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Today's News

  • Window to the past: A glimpse into The Oldham Era’s archives

    35 Years Ago

    Arctic Joe wins big at Hardscuffle Steeplechase

    Augustin Stables’ Arctic Joe left with the big money Saturday following the inaugural running of the Hardscuffle Steeplechase on Rose Island Road.  The $10,000 purse was earned with a winning time of 10 minutes, 58 seconds before an estimated 2,500 spectators.  Riding the winning horse was Leo O’Brien of Ireland. 

    Fifty-four of the nation’s top steeplechase horses were entered in the five races of the afternoon. Purse monies amounted to $17,000.

  • Public Records

     Sheriff’s reports

  • Sewer district proposes rate increase

    County officials will take a vote at the next fiscal court meeting on whether to approve a proposed rate increase for sewer district customers. The proposed increase could mean around $6 added onto the average bill – a 23-percent increase.

    Oldham County Sewer District Board chair Horace Harrod said the proposed increase is what the district’s budget shows is needed to meet debt service requirements in the district’s loans.

  • South wins playoff over North to take title

     FRANKFORT – After four days of battling the elements and each other, it took a special playoff to decide the Eighth Region boys’ tennis championship between South Oldham and North Oldham high schools.

  • Lady Mustangs take sixth title

     FRANKFORT – Led by doubles team champions Rachel Wurster and Maddie Waits, the North Oldham High School girls’ tennis team won their sixth straight Eighth Region championship.

  • Oldham student earns alumni award

    Matthew Parker of La Grange was recently honored by Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado, with an Alumni Award for Excellence.

    Parker, who graduated from Western May 8 with a degree in biology, was one of nine students honored by the WSC Alumni Association.

    During his time at Western he was a Thornton research scholar, participated in the summer research program at the University of Kentucky, was an instructor for the college’s Wilderness Pursuits outdoor recreation program and mentored local youth through the local Partners organization.

  • Prospect passes 2010-11 budget

    The Prospect city council passed a $2.75 million budget for the 2010-11 fiscal year, a $79,216 reduction from last year’s budget total.

    Cuts are anticipated largely across three expenditures – general government, police and public works. Mayor Todd Eberle said there won’t be a cutback to direct services such as garbage pickup or police patrols but rather a delay to nonessential administrative functions such as recodifying ordinances next year instead of in this year’s schedule.

  • Practice kindness

    The practice of kindness encompasses a range of small acts and habits that we know as old-fashioned good manners – saying “please” and “thank you,” waiting your turn, being on time, lending a helping hand, or cheering someone up with a smile. It applies not just to your relationships with other people. It extends to things, animals, plants and the earth.

    This practice also means being generous with your presence, your time and your money. Give freely without expecting anything in return. Just do it. Kindness is not a quid pro quo endeavor.

  • Business News

    Orthodontists donate books to Oldham County libraries

    Dr. and Mrs. Eric Bednar, orthodontists at BracesBracesBraces, recently purchased and donated books to three libraries in Oldham County.

    Dr. and Mrs. Bednar – who practices orthodontics at two locations in Oldham County – said they want to make sure that the libraries in Oldham County have plenty of books on the shelves for children to read.

    They purchased three sets of the same books, so each branch could have a set.

  • North, South in contention for title

    FRANKFORT – Led by their solid singles and doubles combinations, the North Oldham and South Oldham high school tennis teams are in the hunt for a regional title.

    NOHS secured the first round lead Monday at Franklin County High School with the day cut short by rain. The Mustangs notched seven points just ahead of Franklin County, SOHS and Western Hills with five points each and Oldham County High School with four points.

    The Lady Mustangs scored six points, ahead of Bullitt East and Franklin County with four points and SOHS with three. OCHS scored two points.