Today's News

  • Lions Club donates land to county, library

    Ownership of Belknap Community Park, a 25-acre “green space” on Hwy. 42, officially transferred from the North Oldham Lions Club to the Oldham County Fiscal Court this week. 

    Six acres will go to Oldham County Public Library, said Bob Leslie, magistrate for District 3 and chair of the county’s park committee.

    “This is a win-win situation for Oldham County and our library,” Leslie said, noting that there is not a publicly-owned park in the northwest part of the county.

  • Local lady knits for needy on TARC

    While riding the TARC each workday, Janet Honican knits. A lot.

    A knitter for 40 years, Honican estimates she’s made over 200 baby blankets in the past five years while riding from her home in Centerfield to her job at BB&T bank in downtown Louisville.

    Her ability to fall asleep while still knitting encourages teasing from fellow bus riders, who joke about taking turns waking her when she needs to change patterns.

  • Park it and TARC it

    The pale fluorescent lighting illuminates a lady knitting. A man reading. Another person with work files open. Another napping.

    All while a Transit Authority of River City express bus rolls down Interstate 71 south, heading to downtown Louisville.

    The knitter is Janet Honican, who refers to the other riders as her “bus family.” A typical trip takes about 45 minutes from end-to-end, and Honican said it’s easy for her to tell if the bus is on schedule.

  • Grand Stamm: Wrasslin' adventure

    I’d either walked into an auction or a cock fight.

    My girlfriend Jenny (who I’d talked into coming with me) and I already had struggled to find Louisville’s Davis Arena. What looked like a storage warehouse also houses Ohio Valley Wrestling.

    An unlit parking lot and no clear signs on Old Sheperdsville Road didn’t help.

    We’d come to chat with Kenny Bolin, who grew up in La Grange, but we wound up getting a full taste of professional wrestling — more than I hoped for.

  • The Sports Primer: 12.27

    It's not uncommon to hear about older aged people breaking their backs. Their bones are generally weaker than younger people's and more prone to breaking.

    Just a senior at Kentucky Country Day High School in Louisville, Crestwood resident Nik Gorman has already broken his back. Twice.

  • Updated: Evridge re-arrested after violating conditions of release

    The 57-year-old Westport resident who claims he shot two women in self-defense Dec. 18 spent Christmas weekend in Oldham County jail on unrelated charge and was taken back into custody Wednesday afternoon. 

    Oldham County Police arrested Ronnie Evridge for a probation violation for a misdemeanor offense Friday. Evridge remained in custody through Tuesday evening.

    Judge Diana Wheeler granted Evridge a medical furlough Tuesday evening relating to treatment for the laceration Evridge sustained during the incident.

  • i-Librarians can help with new gadgets

    The Oldham County Public Library will be offering to assist customers who need a little help getting to know their new Christmas digital items. 

    Visit the reference desk at the Main Branch of the Oldham County Library and a friendly and knowledgeable “i-brarian” can show you how to use various models of e-readers, MP3 players, notebooks and tablets — and how to locate the free e-book collection available from the library.  

  • Kids give back to kids this Christmas

     The 3-year-old class at Kids Haven By Sandy, a child development center in La Grange, learned what giving to those less fortunate about you means this holiday season.

    The students created a "Giving Tree" this Christmas decorated with new gloves and hats for children. They bagged them up last week and delivered them to the American Red Cross chapter in Buckner for distribution to families in need.

    Pictured are the students and and their teachers, Jamie Ely and Rita Smith.

  • COLUMN: Can cell phone threat improve public health?

    Doctors need to stay “connected” as part of our job. We need to be available for our patients, hospital staff and families.

    In the past, I remember lugging around an inconvenient bundle of a cell phone, pager, Palm Pilot and keys everywhere I went. But now, thanks to technology, it’s all on my smartphone.

    So imagine my surprise when I heard that a World Health Organization panel classified cell phones as “possibly carcinogenic.”

  • Grand Stamm—LIVE! 12.23

    Guys and gals, welcome to our third Grand Stamm — LIVE! chat.

    Merry Christmas and happy holidays! I'm sure some of you have already gotten a jump on heading to other places for the holidays, but there's always plenty going on in the world of sports. I hope this will give you some more fodder over eggnog and Christmas presents!