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Today's News

  • History center hosts dig

     The Oldham County History Center will be hosting an archaeology investigation from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23. This is a continuing investigation at the Gatewood Plantation, located outside of Bedford in Trimble County. 

    The Gatewood Plantation was the last place where Henry Bibb was a slave before gaining freedom by escaping north. He later moved to Ipswich, Canada where he became the first black editor of a Canadian newspaper.

  • SBA offers loans for storm damage

     The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and most private nonprofit organizations located in Jefferson, Oldham and Trimble counties in Kentucky that May 2 is the deadline to apply for a working capital disaster loan as a result of excessive rain and flooding that began on May 1, 2015. 

  • Community in Brief - April 7, 2016

     History Center sponsors cruise

    The Oldham County History Center will sponsor its first history cruise of the season on Wednesday, April 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Participants will enjoy the comforts of the luxury yacht, Princess, a full-service yacht owned and operated by Captain’s Quarters restaurant in Prospect, Ky. Admission of $45 per person includes non-alcoholic beverages. Cash bar. Reservations required.

  • North Oldham teacher wins award

     Her students say her history lessons seem a lot like English lessons, but she can't help intertwining her love of history, literacy and teaching.

    North Oldham High School teacher Meredith Grace was chosen as this year’s WHAS11 LG&E ExCEL Award winner for her dedication to her students and her ability to reach them all. 

  • Education in Brief - April 7, 2016

     Boone inducted into honor society

    The Western Kentucky University chapter of the Omicron Delta Epsilon International Honor Society for Economics inducted 25 students March 21, including Ryan S. Boone of Crestwood. 

    These inductees join college students in 681 chapters across the world in recognition of scholastic achievement in the discipline of economics.

  • Gatton Academy selects students

     The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky has selected 100 Kentucky sophomores for the Class of 2018, including three from Oldham County: Alicia Edds of Oldham County High School, daughter of Nathan and Melissa Edds from La Grange; Emily Guernsey of Sacred Heart Academy, daughter of Jeff and Susan Guernsey from Prospect; and Noemi Leibman of North Oldham High School, daughter of Maria Margulis and Alexander Leibman from Prospect.

  • Everyday evangelism

     There is a story that when Billy Graham was visiting a city for one of his crusades. 

    He was looking for a place to mail a letter and was walking around the city for a while.  He came across a young boy and asked the boy if he knew how to get to the post office. The boy gave Billy Graham the directions and before leaving, Billy said to the boy, “Come on over to the arena tonight, and I’ll tell you how to get to heaven.”

  • My heroes

    By Ginger Lumpkin

  • I challenge you

     When I attended seminary each student was assigned a spiritual director. And I am thankful every day for the challenge my spiritual director gave me when I was in college which forms the basis for the challenge and the promise I extend to you.

  • Good parents prevent abuse

    By Oldham County Cooperative Extension

     April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Let’s use this time to reflect on this problem and to recognize the importance of good parenting.