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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Reformatory hosts Witness concert

    The Kentucky State Reformatory recently hosted Witness, a seven-member band that brought its wholesome message to inmates in the KSR cafeteria.

    Witness members Danny Sams, Brad Holland, Chad Talbert, Tony Fullen, Ryan Post, Marvin Yates and John Renner have performed together since 2003.

     

  • Birth Announcement

    Dale and Emma Thomas announce the birth of their daughter, Isabella Marie Thomas, on April 25, 2009. She weighed 8 pounds and 2 ounces and measured 19 inches long.

    Grandparents are Lauri and Chuck Armstrong of Crestwood, Carol and Ron Thomas of Lewisburg, and Bill Spears of Asheville, N.C.  Great-grandparents are Rosemary and Bill Hambleton of Louisville, Martha Bennett of Lewisburg, and Jane Shuffitt of Crestwood.

  • Post offices announce holiday hours for Independence Day

    Post offices throughout Oldham County will operate with a holiday schedule.

    Post offices will close at noon Friday, and noon  will be the last scheduled mail/collection box pickup.

    Post offices will be closed Saturday and Sunday. Regular hours resume Monday. 

  • Annual butterfly count nets 44 species

    Charles Covell spent early Saturday morning preparing to engage in an expedition studying wildlife in the wooded, hilly terrain of the Horner Wildlife Sanctuary near Brownsboro.

    Ferocious, stalwart carnivores? No. Slimy, slithering reptilians? Hardly.

    Try colorful and graceful. Elegant even. For Covell, a biology professor emeritus at the University of Louisville, and 29 other participants, Saturday morning was his time to count 

    butterflies.