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Today's News

  • Cowboy church event will take place Friday

    The Christian Country Cowboy Church will host their third annual “Great Cowboy Church Robbery and Old West shoot-out” beginning at 8 p.m. Friday at 4401 N. Camden Lane in Crestwood.

    They have invited Six Gun’s Entertainment – a professional group of western re-enactors for this unique fundraiser.

    The audience members are asked to bring a generous donation and during the event, they will be “robbed” by the re-enactors. The event also includes an authentic, old west style gun fight. Ashli Spaulding is the featured vocal guest.

  • Walker named Spirit Master at WKU

    Whitney Walker of La Grange was recently selected as one of 32 Spirit Masters at Western Kentucky University for the 2009-10 school year.

    Spirit Masters are the official student ambassadors for WKU. The purpose of the organization is to promote service, to enhance pride and to communicate an increased understanding of WKU. 

    Spirit Masters use every opportunity to promote WKU and exemplify the university motto, “The Spirit Makes the Master.” Spirit Masters must be  in good standing with the University and must have a 2.5 grade-point average.

  • Oldham students named to University of Louisville’s dean’s list

    Several Oldham County students were named to the dean’s list at the University of Louisville for the spring semester.

  • Mayes, Stewart named to dean’s list at Georgetown College

    Gregory Edward Mayes Jr. and Tyler Paine Stewart were among the students named to the dean’s list at Georgetown College for the spring semester.

    To be named to the dean’s list, students must earn a 3.7 grade-point average. 

     Mayes is the son of Gregory and Karen Mayes of Prospect. Stewart is the son of  Frank and Marybeth Stewart of Goshen.

  • Local students named to dean’s list at Transylvania University

    The dean’s list at Transylvania University for the spring term included two students from Oldham County; Gregory Finch, a sophomore and the son of John and Cecilia Finch of Crestwood; and David Akers, a junior studying mathematics and psychology, the son of Carol Akers of Pewee Valley.

    To be named to the dean’s list, a student must earn a 3.5 grade-point average.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Another Oldham interchange on I-71?

    To the editor:

    So the Hocker Group wants an interchange to connect Oldham Reserve with I-71?  If anything ever really does happen there, I think that would be a great idea.  At the same time, I can’t help but find it laughable that it would give Oldham County five interchanges with I-71, while Jefferson County still has only one.

    Rob Dupin, La Grange

    Council to discuss CSX impact on city

    To the editor:

  • Local student graduates from Transylvania University

    North Oldham High School graduate Kelly Lynne Spratte-Lennington recently earned a bachelor’s degree from Transylvania University. 

    Spratte-Lennington graduated magna cum laude with honors in biology and psychology. 

    She is the daughter of Stephen and Kay Spratte-Lennington of Goshen.

  • Magistrate hosts town hall meeting

    Oldham County Fiscal Court Magistrate Rick Rash will host a town hall meeting beginning at 6 p.m. June 25 at Briar Hill Park.

    Several local officials are invited to attend to meet with residents.

    County treasurer Stan Clark will offer tethered hot air balloon rides. Representatives from Industrial Disposal will be signing up recycling customers and Oldham County Clerk Julie Barr will be registering voters.

  • Fiscal court again has balanced budget

    For the second time in the past three years, the Oldham County Fiscal Court has a balanced budget. After the second reading of the court’s budget on Tuesday, county officials approved the budget that includes a $203,101 ending balance surplus.

    There are few changes from the first reading of the budget ee" all state-required changes that affect eight line items.

    Most of the line items, like training benefits, Social Security and the retirement match, saw an increase. Truck licensing fees decreased by almost $50,000 due to state-required changes.

  • Schools consider energy conservation policy

    Oldham County Schools may become more energy-efficient if new policies are enacted Monday.

    The Oldham County Board of Education is considering an energy conservation policy that includes setting room thermostats to 72 degrees in the winter and 74 degrees when air-conditioned and dropping building temperatures to 55 degrees in unoccupied buildings during the winter, and shutting off air conditioners during summer break.

    The policy also stipulates water temperature levels, acceptable lighting and directs that personnel shut off all electronic items when not in use.