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Today's News

  • Engagement Announcement

    Carol and Darren Stivers of Smithfield and Rick Williaams and Donna Bailey of Louisville announce the engagement of their daughter, Shauna Renae Williams of Crestwood to Billy-Joel Markham, son of William and Janice Markham of Crestwood.

    The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Oldham County High School and a 2003 graduate of University of Louisville, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She is employed as a classification and treatment officer at Luther Luckett Correctional Complex. 

  • Local students named to dean’s list at Georgetown

    Madelynn Davis and Shelley Ware were named to the dean’s list at Georgetown College for the spring semester.

    To be named to the dean’s list at Georgetown, students must earn a 3.7 grade-point average. 

    Davis is the daughter of Patrick and Pamela Davis of La Grange.

    Ware is the daughter of Michael and Connie Markham of La Grange, and granddaughter of Jim and JoAnn Markham of La Grange.

  • Nakamura awarded Robert C. Byrd honors scholarship

    Brad Nakamura has earned a $1,500 Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship.

    Nakamura, a 2009 graduate of Oldham County High School, will attend Xavier University in Cincinnati and study chemistry.

    While at OCHS, Nakamura was a member of the chess, academic, speech and soccer teams. 

    He is the son of Cathleen and Alan Nakamura of Crestwood. 

  • Sawicki accepted into fine arts program

    Katherine Marie Sawicki, daughter of Michael and Sadra Sawicki of Crestwood, has been accepted into the Chautauqua Summer School of Fine and Performing Arts.  

    Sawicki, a ninth-grader, will study dance.

  • Dog alerts man to burning home

    A nervous dog helped save her family’s home Monday as she alerted a nearby painter to her burning house.

    Painter William Hahn said he smelled smoke when he arrived to work at a house on Haven Lane near Crystal Lake that morning.

    He chalked up the scent next door to a meat smoker.

    But the neighbor’s dog, Jenny, kept darting in and out of a dog door looking nervous, Hahn said. 

    She grabbed his attention, and then he saw smoke creeping from the garage, attic and 

    windows.

  • Morris joins RE/MAX FourSquare Realty

    Blake Morris recently joined RE/MAX FourSquare Realty as the newest member of the sales team.

    Morris completed his licensure with the Kentucky Real Estate Commission and is a member of the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors.

    He is a graduate of Oldham County High School, the University of Louisville, School of Business and is engaged to be married in August. 

    RE/MAX FourSquare Realty is located at 209 N. First Street in La Grange. Morris may be reached at 222-5212, ext. 2009.

     

  • Letters to the Editor

    OCPD Citizens’ Police Academy is invaluable

    To the editor:

    I would like to extend a big thank you to Lt. Tim Wakefield, Chief Griffin and the Oldham County Police Department for offering the Citizens’ Academy.

    This 10-week course was informative and a lot of fun. The academy was an eye-opening experience into the workings of local law enforcement. I continue to be amazed at how professional these officers act during interactions with the public.

  • Magistrate hosts public forum for residents

    Residents braved sweltering temperatures to participate in a public forum hosted by Magistrate Rick Rash June 25. 

    “I hate to make people go out in the sun,” Rash mutters softly, looking at the crowd under a gazebo in Briar Hill Park. 

    Rash, a 15-year veteran of Oldham County Fiscal Court, used the outdoor meeting place for “unfiltered, unvarnished questioning” from residents. 

  • Moving on and up

    BUCKNER – After a year on the job, Oldham County High School Lady Colonels’ basketball coach Larry Just is moving on.

    Just, who came to OCHS last season, has resigned and accepted a job at Butler Traditional High School in Louisville.

    “I think it’s the right move for me and for my family,” Just said. “As far as location, we live in Louisville and Butler is 10 or 12 minutes away opposed to Oldham County which is 25 minutes away and this is one thing that will certainly give me more time with my family.”

  • Javanon returning to national event

    LOUISVILLE – For the second straight year the Javanon 92 boys’ soccer team is headed to the national championship tourney.

    For the second straight year, three local players, John Cantrell, Will Vitalis and Cullen Hall are members of the team.

    Javanon beat the Chicago Fire 2-1 in a shootout to win the regional crown in Sioux Falls, S.D. and advance to the nationals July 26 in Boston.