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Today's News

  • Discovering the world around us

     By Helen E. McKinney

    Educator/Genealogist

    Oldham County History Center

    In a high-tech world of computers, iPods and GPS’s, we think we have all of the information we need at our finger tips. So why has no one ever discovered what happened to the settlers of Roanoke Island who disappeared in 1587?

  • SOHS Hosts Band Competition

     The Dragon Classic Marching Band Competition will be held on Oct. 5, beginning at 10 a.m. at the South Oldham High School campus. Twelve marching bands from across the state will perform their halftime shows in competition in SOHS’s Dragon Stadium. Over 1,500 participants are expected. The event is a fundraiser for South Oldham’s band program. For more information, call Sue Bird at (502) 243-1429.

  • Rolling for A Reason

     Over the past four years, Ellie McDearman has been working on a golden idea.

    It involves pumpkins and face painting, games and prizes, crafts and raffles -- everything a 16-year-old girl might want at a party.

    But this isn’t about Ellie’s next birthday bash or about just having a fun time. This is about Ellie’s mother, Julie. This golden idea is about her.

  • ‘Mayor for life’ to be honored

     It can be hard to run anything by yourself, let alone a city, but that is what Crestwood Mayor Dennis Deibel has been doing since 1972. He is the mayor, clerk and accountant of a city that has exploded in population recently. All calls to the city go directly to his cell phone.

    “I believe that the smaller the government the better,” Deibel said. His government in Crestwood is about as small as it can get.

  • Bothur puts her heart into Kidney Walk

    By Wesley Robinson

      It’s been nearly seven years since Donna Bothur donated her kidney but she’s still actively working to raise awareness to help those in need.

  • Planning and Zoning returns to old plan

     Oldham County’s planning and zoning commission has re-adopted a comprehensive plan previously passed in 2007.

    After Fiscal Court turned down the commission’s latest comprehensive plan, the county was left without a plan upon which to base decisions. Chairman Kevin Jeffries said the commission will continue to work on the new comprehensive plan but wanted to pass the old one so they could have working guidelines.

  • Pewee Valley opens new park

     After roughly seven years of work, Pewee Valley’s Central Park officially opened Sunday with a concert and dedication.

    The park, located behind Pewee Valley City Hall, features a walking path, gazebo and mural of an old stone mill, painted by local artist Carol Logan with help from Emily Mintman, a Pewee Valley resident.

    Sunday’s dedication included music from local band Whiskey Bent Valley, as well as brief remarks from Mayor Bob Rogers.

  • South Oldham Rotary Honors Two

     The South Oldham Rotary Club had the pleasure of honoring the South Oldham Rotary September Students of the Month at their Sept. 13th meeting.

  • Students Remember 9/11 with Responders

     La Grange Elementary School cafeteria manager, Linda Ford invited firefighters and police officers to eat lunch with students in remembrance of 9/11.

    Honoring the first responders, there were thank-you posters and September 11 remembrance quilts hung in the cafeteria created by Leopard Spot after-school enrichment students.  Several classes also went outside to see the fire truck after lunch.

  • EKU Students Get Second Place

     Two Eastern Kentucky University students with local ties took home a second place prize at the 2013 International Graphic Arts Education Association (IGAEA) Conference.

    The team of Drew Slone, Lawenceburg; Cynthia Reynolds, Somerset; Dylan Lakes, Cynthiana; Erin Williams, Louisville; Alexa Klusman, Goshen; Jake Reaves, Dry Ridge; Tamara Perry, West Chester, Ohio; Michelle Oudeh, Nichloasville; Joe Segreti, Prospect; and Keith Hardiman, Richmond, took second place in the electronic publishing category group project.