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Today's News

  • Green wins prestigious science award

    One of Oldham County’s own is being honored for her work in promoting science throughout the area.

    Tracy Green, the director of communications and development for Oldham County Schools, will receive the designation of Ambassador of Science Literacy from the Kentucky Science Center at the end of January.

  • Cedar Lake ‘steals’ the show with production of ‘Grinch’

    It was back in 2007 when one of Cedar Lake Lodge’s residents, an aspiring actress, suggested to her caregivers that she wanted the adult day health care to perform a holiday classic.

    Fast forward to Christmas 2014 and Cedar Lake Lodge residents made Tammy’s dreams come true by performing, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

    Residents performed the Christmas spectacular late last week at Cedar Lake’s Enrichment Center.

  • Junior Guard students go through promotions

    Sixty students from all three Oldham County high schools were promoted at a ceremony for the Junior Guard program late last week.

    The ceremony, which was split into three sessions, promoted the students from cadets to cadet sergeants and cadet staff sergeants.

    Sergeant Major Tim Anderson, the instructor of the program, stressed the importance of several attributes to the program.

    “It is as much about academics as it is physical fitness and leadership,” Anderson said.

  • YMCA starts therapeutic yoga

    For those with cancer or other chronic illnesses, the local YMCA is ready to help.

    Oldham County’s YMCA is seeking community members with cancer or chronic disease to participate in their first-ever therapeutic yoga program, which is open to the public, thanks to a grant covering most of the program’s costs.

    The six-week program will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 28 and will meet on Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. at the YMCA in Buckner.

  • Goshen commissioner resigns

     

    Just a little over a month after being re-elected to the City of Goshen Commission, Terry Crotteau has resigned from his seat.

    Crotteau, who served on the commission for eight years, announced his resignation at the monthly City of Goshen Commission meeting last week and stated the reason as relocation.

    “I enjoyed doing it,” Crotteau said. “I thought I made an impression on the city.”

  • Davenport sworn in

    Incoming La Grange Mayor Joe Davenport officially took the oath of office on Monday night, starting his term as the chief executive of the county’s largest city. Outgoing Mayor Bill Lammlein administered the oath of office to Davenport. Afterwards, Lammlein, Davenport and other city officials participated in a private reception at Lammlein’s home.

  • Public servants rescue Christmas after tragic death

    In the middle of an extreme personal tragedy, one local boy is going to get the Christmas wish of his life.

    Two weekends ago, Kendra Miller was taken off life support after a one-vehicle accident with her son, Brayden, 5, on Highway 146 in Crestwood last month.

    Faced with losing his mother and now living with his grandmother, Debbie Miller, there was a question of how Brayden would be able to enjoy Christmas without his mother, and likely without many presents, since Debbie took medical leave while her daughter was in the hospital.

  • Two indicted for robbing Thornton’s in Buckner

     

    Two men who allegedly robbed the Thornton’s in Buckner have been indicted on charges related to that incident.

    Douglass A. Orr, 28, of Pleasureville, was indicted on charges of first degree robbery, first degree assault and receiving stolen property, firearm, in relation to the armed robbery of the gas station on Oct. 16.

  • School board approves raising dropout age

    Nearly two years after state lawmakers passed a bill raising the state’s dropout age to 18 years old, Oldham County Schools officially adopted that age as their dropout minimum as well.

  • New market opens in La Grange

     

    Although the La Grange Food Market has been successful in the few short weeks it’s been open on West Jefferson Street, the store’s owners can’t wait for it to serve warm food early next year.

    Yudwinder Singh and his brother-in-law Moe Signh, of Seattle, own the all-purpose convenient store that also has a beer cooler.

    “Our favorite part is meeting the new people,” Yudwinder Singh said.