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Today's News

  • Birth Announcement

    Greg and Julie Schwab announce the birth of their daughter, Addison Marie Schwab, born Oct. 21 at Baptist Hospital Northeast in La Grange. 

    She weighed seven pounds, five ounces and measured 20 and a half inches long.

    Grandparents are Denny and Joan Roth of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Roger and Pay Schwab of Jackson, Mo.

    Great-grandparents are Pete and June Jaco of Whitewater, Mo. and Emily Roth of Ste. Genevieve, Mo.

  • Henry County officials declare snow emergency

    Officials in Henry County have declared a snow emergency this morning and have asked motorists to stay home.

    According to Kentucky State Police, local officials issued a Level 2 Emergency regarding winter weather conditions. 

    As of Tuesday morning, most roadways in Henry County are snow covered and extremely slick and hazardous, police said. 

    Officials are insisting the public to refrain from travel while only essential government personnel are out operating to improve conditions. 

  • Smialek named to dean’s list at University of Kentucky

    Jenna Rae Smialek of Pewee Valley was named to the dean’s list at the University of Kentucky for the fall semester. 

    Students named to the dean’s list at UK must earn a 3.5 grade-point average or higher.

    Smialek is a 2005 graduate of South Oldham High School. She is the daughter of Paula Cash and Kurt Smialek.

  • A way with words

    North Oldham Middle School hosted a poetry slam competition for sixth-graders Feb. 2. Students wrote poems and performed their work with each classroom electing a winner. Those seven finalists were part of the Poetry Slam in the school gymnasium. A slam is the competitive art of performance poetry placing focus on not just the writing itself but also on the performance of the words. 

  • Moving on the mat

    BUCKNER – South Oldham High School senior Spencer Warren has had his bad day.

    Warren got himself back on the right track Saturday by winning the 171-pound regional wrestling title with a first-period pin of Robbie Hinkle of North Oldham.

    The title comes a week after Warren finished third in the Mustang Invitational.

  • Magistrate files suit against stormwater district and his opponent in May primary

    After receiving more than 300 pages in response to his records request, an Oldham County magistrate recently filed suit alleging one document is missing.

    District 6 Magistrate Scott Davis filed suit Feb. 12 in Oldham circuit court against the county's Stormwater Management District and chairman Kevin Eldridge.

    Davis, a first-term magistrate, faces Eldridge in the Republican primary scheduled May 18.

  • Chamber, OCEDA merger approved

    Officials from the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce and the Oldham County Economic Development Authority met this morning and unanimously agreed to merge boards and operate as one economic development, membership services agency. 

    According to a release sent to Chamber members Friday, the new organization will be called the Oldham Chamber and Economic Development agency and is poised to oversee the business attraction, retention and expansion efforts in Oldham County. 

  • Athlete of the Week

    Name: Madeline Davidson.

    School: Oldham County Middle School.

    Sport: Swimming.

    Age: 12.

    Events: Backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle.

    Hometown: Buckner

    Accomplishments: Davidson, a sixth-grader is part of a large contingent of middle schoolers competing at the varsity level this season for Oldham County High School.

  • Dragons Upset No. 5 J-town 76-71

    CRESTWOOD – Things could be coming together for the South Oldham High School Dragons as they picked up another big win Monday with a 76-71 upset win over No. 5 ranked Jeffersontown Monday.

    Fresh from an emotional win over county rival North Oldham in overtime to clinch the top district seed and a blowout over regional foe Gallatin County, the Dragons had one of their best overall games against J-town.

    “We’re in a good place right now,” SOHS coach Steve Simpson said. “We’re playing very relaxed.”

  • Letters to the Editor: Election season should have clean campaigns

    To the editor:

    2010 is an election year for many city, county and state offices. Many candidates have filed to run against incumbents.

    I would like to issue a challenge to all parties seeking election to run clean campaigns.

    In some elections, candidates use fault-finding, mud-slinging tactics, even lawsuits in a desperate attempt to get votes. Voters in Oldham County are weary of this type of politics.

    A candidate should promote his or her qualifications, experience and knowledge of the office they seek, not attack the opponent.