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Today's News

  • Education Briefs, March 10, 2016

    Rhodes dean’s list

    Anchorage resident Anna C. Fowler was named to the Rhodes College dean’s list for the 2015 fall semester. To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must be enrolled in at least 16 credit hours of  academic work and must achieve a semester grade point average of 3.70 or better.

    Fowler is a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy.

  • Science Olympiad teams advance to state

    Students from NOMS and NOHS competed in the Science Olympiad Regional Competition this weekend, with several students heading to the state competition.

    The NOHS Science Olympiad team will advance to state after placing 8th in the Science Olympiad Regional Competition on Saturday.

    • Greg McDonald and Nolan Ruggles placed first in Air Trajectory.

  • Area high schools to compete at 2016 FIRST robotics competition

    The Local Engineers of Tomorrow Team 2783 inspires thousands of kids in Kentucky to pursue involvement with STEM-related activities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through their summer camps, participation in worldwide tournaments and by mentoring other teams. The team is comprised of local high school students from Bullitt, Oldham, Henry, Shelby and Jefferson counties. On March 10 through 12 they will kick off their season with the 2016 FIRST Saint Louis Missouri Regional Competition at the Chaifetz Arena. 

  • Girl Scouts hold first Powder Puff Derby

    Oldham County Girl Scouts celebrated the inaugural Powder Puff Derby, hosted by Troop 2221 from Crestwood. 

    Much like the acclaimed Cub Scout Pinewood Derby, this event allowed local girls to design, build and race their very own car in a community style event that promoted family fun and healthy competition for girls age 5 through 13. 

  • Community Briefs, March 10, 2016

    Seedling giveaway scheduled

    The Oldham County Conservation District will hold its Annual Tree Seedling Giveaway Saturday, March 19, at its offices located at 700 W. Jefferson Street (the old Health Department Building) on the outskirts of La Grange.  

    Trees will be given away starting at 10 a.m. and will end by noon or when all trees have been handed out.  Arrive early for the best selection.

  • County residents recognized at conservation awards

    The Oldham County Conservation District’s 35th annual Awards Banquet was held Feb. 25 at the John Black Community Center.  Several individuals received honors.

    Recognized for going above and beyond in their conservation efforts and care of the land was Randy Hudnutt as Outstanding Cooperator.  The award recipient has to practice good long-term conservation ethics on land they own or manage.  

  • Oldham County native celebrates 100 years

    Mrs. Louise W. Spencer, formerly of Ballardsville and Crestwood, celebrated her 100th birthday on Feb. 15. 

  • Apologetics: Did Jesus really exist?
  • State senate addresses disability care

    By Ernie Harris, Ky. Senator

    The passage of bills that would help children with disabilities, preserve rights of victims in criminal cases, and fight for the rights of the unborn highlighted another busy week in the Senate. As Thursday marked day 40 of our 60-day legislative session in Frankfort, we are still anxiously awaiting a budget bill from our colleagues in the House.

  • Freezin' for a reason

    My kids and I have a history of silly, cold-weather activities, ranging from making snow angels in our bathing suits to swimming in glacial Lake Superior.