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Today's News

  • Newspaper, chamber host senate, PVA, clerk debates

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  • Oldham jailer, police chief both hospitalized

    Oldham County’s police chief and jailer are both under doctors’ care in Louisville hospitals.

    Chief Michael Griffin is recovering after suffering a heart attack early Sunday morning.

    Lt. Col. Billy Way said Griffin was transported to Baptist Hospital East by Oldham County EMS about 4:30 a.m. Sunday, where surgeons completed a successful angioplasty to open a blocked artery.

    A second vein has a 60 percent blockage, and another vein has some blockage, Way said.

  • Education News

    Local students named to dean’s list at Morehead

    Several students from Oldham County were named to the dean’s list at Morehead State University for the fall semester.

    Dean’s list students include Samantha Boone, Jacquelyn Finch, Tina Ward and Jordan Wuthrich from La Grange and Jennifer Fannin and William Fergason from Crestwood.

    To be named to the dean’s list at MSU, students must earn a 3.5 grade-point average.

    Hargis named to dean’s list at Otterbein College

  • Taxidermist turned TV host

    As hunting gains popularity nationwide, Kenny Parsons wants to make sure newcomers to the sport are well educated.

    Parsons, owner of Hide ’N’ Hook on U.S. 42 West, just on this side of the Trimble border with Henry and Oldham counties, is putting his years of experience on film in the form of a new TV show, “Just Passin’ Thru.”

    Think of him as the “Tim Taylor” for hunting enthusiasts – only far less accident-prone than the fictional “Home Improvement” cable TV host.

  • Showcase was a success

    The second weekend of March brought beautiful weather, some great basketball games and a very successful Showcase Oldham County event.

    For the 17th year in a row, Oldham Chamber & Economic Development hosted its annual Showcase Oldham County celebration. This two-day event showcases some of the most successful entrepreneurs in our community and a wide variety of community services, elected officials, candidates for office, local entertainment and much more.

  • 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.