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Today's News

  • Oldham schools celebrate bus fire heroes

    The story of a Toby Tour bus that caught on fire carrying 50 Oldham County Middle School students returning from an eighth grade trip has made its way around the state in the last couple weeks, but last week, the story of what actually happened on that morning was revealed at an assembly that praised the heroism of the tour bus driver, chaperones and children.
    No injuries were reported April 23, according to Director of Communications and Development of Oldham County Schools Tracy Harris Green.

  • City of Pewee Valley hosts environment education day for students in the park

    On Tuesday, the City of Pewee Valley hosted a three-part demonstration in Central Park for approximately 80 students of the fourth and fifth grade science classes of St. Aloysius School. There were three demonstrations.
    “The Importance of Butterfly Gardens” featuring the real time creation of a butterfly garden by Margaret Shea of Drop Seed Native Plant Nursery was first. The city provided each student a milkweed plug, which is the primary food source for the Monarch butterfly.

  • Oldham Co man arrested and charged with distribution of child pornography

    On April 30, at approximately 5p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by KSP Post 5-Campbellsburg, arrested Matthew W. Browning, 32, on charges related to distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.
    Browning was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online. This included images of prepubescent children engaged in sexual acts.

  • Backyard politics

    In Kentucky, and on Oaks Day in particular, we love our horse races. And although small in number, the Oldham County crowd that showed up Friday at Inspirational Grounds proved that Kentuckians are interested in more than one kind of pony.
    About 25 local residents gathered on the shaded porch of the Buckner church-cum-coffeehouse to hear Kentucky’s junior U.S. Sen. Rand Paul talk about immigration and criminal justice in his bid for the 2016 presidential election.

  • Walking tall

    By Rae Hodge and Elliott Pratt

  • Oldham gets $1.2 million from FEMA

    A Fiscal Court grant application for more than $1.2 million in flood mitigation assistance has been approved by FEMA, according to Oldham County Judge Executive David Voegele.
    The FEMA Region IV Hazard Mitigation Assistance Branch has awarded a grant in the amount of $1,208,659.23 for six properties along the Ohio River with the goal of reducing or eliminating claims under the National Flood Insurance Program, part of the National Flood Insurance Reform Act (NFIRA) of 1994.

  • Traffic Almanac

    The Kentucky Department of Transportation has announced the following road projects and closures for the coming week.

    Northbound Interstate 71: Lane closures and delays possible between mile points 22.5 and 24.7 due to anchor work for median cable barriers. Lane closures are possible weeknights from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning. Speed limit in the work zone will be reduced to 55 MPH.

  • To Rescue and Reform

     Kenny Burton has been training dogs from within the confines of a jail cell for 11 years now.

  • Oldham Countian named first female master distiller

    At only 28, Marianne Barnes has her dream job.
    Barnes, who grew up in La Grange, just became the first woman in Kentucky to be named a master distiller since Prohibition.
    Barnes recently left her role as master taster at Brown-Forman, where she got her start in the industry, and joined forces with founders Will Arvin and Wesley Murray to restore the Old Taylor Distillery in Millville, near Frankfort.

    The beginning

  • Marathon Man

    Saying Wesley Korir is just a marathon runner would be an understatement.
    Korir is more than just a runner. He’s a University of Louisville graduate and former all-star track athlete, a major marathon winner and a political activist in Kenyan parliament.
    Korir recently spoke to students at South Oldham Middle School about his struggles growing up without running water in Africa to being able to donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to help kids from his hometown to graduate high school and his dreams of being the president of Kenya.