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Today's News

  • New ways to sweat

    American athletes earned more Olympic medals than any other team this year, yet the United States still has a higher rate of obesity than any other country.

    Local fitness instructors hope to change that.

    But from Astanga yoga to Zumba, Oldham County residents can find a wider variety of workouts than ever before, thanks to local classes and instructors.

  • Tacks pop tires at Ironman

    More than 2,500 athletes passed through Oldham County Sunday during the Ironman Louisville triathlon.

    Although police say the event went without major incident, they’re investigating tacks on U.S. 42 that left several cyclists – and others – with flat tires. 

    Oldham County Police Maj. Jimmie Laytham said data is still be compiled from the event but that it appears to have been “extremely well-managed and successful.”

  • Two-thirds of AP students in Oldham Co. pass exams

    Oldham County students passed more than 1,500 advanced placement exams in 2012, making them eligible to earn college credit before graduating high school.

    Students passed two-thirds of the 2,287 tests issued with a 3 or higher on the AP exams’ five-point scale.

    Most Kentucky public universities will accept a 3 or better for college credit.

  • 4 of 5 school board seats are contested in November election

    Presidential and congressional candidates are dominating the airways this election season, but expect to see signs cropping up for candidates for local offices as the Nov. 6 election approaches.

    The deadline for candidates to file for the general election was Aug. 14.

    Four of the five Oldham County Board of Education seats are contested, and no candidate is running unopposed.

  • Crash course: Hit-and-run reported at high school; vehicle strikes Crestwood Elem.

    There are fewer bricks in the wall after a vehicle struck the front of Crestwood Elementary School on Saturday afternoon along Ky. 146.

    Joshua Swartz, 20, was driving eastbound on Ky. 146 about 12:30 p.m. Saturday when he lost control of a 1998 GMC Jimmy, according to Oldham County Police spokesperson Sarah King.

    The SUV left the roadway, striking a tree before hitting the building.

  • North Oldham outlasts Oldham County 16-10

    The North Oldham Mustangs picked up a a big 16-10 win against rival Oldham County tonight as sophomore Arien Beasley recorded two interceptions on OC's final two drives to seal the win.

  • Oldham County girls' soccer team beats South Oldham 1-0 district opener.

    With the 29th district reduced to three team affair in 2012, the Oldham County girls' soccer team took advantage against rival South Oldham last night, picking up a hard-fought 1-0 win.

  • Here today, can tomorrow

    Most people associate canning with earlier generations, but the simple process is making a comeback as more people grow their own fruits and vegetables — then realize they can’t eat everything fast enough.

    There are several methods for canning including boiling-water canning and pressure canning.

    Chris Duncan, family and consumer sciences agent for the Oldham County Extension Service, said safety is key when canning.

    Improperly canned foods can cause botulism, a deadly form of food poisoning. 

  • Crestwood Festival is Sept. 8

    A full day of family-friendly entertainment is planned Sept. 8 for the Crestwood Festival.

    The Maples, a sprawling property between Ky. 22 and Ky. 146 near Dairy Queen in Crestwood, will bustle with vendor booths, games and live performances, including featured bands Hog Operation and The Monarchs.

    High-flying pancakes will kick off the festival as John Young brings his Chris Cakes equipment to serve breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m.

  • La Grange police crack down on street parking

    Park your car on La Grange streets and you may find surprise waiting when you return — a ticket, courtesy of city police.

    La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett said officers hope to reduce the number of illegally-parked vehicles lining city streets by issuing more parking tickets. 

    According to city regulations passed in 2011, vehicles must be parked in driveways or pull-off areas unless no space is available.