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Today's News

  • North High honors heroes

    North Oldham High School continues with the “Holiday Mail for Heroes” program. In the last two years the students at North have collected over 4,000 cards donated by parents. The students write encouraging words to soldiers and the Red Cross will distribute them to soldiers. The cards will go to Walter Reed Hospital where wounded soldiers are recovering and to active duty soldiers serving all over the world. As of today, there are 1,763 signed cards and the deadline to take them to the Red Cross is Dec. 5. The picture d at left is of Nancy Martin’s health class.

  • East Oldham Middle School honors veterans

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  • Accused bank robber’s cases not even started in several counties

    The case of a La Grange man charged with robbing the Farmer’s Bank of Milton on Highway 53 doesn’t appear to be heading toward a speedy resolution.

    William Gary Grubbs, Jr., 36, was indicted on two counts of robbery in the first degree, related to alleged robberies on April 23 and June 1.

    But Grubbs is facing other robbery charges in four other counties and told Oldham Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad that he hasn’t even been arraigned or made an appearance in two of the total five counties he’s charged in.

  • Oldham County musician hopes to make it big in Nashville

    A Crestwood native is hoping his hometown support can help him hit it big in Nashville.

    Chase Skinner, a graduate of Oldham County High School, has spent the last few years as a musician playing in Oldham County and the Louisville area.

    But he’s recently put his foot in the door of the Nashville music scene, landing gigs on the city’s famed Broadway strip of bars.

    It’s meant hundreds of miles on the car, but it’s been worth it for Skinner, he said.

  • Local group retires old flags with ceremony

    A local organization is hoping to properly retire old American flags throughout Oldham County with a new ceremony.

    Members of the fourth degree of the Knights of Columbus held the first such flag disposal ceremony on Saturday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in La Grange.

    The group, known as the patriotic degree of the Knights, retired more than 140 worn, torn or older flags during the ceremony with the help of a local Boy Scout troop.

  • New dance parties fun for Cedar Lake residents

     

    When Thomas Adams was just six weeks old, he was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus, otherwise known as Water Head Syndrome.

    The condition seemingly went away, but a few years ago, at 27-years-old, Adams’ seizures and other complications came back in full force.

    After several procedures and various therapy sessions, Adams was on the road to recovery. It was during this time that Adams became involved with the Fred Astaire Dance Studio and using ballroom dance as a form of therapy for his condition.

  • Collett to resign as police chief

    In addition to a new mayor and new police station, the city of La Grange will break in a new police chief in 2015.

    Current La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett will be stepping down effective Jan. 1, ending 12 years at the helm of the city’s police force.

    Collett said he told the department staff last week, as well as informed current La Grange Mayor Bill Lammlein and Mayor-elect Joe Davenport of his decision to retire.

  • Group hopes to raise homelessness awareness

    It’s an issue that doesn’t get much attention in Kentucky’s wealthiest county, but some advocates say is still around: homelessness.

    The issue led a handful of people to try to raise awareness of homelessness to the Oldham County community last Thursday, as their counterparts in Louisville did the same thing.

  • Football: Heckenberg finishing career among familiar bunch

    Taylor Heckenberg’s been on various football fields with the same coaches and teammates for 12 years.

    The North Oldham senior grew up playing youth football under the instruction of current Mustang assistants Todd Greenert and David McCoy.

    His teammates in his early days included current Mustang seniors Chris Burton, Tyler Greenert, Ryan Jones and others.

  • KHSAA Class 4-A Football Playoffs: North draws Fairdale in state quarterfinals

    North Oldham keeps a checklist on the white board in its locker room that includes goals set before the season.

    There are checkmarks in the boxes for winning the county title, the Class 4-A, District 3 title and each of the first two playoff games.

    The Mustangs now have just three boxes left to check – wins in the state quarterfinal, semifinal and championship games.

    North will try to fill one of those boxes when it plays at Fairdale at 7:30 p.m. Friday night. The Mustangs (9-2) are seeking their first ever win in this round of the playoffs.