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Today's News

  • New summer program targets high-achievers

    School district officials hope to continue raising the educational bar in Oldham County through a selective summer program.

    The Oldham County Student Scholars program launched this summer under the guidance of Jackie Howell, the district’s secondary gifted and talented educational services coordinator.

  • A second helping: New owners reopen Brownsboro Eatery

    After four years of standing empty, the Brownsboro Eatery’s doors have reopened with new owners and a fresh coat of paint.

    Visitors can expect a similar menu and feel, as Goshen residents Ed and Dianna Hunsinger are keeping the restaurant’s general store theme.

    Ed, who also owns Empire Tax Service in Crestwood, said he has wanted to buy the old building since the “for sale” sign went up three years ago.

  • Lightning damages homes as Sunday’s summer storms keep first responders busy

    Lightning struck at least four Oldham County homes as strong thunderstorms moved through the area Sunday evening.

    Crews from all six local fire departments responded to lightning strikes between 8 and 10:30 p.m. at locations across the county.

    Only one lightning strike resulted in a serious fire, according to officials.

  • For firefighters, practice makes perfect

    It’s amazing how time warps in a crisis — some minutes slow to hours, some disappear in minutes.

    That happened when North Oldham Fire Department crews arrived at Mayo Lane June 20 — even though it was only a training exercise.

    About a dozen firefighters from the North Oldham and Westport departments gathered for weekly training that evening, not sure what to expect.

  • PVA fined $5,000

     A state commission has ruled Oldham County’s property assessor violated ethics laws by hiring and promoting his wife.

    Ron Winters is one of 11 property valuation administrators across the state accused of nepotism in a case that began in 2008, although several others have since left their posts or were defeated in elections.

    Winters faces a $5,000 fine and must display the state law he violated in a prominent place in his office.

  • Just a bit outside: Back at the track

    I’ll admit, I was a little hesitant when I found out I could get credentials to the Quaker State 400. I’ve never really been a big fan of NASCAR and definitely never expected to go anywhere near a race.
    Still, when the opportunity arose, I figured I couldn’t turn it down. A free Sprint Cup race at a speedway only 35 miles from The Era?
    What’s the worst that could happen?
    It wouldn’t take me long to find out — about 12 hours to be exact.

  • Shooting Sports programs offers plenty of benefits to local children

    Honesty, character, patience and focus are all things taught by Oldham County 4-H Shooting Sports.
    A program established in 1988, 4-H Shooting Sports lets children from the age of 9 to 18 learn to shoot, aim and care for a number of different firearms. Entirely taught by volunteers in the Oldham County area, kids have the opportunity to take their popular Kentucky interest and learn how to use it properly.

  • GINGER: Sharing Jesus Juice with youngsters

       “I really want that juice,” my 3-year-old son whispered as the communion trays were passed.

  • BOB MUELLER: The three elements of a personality

    The human personality is a constant interplay of three elements – inertia, energy and harmony. 

  • Crestwood charged with arson, wanton endangerment after fire, standoff

    More than just candles were on fire at a Lake Louisvilla birthday party Sunday evening.

    As a child's fifth birthday celebration wrapped up on Glenwood Drive, neighbor James W. Crawford Jr., 51, threw accelerant onto the house's siding and caught it on fire, according to Pewee Valley Fire Chief Bob Hamilton.

    When fire crews arrived around 11:30 p.m., residents had extinguished much of the fire, Hamilton said.

    The fire caused no major damage but about a dozen people were inside the home when Crawford allegedly set it ablaze.