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Today's News

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Clarissa Phillips' class

    Centerfield Elementary
    Clarissa Phillips' first-grade class

    Centerfield Elementary teacher Clarissa Phillips said she hopes her students continue to share the gift of generosity and care for others in 2012.
    This year, her students learned the meaning of generousity by giving clothes and toys to two Angel Tree children this year.
    Phillips said her favorite holiday tradition is baking dozens of Christmas cookies to share with my family and friends.

    Dear Santa,
    Santa you are fun.

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Debbie Sullivan's class

    Buckner Elementary
    Debbie Sullivan's kindergarten and first-grade class

    Buckner Elementary teacher Debbie Sullivan said she hopes her students continue to be as compassionate and caring in the new year as they re now.
    Sullivan said she's sure her students are part of Santa's nice list.
    "My students have been nice...they work hard doing their personal best and use great listening ears," she said.
    Sullivan plans to relax and read during her winter break.

    Dear Santa,

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Jenna Brown's class

    Centerfield Elementary
    Jenna Brown's fourth-grade class

  • Officials will meet with Five Forks residents to discuss paving

    DATE:  December 13

    TIME:  7 p.m.

    LOCATION:   Pewee Valley City Hall Meeting Room

    HOSTED BY:  5th District Magistrate, JD Sparks & Oldham County Fiscal Court

    All are welcome, but officials hope to attract all Five Forks Drive property owners.

    There will be a meeting regarding the paving of Five Forks Drive and associated costs.

  • Deputy earns Governor’s Award for Impaired Driving Enforcement

    Oldham County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Christopher C. Fitzner has received the Kentucky Governor’s Award for Impaired Driving Enforcement.

    The governor’s award is presented annually to law enforcement from across the state of Kentucky who excel in detection and enforcement of impaired drivers.

    Fitzner is pictured with Oldham County Sheriff Steve Sparrow.

    In 2011, Fitzner made more than 50 DUI arrests.

  • Honoring sacrifice, service
  • The Edwards' Christmas portrait is a cut above the rest

    This week, Sandy Edwards shares a poem she included with her family's Christmas card.

    Her poem serves as the story behind her family's holiday portrait – namely, the hats worn by two of her four children. 

    "The story behind the Edwards Family Photo

    'Twas one day in October, all was quiet...no sound.

    Not a child was stirring, none could be found.

    When from the garage, there arose such a clatter,

    Then, "Hide this from Mommy!" –  Oh! I knew better!

  • 13 Oldham teachers added to National Board Certified ranks

    Thirteen Oldham County teachers are now part of the National Board Certification ranks, a certification process synonymous with great teaching.

    While state teacher credentialing programs set the basic requirements to teach in each state, National Board Certified Teachers must demonstrate advanced teaching knowledge, skills and practices.

  • Restaurant adds a new flavor to La Grange

    On a scale of one to 100, the owner of La Grange's newest restaurant hopes customers will give it a 119.

    One Nineteen West Main opened the day before Thanksgiving and already has some regulars, said owner Jason Kinser.

    The menu is "American and new Southern," Kinser said, with items like a Kentucky "Haute" Brown, a catfish reuben sandwich, fried pickled okra and a black-and-bleu burger.

  • Task Force ‘like a boat without a rudder’

    After three meetings, members of the Fire and EMS Task Force remain unsure of their purpose.

    “We’re like a boat without a rudder,” said committee member Albert Harrison. 

    Judge-Executive David Voegele formed the committee in July and tasked members with determining if the current fire and EMS models are the most effective and efficient.