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Today's News

  • Council considers pay raise

    Members of the La Grange City Council are considering giving themselves a pay raise.

    The council held a first reading of a pay raise ordinance Monday night. If the ordinance passes at next month’s city council meeting, council members will receive an additional $100 per month, bumping their monthly stipend from $400 to $500 per month.

    Their stipend would increase from $4,800 to $6,000 per year. The change would take effect Jan. 1.

  • Atherton coach takes helm at Oldham County

        BUCKNER – It was just an Oldham County hat, but to Matt Brown it immediately became a treasured possession.

        “It feels really good to get one of these handed to me,” Brown said after OCHS athletic director Matt Watkins handed him the blue and white cap with OC inscribed on it. “This job probably means more to me than anyone else.”

        Brown was introduced as the new head football coach at OCHS Friday, meeting with his new team in the library.

  • There's no substitute for a regular teacher

    Robert Spencer is about as regular of a fixture in Oldham County Schools as any full-time employee. Since 1996, Spencer has showed up for work four to five times per week to substitute, filling in for teachers from elementary up to high school.

    And he is not alone.

    On any given day there are 25 to 85 substitutes in charge of classrooms in Oldham County schools, according to Oldham County Board of Education Personnel Director Genie Yockey.

  • Louisville Fire coaches pitch in for the Colonels

    BUCKNER – Without a coaching a staff and faced with the prospect of no spring practice, a phone call turned lemons into lemonade for the Oldham County High School football program.

    With head coach Lonnie Oldham’s contract not renewed by the OCHS administration just as spring football could start, athletic director Matt Watkins came through with with a phone call to Louisville Fire arena football coach Tommy Johnson and Johnson agreed to come with some of his staff and work with the OCHS players three days a week.

  • Following her dream

    CRESTWOOD – Lindsey Kathleen Morgan, a third-grader at Kenwood Station Elementary School, won the all-around gymnastics state title in March Womens Junior Olympic program.

    Morgan earned first place in the floor exercise, bars, vault and won second place on balance beam. She won the all-around title with a score of 37.825 competing in the 8-senior division.

  • Headed to nationals

    Austin Major of the North Oldham Debate Team, coached by Merl McBee, won the Joseph M. Rumbaugh State Oration competition March 29 at Maysville Country Club for the Kentucky Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.

  • Consider being an organ donor

    To the editor:

    Since April is recognized as Donate Life Month both nationally and here in Kentucky, I feel this is a good time to thank the many Oldham Countians who have supported organ and tissue donation at our drivers’ license counter by donating $1 in support of our Kentucky Circuit Court Clerk’s Trust for Life and by placing their name on the new Kentucky Organ Donor Registry.

  • South takes sixth

    On March 13 and 14, the South Oldham debate team competed in the state championship rounds in Bowling Green at Western Kentucky University. Under a new scoring system, the sweepstake trophies for teams are based on a combination of Congress, policy and Lincoln –Douglas debate. South Oldham only competes in Lincoln-Douglas, taking sixth in the state. The team would have finished first if Lincoln-Douglas was the only style recognized.

  • Oldham County jail costs county less money

    If budget projections are correct, operating costs for the Oldham County Jail will cost the county about $96,000 less this year than last, members of fiscal court discussed Tuesday.

  • Experts challenge teen alcohol abuse, offer tips for prevention

    Challengers of Oldham County and the Oldham County Police Department hosted an informational session for parents about teen alcohol abuse, called “Start talking before they start drinking.”