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Today's News

  • Candidate for Judge-Executive dies unexpectedly

    An Oldham County Police officer who was also running for County Judge-Executive has passed away due to natural causes.

    David Howley, 51, died last Wednesday night, OCPD Major Jim Laytham, said. Howley died of a natural causes, Laytham said.

    Howley had been involved in public service in Oldham County for more than 25 years as a fire fighter, emergency technician and most recently with OCPD. Howley also served with the La Grange Police Department, as well as with Louisville Metro Police. He spent the majority of his time with OCPD.

  • Education Briefs May 15

    Two receive merit scholarships

    David M. Glenn of Goshen and a student at North Oldham High School has won a $2,500 national merit scholarship.

    This award is supported by National Merit Scholarship Corporation’s own funds.

    Kinsey T. Morrison of Goshen, a senior at St. Francis, has won a $2,500 national merit scholarship.

    Businesses to showcase art

  • Manly vehicles set my heart to racing

    In general, I’m totally against sexist statements and forcing people into stereotypical gender roles. But every now and then, I succumb to this antiquated way of thinking.

    Recently, we went to our trusty salesman at the Ford dealership and told him we were in the market for a pickup truck. While he was checking inventory, hubby got to looking around the showroom. He was especially drawn to a somewhat sissified version of an SUV. The color he fancied was burnt orange.

  • My five values

    I recently listed all of my values. I was surprised by the number of them. I would encourage you to write down all the values you hold dear. Then select the five most important values from the list. See how your list compares with mine.

  • Student gets big surprise
  • Visitor teaches about World War II

    Mary Anne Liter, 89, from Madison, Ind., came and spoke to Ms. Gerber’s 7th grade Language Arts class at South Oldham Middle School. The class had been reading a novel based on events during World War II and Mrs. Liter came and shared about her life and experience having lived through that time in history. Mrs. Liter’s great-granddaughter, Leah Searcy, is a student in Ms. Gerber’s class.

  • South senior nets scholarship

    Victoria ‘Katie’ Davidson,left, is the recipient of the Matthew Rawert Memorial Scholarship at South Oldham High School for 2014. Davidson has selected Centre College in Danville to attend in the fall. Presenting her with the $1,000 award is Monica Rawert Jones, sister of Matthew Rawert (a 2000 graduate of SOHS ). Davidson is the daughter of Elizabeth and Rodney Davidson of Crestwood.

  • La Grange students learn about EMS techniques

     

    The Oldham County Emergency Management Services donated CPR Kits to every La Grange fifth grade student. OCEMS staff along with OCBE School Nurse Melanie Dowdy, RN, demonstrated life-saving CPR procedures during Related Arts time. Not only did technicians instruct Compression-Only CPR to students, but each student received practice kits containing a dummy, a DVD, and a homework assignment to share their learned CPR skills with friends and family. Above, La Grange P.E. teacher Alyson Stamper introduces guest speakers and CPR demonstrators.

  • Encouraging county to lead the state in another category: voter turnout

    Five days from now, registered voters in this county will have a chance to exercise one of their most important rights, the right to vote.

    And every year about this time, newspapers across the county feature editorials, columns, etc., preaching on why you should go vote. You can probably count this column as one of those as well.

    But in a county like Oldham, consistently ranked as one of the most wealthy, most healthy and best educated, voting should be a foregone conclusion.

  • Oldham Grand Slam a great experience

    People run for different reasons: to lose weight, to relieve stress, to compete. Last month, some 36,000 runners ran for all those reasons, plus one: to show America’s oldest marathon could not be stopped by an act of terrorism.

    The courage of those 264 people who were injured, many of them losing their own ability to walk or run, not to mention the courage of those who died, certainly added to the inspiration each Boston Marathon runner felt this year.