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Today's News

  • Candidate bios: Sheriff

    Name: Ricky J Simmons

    Campaign Website/ Facebook Page: RickySimmonsforsheriff.com and r.simmons2008@yahoo.com

    Education: Oldham County High School, Eastern Kentucky Police Academy, Western Kentucky Sheriff Academy

  • Candidate bios: La Grange Mayor

    Name: Elsie Carter

     

    Campaign website/Facebook page: www.Elsieformayor.com

    Campaign phone:  639-1098

    Education:  Fern Creek High School graduate and graduate of Bryant Stratton School of Business

  • PVA race focusing on experience, assessments

    The race to fill the only open countywide seat has turned into a discussion of trust, assessments and experience.

    Barbara Winters and Albert Harrison are running to replace the outgoing Ron Winters as property valuation administrator (PVA) on May 20. Ron Winters is retiring from the office.

    In a primary where many voters aren’t sure what the PVA does, Harrison and Winters have gone back and forth over the assessment on Winters’ residence and Harrison’s experience.

  • Most county races decided in primary

    Oldham County voters will have a chance to select nominees for federal and local offices when they head to the polls in one week.

    Voters will select the two nominees for U.S. Senate, as well as a host of countywide offices. In the U.S. Senate race, the two main GOP hopefuls are challenger Matt Bevin and U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell. On the Democratic side, the nominee is likely to be Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.

  • Twenty vie for La Grange council

    While many county offices will effectively be decided on May 20, the election fun will just be beginning for those running for elected offices in La Grange.

    Thanks to a 20-person council primary and a 3-person mayoral primary, candidates for council and mayor will be whittled down to 16 and 2, respectively, this primary election day.

  • Many precincts moved for 2014 election

    For many voters this primary, heading to the same polling place they always have will be a wasted trip.

    That’s because many precincts have changed locations, while four new precincts were created in Oldham County as a result of redistricting and the 2010 Census, County Clerk Julie Barr said.

    Both magisterial districts and state House lines are redrawn every 10 years after new census results come in, Barr said. After both of those lines are drawn, it’s up to the clerk to make sure precincts line up with the new maps.

  • Candidate for Judge-Executive dies unexpectedly

    An Oldham County Police officer who was also running for County Judge-Executive has passed away due to natural causes.

    David Howley, 51, died last Wednesday night, OCPD Major Jim Laytham, said. Howley died of a natural causes, Laytham said.

    Howley had been involved in public service in Oldham County for more than 25 years as a fire fighter, emergency technician and most recently with OCPD. Howley also served with the La Grange Police Department, as well as with Louisville Metro Police. He spent the majority of his time with OCPD.

  • Education Briefs May 15

    Two receive merit scholarships

    David M. Glenn of Goshen and a student at North Oldham High School has won a $2,500 national merit scholarship.

    This award is supported by National Merit Scholarship Corporation’s own funds.

    Kinsey T. Morrison of Goshen, a senior at St. Francis, has won a $2,500 national merit scholarship.

    Businesses to showcase art

  • Manly vehicles set my heart to racing

    In general, I’m totally against sexist statements and forcing people into stereotypical gender roles. But every now and then, I succumb to this antiquated way of thinking.

    Recently, we went to our trusty salesman at the Ford dealership and told him we were in the market for a pickup truck. While he was checking inventory, hubby got to looking around the showroom. He was especially drawn to a somewhat sissified version of an SUV. The color he fancied was burnt orange.

  • My five values

    I recently listed all of my values. I was surprised by the number of them. I would encourage you to write down all the values you hold dear. Then select the five most important values from the list. See how your list compares with mine.