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Today's News

  • Engagement announcement

    Mr. Joe Cefaratti and Mrs. Cindy Cefaratti, of Crestwood, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Bryjanna Cefaratti, to Cooper Harbert.

    Bryjanna is a 2008 graduate of South Oldham High School, and a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University where she received her B.M. in music industry studies. She is an IT and production assistant at Osborn Engineering Company. She is a resident of Cleveland, Ohio, where she and Harbert currently live.

  • Community briefs

    Heroes and Horses

    A fundraiser to support the construction of the Veterans Memorial Park will be hosted by Heroes and Horses at Churchill Downs on May 14. Events include the Veterans Memorial Classic race and silent auction. Medal of Honor recipients Dakota Meyer, Ernie West, and Hershel “Woody” Williams will be attending and VIP seating with a hero is available. Also in attendance will be Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner and former Miss America, Heather French Henry.

  • Find the pot o'gold around you

    Top o’ the mornin’ to ya!  I’m writing to you today from Ireland, the land of saints and scholars.  Can’t say I’ve seen either of those yet, but within the first 24 hours I did see many other stereotypical sights.  
    I’m on an Irish scavenger hunt, and I have already marked several things off the list:

    Pot of Gold
    Castle-check  
    Rainbow over castle-check
    Guinness Beer-check
    Pot of Gold
    Green grass-check
    Moss covered stones-check
    Irish Whiskey-check

  • Get in the right zone for best planting options

    By Patrice M. Smith

    We have encountered quite a long winter, ample amounts of snow and rain.  You have been reading my column and using your time wisely to scour the catalogues, watching gardening TV and hopefully you have made notes and devised a gardening plan.  

    That’s great and I’m very proud of you.

  • Jesus said: We need not fear death

    Most people are scared to death of death.  That may be a silly statement, but it is true.  Look at all the lists of what scares people the most.  Death is number one.  We feel death’s presence when we enter or leave a hospital, so most people try not to.  We reflect on mortality every time we go into a funeral home, so people rarely do.  We see death on the nightly news every night, and we try not to relate, not to take it personal, but it is.  It is very personal.  

  • Capital conclusions

    The main priority for the state legislature this year was to resolve the state’s heroin epidemic, which has seen a 600-plus percent increase in the last two years as it has gone unaddressed by legislators.
    The solution came only after ferocious debate, but passed just before midnight on the final day of the 2015 session of the Kentucky General Assembly.

  • Local group seeks heroin intervention for teens

    Heroin? In Oldham? When asked about the topic, many in the county expressed disbelief that the deadly substance could reside in a community with a grade-A school system, healthy children and close family relationships.

    Oldham County or not, heroin is very real in the community, according to Jean Schumm, president of Operation: PARENT.

    Schumm spoke on heroin in KET’s “Health-Three 60.”

  • Taking the high road home

    Oldham County’s own Sen. Ernie Harris, a Republican from Prospect, has been serving in the state Senate since 1995. In his 20th year in the Capitol, Harris was instrumental in shoring up the state’s fluctuating road fund during the final hours of the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2015 session.

    Harris, typically a quiet legislator, reliably voting in step with his party, broke ranks with Senate Republican leadership this year when he sponsored the Gas Tax bill, SB 299.

  • New "I voted" stickers come to Oldham

    Voters will soon receive a new sticker when they turn out to the polls later this year.

    This is the second time that the stickers, sometimes used to tell employers that their employees took time out to vote, has undergone cosmetic changes over the years, said Oldham County Clerk Julie Barr.

    Barr wanted to create a new sticker to enhance voter turnout and to engage voters.

  • Home invasion reported, investigation ongoing

    Officers from the La Grange Police Department responded to reports of a home invasion that came in on Mar. 26.

    Officers arrived to the 900 block of Woodland Ridge Road in La Grange, at approximately 11:16 a.m.

    On arrival, they found a babysitter with the 3-year-old child of the homeowners in her care. The woman told police that a white male suspect, posing as a delivery man, had entered the home when she answered the door.