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Today's News

  • City of Goshen commission to swear-in new member

    When the city of Goshen meets Monday, they’ll do so with a new commissioner.

    John Blumenschein of Goshen will be sworn in at the city’s July meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the North Oldham Fire Department.

    Blumenschein will fill the seat vacated by Michael Reeves, who resigned in June after almost four years on the council.

    Blumenschein and his wife, Paula, have been residents of the area since 1995. They have three children.

  • New Digs

    A new home planned for La Grange Fire and Rescue will be more spacious and energy-efficient than the department’s current La Grange station and is less than a mile away.

    Officials broke ground Saturday on a $4.1 million fire station at 309 N. First St. in La Grange. Construction is expected to take a year.

    The new facility boasts 26,000 square feet, including four “pull-through” bays and eight dorm rooms – two features missing from LFRD’s current Station No. 1 at the corner of Main and Second streets facing the Oldham County courthouse.

  • SON tourney attracts top teams Aug. 16-22

    OLDHAM COUNTY – The emphasis will be on soccer this year in the SON Tournament hosted by the North Oldham, Oldham County and South Oldham high school girls’ soccer   programs.

    In past years, the schools have offered special promotions like a movie night for the teams and other activities. This year, everything will focus on the play on the fields at NOHS and SOHS.

    “It’s another pretty strong field,” OCHS coach Dan Schulz said. “We have some teams that will challenge for their regional titles.”

  • Public Records

     Sheriff’s reports

  • Oldham Grand jury indicts nine

     

  • Crestwood Elementary among ‘greenest’ in nation

    Crestwood Elementary School earned a perfect 100 score from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR rating system for its superior energy efficiency, according to reports from school officials and energy auditors. 

    Designed by McCulloch Associates Architects and CMTA Inc. Engineers, this is the first school in Kentucky to receive a perfect rating. 

    Locust Grove Elementary designed by Scott-Klausing and Company, Inc. and CMTA Inc. Engineers, received a score of 99.

  • Piranhas open season undefeated

    BUCKNER – The Oldham County Piranhas swim team have been as fierce as their namesakes this season opening the year with four straight wins.

    With 174 swimmers, the Piranhas have overwhelmed opponents with talent and with numbers at nearly every age level.

    “There’s been no drop off in numbers, they still love us,” Piranhas coach Erin Esterle said. “We have a really good group of older kids and in the 12 and under group. We also have 32 kids in the six and under group and we are not sure where they all came from.”

  • River Daze planned Saturday

    Westport will be buzzing with activity Saturday with the annual River Daze festival.

    The day starts early with 5K run and 1K walk at 7:30 a.m.

    The Ky. 524 loop will have many locations for the annual community yard sale that runs from 8 a.m. to noon.

    The parade down Main Street kicks off the festivities at 10 a.m. with fire departments, Antique Iron club tractors, horse riders and more.

    Parade Grand Marshall for 2010 is Glenn Watson, long time Westport resident, community leader and volunteer.

  • Educational group distributes $55K to Oldham teachers

    Oldham County’s educational foundation, which operates under a 501c3 tax exempt status, will distribute $55,000 in grants throughout the school district this year — but not many people know about it.

    “I’m told it’s one of the county’s best-kept secrets,” said Gayle Johnson, OCEF treasurer. “We’ve done a poor job getting the word out, but supporting the educational infrastructure is one of the most important components of pushing our school district to a higher level,” he said.

  • Children who witnessed burglary could testify

    A circuit judge will decide if two children who witnessed a burglary that led to a fatal shooting in February 2009 will testify against one of two men charged with murder.

    According to court records, the children, now 13 and 9, allegedly saw two men break-in to 33-year-old James E. Bailey’s apartment the night he died.

    Investigators believe the children witnessed the burglary from a back bedroom but did not see the shooting that led to Bailey’s death.

    Their mother – Bailey’s girlfriend – wasn’t home at the time.