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Today's News

  • Pewee Valley Fire opens second station

    After a decade of planning, the Pewee Valley Fire Department officially opened its second station yesterday in hopes of providing better service to their fire district.

    The new station, located at 2577 Ash Ave., in Shelby County, is a football field away from the Kentucky Women’s Institutional Complex, and will service both parts of Oldham and Shelby counties.

    More than 100 people showed up for the station’s opening ceremonies, which included free food, safety demonstrations, tours of the station and a ceremony.

  • Residents question Goshen park move

     

    Several residents are questioning the Goshen City Commission’s recent purchase of property and possible move of the city’s playground equipment.

    It was an unusually packed room at the October meeting of the commission, where many were sitting to hear more about possibly moving the equipment, which is presently at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.

  • La Grange group helps knit bras for cancer survivors

     

    October may be Breast Cancer Awareness month, but for a group of Oldham County ladies who like to crochet and knit, they are giving back to those affected every day of the year.

    Vicki Kinser, owner of La Grange’s Friends and Fiber Shop, recently introduced the knitting and crocheting groups to Knitted Knockers, a program that has volunteers making prosthetic breasts for free to mastectomy patients.

    “As soon as I heard about this program, I thought this was a really good fit for the ladies at the shop,” Kinser said.

  • Spirit tours give history of haunted places downtown

    All Hallows’ Eve is a night when ghosts, ghouls and goblins come out to play, but one La Grange group believes the supernatural is around us every day.

    The Spirits of La Grange Ghost Tour, presented by Discover Downtown La Grange, educated many people this season about some of the city’s most historical and haunted sites, according to coordinator Barbara Manley.

    “The tours are very authentic because of the history being told,” Manley said.

    The first stop on the tour is Rails, located on East Main Street.

  • Community foundation increases grant payouts by 34 percent

    More than $16,000 will be given out this week to help 11 organizations with various community needs.

    The funds come from the Oldham County Community Foundation, an offshoot of the Louisville-based Community Foundation. Precisely $16,150 will be given to fund projects from yoga therapy for cancer patients, a toddler education room, pre-diabetes screening and much more.

    Scott Whitehouse, a board member with OCCF, said the amount of funds given out this year is a 34 percent increase over 2013 giving.

  • NOMS Girls XC wins state
  • Locally owned horse running in Breeders’ Cup Classic

    Oldham County will have a connection to America’s richest thoroughbred race this Saturday.

    Majestic Harbor, owned in part by David Osborne and Lori Hebel-Osborne of Prospect, will run in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday at Santa Anita Park in California (8:35 p.m., NBC).

    Osborne and Hebel-Osborne are partners in Gallant Stable, which owns the 6-year-old.

    Majestic Harbor drew post No. 14, the far outside post, for the race.  His odds were 20-1 as of Monday.

  • Region 8 volleyball: North, OC win openers

    North Oldham and Oldham County each won their first matches at the Region 8 Tournament this week in Carrollton.

    No. 12 North (24-3) beat Henry County 3-0 (25-5, 25-9, 25-13) in its opening round match Monday night.

    Jennifer Rebbin had a team-high 12 kills for the Lady Mustangs.    

    Taylor Glenn tallied 32 assists, while Brooke Hammons and Casey Foote each notched four aces.

    No. 8 OC (33-5) beat tournament host Carroll County 3-0 (25-5, 25-15, 25-9) on Tuesday.

  • Region XC meets to be run Saturday

    Boys and girls cross-country teams from all three schools will run their respective region meets on Saturday.

    North Oldham’s boys will run the Class 2-A, Region 3 meet at 11:30 a.m. in Shelbyville at Collins.

    The Mustangs will be without top runner Trenton Fryman, who will sit out this meet to rest for the state meet Nov. 8, coach David St. Louis said. David Terkula, Alex McClarty and the rest of the North team is still expected to win.

  • State boys soccer: Dragons move on to quarters

    GOSHEN – South Oldham’s first state tournament test Tuesday was an aggressive, undefeated Fern Creek team.

    The Dragons handled that test to advance to the state quarterfinals for just the second time in school history.

    Junior Chris Martin scored two goals and teammate Jonas Prenn tallied the other as No. 5 South beat No. 15 Fern Creek 3-1 in a first round match at North Oldham.

    The Dragons (14-6-3) advanced to the round of eight for the first time since 2009.