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Today's News

  • Livestrong comes to ymca

    By Karen Wyatt, of the YMCA

     

    A healthy lifestyle is important for everyone, but especially for cancer survivors. Healthy behaviors may lower the risk of cancer recurrence and improve survival. And it makes a person feel better in so many ways!

    A healthy lifestyle includes: Maintaining a healthy weight, eating a healthy diet, being physically active and not smoking. The YMCA of Greater Louisville offers the Livestrong program for cancer survivors that helps adult cancer survivors achieve their holistic health goals.

  • Early intervention with kindergarteners shows success

    Only 10 percent of Oldham County Schools kindergarteners are still considered “not ready” on the Brigance Kindergarten screening assessment after students were retested early this year.

    The board of education reviewed this data at the Feb. 23 meeting.

  • Student receives honor

    Senator Ernie Harris (R-Prospect) welcomed Emma DuVall to the Capitol. Emma served in the Senate as a Legislative Page. She is a fifth grade student at LaGrange Elementary School.

  • A Knight celebrates his 90th

    Ted Harley was the recipient of an award presented at the Immaculate Conception Fish Frylast week. Harley has been an active member of the Knights of Columbus since 2003. He received a certificate from K of C Supreme Office honoring him on his 90th birthday, which was Feb. 7. Pictured from left to right isBill Cheap, Jack Dombroski, Ted Harley and Joe Liedtke.

  • Genealogy often tells a good story

    By Helen McKinneyBy Helen E. McKinney

    Educator/Genealogist Oldham County History Center

    Everyone loves a good story, right? Well, what if it came straight from your own family?

    Genealogy has become a popular hobby and a very creative way to tell such stories, in addition to learning more stories about ancestors you never knew existed. Getting a good story to go with the ancestors’ name makes that person more real.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Colonels outlast North 3-0

     The hot-hitting bats of Oldham County softball were put to the test Tuesday night by district foe North Oldham.

    They passed that test, but barely.

  • WRESTLING: Jones sniffs title, Mustangs place second overall in small school division

    LEXINGTON -  Landin Jones had already proven people wrong. 

    The heavyweight wrestler from North Oldham pinned his first two state tournament opponents in under a minute, pinned a contender in 1:18 in the semifinals and reached the championship match.

    And all it took was 46 seconds in the final match for it be over for Jones.

  • WRESTLING: McIntosh, Colonels put on milestone performance at state tournament

    LEXINGTON - It’s been eight years since Oldham County High School had a wrestler win state. That was in 2007, when Alex McIntosh was in the heart of elementary school.

    Fast forward to Wednesday when McIntosh, a junior, climbed atop the highest point on the podium as the 170-pound champion in the KHSAA State Wrestling Tournament at Alltech Arena.

    McIntosh defeated Boyle County’s Brandon Devins in a 7-1 decision in the championship round to give the Colonels’ its first state title winner in 12 years.

  • In the Service of Print

    Community newspapers are unique creatures in the printing world.

    When print publication reached its peak and took a southern nose dive in the early aughts -- leaving the massive metropolitan outlets to shed staff and cut pages -- media scholars and moguls scratched their heads. They couldn’t figure out how these small-circulation, local-specific, mom-and-pop papers seemed to be getting along without them.

  • Everyone’s good here

    One of the most memorable places I’ve ever been is the House of Anne Frank in Amsterdam. One of the most startling lines I have ever read in any book was the quote in Anne Frank’s book The Diary of a Young Girl that read: “I do believe that deep within his (her) heart, every person is good.” She made this statement as she was being hunted down by the Nazis.