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Today's News

  • Hidden Horses of HighPointe

    By Elliott Pratt and Taylor Riley

    Stephen Dunn grew up a race track brat.
    As a kid from Lexington, he was raised around horse racing. He was always with his father at the track and knew it was in his blood.

  • Rocky roads no treat for drivers

    Mark Husband says that he’s filled roughly 100 potholes in Oldham County so far this year.
    Husband is the Assistant Superintendent of the Oldham County Roads Department, and although he says the department is mostly caught up on the county’s patch work, he points out that his crew filled potholes on nearly 30 county roads this season.

  • KET spotlights local group

    Lights, camera, action! Again.
    Operation: PARENT, an organization located in La Grange that provides resources and education for local parents raising teens and pre-teens, welcomed Kentucky Educational Television (KET) into its office last week for an upcoming documentary entitled, “What Does Every Teen Need?”

  • Backyard Politics: Rand's plans unveiled, state candidates vetted and county leadership put to the test at Oldham County GOP Women's Club

    Eager to piggyback on an expected wave of statewide Republican momentum, the Oldham County Republican Women’s Club will be sponsoring a gubernatorial debate among all four Republican candidates--Matt Bevin, James Comer, Hal Heiner and Will Scott--on Tuesday, April 7.

    The same day, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky, is expected to announce his decision to run for the U.S. presidency in 2016.

  • Vet hopes to raise money for service dog

    Veterans sometimes come back after serving overseas feeling helpless, anxious, fearful and sometimes guilty because of the trauma he or she endured. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, hasn’t been all that uncommon in recent years.
    After two tours in Iraq, Nick Milburn came home to Oldham County and his wife and two kids with both PTSD and debilitating seizures.

  • Portrait of endurance

    An Oldham County mother got the shock of her life when her daughter, an eighth-grader who was complaining of neck pain, was later diagnosed with a rare brain disease and was told she would be dealing with the disease for the rest of her life.
    Macy Paradis thought her heavy backpack was giving her the neck pain, loss of balance, numbness in her limbs and dizziness, but after her mother, Nancy Schema Paradis, noticed how often her daughter was complaining about the pain, she decided to seek medical attention.

  • Teacher pensions still in danger as legislature nears end of session

    Approximately 50 percent of Kentucky’s 40,000 public school teachers are already eligible to retire. If all--or even most--retire this year, they might not have a pension to retire on. The state’s public school teachers aren’t allowed to draw Social Security when they retire. Nor are they allowed to draw their spouse’s Social Security if their spouse dies.

    When the pension money runs out, many of the teachers who spent their lives and careers educating generations of Kentucky families could have no income to live on.

  • Lashley found guilty

    Two men, including a former county road superintendent and his father, went in front of a judge to plead guilty to several charges and were sentenced this week.

    Lance Eric Lashley, the former superintendent, was indicted in December on one count of abuse of public trust (less than $10,000) and theft by unlawful taking, more that $500 but less than $10,000. Both were felony charges.

  • Oldham County Right to Work bill tabled for later discussion

    After high controversy ensued over the enacting of a county-level law, the Oldham County Fiscal Court tabled the proposed Right to Work local ordinance during their Mar. 17 meeting in La Grange. Oldham is the first county in Kentucky to table a Right to Work proposal.

  • Countryside-River Bluff to vote on North Oldham Fire Dept merger

    After much deliberation, it looks as if Countryside-River Bluff Fire Protection District has decided that it will not sever contractual ties with North Oldham Fire Department and will soonn merge with the department.

    Countryside-River Bluff, which serves about 400 Oldham County homes near Prospect, has contracted to provide emergency services with both NOFD and Harrods Creek Fire Department in the past, but decided that pending an audit and additional vote they could merge.