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Today's News

  • 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. 

  • November fiscal court meeting date changed

    The regularly scheduled fiscal court meeting Nov. 17 has been moved to 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16. 

    The court voted on the meeting date change due to a Kentucky Association of Counties Conference taking place Nov. 17 that several magistrates and Judge-Executive Duane Murner will be attending. 

  • Athlete of the Week

    Name: Dre Rochet.

    School: East Oldham Middle School.

    Sport: Cross country.

    Age: 13.

    Hometown: Centerfield.

    Accomplishments: Rochet has emerged as a leader on the improving EOMS cross country team this fall  as the Patriots prepare for the state championship in a two weeks.

    Last week Rochet led the Patriots to a second place finiish in the South Oldham state tune-up meet and earned third in the individual results with a time of 15:21.27.

  • Residents recommended for openings on tourism commission

    Judge-Executive Duane Murner gave first-step recommendations for Cheryl D. Sabin and James F. Zimmerman for the tourism commission at Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting. The two would take the place of Liska Coggeshall and Kay Webb, who each asked to be relieved of their positions. The court will vote on the recommendations at their next regular meeting, Oct. 20.

  • Letters to the Editor

    There’s no place like home for Rocket man

    To the editor:

    I would like to thank the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce for selecting Rocket Man Inc. as the winner in the large business category of the OCTA Awards.  

    We sincerely appreciate this recognition and are proudly displaying the award in our new offices. 

  • Officials consider nuisance rules

    La Grange officials are once again considering a nuisance ordinance to kick garbage cans back from the curb.

    City officials heard a first reading Monday night of a nuisance ordinance tabled in December 2007. 

    The ordinance aims to limit accumulation of debris and abandoned or unused objects or equipment. 

    The ordinance outlines examples of that equipment and provides that garbage containers left on the street either 24 hours before or after scheduled pickup will be declared a nuisance. 

  • Broadbridge graduates from ROTC leader and assessment course

    Jonathan E. Broadbridge recently graduated from the U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as “Operation Warrior Forge,” at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash.

    The 32 days of training provide the best possible professional training and evaluation for all cadets in the aspects of military life, administration and logistical support.

    Broadbridge is the son of Greg F. and Terri C. Broadbridge of Prospect.

  • Shooting threats prompt new protocols at NOHS

     Students, teachers and staff at North Oldham High School noticed an increased law enforcement presence at the school Monday amid the threat of a shooting at the school. 

    A student discovered a written threat last month in a girls’ restroom at NOHS warning of a shooting Oct. 5. 

    Another student discovered a similar threat in a boys’ restroom a few weeks earlier warning of a shooting Sept. 21. 

  • Officials approve bond releases for subdivisions, roads in county

    Oldham officials voted to release several bonds for roads and subdivisions throughout the county at their meeting Tuesday.

    Among the bonds released are:

    • Summerfield by the Lake Section 2, erosion control bond for $31,200;

    • Sycamore Run Section 1B, performance bond for $12,330;

    • Heritage Hills, performance bond for $48,000;

    • Kentucky Acres Section 4-2, erosion control bond for $14,500 and performance bond for $25,950;

    • Crystal Lake Lot A3, erosion control bond for $2,500;

  • South Oldham High School hosts marching band competition

    South Oldham High School band boosters will host SOHS’s third annual KMEA sanctioned marching band competition Saturday. 

    It will be a preliminary and final competition that takes place in SOHS Dragon Stadium.