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Today's News

  • Harris: Mid-point update from the State Senate

    We have passed the midpoint of the General Assembly, and the activity has continued to be energetic and fast paced. The Senate took up historic legislation this week in House Bill 70.

    House Bill 70 would amend the Kentucky Constitution and allow certain felons with specific crimes that meet the standard to have their voting rights restored. The Senate State and Local Government heard testimony for this bill from the sponsors as well as U.S. Senator Rand Paul.

  • Osborne: House halfway through 2014 session

    It was a busy time in Frankfort this past week as we reached the midway point of the 2014 Regular Session. This week was also the deadline for the drafting of any new legislation.

    This week our House budget review subcommittees finished work on the next two-year Executive Branch budget, we heard the first round of testimony on eminent domain issues related to the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline natural gas liquids project, and we moved legislation that would give one-time, low-level felons a chance to have their felony records erased.

  • The power of a smile

    I was five years old shopping at the grocery store with my mom. We were in the checkout line and I smiled at the lady checking out before us. The lady took a nickel from her change and gave it to me and told me my smile had made her day. She told me to keep smiling.

  • Dreaming the night away

    I have a pretty active nightlife. Occasionally, I find myself performing sultry tunes in a smoky lounge, or feverishly dancing with handsome men under the flashy lights of a discotheque, but these things don’t happen as often as I’d like. More often than not, I’m desperate. Desperately trying to save my children from a catastrophe, desperately searching for a clean, private stall in a public restroom, or having conversations with dead people, desperately trying to convey things I wish I’d said while they were still living.

  • Setting the Standard

    On Feb. 18, the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office was again awarded with the Kentucky Association of Chief’s of Police Certificate of Accreditation. The OCSO initially received this certification in 2009 and was one of only five sheriff’s offices in the state to achieve this honor.

    The Kentucky Association of Chief’s of Police Accreditation Program is intended to provide law enforcement agencies of the Commonwealth with an avenue for demonstrating that they meet commonly accepted professional standards for efficient and effective operations.

  • Conservation banquet honors students, landowners

    The Oldham County Conservation District’s 33rd Annual Awards Banquet was held on Feb. 6 at John Black Community Center.

    The winner of the Jim Claypool Art Contest, chosen out of 895 entries, was Brittany Smith from Buckner Elementary School. Ben Beyerle from Crestwood Elementary School was the county runner-up.

    Chosen from 270 entries, the winner of the Conservation Writing Contest was Sophia Biagi from St. Aloysius School. Sidney Salvadalena from East Oldham Middle School was the county runner-up.

  • Christian conference for mothers
  • Community briefs Feb. 27

    Lion’s Fish Fry

    The North Oldham Lions Club will begin hosting Friday night fish frys on March 7 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Fish fry dinners will take place March 14, 21, 28 and April 4 and 11. Featuring Chef Kim from Sullivan’s Culinary Arts Program, all dinners will be served with your choice of fries or onion rings, white or rye bread, two hush puppies and homemade slaw. Drive- thru, carry out and dine in options will be available on US Hwy 42 at KY 1793.

    Free tax prep

  • The battle of wills: Who do you think God is?

    What we believe about God will tell us a lot about ourselves.

    The prophet Isaiah shared this revelation from God about who God thinks He is. In Isaiah 45:5-6 we read, “I am the Lord and there is no other; apart from me there is no God. I will strengthen you, though you have not acknowledged me, so that from the rising of the sun to the place of its setting men may know there is none besides me. I am the Lord and there is no other.”

    Who do you think God is?

  • Public Records Feb. 27

    Grand Jury Indictments

    February

    James F. Barger, one count promoting contraband in the first degree, one count persistent felony offender in the first degree

    Steven W. McCormick, promoting contraband in the first degree, one count persistent felony offender in the second degree

    Nikko M. Hopson, trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree

    Ameir L. Kashan, two counts trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree, one count persistent felony offender in the first degree