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Today's News

  • Swim teams heading to postseason meets

    The county’s best swimmers are hoping months of meets will translate to championships as regionals get underway.

    All three county schools will compete on Thursday and Friday at Ralph R. Wright Natatorium at the University of Louisville, squaring off against each other and perennial swimming champions like St. Xavier and Sacred Heart.

    “We’re in the strongest region in the state,” Oldham County swim coach Michael Williams said. “All of (the schools) are powerhouse swim schools.”

  • EOMS staff help on summer water project

    In June, four East Oldham Middle staff members will be going on a trip. But this isn’t your ordinary summer vacation. Each year, a team from EOMS travels to another country to install water purification devices using funds raised by students and staff, as well as donations from other local organizations and residents.

  • Educations briefs Feb. 12

    Capstone AP

  • 13th District PTA honors several students

    Each year, the national Parent Teacher Association holds the Reflections Arts Program, providing students of all ages an opportunity to create original works in a variety of categories. Students were asked to base their pieces on the theme “The world would be a better place if …” This year’s district PTA Reflections Celebration was held Jan. 26 at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center.

  • Foundation holds annual spring showcase

    The Oldham County Educational Foundation held its annual Spring Showcase Feb. 8 at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center. The showcase provides an opportunity to highlight programs and initiatives supported by OCEF, which includes the OCS Arts Center.

    The showcase featured performances by the OC Performance Troupe, OC Youth Theatre, OC Chamber Ensemble and OC Jazz Connections.

  • Local mason honored for 75 years of service

    Roy Geoghegan was born July 1916 in Jefferson County. He served as a motorcycle patrolman in the 30’s and 40’s first riding an Indian Motorcycle and later riding a Harley. He said he liked the Indian motorcycle much better.

    He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in Germany. After his honorable discharged he married and started a family. He had three children. He built a home on Belknap Beach in Oldham County doing much of the construction himself.

  • Community Briefs Feb. 12

    SOFD fundraiser

    Please join us at Rikishi Japanese Restaurant Sunday Feb. 22 (4 to 9 p.m.), Tuesday Feb. 24 or Wednesday, Feb. 25. A portion of every sale generated by this fundraiser will be given back to the South Oldham Fire Department Auxiliary. Mention SOFD with your dine-in or carryout order. Come enjoy some good Japanese food and help SOFD Auxiliary support our fire department.

    Health screenings

  • Can something happen by chance?

    I am not sure where I found these, but I was entertained. Some people are kind, polite, and sweet-spirited, until you try to sit in their pews. Many folks want to serve God, but only as advisors. When you get to your wit’s end, you’ll find God lives there. People are funny; they want the front of the bus, the middle of the road, and the back of the church. Quit griping about your church; if it was perfect, you couldn’t belong. If the church wants a better pastor, it only needs to pray for the one it has. Coincidence is when God chooses to remain anonymous.

  • Local option tax will affect more than just one county

    As I write this, there is a bill moving through the Kentucky Legislature concerning what is known as a “local option tax.” It would allow local governmental units, both cities and counties, to put the question of an increase in local sales tax for specific capital projects to a vote of the citizens.

    The mayor of Louisville, Greg Fischer, has been a vocal proponent of such a tax and has been working hard to help push it through the legislature.

  • Uncle Bob’s Cookin’

    Certain cities in America are known for a particular food item. For example: Philadelphia cheesesteaks, Chicago deep dish pizza, New Orleans gumbo, Cincinnati chili, Baltimore crab cakes and New York deli sandwiches.