Today's News

  • Red Cross needs youth coordinators

     This winter high school and college students can help save lives and be eligible to win a scholarship of up to $2,500 by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive. 

    Registration is now open through Nov. 15 to host drives between Dec. 15, 2015, and Jan. 15, 2016.  

  • All about pumpkins

     By Chris Duncan

    Few things say “fall” better than pumpkins. 

    Whether you use them to cook, decorate or carve, chances are a pumpkin in some form or fashion will be a part of your seasonal celebrations. In fact, 80 percent of the U.S. pumpkin supply is available in October.

    Here are some interesting facts about the season’s favorite gourd:

  • Lessons from Haggai

     I visited a new church Sunday.  New to me anyway.  I had been trying for three weeks prior, and even made it as far as the front steps one Sunday, but for various reasons was unable to attend until this past week.  But the delayed timing proved to be perfect.  

  • Antsy in Amsterdam leads to balance

     I was on my first day of vacation traveling from Louisville to Amsterdam and having a very antsy night. I was beside myself in a tiny, narrow, confining hotel space with a racing mind that wanted to keep doing rather than just being and with a thought process that just wouldn’t let go.

  • Roederer Correctional recognizes employees

     Roederer Correctional Complex (RCC) would like to recognize the following employees for 2015 Employee and Supervisor of the Fourth Quarter.

  • Make Strides

     The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will be held Sunday, Oct. 25 at Waterfront Park, and will unite the Louisville region with a shared determination to finish the fight against breast cancer. Registration for this noncompetitive, inspirational event begins at 11 a.m. and the 18th annual walk is set to start at 1 p.m.

  • Community in Brief - Oct. 22, 2015


    The Crestwood Animal Hospital will host its second annual Trunk-or-Treat and Haunted Hospital on Saturday, Oct. 31, rain or shine. The event will have trunk-or-treating for all ages from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Haunted Hospital will begin admitting patients from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

    We encourage all trunk-or-treaters and haunted hospital patients to bring a donation of dog or cat food to help support the Humane Society of Oldham County.

  • Area charities awarded OC Community Foundation grants

     The Oldham County Community Foundation (OCCF) is pleased to announce the following grants totaling $19,450, an increase of 20 percent over 2014, to 13 nonprofit organizations serving the residents of Oldham County, including:


    •American Red Cross/Oldham County - $1,000 to pay for holiday food baskets

    •Apple Patch Community, Inc- $1,000 for a program helping the disabled become employees

  • Rotarians donate to Apple Patch

     The South Oldham Rotary Club presented a $5,000 check to Apple Patch Chief Executive Officer Joe Spoelker.  The funds will be used to purchase a handicap van for Apple Patch clients.  Pictured from left to right are: South Oldham Rotary Bourbon and Wine Tasting Co-Chair Lauch Hines, Joe Spoelker of Apple Patch and South Oldham Rotary Bourbon and Wine Tasting Co-Chair Ron Hartman.

  • Make a birdy abode

     Photo submitted by Lauren State

    The Oldham County Cooperative Extension Office will host “Paint Your Own Birdhouse” on Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. Bring a birdhouse and some lunch, paint will be provided.