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Today's News

  • River road bridge to expand to two lanes this year

    Plans are under way to replace the crumbling 96 year-old one-lane bridge over Harrods Creek on River Road in Prospect. Louisville Metro Public Works will expand the bridge to two lanes, with construction scheduled to begin this summer and last about nine months to one year, Louisville Metro Engineering Supervisor Chris Phillips said. The road closure will divert about 8,000 cars a day, he said. The waterway will however remain open to boats. The cost is estimated at $2 million, he said.

  • Partial burn ban begins May 1

    Beginning May 1 through Sept. 30, open burning is prohibited in parts of Oldham County designated by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency as moderate non-attainment air quality for ozone.

    The specific Oldham County area, as described in 401 KAR 51:010, is:

  • Lady Mustangs continue with a winning tradition

    GOSHEN – The North Oldham High School Lady Mustangs tennis team has opened the season with five straight dual match wins in their quest for a fourth straight Eighth Region championship.

    The Lady Mustangs, who finished tied for fourth in the state championships last year, defeated South Oldham 4-1 last Thursday and followed that win up with a decisive 5-0 win over Fern Creek on Monday.

  • Mayfield's BBQ man on fire for Lord

    When it comes to feeding the body and the soul, James Stovall is smokin’.

    The Graves County native was working as an auto body repairman when two friends talked him into entering a barbecue cooking contest in 1995.

    “We were all three teachers in our church and needed funds to take our youth, the Royal Rangers, on a trip,” said the Mayfield resident.

  • Game Bytes

    Fundraisers

    OCHS dance team hosting fundraiser

    When: May 15.

    Where: Oldham County High School.

    What: The Oldham County High School dance team will host a Relay for Life - Hip-Hop-athon from 7 to 9 p.m. May 15 in the OCHS Building III gym.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Oldham County residents, stop polluting

    To the editor:

    I think the people of Oldham County need to stop polluting the air. One reason is that polluting the air can kill plants and animals. Polluting the air is like a smelling garbage can stinking up the room. Polluting the air is causing global warming and melting the ice caps. Please Oldham Countians, stop polluting the air.

  • $1,000 reward offered for info about vandalism

    On several occasions between October and February, the Oldham County Country Club has been the victim of vandalism, causing a large amount of damage to trees on their property.

    Members of the club are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individuals responsible for the crimes.

  • Beer goggles offer glimpse at DUI

    OCHS students participated in a drunk-driving simulation Monday, sponsored by Oldham County Police and Challengers. Students donned goggles to simulate the vision of someone driving under the influence and drove an obstacle course with two students riding along to experience impaired driving. Goggles show a white line in front of the right lens skewed to the far left. Students wearing the goggles struggled to pass the field-sobriety test.

  • Crestwood teen charged with rape

    A 17-year-old Crestwood male is charged with the alleged rape of a 16-year-old female in Crestwood sometime late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

    Police and court officials said they could not confirm the name of the male. He is charged with first-degree rape, a class B felony.

  • Nancy Martin is inducted into state's hall of fame

    GOSHEN – Nancy Martin has had some thrilling moments in her life, but her induction into the Dawhares/Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame April 12 may have beat them all.

    “It was beyond anything that I had expected,” Martin said. “It was a very, very nice night.”