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Today's News

  • DEAR SANTA: Letters from Goshen Elementary

     Ms. Pittenger's kindergarten class

  • DEAR SANTA: Letters from Centerfield Elementary

    Ms. Rowe's first-grade class 
    Dear Santa,
    I wnat littest pet shop and a neklis and brbes and my famly evin railee want to hav a grat Christmas! Love, Elana A.

    Dear Santa,
    Bring me a zobe that has a hors that can gloe in the drk and a helcotr. I bevin you.  Love, Ben A.

    Dear Santa,
    How ar yor elfs? How is rodoof? I luf Santa. Luf, Tyler B.

    Dear Santa,

  • DEAR SANTA: Letters from Harmony Elementary

     Ms. Beall's first-grade class
    November 26, 2012
    Dear Santa,
    I am very excited to be writing to you again!  How is Mrs. Claws doing?  How are your Elf’s doing?  Are your Elf’s doing OK?  Will Rudolph guide your sleigh with his shiny red nose this year?  I hope so because I woch movies about you and Rudolph.  I have my Christmas decerashin’s up.

  • DEAR SANTA: Letters from Locust Grove Elementary

    Ms. Kim Withrow's kindergarten class

  • Westport’s own Newbery tackles NYC theatre scene

    Broadway. The name alone gives performers chills. It’s the pinnacle of live theater across the world, encompassing 40 theaters in Manhattan.

    If you’re on Broadway, you’ve made it big.

    And that’s where you can find Westport’s Mara Newbery.

    Newbery is performing as part of the first Broadway cast of “A Christmas Story — The Musical” through Dec. 30.

  • Officials approve $12M for 250-bed jail

    Oldham County officials will spend up to $12 million to construct a new 250-bed detention center on 20 acres adjacent to the Kentucky State Reformatory, just west of La Grange on Ky. 146. 

    The deal is pending federal approval, according to magistrates, but could be finalized by April 2013 after county officials voted Tuesday to approve the measure. 

  • Schools highlight safety plans after Connecticut shootings

    As the country grapples with the mass shooting of 26 people in a Connecticut elementary school last week, local officials hosted several safety forums to address parent concerns.

    Forums were held across the county Monday and Tuesday, offering parents and residents an opportunity to learn about safety procedures and ask questions.

  • Wildlife rehab looks for second chance

    A state law declaring “agriculture supremacy” is now the center of an ongoing battle between the county and a Goshen wildlife rehab center.

    Second Chances Wildlife Rehabilitation Center founder Brigette Williams is appealing a July 2011 ruling by the county’s board of adjustments and appeals. 

    Judge Karen Conrad heard oral arguments in the case Dec. 12 in Oldham Circuit Court.

  • WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Select basketball games from the week:

    BOYS’ BASKETBALL
    ELIZABETHTOWN 50,
    NORTH OLDHAM 45
    Despite a 15-point outburst from guard Trevor Burton, North Oldham couldn’t find a way past visiting Elizabethtown, dropping a 50-45 contest to the Panthers. David Levitch, the team’s leading scorer on the season, never managed to find a rhythm, contributing just 12 points on the night — well below his average.
    No other North Oldham player cracked double-digits.
    The Mustangs return to the floor at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 21 as they take on Sheldon Clark in the Lexington Christian Classic.

  • North Oldham swim team finishes third at Woodford County Invitational

    Despite squaring off with 24 other teams in the Woodford County Invitational in Versailles Dec. 15, the North Oldham swim team put up impressive numbers, claiming third as a team.
    The boys did particularly well, grabbing third, led by Arseniy Semenov and Luc Brazeau. Semenov grabbed a win in the boys 100 free and a runner-up finish in 200 IM, while Brazeau managed a second place showing in the 100-yard backstroke and a third place finish in the 100-yard butterfly.