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Today's News

  • Schools join fight against H1N1

    Students in Oldham County Schools will have the chance to receive the H1N1 vaccine during school hours in December. 

    Officials from Oldham County Schools and the Oldham County Health Department are partnering to provide the vaccine free of charge to as many residents as possible in the coming weeks.

    Parents of Oldham County Schools students received a letter from Superintendent Paul Upchurch this week outlining vaccination clinics planned for students. 

  • Local students graduate from Sullivan University

    Several students from Oldham County recently graduated from Sullivan University in Louisville. 

    Graduates from Goshen include Michelle Allen, who earned bachelor’s degrees in accounting and finance; Karen Kushner, who earned bachelor’s degrees in marketng and management; Rhonda Lobb, who earned an associate’s degree in paralegal students; and Brian Seyer, who earned a master’s degree in business administration.

  • Painted pink to make ‘em think

    Officials from Oldham County EMS are hoping that a new pink stripe on OCEMS ambulances will increase awareness and maybe even attract some graffiti.

    OCEMS Director Ron Wilder said employees of OCEMS donated money to have two ambulances striped with pink to promote breast cancer awareness. Officials said no public funds were used. The stripes will remain on the trucks through the month of October, and the trucks will be on hand at breast cancer awareness events throughout Oldham and Jefferson counties. 

  • Baking a difference for dogs

    As dogs in Briar Hill subdivision enjoy homemade biscuits, homeless pets receive the help they need. 

    10-year-old Madison Jones, her younger brother, Parker, and her friend, Cassie Lund, have been baking and selling dog biscuits to raise money for the Animal Care Society.

    Madison said she’s always loved animals. For her ninth birthday, she asked that in lieu of gifts guests bring items to donate to the animal shelter. 

  • Chamber event focuses on women

    The Oldham County Chamber of Commerce will host a Business & Biscuits event next month especially for women. 

    Women in Leadership will include a panel of guest speakers, including Oldham County Deputy Judge-Executive Paula Gish; Dr. Kathy Pansegrau, owner of 360 Degree Chiropractic and the 2009 OCTA Woman-Owned Business of the Year; and Mary Alice Zettel, principal of Saint Mary Academy. 

    The event is planned 8:30 to 10 a.m. Nov. 5 at the John Black Community Center, and also includes women’s health offerings by Baptist Hospital Northeast. 

  • Liberty’s Thomas wins

    In the fourth-grade race at the Capitol View Classic Oct. 10 in Frankfort,

    Liberty Elementary’s Jeff Thomas won first place with a time of 6:02, a full 14 seconds ahead of the runner-up.

    Thomas led Liberty to a second-place finish, their best race of the year.

    Snyder Griffin also posted a top 20 finish for the Bulldogs in 18th place. 

  • Fun run

    Buckner Elementary School hosted the Buddy Bear Fun Run Sept. 18. 

    Students helped raise money for the school’s playground improvement project and learned the importance of making healthy eating choices and the importance of regular physical exercise.

  • Burkhart attends Lipscomb University

    Derek Burkhart of Crestwood, is a member of Lipscomb University’s 2009-10 freshman class. 

    Burkhart, a South Oldham High School graduate, is one of 605 freshman enrolled at Lipscomb University, contributing to an overall record year enrollment of 3,418. The university experienced a 12-percent jump in overall enrollment from last fall.

  • Making a contribution

    Contributions – It’s what my job as fundraiser for Hosparus (the non-profit community hospices of Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Central Kentucky) is all about. Contributions are the necessary element to sustain hospice care for the future, especially for our bereavement and children’s programs. My role makes me mindful of the importance of making a contribution.

  • El Caporal celebrates grand opening

    El Caporal recently celebrated its grand opening in Crestwood. 

    Located at 6825 Central Ave., El Caporal specializes in Mexican food. 

    Owned by Luis Angeles, the restaurant is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday, noon to 10:30 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. For information call 632-2032.