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Today's News

  • Backyard politics

    In Kentucky, and on Oaks Day in particular, we love our horse races. And although small in number, the Oldham County crowd that showed up Friday at Inspirational Grounds proved that Kentuckians are interested in more than one kind of pony.
    About 25 local residents gathered on the shaded porch of the Buckner church-cum-coffeehouse to hear Kentucky’s junior U.S. Sen. Rand Paul talk about immigration and criminal justice in his bid for the 2016 presidential election.

  • Walking tall

    By Rae Hodge and Elliott Pratt

  • Oldham gets $1.2 million from FEMA

    A Fiscal Court grant application for more than $1.2 million in flood mitigation assistance has been approved by FEMA, according to Oldham County Judge Executive David Voegele.
    The FEMA Region IV Hazard Mitigation Assistance Branch has awarded a grant in the amount of $1,208,659.23 for six properties along the Ohio River with the goal of reducing or eliminating claims under the National Flood Insurance Program, part of the National Flood Insurance Reform Act (NFIRA) of 1994.

  • Traffic Almanac

    The Kentucky Department of Transportation has announced the following road projects and closures for the coming week.

    Northbound Interstate 71: Lane closures and delays possible between mile points 22.5 and 24.7 due to anchor work for median cable barriers. Lane closures are possible weeknights from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning. Speed limit in the work zone will be reduced to 55 MPH.

  • Public records --May 7, 2015

    La Grange Police Arrests

    April 30 -- Timothy D. Eichelberger, 47, La Grange, was arrested for alcohol intoxication in public place 1st & 2nd offense, criminal trespassing 1st degree, criminal mischief 3rd degree, promoting contraband 1st, possession of marijuana, possession paraphernalia

    May 1 -- Kraig L. Renn, 44, La Grange, was arrested for resisting arrest

    May 2 -- Melissa K. Terry, 34, La Grange, was cited for no operator’s license

  • OCHS Board of Education Update

    The following are notes from the Oldham County Board of Education meeting on April 27:
    Head Start and preschool

  • Education briefs -- May 7, 2015

    Crestwood Elementary Kindergarten Derby
    Crestwood Elementary hosted a kindergarten derby on Monday, May 4 (they were on a field trip Friday—hence the Derby parade delay). Kindergartners created Derby floats with a variety of materials. Many also wore hats and dresses for the Derby. They paraded their floats in front of the rest of the school and finished with a dance party.

    EOMS students go robotic
    Sphero Robots teach EOMS students how to code and more.

  • Oldham County mother honored in Washington as “National Young Mother”

    At their annual 80th Annual Conference in Washington D.C. this weekend, Heather Spencer from Prospect, Kentucky was named National Young Mother, by American Mothers, Inc.®, a national non-profit dedicated to honoring and supporting mothers around the world.
    “We could not be more proud to honor Heather Spencer as the 2015 ‘National Young Mother. She’s truly a role model for young mothers across our country and she is well-deserving of this award and recognition,” said Diane Callister, American Mothers national president.

  • Community briefs -- May 7, 2015

    Cheer Tryouts
     This year, a brand new program is being offered at the Oldham County All About Kids location. It is called “Mini-prep All Stars.” It is still a competitive all-star cheer program, but athletes will only attend local competitions. It’s for ages 3-11 and is a great alternative for athletes or parents who don’t want to dive into the full all star program. It is less practice with shorter routine and less expensive than the traditional all star program.

  • Community briefs -- May 7, 2015

    Cheer Tryouts
     This year, a brand new program is being offered at the Oldham County All About Kids location. It is called “Mini-prep All Stars.” It is still a competitive all-star cheer program, but athletes will only attend local competitions. It’s for ages 3-11 and is a great alternative for athletes or parents who don’t want to dive into the full all star program. It is less practice with shorter routine and less expensive than the traditional all star program.