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Today's News

  • Kids’ Balloon Walk is Saturday morning

    The South Oldham Rotary Club is sponsoring a Kids’ Balloon Walk 9  a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Crestwood Baptist Church.

    Children will earn balloons for each lap they walk.  Face painting, balloon animals and other activities are planned. 

    Oldham County businesses will showcase their services at the event. Participation for businesses is $30 and a canned good for the South Oldham Inter-Church Council food basket program.

  • Grand jury indicts 10

    An Oldham County grand jury recently handed up the following indictments:

    • John T. Johnson, 27, is indicted for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, enhanced, trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school and possession of marijuana, enhanced.

  • Author writes of Kentucky’s ghost stories in newest book

    Author Thomas L. Freese has released a new book. His newest work is “Ghosts, Spirits and Angels: True Tales from Kentucky and Beyond.” The 253-page book is hardbound and features 51 illustrations. 

    Freese will sign copies of his book from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Karen’s Book Barn in La Grange.

    The book presents tales from more than 75 people with stories set in Kentucky and several other states. Freese shares their stories of experiencing the paranormal, whether it be ghosts, spirits or angels.

  • Scoskie graduates from basic training

    U.S. Army National Guard Pvt. Evan R. Scoskie recently graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

    During the nine weeks of training, he received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. He also received training in development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics.    

    He is the son of Julie and Paul Scoskie of Goshen and a 2009 graduate of Trinity High School in Louisville.

  • Angel Food Ministries announces October Menu

    Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational organization that provides fresh and frozen food items sold at about half the price to help people with their grocery bills.  

    Anyone of any income level can purchase the food.

    The $30 October box includes: 

    • 1.5 lbs. New York strip steaks – three 8-ounce;

    • 1 lb. steak fajita strips;

    • 2 lbs. chicken stir-fry skillet meal;

    • 1 lb. lean ground beef;

  • High school junior can win scholarship, photo shoot from KHEAA

    One Kentucky high school junior will win a $500 scholarship to use at a Kentucky college of his or her choice — and a photo shoot for the winner’s school. All the junior has to do is tell about the biggest challenge high school students face in 200 words or less.

    The “Promote Your School” scholarship contest is sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. Photos from the winning school will be used in KHEAA books and other publications.

  • New building, new era

    Crestwood Elementary students and staff members hosted a dedication ceremony Monday for the school’s new facility. 

    Superintendent Paul Upchurch said a school is more than a building; a school is about the relationships among the students, staff, parents and faculty. The new building marks a new era for Crestwood Elementary, he said. 

  • First-time author will sign copies of book in La Grange

    Charline Kimbell,  who turns 80 in December has persisted in following her dream of becoming a published author. Her first work is called “Snowbirding: A Guide to Warming Up Your Winter,”  a how-to book, as Kimbell and her husband have spent 14 years moving to Florida for the winter.

    From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14, Kimbell will sign copies of her book at Karen’s Book Barn in La Grange.

  • Second shooting threat found at high school

    Police and school officials are investigating a second written threat of a shooting at North Oldham High School.

    School officials say a student found the most recent threat in a girls’ restroom at North Oldham High School on Friday. The threat mentions a shooting Oct. 5. 

    Oldham County Police are increasing security at the school and asking anyone with information related to the threat to notify police. 

  • Overcash named honor graduate at University of Colorado

    Midshipman Erin Overcash of Goshen was recently selected as honor graduate from a class of 35 Naval ROTC freshman recruits at the University of Colorado in Boulder. 

    The honor graduate is selected by officers based on skills exhibited during orientation week and in recognition of great potential in future military activities. 

    Overcash, a 2009 graduate of North Oldham High School, is studying aerospace engineering and is a member of CU’s track and field team.

    She is the daughter of Wendell and Joanne Overcash.