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Today's News

  • A way with words

    North Oldham Middle School hosted a poetry slam competition for sixth-graders Feb. 2. Students wrote poems and performed their work with each classroom electing a winner. Those seven finalists were part of the Poetry Slam in the school gymnasium. A slam is the competitive art of performance poetry placing focus on not just the writing itself but also on the performance of the words. 

  • Moving on the mat

    BUCKNER – South Oldham High School senior Spencer Warren has had his bad day.

    Warren got himself back on the right track Saturday by winning the 171-pound regional wrestling title with a first-period pin of Robbie Hinkle of North Oldham.

    The title comes a week after Warren finished third in the Mustang Invitational.

  • Magistrate files suit against stormwater district and his opponent in May primary

    After receiving more than 300 pages in response to his records request, an Oldham County magistrate recently filed suit alleging one document is missing.

    District 6 Magistrate Scott Davis filed suit Feb. 12 in Oldham circuit court against the county's Stormwater Management District and chairman Kevin Eldridge.

    Davis, a first-term magistrate, faces Eldridge in the Republican primary scheduled May 18.

  • Chamber, OCEDA merger approved

    Officials from the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce and the Oldham County Economic Development Authority met this morning and unanimously agreed to merge boards and operate as one economic development, membership services agency. 

    According to a release sent to Chamber members Friday, the new organization will be called the Oldham Chamber and Economic Development agency and is poised to oversee the business attraction, retention and expansion efforts in Oldham County. 

  • Athlete of the Week

    Name: Madeline Davidson.

    School: Oldham County Middle School.

    Sport: Swimming.

    Age: 12.

    Events: Backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle.

    Hometown: Buckner

    Accomplishments: Davidson, a sixth-grader is part of a large contingent of middle schoolers competing at the varsity level this season for Oldham County High School.

  • Dragons Upset No. 5 J-town 76-71

    CRESTWOOD – Things could be coming together for the South Oldham High School Dragons as they picked up another big win Monday with a 76-71 upset win over No. 5 ranked Jeffersontown Monday.

    Fresh from an emotional win over county rival North Oldham in overtime to clinch the top district seed and a blowout over regional foe Gallatin County, the Dragons had one of their best overall games against J-town.

    “We’re in a good place right now,” SOHS coach Steve Simpson said. “We’re playing very relaxed.”

  • Letters to the Editor: Election season should have clean campaigns

    To the editor:

    2010 is an election year for many city, county and state offices. Many candidates have filed to run against incumbents.

    I would like to issue a challenge to all parties seeking election to run clean campaigns.

    In some elections, candidates use fault-finding, mud-slinging tactics, even lawsuits in a desperate attempt to get votes. Voters in Oldham County are weary of this type of politics.

    A candidate should promote his or her qualifications, experience and knowledge of the office they seek, not attack the opponent.

  • Take care of yourself

    A warm, reviving shower is a cue for me to find ways to nurture myself. A supportive letter or e-mail from a friend is a reminder of my duty to nurture others. Whenever I feel burned-out, I vow to take care of myself.

  • Protein powerhouse

    Over the years beans have been a staple food for many people in many countries.

    Beans and other legumes such as lentils and peas are powerhouses of protein, folic acid, iron and zinc; as well as a good source of low glycemic carbohydrates. Beans are rich in soluble fiber, beans can help lower cholesterol, reduce colon cancer risk and contain beneficial nutrients. There are many creative ideas for using  beans in your diet. Add to soups, salads or puree for dips. They’re an important part of a vegetarian diet.

  • Residents question cleaning contract, use of inmate labor

    Residents are questioning why inmates from the county jail are cleaning portions of the Fiscal Court Building after Oldham fiscal court recently awarded a $25,000 year-long contract for cleaning services.

    The county’s maintenance director, Bill Tucker, says the issue “has been blown out of proportion.”