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Today's News

  • Biggest Ash Tree Crowned

     The Oldham County Conservation District recently hosted a Big Tree Contest for all Oldham County residents.  This year’s featured tree was the Ash.  Congratulations to the following winners:

    Ken & Beverly Craig, overall winner, with a 11.3’ circumference tree

    Gabe Cartwright, ages 18-55 category, with a 5.95’ circumference tree.

    Bob Ernst, Senior Category, with a 10.7’ circumference tree

  • GOP groups celebrate growth at rally

     For the first time ever, five local Republican groups joined together to celebrate their growing political strength with the state’s top GOP officials.

    The Republican parties of Henry, Oldham, Trimble, Carroll and Shelby joined together last Friday for the first ever Multi-County GOP Picnic, drawing U.S. Sens. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul as headliners.

    Congressman Thomas Massie and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer joined the state’s two U.S. senators at the event, in addition to dozens of local officials from the five counties.

  • Camden Station Walk-A-Thon

     

    The Camden Station Walkathon, which is hosted by the PTA, is an annual fundraiser that takes place at the South Oldham High School track that was held Tuesday, Sept. 10.  

    Students in kindergarten through fifth grade receive pledges from friends and families per lap or for an overall goal with all money being donated to the PTA.  

    Money raised is used to fund the purchase of iPads, online subscriptions, teacher supplies, computers and various other materials that otherwise, we might not be able to attain.  

  • Kroger changes coupon policy

     The Kroger Co. announced today that the practice of doubling the value of coupons will end on Sept. 22, 2013 in most of its Kentucky, southern Indiana and southern Illinois stores.

    “In an effort to modernize the company’s coupon policies, Kroger has been investing additional resources into its digital coupons and promotions.

  • FireFest on Horizon

       The South Oldham Fire Department will host its second annual Firefest to benefit Crusade for Children on October 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the South Oldham Fire Department.  This Open House event for the community will feature fire fighting teams competing in firefighter combat challenges, a fire apparatus showcase, fire prevention programs, a fire safety trailer, music, local businesses, large inflatable games for children, and barbecue. 

  • WHAT IS THIS AND WHY AM I GETTING IT?

      Over 70% of adults read their community newspapers. Are you in that statistic?

    While metropolitan daily newspapers and urban television stations cover international, national and state news, along with the ocassional local story if it is sensational enough, your community newspaper focuses on the people, places and things in a very specific area.

  • Local teen tackles tough topics

     Last Wednesday was Suicide Awareness Day in La Grange per an official proclamation from Mayor Bill Lammlein. He presented the proclamation at the Sept. 3 city council meeting to Hannah Geary, a 16-year old junior at Oldham County High School.

    Geary is a member of the Kentucky Teen Institute and even at her young age is a staunch advocate for depression and suicide awareness and prevention.

  • The place where it’s ‘All About Kids’

     An afterschool program that makes children wish they had classes on the weekend seems too good to be true. But that's exactly what Oldham County resident Sarah Cotten has found at All About Kids.

  • Crestwood Festival This Weekend

     When Tom Temple moved to Oldham County years ago, he had an experience that molded his concept of community.

    “One day while I was at work, my son fell off the top of the stairs to the basement,” Temple said. “There was no EMS at the time, so my wife called the man from the hardware store for help. He came to the house and picked them up and took her and my son to the hospital.

    “I decided then and there that I would give back to the community what the community had given to me,” Temple said.

  • Two Men Arrested for Shooting

     

    La Grange police have arrested two men for an alleged shooting Monday morning.