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Today's News

  • Pewee Valley to add speed hump on Mount Mercy Drive

    To slow traffic outside Pewee Valley Town Hall, officials decided Monday to purchase a removable speed hump to install on Mount Mercy Drive. 

    Mayor Bob Rogers said speeding on Mount Mercy Drive near town hall and the doctor’s office next door puts pedestrians at risk. The town council lowered the speed limit on Mount Mercy from 25 to 15 mph, but Rogers and other council members agree that speeding continues to be a problem. 

  • Officials discuss response to H1N1

    Representatives from emergency services and other officials met recently to discuss how local agencies are handing the H1N1 virus.

    Dory Livy of the Oldham County Health Department explained what many already know about the virus " H1N1 cases are reported throughout the U.S., state and Oldham County. She said no specific age group has been significantly affected.

  • Not just a passing fad

    CRESTWOOD – The last thing anyone expected Chase Hamby to do was throw the ball, including Chase Hamby.

    Throw he did, however, as Hamby’s first pass was a 20-yard touchdown strike to Kiley Obradovich on the first possession of the game.

    “I’ll take it,” Hamby said. “It was good for my confidence for sure. Kiley made a great play on the ball and it got us going.”

  • Harmony wins tune-up meet

    CENTERFIELD – The Harmony Elementary girls’ cross country team continued their climb Oct. 1 when they took first place in the South Oldham Middle School state tune-up meet.

    Harmony put its top five runners in the top 20 to edge Goshen 62-69 and win the meet at East Oldham Middle School’s course. Harmony was led by Hannah Mosier in fourth place.

    Rachel Gibson of Locust Grove won the individual title.

  • Refinance plan avoids sewer rate increase

    County officials approved a general obligation bond ordinance Tuesday allowing the Oldham County Sewer District to refinance $7.4 million of its debt.

    According to the ordinance, by refinancing through a general obligation bond, the county is avoiding another rate increase for OCSD customers.

    In addition, OCSD will agree to provide revenue to the county to make principal and interest payments.

    Public response to the ordinance has been mixed and several spoke up at the public hearing after receiving a flier from Magistrate Scott Davis.

  • 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 1992-97.

  • OC volleyball wants a step further

    BUCKNER – The memory of last year’s regional final loss has been a driving force for the Oldham County High School volleyball team.

    After rolling to the district crown, the Lady Colonels fell in a hard fought, emotional regional championship game to cross county rival North Oldham leaving them short of an anticipated first trip to the state tournament.

    “It has been on their minds, obviously North is a big rival,” OCHS coach Callaway Logan said. “It’s a big goal of ours to get past that regional and move on to state.”

  • I-71 crash with parked semi leaves La Grange man dead

    A fiery crash on I-71 in the wee hours of Sept. 30 left a La Grange man dead. 

    Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on I-71 north near milemarker 13 at 3:18 a.m. Sept. 30. Witnesses told police a red 1992 Ford Explorer traveling northbound swerved into the right shoulder, striking a parked semi and causing the Explorer to burst into flames. The driver of the vehicle, 36-year-old Terrance Klein, of La Grange, died at the scene. 

  • Partial burn ban recently expired

    A partial burn ban for the county expired earlier this month. According to the Kentucky Division of Forestry, though there is no local ban in place, outdoor burning is illegal from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. “in or within 150 feet of any wood land or brush land through Dec. 15.

    For information about fire hazard seasons, outdoor burning laws and safe burning practices, visit forestry.ky.gov.

  • Continuing a tradition of excellence

     ACT scores above the national level. The district and 11 of 17 schools above the state’s 2014 goal of 100 – certainly a clear signal that Oldham County students continue to demonstrate strong academic success as seen in recent national and state assessment results. 

    A brief look at two sets of recent test reports absolutely give students, parents, teachers and administrators reasons to celebrate.