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Today's News

  • Pass the salt, please

    Directing two tons of metal through treacherous conditions sounds like a nightmare for most, but for Andy Rankin, it’s just another day on the job.

    Rankin sits behind the wheel of truck 38 as a four-year veteran of the Oldham County Road Department. This winter, he and the department have gone out to salt or plow five times to head off wintery conditions on county roads, Rankin said.

    “It’s not a hard job, it’s just tedious,” Rankin said. “Your mind has to be in the game.”

  • Baptist honors first baby of 2014

    Jessica Bush rang in the new year with an unexpectedly early bundle of joy.

    Thomas Eugene Howard was born at 2 p.m. on Jan. 1 to Bush and Tommy Howard of Carrollton. Thomas was the first baby born in 2014 at Baptist Health La Grange. The healthy 7 pound, 8 ounce baby boy was 14 days early and measured 20 inches.

    “I’m pretty excited,” Bush said. “I’m a little nervous about having a boy.”

  • New Year’s exhibit comes to oldham historical center

    New Year’s is celebrated in America in different ways, usually with lots of friends, parties, confetti, party horns and staying up late to ring in the New Year. Visit the Oldham County History Center’s Peyton Samuel Head Museum and explore some New Year traditions celebrated around the world.

    This exhibit is geared toward children in a year-long effort to educate them about different cultures and the county in which they live.

  • Living treasures honored at reception
  • Center takes used Christmas trees for recycling

    The Oldham County Recycling Center will be giving new life to local Christmas trees. The center will be accepting trees to chip into mulch that will be used by the county.

    “It’s something the judge and fiscal court approve of because it’s environmentally friendly,” Director of Oldham County Solid Waste and Recycling Linda Fountain said.

  • Election 2014 filings Jan. 9
  • Innovator of silent film techniques forgotten by many

    Hear ye, hear ye. Be it known that “the 22nd day of January hereafter be observed as David Wark Griffith Day.”

    And so it has been since Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1975, in Oldham County when Judge Wendell Moore signed into affect a proclamation designating David Wark Griffith Day.

  • Market wins state award

    The La Grange Farmers’ Market was awarded the 2013 Farmers’ Market of the Year award at the 2014 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference and Trade Show. Out of 146 Farmers’ Markets in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the La Grange Farmers’ Market was selected as the winner of the Large Market category (31 or more vendors)

  • News briefs Jan. 9

    Group gets tax status

    The group Friends of Pewee Valley officially received their 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service. This status makes them an official tax exempt non-profit organization. Mayor Bob Rogers announced at January’s city council meeting that the Friends applied for the status in February of 2011 and just recently received notification of acceptance.

    Comprehensive plan passed

  • Legislators should step up for education

    It is true that our kids come first in Oldham County, not just in our school district, but across our entire community.

    Our general assembly has raised the bar by adopting higher standards of achievement — however, our legislators have not held themselves accountable by making the courageous decisions necessary to fund our education system at a level sufficient to meet these expectations. A lack of support at the state level is crippling our district, making it more and more difficult for us to do what we do best: ensuring the learning of every child.