooking. 

    The school district is the county’s most prolific food franchise, with 17 locations.

  • Officials eligible for 3 percent pay raise

    The county’s finance committee voted to recommend magistrates accept only a 1 percent increase for 2012, keeping in line with the committee’s recommendation to other county agencies.

    Magistrates and some other elected officials are eligible for a 2.96 percent raise based on the consumer price index and accommodating increasing in the cost of living.

    The CPI raise is the only way salaries can be raised after being capped at $7,200 in the state constitution.

  • South wins district outright

    GOSHEN – On the left side of the South Oldham High School boys’ basketball team’s jersey shorts was a gray Superman logo.

    While no individual took the superhero role Tuesday night, as a team, the Dragons were a super.

    Using a powerful second half, visiting SOHS put away North Oldham 60-48 Tuesday night to go 3-0 in district play and win the district regular season. The Dragons will be the top seed in the district tournament later this month.