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Today's News

  • Chamber event focuses on women

    The Oldham County Chamber of Commerce will host a Business & Biscuits event next month especially for women. 

    Women in Leadership will include a panel of guest speakers, including Oldham County Deputy Judge-Executive Paula Gish; Dr. Kathy Pansegrau, owner of 360 Degree Chiropractic and the 2009 OCTA Woman-Owned Business of the Year; and Mary Alice Zettel, principal of Saint Mary Academy. 

    The event is planned 8:30 to 10 a.m. Nov. 5 at the John Black Community Center, and also includes women’s health offerings by Baptist Hospital Northeast. 

  • Liberty’s Thomas wins

    In the fourth-grade race at the Capitol View Classic Oct. 10 in Frankfort,

    Liberty Elementary’s Jeff Thomas won first place with a time of 6:02, a full 14 seconds ahead of the runner-up.

    Thomas led Liberty to a second-place finish, their best race of the year.

    Snyder Griffin also posted a top 20 finish for the Bulldogs in 18th place. 

  • Fun run

    Buckner Elementary School hosted the Buddy Bear Fun Run Sept. 18. 

    Students helped raise money for the school’s playground improvement project and learned the importance of making healthy eating choices and the importance of regular physical exercise.

  • Burkhart attends Lipscomb University

    Derek Burkhart of Crestwood, is a member of Lipscomb University’s 2009-10 freshman class. 

    Burkhart, a South Oldham High School graduate, is one of 605 freshman enrolled at Lipscomb University, contributing to an overall record year enrollment of 3,418. The university experienced a 12-percent jump in overall enrollment from last fall.

  • Making a contribution

    Contributions – It’s what my job as fundraiser for Hosparus (the non-profit community hospices of Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Central Kentucky) is all about. Contributions are the necessary element to sustain hospice care for the future, especially for our bereavement and children’s programs. My role makes me mindful of the importance of making a contribution.

  • El Caporal celebrates grand opening

    El Caporal recently celebrated its grand opening in Crestwood. 

    Located at 6825 Central Ave., El Caporal specializes in Mexican food. 

    Owned by Luis Angeles, the restaurant is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday, noon to 10:30 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. For information call 632-2032.

  • Verizon adds to Oldham network

    Verizon Wireless has activated three new cell sites in Louisville and New Albany, Ind., which enable more customers to use their wireless phones concurrently to make calls with clearer reception and fewer dropped calls.

    The new cell sites, each of which are equipped with a permanent backup generator for times of emergency, improve voice and data coverage in Buckner, downtown New Albany and in New Albany’s Falling Run Park as well as along the following roads:

    · Ky. 393 between Interstate 71 and U.S. 42;

    · Ky. 146 between Buckner and La Grange;

  • Students from Oldham named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars

    By earning a 4.0 grade-point average all four years of high school and scoring a 28 or higher composite on the ACT, 52 students from Oldham County have been named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars.The title honors the late state Sen. Jeff Green of Mayfield, who served in the Kentucky General Assembly from 1992 to 1997.

    South Oldham High School students who earned the honor include South Oldham High School: Derek Burkhart, Anna Dezarn, Maureen Dreckman, Matthew Dudgeon, Jessica Jenkins, Cody Malone, Kacie Niemann, Natalie Pope, Michael Rundell, Alexa Weigel and Alex Williams. 

  • NOMS boys win Dragon Invitational

    The North Oldham Middle School boys’ cross country team won the South Oldham Dragon Invitational Saturday. North had five runners in the top 11. North is undefeated this season with a record of 9-0. Top scorers for North were Trenton Fryman, Nolan Ruhs, David Terkula, Michael Cawood and Matthew Powers.

  • Walkin' for Will

    North Oldham High School hosted a Walk-a-thon for NOHS teacher Will Jones Friday before the school’s last home football game of the season. Jones is battling cancer and said he and his family have received an overwhelming amount of support from the NOHS students, staff and community. 

    The Walk-a-thon is one of several fundraisers benefiting Jones. T-shirts that read “You, Me and Jones, Together we Fight” and “Walkin’ 4 Will” have been sold.