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Today's News

  • GIRLS: Seniors send Oldham County to district finals

    One of the keys to any postseason run is having experienced players go above and beyond their play in the regular season.

     

    Which is why the Lady Colonels are heading to the district finals and South Oldham is heading home after a 63-45 defeat in the first round of the postseason Wednesday night.

     

    The Lady Colonels (13-15) relied heavily on seniors Jayla Davis, Kasey Wernert and Abigail Stewart, who scored 47 points combined for Oldham County.

     

  • Starry Night

    Inclement weather didn’t stop a full house from being present at the Mellwood Arts Center for Dancing with the Prospect Stars on Saturday. Kentucky State Sen. Ernie Harris took home the Mirror Ball Trophy and raised over $25,000 for Apple Patch. Jennifer Willis, dancing for USA Cares, was selected as People’s Choice and David Thurmond, dancing for Family Scholar House, was awarded the Judges’ Best Dancer trophy. Above, Thurmond, who danced for Family Scholar House, is introduced.

  • Home giveaway will allow for winner’s choice

     

    Some dream of winning the lottery and spending their fortune on a dream home, but the odds of that actually happening are extremely low.

    For the past three years, Live in Oldham County has increased the odds of winning a dream home with its Dream House Giveaway.

    This year, however, the contest winner will have a little more control of their winnings.

    In years past, a house was preselected by Live in Oldham County, but this year, the lucky winner can take his or her $200,000 prize to build their dream home in a sponsored neighborhood.

  • Spring Break still safe despite wintry week

    It wasn’t planned, but students of Oldham County Schools were the recipients of a winter break last week as snow and below-zero temperatures rocked the region.

    But those five days off will push an already delayed school calendar even further into June, OCS Communications Director Tracy Green said.

    OCS’ last day is now scheduled to be June 10, with all five days tacked on to the end of the current calendar. The original last day was June 3, thanks to a delayed start to the year due to renovations at Oldham County Middle School.

  • Traffic system being developed

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court is in the process of potentially approving a system to alert local drivers to interstate backups and delays.

    The idea, first brought up by County Judge-Executive David Voegele months ago, would provide local drivers the decision to divert to other local roads if a wreck delays or shuts down Interstate 71.

    The problem is that no such system currently exists… yet.

  • Tips to stay safe during severe weather month

    March is Severe Weather Awareness Month and as part of this awareness campaign, the statewide Tornado Safety Drill will be conducted on March 3 at 10:07 a.m. Oldham County Central Dispatch will activate outdoor warning sirens at this time.

    Schools, businesses and residents are encouraged to participate in Severe Weather Awareness Month by participating in the drill and by reviewing severe weather preparedness information. Important information to be aware of before and during a tornado warning includes:

  • ‘Tell’-ing everything without saying a word

    I love watching and studying people and trying to figure them out. I learned recently that a “tell” is the physical manifestation of the truth. A card player uses tells to determine if his opponent is bluffing. He watches for certain mannerisms and associates them with winning and losing. The opponent might raise his eyebrows or clench his fist when he has a winning hand or clear his throat or rub his chin when the cards don’t fall his way.

  • Fire causes changes

    The paper might look a little different this week.

    Due to a fire at one of our corporate printing plants, changes had to be made for all of the newspapers in our group in order to re-route printing jobs from Standard Printing in Shepherdsville to other available plants.

  • Public Records Feb. 26

    La Grange Police Arrests

    Feb. 18 -- Jerrmond L. Allen Jr., 24, La Grange, was arrested for assault fourth degree (domestic violence), minor injury.

    Feb. 17 -- Lindsay D. Beaumont, 25, La Grange, was cited for operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license and failure of owner to maintain required insurance, first offense.

    Feb. 18 -- Ruth E. Crawford, 52, La Grange, was cited for false/forged prescription, forgery of a prescription, first offense.

  • Leave the fear and worrying to God

    Two gas company service men, a senior training supervisor and a young trainee were out checking meters. They parked their truck at the end of the alley and then worked their way to the other end. At the last house a woman looking out her kitchen window watches the two men as they check her gas meter.