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Today's News

  • Gunning them down

    BUCKNER – In his first two outings on the mound Oldham County’s Wade Mason is living every pitcher’s dream.

    Supported by double-digit runs, Mason has opened the year with a 2-0 record and is on his way to establishing himself as one of the best arms in the region.

    “Lots of runs help for sure,” Mason said. “It takes a lot of worries away when you have a big lead.”

  • Window to the past: A glimpse into The Oldham Era’s archives

    30 Years Ago: April 10, 1980

    Two employees from the state reformatory arrested for marijuana

    Two Kentucky State Reformatory employees, one guard and one driver from the motor pool, were arrested recently for possession of marijuana. 

    The guard was caught trying to bring four ounces of the drug into the reformatory.

    Elbert Lowell Tarrants of Crestwood, Kentucky was arrested on March 26 while attempting to bring four ounces of marijuana into the state reformatory. 

  • The rewards of volunteering

    I ‘ve volunteered for many different organizations over the years including Hosparus, Home of the Innocents, Rotary and various churches. Each time I volunteer, I receive far more than I give. We have some 400 volunteers at Hosparus of Louisville. They constantly give thanks for being a hospice volunteer because of all they receive from the experience. We’re grateful for their work and are humbled by their willingness to serve.

  • From the inside out

    Jesus said to his disciples, “...in me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation; but cheer up, I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

    On a spectacular spring day, Mom and her 6-year-old son were working in the garden. Mom was absorbed in her work while the little boy explored the miracle of growing things exploding everywhere. He picked up a daffodil bud and studied it. Then with his two little hands he tried to force it open into full blossom.

  • Pewee Valley man indicted for taking $40K from bank

    A federal grand jury has indicted a Pewee Valley bank teller on charges of allegedly embezzling thousands from a local bank.

    Michael Glenn Borum, 31, of Pewee Valley, is charged with embezzling $40,000 belonging to Your Community Bank while employed as a teller between March 19 and June 12, 2009.

    The maximum penalty is 30 years’ imprisonment and a $1 million fine.

    Borum is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court for arraignment April 20.

  • OCHS teams are second in kickoff meet

    BUCKNER – North Oldham’s Jeremy Rice and Oldham County’s Madison Theiss carried their strong indoor track seasons into the first outdoor meet of the year.

    Both won first place medals at the Oldham County Kickoff Meet March 27.

    Theiss captured first place in the girls’ triple jump with a leap of 31 feet, nine inches. Rice won the boys’ 800 -meter run with a time of 2:00.73. Both Rice and Theiss won first place medals in the indoor Mason-Dixon games in February.

  • Helping Haiti

    The La Grange Rotary Club, in partnership with ShelterBox USA, is purchasing three shelter boxes for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti Jan. 12.

    The shelter boxes cost $1,000 each, and include a 49-gallon box, initially the container for delivery of the materials listed below. Once delivered, the box takes an all kinds of uses and can be used as a water tank, food store, table and even a cot.

  • Oldham from the outside looking in

    How does Oldham County look to outsiders?

    A group of professional tourists from a Seattle-based company called Destination Development will visit Oldham County in the coming weeks and their research will provide an  answer to that question.

    Kim Buckler, executive director of the Oldham County Tourism Commission, said Madison, Ind., hired the company for an assessment about three years ago.

  • Park will honor county’s service men and women

    A new place of reverence for veterans and fallen heroes of our country’s wars and conflicts will soon be erected in Oldham County.

    The Veterans Memorial Park of Kentucky is planned at the main entrance of South Oldham middle and high Schools to honor veterans from Oldham County and around the country.

  • Pendleton woman, 43, killed in Westport motorcycle crash

    Police are investigating the cause of a fatal motorcycle crash Saturday evening in Westport.

    The driver, Edward Scott Weeks, 46 and passenger, Jeanette Weeks, 43, both of Pendleton, crashed about 7 p.m. while traveling eastbound on Ky. 524.

    Jeanette Weeks died at the scene. For obituary information, see page A2. Her husband, Edward, suffered minor injuries.