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Today's News

  • Goshen: Harmony Landing Road speed bump, other issues still undecided

     The following are issues were discussed at the City of Goshen Commission Meeting July 20:

  • A Safe Place

     A short drive from the La Grange town square is Spruce Point Farm, home of Exceptional Equitation, a non-profit organization that serves people with disabilities by allowing them to interact with animals and participate in farm activities.

    The farm, which works with individuals with both physical and mental disabilities, is owned and operated by Shelley Prete.

  • A Safe Place

     A short drive from the La Grange town square is Spruce Point Farm, home of Exceptional Equitation, a non-profit organization that serves people with disabilities by allowing them to interact with animals and participate in farm activities.

    The farm, which works with individuals with both physical and mental disabilities, is owned and operated by Shelley Prete.

  • Gilbert receives national down syndrome award

    Anna Gilbert has been afforded a lot of opportunities, including being the team manager of Oldham County’s soccer team during high school. Now, Anna has been handed not only a scholarship, but a chance to attend college like everyone else. 

    Gilbert was one of 21 students in the United States to receive a scholarship from the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) for postsecondary education. 

  • Gilbert receives national down syndrome award

    Anna Gilbert has been afforded a lot of opportunities, including being the team manager of Oldham County’s soccer team during high school. Now, Anna has been handed not only a scholarship, but a chance to attend college like everyone else. 

    Gilbert was one of 21 students in the United States to receive a scholarship from the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) for postsecondary education. 

  • Buckner space changes restaurants again

     Situated just off exit 17 between Thorton’s and Sister’s Tea Parlor is a space that has seen three restaurants in just the past two years.

    Owner Marvin Whitesides relocated his restaurant, Starvin’ Marvin’s, from Pendleton into the space in Buckner four years ago. After a few years in Buckner, he opened another restaurant in New Castle. 

  • SOHS graduate receives highest 4-H Award

     Ever since Lexi Bergman was nine years old, she has been part of Oldham County’s 4-H club. 

    The nation’s largest youth development organization has helped prepare Bergman, now 18, for college in more than one way. 

    Bergman has received four scholarships from 4-H for college, including 4-H’s highest achievement award, the Emerald Award. 

  • New concrete mixing plant to be built on Button Lane in La Grange

    A proposal to build a new concrete mixing plant on Button Lane in La Grange was approved by the Oldham County Planning and Zoning board.

    The plant required a conditional use permit, which allows a construction project as long as it follows certain rules, as well as a height variance, which allows an exception to the rule regarding height.  The plant will be operated by Allstate Ready Mix.

  • How the year 1776 affected Oldham County

     By Helen E. McKinney

    Educator/Genealogist
    Oldham County History Center

     

     No one can dispute that the year 1776 was a major turning point for America. As far as events go, the signing of the Declaration of Independence was a fortuitous incident not only for America but for Kentucky as well.

  • Louisville Jug Music: From Earl McDonald to the National Jubilee with Michael L. Jones