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Today's News

  • Army Corps of Engineers waives day-use fees at recreation areas on Veterans' Day

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it will waive day-use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 2,400 Corps-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
     

  • Scott County too much for Oldham

    GEORGETOWN --- As Oldham County entered its first playoff game against Scott County the Colonels didn’t think they would be in the situation they were in.

    Oldham started the game with their third string quarterback in, Dalton Thompson a sophomore, making his first start in the most important game of the season. They also didn’t expect their leading running back to be sidelined in the game due to misconduct.

  • South rally comes up short

    LAWRENCEBURG --- Anderson County broke a 26-all tie with 4:50 to play, then held on to defeat visiting South Oldham, 33-26 in the first round of the state Class 5A football playoffs Friday night.

    Bearcats senior running back Ethan Kelly burst through a gaping hole in the right side of the Dragons’ defense for a 4-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter.

    The season comes to a close for South Oldham, who finishes 6-5.

  • North last Oldham standing

    GOSHEN --- It wasn’t pretty, but North Oldham coach Billy Martin said afterward that he’d take it.

    The Mustangs scored the game’s first 29 points en route to a 42-20 win over visiting Valley in the first round of the Class 4A state football playoffs on Friday.

    But North Oldham didn’t make it easy on itself.

  • Fryman rallies to win state

    Early on, North Oldham eighth grader Trenton Fryman trailed at the KTCCCA Meet of Champions on Saturday in Lexington. 

    It was an unfamiliar position, but Fryman stayed patient. Near the two-mile mark of the 4K race at Masterson Station Park, Fryman made his move. He jetted into the lead and held on to win the boys’ middle school state championship in 13:43.19.

  • Oldham police warn of possible phone scam

    Police are warning Oldham residents of a possible scam this week involving home security systems.

    A resident reported to Oldham County Police on Wednesday that he received a phone call from a solicitor offering a free home security system valued at $1,300.

    The homeowner declined the offer.

    The caller probed about the homeowner's schedule, even as the homeowner continued to say he was not interested in the security system.

    The caller insisted that he would have a technician call back to discuss installation.

  • Missed goals leave students at three Oldham schools eligible to transfer

    Students at three Oldham County schools are eligible for transfers to other Oldham schools after the schools failed to meet No Child Left Behind act goals for the 2010-2011 school year.

    Parents of students at Crestwood Elementary, Locust Grove Elementary and Oldham County Middle received letters recently regarding transfer eligibility.

    The transfers come after Adequate Yearly Progress reports were released by the Kentucky Department of Education in September. 

  • Car crash snarls traffic on Hwy. 53

    A two-car crash in La Grange snarled traffic around noon Thursday.

    A black Dodge Charger turning left from Adams Ave. struck a white Dodge Ram pickup headed south on Hwy. 53. The driver of the Charger said a south-bound car in the right lane waved him across, as the Ram was coming in the southbound left lane.

    The driver of the pickup sustained no injuries, and EMTs evaluated the driver of the Charger at the scene but he was not transported for injury. 

  • Fresh Roast: Couple opens storefront after success of home-based business

    The coffee mug sign at Walnut and Jefferson streets in downtown La Grange is kind of like a Krispy Kreme sign — if it’s lit, the coffee’s hot.

    And not just hot – fresh. Like just-out-of-the-roaster yesterday fresh. Take your pick from recognizable coffees, like Brazilian, Colombian or Sumatra. Or, try something different, like Ethiopian beans Yirgacheffe and Nigusie Lemma or Tanzanian Peaberry.

  • Legal Aid Society offers free clinics on foreclosure, divorce, small claims

    The Legal Aid Society announces dates for free legal clinics offered during the months of November and December. 

    A reservation for each clinic is required.  Please contact the Legal Aid Society at (502) 584-1254 to make your reservation. 

    FORECLOSURE CLINIC

    Thursday, November 3, at 4 p.m.

    Legal Aid Society office (416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.)

    Attorneys will be on hand to answer questions about foreclosures and provide advice on alternatives to foreclosure.