Today's News

  • Reading pays off

     It was Linnea Wieck’s lucky day. On Tuesday, she was presented with a $1,000 check. 

    Then again, 4-year-olds don’t think about money very often, which is OK since the money is in a college savings account she can use in 14 years.

  • Grand Stamm: Stunning Soccer Experience

    Since I began covering sports in 2002 for my high school newspaper in Rowan County, I have regularly worked with athletic officials at the collegiate and high school levels.

    It might just be in passing or it might be to ask an off-the-record question and I feel like I’ve had a good relationship when I’ve interacted with these officials.

    I find many are friendly and helpful, even humorous.

  • Neighbors file suit against wildlife center

    The county’s only wildlife rehabilitation center for mammals faces more resistance as a civil lawsuit filed earlier this month seeks to shut down the center.

    Second Chances Rehabilitation Center founder Brigette Williams is one of three licensed wildlife rehabilitators in the county, but the other two people only treat birds. 

  • Local veterans participate in Massing of the Colors

    Oldham County Post 39 of The American Legion participated in the 2011 Massing of the Colors and Veterans Day Parade in Louisville on Friday.

    Gene Crady, carries the U. S. Flag; Chester Fust, carries the American Legion flag; and Howard Griffin (in his Master Sergeant uniform) carries the Prisoner of War flag.

  • Music legend to play at Crestwood music cafe

    When Hewn From The Mountain Music Cafe hosts its first concert Thursday, it will bring owner Tom McShane full circle.

    Legendary musician Turley Richards will play at the store — one of McShane's earliest influences. 

    Richards, a long-time Louisville resident, released his debut album in 1970. He appeared on "American Bandstand" and Johnny Carson's "The Tonight Show," performed alongside countless notable artists and sold more than 1.4 million records.

  • National Weather Service warns tornadoes possible today

    The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Oldham County and several counties in south central Indiana and central Kentucky.

    This afternoon and tonight, gusty southwesterly winds up to 35 mph will occur again as another low-pressure system moves into the southern great lakes region.

    Along with the gusty winds, thunderstorm chances will increase by late afternoon across southern Indiana and into central Kentucky and the blue grass through the evening. The main threats with any severe thunderstorms will be damaging winds.

  • $25,000 grant will boost a new or expanding business

    Oldham Chamber & Economic Development has announced a business plan contest to encourage the creation, acceleration and expansion of businesses in the county.

    The winner will receive a grant of up to $25,000 and a package of legal, marketing and accounting services that will help them launch or expand their venture in Oldham County.

  • Third time's not the charm

    LOUISVILLE --- Two times with under four minutes to play, North Oldham senior quarterback Cameron Renaud was intercepted. A fumble and a turnover on downs gave the Mustangs another chance, but the third time would not be the charm.

    Renaud’s third interception of the fourth quarter, with 59.3 seconds to play, sealed a 28-19 win for Western in the second round of the Class 4A state playoffs Friday night.

  • Looking For Land

    On a chilly Thursday night in late October around dusk, “Final Countdown,” blares from speakers hooked up to a maroon Honda Odyssey mini-van.

    The van, parked in the middle of a grassy area at Briar Hill Park gives the Falcons and Jaguars, two Oldham County Youth Football League teams, background music to amp up their practice.

  • Black and white and scanned all over

    Little black barcodes dot the Goshen Elementary library, where they’re taped to shelves, doors, desks and even book spines. 

    To the naked eye they just look like, well, barcodes. But scanned with a smart phone, the barcodes bring up text, videos and other information.

    They’re quick response codes — barcodes that can hold data for 4,300 alpha-numeric characters in one small square.