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Today's News

  • Athletes win Special Olympic medals

    Two Oldham County athletes excelled at the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in Mercer County, N.J., last week.

    Goshen’s Jesse Pennington struck gold in the team bocce event, winning alongside teammate Michael Willard.

    Pennington and Willard beat Maryland 12-7 in the opening match before beating Pennsylvania 13-5 to claim gold.

    Then Prospect’s Tee Salinas and his father, Tony, took silver in the golf competition.

  • Gators host ‘pirate meet’

    Swimmers from the ages of 3 to 18 hit the Glen Oaks Country Club pool Monday night in Prospect in the club’s “pirate meet” against Douglass Hills.

    There were pirate decorations hanging around the pool, with some swimmers sporting drawn-on pirate mustaches.

    Glen Oaks won the meet, scoring -782 to -719.

  • Stephens: Five drivers who could use a win in Kentucky

    NASCAR did Kentucky Speedway a favor when it announced its new points system during the last offseason.

    The sport’s governing body altered the Chase for the Sprint Cup format for 2014, putting in place a system that pretty much guarantees the winner of any of the first 26 races one of 16 spots in the playoff-like final 10 races. The remaining slots not filled by race winners are filled in order of the point standings.

  • Haas hired to coach North boys lax

    North Oldham introduced David Haas as head boys lacrosse coach Monday night.

    Haas takes over for Ryan Smith, who left for the same job at Kentucky Country Day.

    Haas was most recently an assistant at St. Charles Prep in Columbus, Ohio, from 2011-12. Before that he was an assistant at KCD, helping the Bearcats to the state semifinals in both seasons with the program.

  • Earley: Why does God love us?

    Last week I wrote about how imperfect our human love is. Perhaps this most quoted scripture of the Bible is John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life.” But why does God love us so much?

  • Public Records June 19

    La Grange Police Arrests

    June 10 -- Angela M. Sawyers, 29, Pendleton, was arrested for drinking alcohol in public place and DUI.

    June 12 -- Misty D. Marcum, 35, Louisville was arrested on warrants for alcohol intoxication (Oldham County), theft by unlawful taking, auto, DUI, hit and run, suspended operator’s license, no insurance (Jefferson County).

     

    June 13 -- Michah T. Cousar, 26, La Grange, was arrested for alcohol intoxication and drug paraphernalia.

  • Local artists awarded

    The 15th annual Arts on the Green, presented by the Arts Association of Oldham County (AAOC) was held on June 7-8 on the La Grange Courthouse Square. This year, the juried fine arts and crafts festival featured more than 130 artists showcasing original handcrafted paintings and drawings, mixed media, photography, ceramics, sculpture, glass, jewelry, consumables, metal, yard art, wood and fiber.

  • Area students graduate from LDS Seminary Program

    Sixteen area young men and women graduated this past Sunday from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints seminary program offered by the local Crestwood Kentucky Stake.

    The seminary program of the Church is a four-year religious education program for youth ages 14-18. Around the world, hundreds of thousands of students and their teachers meet each weekday during the school year to study the Holy Scriptures. Seminary classes routinely begin 90 minutes before school each day.

    Area graduates this year are:

    Crestwood (1st Ward)

  • YMCA offers summer swimming safety advice

    BY Beth Kempf

    Oldham County Family YMCA Aquatics Director

    Sometime this summer, almost everyone in this community will be in or near the water, and most people will have a safe and healthy time.

    Swimming and other water-related activities are excellent ways to get the physical activity needed for a healthy life. Just two and a half hours of swimming or water aerobics a week can provide basic fitness. Water-based physical activity also improves adults’ ability to carry out everyday activities.

  • Returning from a year down under

    Today’s the day! Our daughter Abby is returning from a year in Australia! I don’t think I’ve been this excited about an impending arrival since 1982, when my school was chosen to be Chattanooga’s official welcoming committee for Nancy Reagan.