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Today's News

  • After beating cancer twice, local girl gets Disney World wish granted

    For one La Grange family, a nearly three-year dream to visit Mickey Mouse is coming true.

    Hayli Nobles, 4, is one of many children granted Make-a-Wish dreams every year. Since being diagnosed with actute myleoid leukemia in 2010, her dream has been to see the princesses at Disney World.

    On Monday, Hayli’s wish was granted, as a limo pulled up to the family’s La Grange residence to take them to the airport for a trip to Orlando.

  • La Grange to allow chickens

    After being banned for roughly 15 years, chickens will once again be allowed in the city limits of La Grange.

    The La Grange City Council voted 5-2 to pass an ordinance allowing chickens to be raised in the city limits, with councilmen Joe Davenport and Tad Humble voting no. Councilwoman Debbie Pollard was absent from the meeting.

  • Music shop adds cafe for performances

    The sign on the wall at Hewn from the Mountain Music Cafe says it all about the focus of the shop: “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which remains silent.”

    Musician Tom McShane owns the full-service music shop, located in Crestwood, which celebrated the opening of a café with a ribbon cutting ceremonty by the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce last week.

  • Louisville Councilman up against healthcare professional in House 36 race

     

    A Louisville anesthesiologist is trying to be a true political contender when she runs against a Louisville Metro councilman for election to the 36th House District.

    The 36th District was formerly a seat located in Eastern Kentucky, but the seat now makes up most of eastern Jefferson County and a portion of southwestern Oldham County, including Pewee Valley.

  • City of Goshen authorizes new park near North Oldham Baptist

    A resolution authorizing Mayor Bob Thacker to sign land purchase documents was approved at a special meeting held by the Goshen City Commission late last week.

    The vote gives the mayor authorization to sign documents for the real estate transaction that will provide property for a new city park.

    The new park will be located by the North Oldham Baptist Church, after the city approved a purchase of two acres by the church to create the new park.

  • Engineering Academy turns concepts into reality with 3D printer

     

    Surrounded by dangling fake outlets and electrical cords, the inaugural class of Oldham County Schools Engineering Academy is knee-deep in design and mathematical equations.

    Not that they would have it any other way.

    “It’s a really nice change up,” Shane Bickett, a freshman at South Oldham High School who wants to be a mechanical engineer, said. “It’s more than I expected it to be. It’s helped me reinforce this is the direction I want to go.”

  • Volleyball: Lady Colonel cousins

    Danielle McCarson and Kelsey Miller spent plenty of time together growing up but were never on the same volleyball team until Miller came to Oldham County High School three years ago.

    McCarson, a sophomore at the time, remembers it being weird at first that Miller, her first cousin, was now a teammate.

    “Then we started playing with each other,” McCarson said, “and it clicked so well.”

  • Boys golf: North duo ready for state tourney

    Mason Lenhart and Josh Maier will head south this week for the second year in a row, only this time they’ll have a different objective on their minds.

    Last fall the duo went to the Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA State Tournament as part of North Oldham’s Region 6 runner-up team that was competing for a state title.

    The Mustangs didn’t qualify for this year’s state tournament but Lenhart, a sophomore, and Maier, a senior, will go to Bowling Green Country Club anyway as individual competitors.

  • Field hockey team finishes first season

    A new sports program in Oldham County recently finished its first season of play.

    The Oldham County Wicked Sticks field hockey team wrapped up its first season in a 12-team league last month.

    The team was founded on Aug. 1 by Ken Hodge, an Oldham resident who was looking for a field hockey team on which his daughter, Megan, could play.

    Megan is a student at Oldham County Middle School, which doesn’t currently have a team.

  • OCYFL Week 6 recap

    In another week of Oldham County Youth Football League (OCYFL) games, the coaches continued to fine-tune the offense and defense as the playoffs near.

    The junior division saw the Dolphins beat the Carroll County Yellow Jackets 8-0 in a defensive showdown.

    All of the scoring took place in the second quarter in the form of a Blake Wetzel 2-yard touchdown run and ensuing PAT kick. That gave the Dolphins an 8-0 victory.

    The Jaguars shut the Bucs out 28-0.