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Today's News

  • News Briefs

    As election day approaches, officials await Hatch Act ruling

    Oldham officials are still awaiting word from Washington, D.C. determining if the duties of the county’s deputy judge-executive comply with the federal Hatch Act.

    Deputy Judge-Executive Paula Gish – a candidate for judge-executive in the May primary – has not yet heard from the Office of Special Counsel in Washington whether the act applies to the county’s race for judge-executive.

  • Pipe bursts, floods portion of Oldham County Public Libary

    The Oldham County Public Library's main branch will be closed several days as crews work to repair damage from a burst water pipe at the building.

    Library director Susan Eubank said a water pipe over the library's mezzanine burst sometime late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. As a result, several of the library's office and meeting rooms suffered water damage.

  • Kill saturday mail? not so fast

    National media report that Saturday mail delivery may go the way of the milk wagon, and that a wide majority of Americans think that’s OK.

    Hold on.

    Congress must act first, and that is not likely to happen soon. Some Congressional leaders worry about trimming mail service, even if only 35 percent of people surveyed by Gallup last summer disapprove.

    Poll results are guided by the way questions are asked. They don’t give a full picture. Knowing that, Congress is not yet ready to decide.

  • Game Bytes

    Basketball

    Four locals make all-state teams

    When: Sunday.

    Where: Louisville.

    What: Four local basketball players made the honorable mention all-state team as voted on by the state coaches’ association.

    South Oldham’s Jordann McGuffin and Oldham County’s Emily Lape made the girls’ team and SOHS’ Casey Jackson and North Oldham’s Alex Foley made the boys’ team.

    All four are seniors.

  • 2009 Pyramid Awards

    The Pyramid Awards are teacher grants sponsored annually by the Oldham County Educational Foundation.

    For 2009, OCEF distributed $15,437.24 to fund 16 projects at 10 schools.

  • The Bat's are Boomin'

    GOSHEN – Opponents expecting little offense out of the North Oldham High School softball team have received a rude awakening this year.

    The Lady Mustangs have found their offense in posting a 6-3 record to combine with the strong arm of pitcher Elizabeth Young.

    NOHS is hitting .466 as a team with seven players hitting over .400. During a recent four-game stretch, they outscored their opponents 45-2.

  • An Earley Merry Christmas

    The pastor took his customary place at the back of the church to greet the Easter crowd. As usual, the crowd had swelled to fill the sanctuary.

    The pastor saw a friend whom he knew came to church only Christmas and Easter, and said, “Hi John, I’d like to take this opportunity to say ‘Merry Christmas,’ since I probably won’t see you here again before that.”

    John muttered on the way home, “Won’t see me until Christmas! I’ll show him!”

  • Raising awareness one cup at a time

    Its symptoms are often disguised as something else, but when women find out it’s there, it’s already done its damage.

    Some call ovarian cancer the silent killer.

    Crestwood resident Helena Schildknecht didn’t know the symptoms, but she did know her body. In March 2003, she knew something was wrong, but couldn’t put her finger on it.

    During a doctor’s appointment, she learned she’s lost 13 pounds without trying. Her doctor told her she looked thin but if there were any problems she should come back.

  • Public Records

    Sheriff’s reports

    Warrant arrests

    John Aldridge Jr., 50, 400 Vixen Road, Westport, arrested by OCSO March 10, fourth-degree assault.

    Lori M. Alsman, 46, 68 Kenlee Road, Bedford, arrested by OCSO March 15, failure to comply - failure to pay as ordered.

    Erica L. Armstrong, 23, 154 W. Lee St., Apt. 4, La Grange, arrested by OCSO March 21, failure to appear.

    Ryan Evans Beaumont, 23, 210 S. Second St., La Grange, arrested by OCSO March 17,  failure to comply, failure to pay as ordered.

  • Political flier’s label is subject of complaint

    A flier recently distributed in support of an Oldham County magistrate has become the subject of a complaint filed with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance.

    The flier, distributed to numerous Oldham County households, is written in support of District 6 Magistrate Scott Davis’ re-election campaign.

    Oldham County Judge-Executive Duane Murner filed a complaint with KREF March 29 citing that the flier doesn’t indicate who paid for it.