Today's News

  • Education briefs -- May 21, 2015

    UE grads

    Taylor Parker of Prospect has graduated from the University of Evansville with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
    Parker, majoring in Management, graduated during UE’s 157th Commencement, held Saturday, May 9 at the Ford Center in downtown Evansville. During the ceremony, the university awarded 583 degrees.
    The University of Evansville is a private, liberal arts-based university with a full-time undergraduate enrollment of approximately 2,700.

    Cumberland grads

  • Crestwood schools get $2,000

    On May 15, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded $14,000 to Louisville-area schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations to support adult, family and summer literacy programs.  These grant awards are part of more than $5.8 million in grants awarded today to approximately 720 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 43 states the company serves. Award recipients include:

  • Deviate from your routine

    Many of us find a routine comforting, as it gives us some feeling of control in life.  What can sneak up on us and catch us unaware, however, is an emotional rut that leaves us feeling empty and uninspired.  
    If you are having these feelings, consider finding a time either weekly or daily to expand your horizons a bit and make a minor shift in your routine.  A fresher outlook will help you to rise above your rut and the feelings that go with it.

  • Truitt: An Iconic Celebration

     Last weekend, we celebrated my sister’s college graduation. She chose to pursue a degree later in life, while working and raising two daughters on her own. To say I am proud of her is an understatement.  
      Our cousin threw a wonderful party, using all the special graduation decorations.  Banners, balloons, streamers, and shiny foil confetti shaped like caps and diplomas.  My seven-year-old son sat in the floor and scooped up a handful of the tiny confetti shapes and exclaimed, “Look at all these icons!”

  • Measure twice, cut once: Planning before planting pays off

    By Patrice M. Smith

  • In memory of those who have given their lives
  • North Oldham Fire Department reduces tax rates for two districts

      The North Oldham Fire District will reduce tax rates in its district by five percent, beginning July 1.
      The current property tax rate of $0.10 per $100 of assessed valuation will be reduced to $0.095 per $100 of assessed valuation. which was voted on at the NOFD Board of Trustees meeting May 14.

  • Public records -- May 28

    La Grange Arrest
    May 19 -- Barry E. Miller, 58, La Grange was cited for operating a vehicle with expired operator’s license, failure of owner to maintain required insurance 1st offense, no registration plates, no registration receipt.

    Property Transfers
    Bonnie Warren to Matthew and Lindsay Scalese, Lots 678, 679 Crystal Lake, La Grange, $173,000

    Stacy Mill, fka Stacy Irwin and Andrew Mill to Shawn and Jennifer Morgan, Lot 19, Goshen Woods, 1421 Nightingale Lane, Goshen, $289,000

  • Phelps leaving North Oldham baseball to coach at Kentucky Country Day

     Just days after being voted as the Region 8 Coach of the Year, Erik Phelps has resigned from his position as baseball coach at North Oldham High School and will take a full-time teaching position at Kentucky Country Day, where he will also serve as varsity baseball coach.

    Phelps told the Mustangs in a team meeting on Tuesday that he would not return to coach in 2016 after four seasons with the program.

  • OCMS heads to state track and field meet at Louisville

    Oldham County Middle School had four athletes break school records at its home invitational on May 16. Ben Bunting set the record in the boys discus throw with a distance of 129-3. Madeline Campbell broke the record in the turbo javelin with a throw of 56-10. The boys 4x800 relay team of Isaiah Cook, Tommy Finn, Jaymenson Beckner and Jacob Brizendine set a record in the relay of 9:56.53.