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Today's News

  • Officials approve bond releases for subdivisions, roads in county

    Oldham officials voted to release several bonds for roads and subdivisions throughout the county at their meeting Tuesday.

    Among the bonds released are:

    • Summerfield by the Lake Section 2, erosion control bond for $31,200;

    • Sycamore Run Section 1B, performance bond for $12,330;

    • Heritage Hills, performance bond for $48,000;

    • Kentucky Acres Section 4-2, erosion control bond for $14,500 and performance bond for $25,950;

    • Crystal Lake Lot A3, erosion control bond for $2,500;

  • South Oldham High School hosts marching band competition

    South Oldham High School band boosters will host SOHS’s third annual KMEA sanctioned marching band competition Saturday. 

    It will be a preliminary and final competition that takes place in SOHS Dragon Stadium.

  • Game Bytes

     

    DISTRICT TOURNAMENTS

    NOHS hosting girls’ soccer district

    When: Monday. 

    Where: North Oldham High School. 

    What: North Oldham High School will host the district girls’ soccer tournament Monday.

  • Pulliam receives EPA fellowship

    As a child, Jessica Pulliam spent countless hours searching for crawdads under rocks in nearby streams.

    As a teenager, she discovered the thrill of kayaking in wild rivers.

  • Advance Auto Parts opens Crestwood store

    Advance Auto Parts, Inc., a leading automotive aftermarket retailer of parts, batteries, accessories and maintenance items will open its first store in Crestwood today (Thursday). 

    Company officials said they chose this location because it’s convenient to where their customers live and shop as well as the garages where they take their vehicles for repair.

    Aaron Vanmeter is the new general manager and works with 10 other team members. 

    The store is open from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

  • Spaes wins equestrian championship

    Mackenzie Spaes, 15, of Prospect, and her horse Ripple Effect recently won the U. S. Eventing Association Area VIII Novice Championship at Kentucky Horse Park.  

    Eventing is a three-phase equestrian sport designed to test the training, ability, and strength of a horse as well as the connection between horse and rider.  

    Spaes, a freshman at Sacred Heart Academy, won on their dressage score of 22.6 with a clean round in cross country and stadium. She rides at Spring Run Farm and is trained by Carrie Barrick.

    She is the daughter of Alan and Anne Spaes.

  • County’s emergency management agency hires assistant

    The Oldham County Emergency Management Agency has hired a second employee.

    After the state increased EMA Director Kevin Nuss’ stipend per year, he requested fiscal court allow him to spend $5,000 per year to name an emergency management assistant. Nuss requested the appointment of Keith Smith of La Grange Fire and Rescue to assist Nuss and also to step in when Nuss is unavailable.

    In addition to helping Nuss with his current responsibilities, Smith will also help rewrite the emergency plan for the county.

  • Gallery 104’s ‘Coffeehouse’

    Friday, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Opening of Poetic Justice II- artwork honoring the poems of  e e Cummings and Ogden Nash. Free, bell bottoms encouraged. Gallery 104, 104 E. Main St., La Grange. 222-3822.

  • Mini-Triathlon draws 161 racers

    BUCKNER – Candy Hawks and Bob Poston were the women’s and men’s division winner in the Oldham County Mini-Triathlon sept. 19 sponsored by the Oldham County Parks and Recreation Department.

    A total of 161 individuals swam 400 meters, ran a 5K race and biked eight miles in the competition in Wendell Moore Park and the surrounding roads.

    Female winner

    Candy Hawks - 51:07.5 

    Female age group winners

    14 and under

    Savannah Strange - 1:23:27.1

    15 to 19

  • Two important lessons I’ve learned in 20 years

    In my 20 years as a chaplain and as vice president of development at Hosparus, there are two important lessons I’ve learned.

    Back in the early 1990’s I was in a training session for hospice workers where I learned my first vital lesson. Each of us was given 16 index cards and asked to write on each the names of people, abilities, things and values we hold dear. In the course of our imagined life-limiting illness, we had to surrender cards or somewhat abruptly have them taken from us.