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Today's News

  • Contract not renewed for North Oldham Fire Chief

     

    The North Oldham Fire District will experience a change in leadership come February.

    Current NOFD Chief David Stoltz will not receive another term at the helm of the department when his current one ends in February, the North Oldham Fire District Board of Trustees announced at their last meeting two weeks ago.

    Stoltz has been associated with the fire department for upwards of 30 years, where he has been chief for three years and acting chief before that.

  • McConnell, Grimes spar over policy

    After he’s spent 30 years in Washington, U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes no longer believes Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is the best candidate for Kentucky’s farmers.

    “Never has a senator been paid so much for doing so little for the people in Kentucky,” Grimes said at Kentucky Farm Bureau’s “Measure the Candidates” forum, held at its headquarters in Louisville on Wednesday.

  • Rolling out the red carpet

     

    A pounding heart and sweaty palms are usually expected with the first day of school experience, but not for East Oldham Middle School students as they skipped down a red carpet from buses into the front door.

    Uplifting Disney song “Be Our Guest” blared through speakers while teachers and administrators cheered eagerly as the students headed into the building on the steamy Wednesday morning.

    “We just want to make a great first impression,” Principal Jim Ross said.

  • County gets involved in state fair

    Thousands of people will converge on the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville this week, but the annual event reaches well into Oldham County this year.

    Last Friday, dozens of 4-H participants participated in the organization’s land judging competition at Waldeck Farm in Crestwood. The event has teams from various counties survey, inspect soil samples and more as an educational competition to determine the best ways to farm a piece of land, Bob Pearce, an extension specialist at the University of Kentucky, said.

  • Football: South Oldham visits Collins

    South Oldham also had its opener canceled due to inclement weather. The Dragons were supposed to play at West Jessamine late last Friday in the second game of the Visitnich.com Bowl.

    But West Jessamine administration canceled the game due to lightning and did so a little earlier than South coach Jamie Reed expected.

    Now South will play defending 4A state champion Collins Friday in Shelbyville having played just a three-quarter scrimmage against Shelby County Aug. 15.

    Collins lost 33-14 at Simon Kenton in its opener last week.

  • Football: North hosts OC Friday

    Oldham County and North Oldham’s three-year series has gone to the smaller school each time.

    North’s Mustangs, who play in Class 4A, have beaten the Class 6A Colonels in all three meetings, including a 31-28 win last August in Buckner.

    The teams will play their annual game at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Goshen. It will be the season opener for North, while OC comes in 0-1.

    Continuing the winning streak is a point of pride for the Mustangs, senior wing back Arien Beasley said.

  • Volleyball: Road to Region 8 crown goes through District 29

    Oldham County schools have dominated Region 8 volleyball since regions were redrawn in 2003.

    North Oldham, Oldham County or South Oldham has won the region every year since that time, with OC taking the crown last season.

    With OC and North both in the preseason top 15 and South getting better, South coach Amy Grimm expects that District 29 dominance to continue in 2014.

    “Of course the three best teams in our region are in Oldham County,” Grimm said. “It’s North, South and OC every year.

  • Girls soccer: Lady Mustangs dominate Holy Cross

    GOSHEN – North Oldham and Holy Cross (Louisville) played in a hazy, muggy soccer sauna Saturday afternoon.

    The Lady Mustangs handled the conditions well, dominating the Cougars in a 7-0 home win in what would be the final game of the Mustang Classic.

    Inclement weather canceled the consolation and championship games that were to be played that night.

    North and Holy Cross played four 20-minute quarters with 10-minute water breaks in between each.

  • Goshen mayor’s ‘media ban’ misguided, unfair to his city

    Being a public official can be hard work.

    You have citizens pulling in every different direction, encouraging you to pass this ordinance or don’t pass that one. Do this or that. The managing of finances, clearing roads – this goes on and on.

    We get it, not everyone’s cut out to be an elected official. But if you’re going to run for and win the job, you can never, ever take your pail and shovel and go home.

    Well, unless you’re Goshen Mayor Bobby Thacker.

  • Oldham Humane Society celebrates 25 years

    The Humane Society of Oldham County is turning 25 this year and is throwing a party for the community to celebrate.

    The society, which is separate from the Kentucky Humane Society and other entities, will hold the event on Sept. 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2417 Hwy. 53 next door to the Cherry House Furniture Store.