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Today's News

  • State budget cuts for libraries are severe

    The Oldham County Public Library is a recipient of KDLA construction funds. The Kentucky Senate version of the state budget would reduce our current construction grant amounts. As you know, this is on buildings already built and which already have outstanding debt obligations. The Senate version of the budget cuts 1.5 percent in the first year of the biennium for construction grants. There is an additional 1-percent cut to construction grant money in the second year, making the total cut in the second year 2.5 percent.

  • Athlete of the Week, Hockey, Robbie Hennessey

    Name: Robbie Hennessey.

    School: North Oldham Middle School.

    Sport: Hockey.

    Age: 14.

    Position: Forward.

    Hometown: Goshen.

    Accomplishments: A starting forward on the combined Oldham County ice hockey club team, Hennessey helped the Oldham team to a second straight state title last month in Louisville.

    A starter as a seventh-grader, Hennessey was named the MVP of the state tournament as Oldham finished the year with a 19-0-2 record.

  • 2010-11 calendar approved

    Oldham County students will start the 2010-11 school year Aug. 11.

    Members of the board of education approved the 2010-11 calendar Monday, which includes fall break Oct. 18-22; winter break from Dec. 20-31; spring break April 4-8, 2011; and May 24, 2011 as the last day of school. The calendar also retains all six early release days for students. 

     

  • CUB officials announce leader's departure

    Citizens Union Bank announced Friday that Billie Wade, its CEO since 1991 has retired from that position and as a member of the bank’s board of directors.

    The bank had been under review by both the state and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for what bank officials have said was a series of problem loans.

    The announcement was delivered in a terse press release. It is not known if Wade’s decision is related to those examinations.

  • Game Bytes

    East edges North in GOCB opener

    When: Saturday.

    Where: Peggy Baker Park, Crestwood.

    What: The Greater Oldham County middle school baseball league started play Saturday with the four local middle school teams opening against one another.

    In the first game, North Oldham edged East Oldham 11-10 in nine innings. The score was tied at 10-10 at the close of the eighth inning before NOMS  scored the game winner. NOMS pitcher Michael McCarthy pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the ninth to preserve the win for the Mustangs.

  • Poll workers needed for primary, general elections

    Oldham County Clerk Julie Barr recently announced the opportunity for county residents to work at several voting locations during the primary election May 18 and general election Nov. 2.

    Barr said a one-day class to learn what to do Election Day will take place beginning at 10 a.m. May 10 in the fiscal court courtroom.

    Workers are paid $25 to attend the class and $100 for working election day.

    For information, call 222-0047.

    –Laura Hagan

    Fablehaven author to visit Camden Station

  • House is crowned Oldham Icon

    Singer Tanisha House earned the title of Oldham Icon during competition at Showcase Oldham County March 13. She received $350 cash.

    The lights were bright, the audience was packed and singers took the stage March 13 during Showcase Oldham County in a fight for the title of Oldham Icon. eeBy the end of the afternoon, Tanisha House was named the winner of Oldham Icon. Clinton Spaulding earned runner-up and Brandy Neelly earned third.

  • Title IX allegations are disappointing 40 years later

    To the editor:

    Back in the 1970s I worked in the Detroit area as a parent volunteer  implementing the guidelines of Title IX when the law was still fairly new and understandably not yet fully implemented in school systems. 

    I was amazed to read in the article “No Girls Allowed” that some 30 years later our Oldham County school board and school administrators still do not seem fully informed about and prepared to implement the provisions of this far reaching law. 

    Jane A. Lapinski

  • A community connected

    Oldham residents making their way down Main Street in La Grange now have the opportunity to surf the Web while they’re at it.

    A project launched by the graduates of Leadership Oldham County’s Class of 2009 has reached completion, bringing wireless internet capabilities to Main Street in La Grange.

    Lis Schwedler, store manager at The Treasured Child, said customers have been able to use the Internet on their phones in the store and have been happy to have the opportunity.

  • Community Holy Week services announced

    La Grange Christian Church will host Holy Week services March 29 through April 2.

    Services are planned daily from noon to 1 p.m. at the church, 214 N. First Ave.,  La Grange.

    Everyone is invited to join this ecumenical gathering. 

    Worship is scheduled daily from noon to 12:30 and local churches provide lunch daily from 12:30 to p.m.