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Today's News

  • Kentucky’s minimum wage rate will increase July 1

     

    FRANKFORT, KY – Workers in Kentucky who are currently paid at a minimum wage of $6.55 per hour will see an increase in their paychecks after July 1. That is when the state’s minimum wage rate increases to $7.25 an hour. Although the federal minimum wage mandated increase doesn’t become effective until July 24, 2009, the Kentucky General Assembly voted to have the wage hike take effect earlier.

  • Arbor Ridge Vine and Grill celebrates one year

    As part of our 1 year anniversary celebration, join us on for live music on the patio (and inside).

    Tim Curtis will be performing acoustic favorites on Saturday, 6/27 from 5:00-9:00 pm.

    Dinner Specials will be prepared by Neal Gilder and David Cox:

    • Grilled Rib Eye Steak with balsamic glaze

    • New Zealand Cod with fried garlic chips and chiles

    • Roast Pork Tenderloin stuffed with fresh herbs and leek

    • Grilled Baby Lamb Chops with Pesto

  • Football teams end passing play

    BUCKNER – The groundwork for this fall’s football season was laid the past couple of weeks with the local teams competing in 7-on-7 passing competitions.

    Oldham County and South Oldham’s programs both kept a fairly busy schedule dodging thunderstorms while North Oldham was rained out in its attempts.

    Both OCHS and SOHS are working in new quarterbacks while they attempt to replace several key cogs in their respective passing games.

  • On reverence and respect

    Reverence is the way of radical respect. It recognizes and honors the sacred in everything – our bodies, other people, animals, rocks, the ground, and the waters. 

    “I cannot but have reverence for all that is called life. I cannot avoid compassion for everything that is called life. That is the beginning and foundation of morality.” –Albert Schweitzer

  • University of Montana announces presidential leadership scholars

    David George of La Grange is among 24 incoming freshman earning the presidential leadership scholarship from the University of Montana.

    The scholarship recognizes outstanding talent, academic performance, leadership and contribution to the community.

    Scholarship recipients will become members of UM’s Davidson Honors College and receive a four-year tuition waiver and an additional $5,000 to $7,500 per year.

  • Oldham student graduates from Lehigh

    Clay Talley of Crestwood is one of more than 1,000 graduates at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Penn. in May. 

    Talley earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

  • Oldham students named to dean’s list at Eastern Kentucky

    For the spring semester, more than 2,000 students at Eastern Kentucky University earned dean’s list honors. The list includes several students from La Grange: 

  • Crestwood resident earns ticket for buckling up

    Irene Beeler of Crestwood recently earned a ticket for wearing her seat belt, as part of Kentucky’s annual Click It or Ticket safety awareness campaign. 

    During the campaign, traffic safety checkpoints were conducted throughout the state. Those not wearing their seatbelts or violating other laws earned a citation. 

    Those wearing a seat belt earned a different kind of ticket – a “Click It FOR Tickets” voucher to register to win a set of six tickets to the Kentucky Speedway.

    Beeler is one of six winners throughout the state. 

  • Game Bytes

    BASEBALL

    Oldham Aces vs. Bowling Green Dirtbags

    Score: 4-2 Dirtbags.

    When: Sunday. 

    Where: Greenwood High School. 

    Key players: The Aces’ Alex Sharrard and Andy Wood. 

    Game highlights: The Aces reached the finals of the Dirtbag tourney where they fell to the host team. The Aces took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first when Andrew Jones and Daniel Pulliam led off with singles. After Parker Adkins reached on a fielder’s choice, Andy Wood drove in both runs with a triple.

  • North Oldham school construction nearing completion

    After two years, a $25 million construction project at North Oldham middle and high schools is nearing an end.

    NOHS should be mostly ready in time for classes to resume in August, Oldham County Schools Architect Aric Andrew told the board of education Monday night. He said at NOMS, the masonry, roofing and electricity are almost finished and painting is about half finished in the four new NOMS classrooms and in the choir and band rooms shared in a new corridor between the high school and middle school. He said those rooms should be ready for the start of school.