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Today's News

  • Learning does not have to be tough

     It’s one thing to resist getting the hang of a smart phone. It’s quite another to allow fear of learning, or more precisely fear that you can’t learn, to get in the way of career success. 

  • Prospect plans bridge project

     After securing $4,475 in private funds for a boulder stairway, the Putney Pond and Woodlands Advisory Council is seeking private donations for a $13,500 bridge project. The bridge project was announced at the May 17 City of Prospect council meeting.

  • News In Brief

    American Legion hosts Memorial Day event Oldham County American Legion Post 39 will host a Memorial Day program beginning at 10 a.m. Monday at the county’s veterans memorial on the corner of Main Street and Ky. 53 in La Grange.  The Oldham County Band, directed by Brad Rogers, will present a music program before the ceremony.  Army Col. (Ret.) Donald J. Smith of the D.J.

  • Window to the past: A glimpse into The Oldham Era’s archives

    35 Years Ago

    Arctic Joe wins big at Hardscuffle Steeplechase

    Augustin Stables’ Arctic Joe left with the big money Saturday following the inaugural running of the Hardscuffle Steeplechase on Rose Island Road.  The $10,000 purse was earned with a winning time of 10 minutes, 58 seconds before an estimated 2,500 spectators.  Riding the winning horse was Leo O’Brien of Ireland. 

    Fifty-four of the nation’s top steeplechase horses were entered in the five races of the afternoon. Purse monies amounted to $17,000.

  • Public Records

     Sheriff’s reports

  • Sewer district proposes rate increase

    County officials will take a vote at the next fiscal court meeting on whether to approve a proposed rate increase for sewer district customers. The proposed increase could mean around $6 added onto the average bill – a 23-percent increase.

    Oldham County Sewer District Board chair Horace Harrod said the proposed increase is what the district’s budget shows is needed to meet debt service requirements in the district’s loans.

  • South wins playoff over North to take title

     FRANKFORT – After four days of battling the elements and each other, it took a special playoff to decide the Eighth Region boys’ tennis championship between South Oldham and North Oldham high schools.

  • Lady Mustangs take sixth title

     FRANKFORT – Led by doubles team champions Rachel Wurster and Maddie Waits, the North Oldham High School girls’ tennis team won their sixth straight Eighth Region championship.

  • Oldham student earns alumni award

    Matthew Parker of La Grange was recently honored by Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado, with an Alumni Award for Excellence.

    Parker, who graduated from Western May 8 with a degree in biology, was one of nine students honored by the WSC Alumni Association.

    During his time at Western he was a Thornton research scholar, participated in the summer research program at the University of Kentucky, was an instructor for the college’s Wilderness Pursuits outdoor recreation program and mentored local youth through the local Partners organization.

  • Prospect passes 2010-11 budget

    The Prospect city council passed a $2.75 million budget for the 2010-11 fiscal year, a $79,216 reduction from last year’s budget total.

    Cuts are anticipated largely across three expenditures – general government, police and public works. Mayor Todd Eberle said there won’t be a cutback to direct services such as garbage pickup or police patrols but rather a delay to nonessential administrative functions such as recodifying ordinances next year instead of in this year’s schedule.