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Today's News

  • School board to discuss new bus compound Tuesday

    Members of the Oldham County Board of Education will meet Tuesday to visit proposed sites for a new bus compound.

    The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. at Oldham County Schools' main office, 6165 W. Ky. 146 in Crestwood.

    Board members will call the meeting to order, travel to proposed sites and return to the office to discuss the options and cost comparisons from other districts.

  • City's quiet zone saved by crossing gates

    Crews from CSX and La Grange Public Works began working to install crossing gates at Second Street in La Grange Monday, which will allow the city to maintain its quiet zone.

    La Grange Mayor Elsie Carter announced Friday that gates were scheduled to arrive in town within the week and wiring would begin soon after. The city's public works department will assist CSX with the gate installation.

  • Officials consider road closure

    A portion of road that cuts across two Westport residents’ property could soon be closed.

    County attorney John Fendley said Robert and Suzanne Whayne of Westport wish to close a portion of county road 1015. 

    Fendley said the couple has agreed to pay for advertisement or other expenses related to initiating or continuing any procedures to close the portion of the road that crosses their property.

    Members of Oldham County Fiscal Court passed a resolution Tuesday to begin the process of possibly closing the road. 

  • Smith graduates from basic training

    Jeffrey D. Smith recently completed basic training at the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, S.C.

    He completed a 12-week course of intense training designed to challenge new Marine recruits both mentally and physically. 

    He is stationed at Camp Geiger, N.C. for four weeks of combat training. His field of expertise will be in ground ordinance electrical calibration, requiring an additional eight months of training beginning this month.

    He is the son of Stephen and Rebecca Smith of Centerfield and a 2009 graduate of Oldham County High School.

  • Reader: ‘Even Bridge Hill was drivable’

    To the editor:

    On Sunday night (Dec. 27) my family and I were making our way home from Hurstbourne Lane to Crestwood. Driving on the “Gene Slider” was a mess. There wasn’t one salt truck to be seen and the condition of the roads were terrible. 

    Numerous wrecks and people sliding off the road all due to icy roads that were not treated before or during a wintry mix.

    While driving down Ky. 146 heading towards Crestwood there was a sight to be seen. 

  • South sweeps Oldham

    CRESTWOOD –eeThe South Oldham Dragons dictated the tempo through their shooting and an improved full court press to hand Oldham County a 66-46 loss Saturday.

    The Dragons got out to an 11-0 lead in the first period as the Colonels struggled offensively. OCHS scored their first basket with 2:30 left in the first period on a shot in the lane from Dylan Sims.

  • Oh Christmas Tree, how lovely you’ll be as mulch

    Tired of watching the slow death of your barely-live Christmas tree?

    Residents looking for a place to discard live Christmas trees can deliver them this week to the Oldham County Recycling Center. Employees at the county’s road department will grind trees and use the mulch for trails and landscape beds throughout Oldham County parks.

    Oldham County Judge-Executive Duane Murner said the project recycles trees free of charge.

  • SOMS Lady Dragons win conference title

    The South Oldham Middle School Lady Dragons seventh-grade basketball team finished the season by winning the Mid-Bluegrass Conference tournament.ee They ended theeeseason with a 15-1 record. Erin Wilson, Erika Laws, Lizzie Scott, Tina Scott, Mhari Shaw, Abbey VanZant, Sydney Jones, Logan Stuart, Jodi Ansert, Emma Leskody, Coach Shannon Carwile and Coach John Kunk.

  • Late push gives Lady Dragons win

    CRESTWOOD –eeSouth Oldham guards Jordann McGuffin and Jasmine Whitfield found their defensive legs in the second half to key the Lady Dragons to a 60-52 win over Oldham County Saturday.

    “We finally started getting some steals and that got us a lot of layups,” McGuffin said. “It was a back and forth game. I just think we became the team that pulled through in the end.”

  • Green Thumbs Garden Club meets Monday

    The Green Thumbs Garden Club meets at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Oldham County Extension Office, 1815 N. Ky 393, La Grange.ee

    The meeting includes program considerations and planning for 2010.ee For information, call 222-9453.