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Today's News

  • OCS reading program helps prevent ‘summer slide’

    Reading is a skill that is crucial to student success, both in the classroom and beyond. In fact, it is a skill so important that reading is one of our board of education’s six goals. We know that identifying and intervening with struggling readers as soon as possible can help get them on track before the gap becomes too broad.

  • Voters should tune into the political process

    In just about a month, voters in Kentucky will take center stage in America.

    The entire country is watching the McConnell-Grimes senatorial race and I hope we don’t embarrass ourselves.

    Sadly, voter turnout is notoriously low in parts of Kentucky, Oldham County being no exception. If one-third of all registered voters actually make it to the polls, it is considered a strong turnout. I think we can do better than that.

  • Children, husbands and boyfriends

    Several years ago, on a trip from Berlin to Indianapolis, I learned the hard way, that I should never fly without chewy granola bars. Just like the commercial suggests, whenever one of the kids starts saying too much, I pull one out and feed it to them.

    When my daughter was three years old, she took a liking to the Italian woman sitting across from us, and fortunately, the woman took a liking to her. Initially, there was a bit of an accent barrier, but by the end of the nine-hour flight, they understood each other perfectly.

  • Akers named student of the month by South Rotary

    The South Oldham Rotary Club had the pleasure of honoring the South Oldham Rotary John Longstreet Student of the Month at their Sept. 12 meeting.

    Beth Anne Akers is a senior at South Oldham High School, where she is a member of the Beta Club, National Honor Society, Drama Club, Thespian Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Link Crew, FCCLA and KYA/KUNA. Akers was chosen because she is an outstanding student, an integral and talented member of the drama department and was selected to participate in the Governor’s School for the Arts this past summer.

  • Faith event returns to SOHS

    Students from all of Oldham County Middle and High Schools will be joining thousands of other youth on athletic fields all across the nation on Wednesday, Oct. 8, to share their Christian faith with fellow students during the ninth annual national Fields of Faith event. This rapidly-growing, interdenominational outreach event will be held at more than 450 locations throughout the nation on this same date.

  • Apple Patch hosts a BooFest

    Apple Patch Community, Inc. is pleased to announce that it will hold a BooFest at Bowman Field, Saturday Oct. 18 at Louisville Executive Aviation, 2700 Gast Blvd. in Louisville from 7 to 11 p.m. Apple Patch supports 340-plus individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through residential, day programs and other support systems in achieving their highest potential.

  • Wies wins Harvest Moon show at Gallery 104

    Louisville artist, Joanne Weis’ textile piece, “A Home Cooked Meal” created with hemp, hand dyed, screen printed and stitched, won first place at the Arts Association of Oldham County’s Harvest Moon Art Show at Gallery 104, La Grange. Show judge, Robert Tillman, described Weis’ work as “this piece shows concept and craftsmanship. It is the essence of harvesting a bounty and why.”

  • Community briefs Oct. 2

    Cut-a-Thon

    The Foundation of Hope ‘Cut-A-Thon’ will be Oct. 12 and 13 at Dorothy’s Barber Shop, 3508 W. Hwy. 146, Suite C, La Grange. Hours are 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday and 9 a.m to 6 p.m. on Monday.

    Help feed the hungry and fill the pantry at Beulah Land Baptist Church in Buckner. Bring a cash donation or a donation of six or more items for the Pantry and receive a free haircut. They are in need of canned goods, paper products, dish or laundry soap and other non-perishables.

    American Legion

  • Grayson to headline Chamber’s first event at CityPlace

    A former Kentucky Secretary of State will headline the Oldham County Chamber’s first official event at their new CityPlace offices.

    Trey Grayson, now the president of the Northern Kentucky Chamber, will speak at the Business and Biscuits event Friday, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

    After being elected Secretary of State in 2003, Grayson resigned near the end of his second term to take over as the director at the Harvard Institute of Politics. After three years in Boston, Grayson recently returned to take over his hometown chamber as president.

  • Drug take back event successful

    In partnership with the DEA, the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office and Oldham County Police Department conducted a drug take back program on Sept. 27 as part of the National Drug Take Back Day Initiative.

    The location was the La Grange Fire Department Station 2, located at 3637 West Highway 146 in Buckner and County Police Headquarters on Highway 393.