Today's News

  • Get the flock out of town!

    Flocks of camera crews arrived in town Thursday to cover the city’s bird problem that many residents didn’t even know existed. 

    The large group of birds — reported by residents as “tens of thousands” — are roosting nightly in a wooded area of Jericho Road, just outside of downtown La Grange.

    Now, national media typically wouldn’t be interested in a large bird flock. But a down-to-earth, middle-aged couple shooting off a sound cannon to scare them away? Definitely.

  • Pyramid Awards fund innovative teaching ideas

    Twenty-one Oldham County School teachers are being recognized for innovative and engaging ideas during the 2011 Pyramid Awards.

    The awards are given by the Oldham County Educational Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises funds to bridge the gaps in classroom funding.

  • Dollars for Scholars now accepting applications


It's official!

    The Oldham County Dollars for Scholars application is now online at 

    OCDFS is a non-profit organization and already has 56 local sponsors offering 79 scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 totaling $76,600.

    By submitting only one application, students can apply for multiple scholarships.

    Applications must be postmarked by March 1.

  • Veggies sprout in cafeterias

    School lunches have a bad rap in popular culture — cartoon lunch ladies serve up mystery meat, jiggly masses of who-knows-what and make it all look pretty unappealing.

    But in school cafeterias across Oldham County, students are served whole grains, roasted vegetables and lots of home-style cooking. 

    The school district is the county’s most prolific food franchise, with 17 locations.

  • Officials eligible for 3 percent pay raise

    The county’s finance committee voted to recommend magistrates accept only a 1 percent increase for 2012, keeping in line with the committee’s recommendation to other county agencies.

    Magistrates and some other elected officials are eligible for a 2.96 percent raise based on the consumer price index and accommodating increasing in the cost of living.

    The CPI raise is the only way salaries can be raised after being capped at $7,200 in the state constitution.

  • South wins district outright

    GOSHEN – On the left side of the South Oldham High School boys’ basketball team’s jersey shorts was a gray Superman logo.

    While no individual took the superhero role Tuesday night, as a team, the Dragons were a super.

    Using a powerful second half, visiting SOHS put away North Oldham 60-48 Tuesday night to go 3-0 in district play and win the district regular season. The Dragons will be the top seed in the district tournament later this month.

  • A Mustang pool

    LOUISVILLE — In the final event that would decide the county’s boys’ swimming championship, North Oldham High School sophomore Mark Scherer saw the task ahead of him.

    Oldham County jumped to an early lead in the 400-yard freestyle relay behind senior Christian Taylor’s opening swim. But after diving in the water for the second leg, Scherer passed the Colonels and the Mustangs kept the lead.

  • Bike series defines ‘extreme’

    For two laps, Nick Dietrich of Louisville avoided icy bridges, maneuvered his mountain bike over tree roots and squeezed between tree trunks to hang with Louisville’s Joe Driver.

    Driver won the La Grange Urban Short Track Series’ category three event the previous three races, but found himself passed by Dietrich on the third lap.

    In the fifth leg of the eight-race mountain bike series Jan. 21, racers battled frigid temperatures below 30 degrees and wind gusts as they raced from Washington Street around Mundo and Wilborn parks in La Grange.

  • I'd pay to save time and money on groceries

    Grocery shopping is my personal form of torture.

    I'll gladly dash into Thornton's for milk. And I'm overjoyed to make a Target run. However, when it comes to "we need eggs, trash bags, yogurt, bananas, pancake mix" and so on, I feel like the luckiest wife on the planet that my husband is willing to go after work on weekdays with a curious almost-2-year-old in tow.

  • Grand Stamm: A crock of LIT

    Maybe it’s determined by strength of schedule or maybe the margin of victory is the biggest factor.

    Either way, no one seems to know just how The Courier-Journal comes up with the Litkenhous Ratings that rank Kentucky high school basketball teams. Yet the ratings could be used to determine the top seed in the 29th district basketball tournament next month.