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Today's News

  • Students help kick off healthcare quality week

    and the winners are....

    Baptist Hospital Northeast kicked off its Healthcare Quality Week celebration with an event to recognize winners of its elementary school drawing contest and middle and high school essay contest. 

    The theme for a drawing contest for elementary students is: “My last healthcare experience was…….”

    Winners are third place, Daniella Dimitrov, Harmony Elementary; second place, Sophia Hale, Harmony Elementary; and first place, Martie Ehly, Buckner Elementary in the kindergarten through second grade division. 

  • ‘Taking Care of History’ Brown Bag Series begins today

     Today (Thursday), Oldham County History Center educator Jan Jasper will kick off the first of a series of lectures for Oldham County History Center volunteers and others interested in the topics about the collections, genealogy research and exhibits at the archives and museum. These lectures are being given in conjunction with the history center’s current exhibit:  Primary Docs: The Museum Collection.

    The first lecture is called “How Things are Made and How They Deterioate.”

  • Game Bytes

    SOCCER

    South Oldham vs. Ballard

    Score: 3-2 South Oldham.

    When: Oct. 22. 

    Where: Ballard High School. 

  • Schools join fight against H1N1

    Students in Oldham County Schools will have the chance to receive the H1N1 vaccine during school hours in December. 

    Officials from Oldham County Schools and the Oldham County Health Department are partnering to provide the vaccine free of charge to as many residents as possible in the coming weeks.

    Parents of Oldham County Schools students received a letter from Superintendent Paul Upchurch this week outlining vaccination clinics planned for students. 

  • Local students graduate from Sullivan University

    Several students from Oldham County recently graduated from Sullivan University in Louisville. 

    Graduates from Goshen include Michelle Allen, who earned bachelor’s degrees in accounting and finance; Karen Kushner, who earned bachelor’s degrees in marketng and management; Rhonda Lobb, who earned an associate’s degree in paralegal students; and Brian Seyer, who earned a master’s degree in business administration.

  • Painted pink to make ‘em think

    Officials from Oldham County EMS are hoping that a new pink stripe on OCEMS ambulances will increase awareness and maybe even attract some graffiti.

    OCEMS Director Ron Wilder said employees of OCEMS donated money to have two ambulances striped with pink to promote breast cancer awareness. Officials said no public funds were used. The stripes will remain on the trucks through the month of October, and the trucks will be on hand at breast cancer awareness events throughout Oldham and Jefferson counties. 

  • Baking a difference for dogs

    As dogs in Briar Hill subdivision enjoy homemade biscuits, homeless pets receive the help they need. 

    10-year-old Madison Jones, her younger brother, Parker, and her friend, Cassie Lund, have been baking and selling dog biscuits to raise money for the Animal Care Society.

    Madison said she’s always loved animals. For her ninth birthday, she asked that in lieu of gifts guests bring items to donate to the animal shelter. 

  • 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.