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Today's News

  • Rescuing Summer

    Despite rainy weather, half a dozen multi-color unchained bicycles scatter along the side of Harmony Hills Country Club and familiar sounds echo throughout the Goshen facility Sunday.

    But these familiar summertime features almost didn’t happen.

    Tears were plentiful this spring when Brigitte Oldaker realized her business for four decades would close due to steep costs.

  • Dancing with the stars

    The Oldham County Schools Arts Center will play host to the the Lavelle Smith Jazz and Hip Hop camp Aug. 3-7.

    The camp is high energy and intensive, in which students will get to work with the internationally renowned choreographer Lavelle Smith.  

    Smith is a MTV award-winning choreographer who has worked with Beyonce Knowles, the Rolling Stones, the late Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson.

  • Parks at peak performance

    Picture this: 13 new parks sprinkled throughout Oldham County on 600 acres, enough to nearly double park space in the county. Include a horse park, a new aquatics center, an indoor aquatics center and a new gym. Then sprinkle around several basketball and tennis courts plus football, softball and soccer fields, including an indoor soccer facility.

    That’s what the committee behind the Oldham County Parks and Recreation Master Plan has already been picturing, detailing them in a 313-page plan that will soon undergo planning commission and fiscal court scrutiny.

  • Discussion of golf cart ordinance continues

    Following confusion at the last fiscal court meeting, County Attorney John Fendley sought to settle the debate concerning the usage of golf carts in Oldham County.

    Fendley decided – based on new measures recently passed – that fiscal court and the county should take no action.

    The law concerning the operation of low-speed vehicles on highways took effect June 25 and enforced more restrictive measures. If golf carts meet all requirements, then operation of a golf cart is legal, but only on roadways with a speed limit not exceeding 35 miles per hour.

  • Game Bytes

    Basketball

    Raffli competing at nationals

    When: July 27.

    Where: University of Illinois. 

    What: North Oldham High School senior Olivia Raffli will play in the USA Junior Nationals competition July 27 at the University of Illinois.

    Raffli, a point guard for the Lady Mustangs’ basketball team, was invited after a strong performance at a regional competition at Western Kentucky University University. 

     

    Soccer

    Thoroughbreds hosting tryouts

  • Goshen couple, houseguests hold burglar at gunpoint

     

    A man police describe as a career criminal found more than he bargained for when  he invaded a Goshen home with two retired FBI agents inside.

     

    Homeowner Wes Johnson told police he awoke to the sound of his garage door opening about 1:30 a.m. Friday.  Minutes later, he found 34-year-old Sherman Ellis of Louisville hiding in a closet.

     

  • Burning truck blocks Covered Bridge Road

    A truck burned Thursday in Prospect blocking Covered Bridge Road for nearly an hour. 

    Crews from the South Oldham Fire Department worked to contain the blaze. The truck was being used by a Southern Pipeline Construction Co. crew working on gas lines in the area. 

  • Time for workin' on the railroad is running out

    Three hundred twenty nine days and counting.

    If the City of La Grange fails to implement safety measures to railway crossings by June 3, 2010, train operators will begin blaring horns as cars roll through the city.

    City council members voted unanimously Monday on a resolution to close a crossing at Second Street and install medians on First Street in order to adhere to Federal Railway Administration safety requirements.

  • Work starts, stops on Harrods Creek bridge

    Work started two weeks ago on long-anticipated repairs to the bridge over Harrods Creek on River Road, but now that work has stopped indefinitely.

    U.S. District Judge Charles Simpson issued a temporary restraining order Monday, halting work on the popular commuting route for Oldham residents until a lawsuit is resolved.

  • Sherwood Acres Beef named certified Farm Bureau roadside market

    Sherwood Acres Beef is one of 92 markets across the state named as a member of the 2009 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Market program.

    In joining the program, the market has committed to offering quality products and service to their customers.

    Sherwood Acres Beef sells all-natural Belted Galloway freezer beef that is USDA-inspected, dry-aged and in vacuum-sealed individual cuts at their market on Parker Drive in La Grange.

    For information, visit www.sherwoodacresbeef.com or call 222-4326.