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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Parting is such sweet sorrow

    The time has come, to say goodbye...
    Sorry. I realize the headline and that first line of this column are stolen from someone who’s said it before – Shakespeare and the Mickey Mouse Club, naturally.
    But it’s procrastination, delaying the inevitable, which is telling you all that I’m leaving this newspaper, just one week from today.

  • Oldham, Prospect Chambers to co-host holiday event

    The Oldham Chamber & Economic Development office and the Prospect Chamber are partnering to host the 2011 Holiday Reception for Chamber members.
    The event is designed to kickoff the holiday season and for participants to network with business leaders from across the
    community.

  • NOHS student named a finalist in national scholarship program

    NOHS student named a semi-finalist in national scholarship program

  • 345-home subdivision in limbo since 2004 is headed back to Oldham P&Z

    Despite a court ruling declaring a proposed Crestwood subdivision void and illegal, construction continues.
    Neighboring residents have filed another complaint alleging continuing activity on the roads designated for the subdivision and for the fifth time in about as many years, the development plan is headed back to planning and zoning.

  • Senior center will honor judge-executive, former magistrate for service

    His name’s already on a plaque inside the county’s senior activity center, but soon, the outgoing judge-executive will have his name somewhere a little larger – the side of the building.
    At a recent fiscal court meeting, Deputy Judge-Executive Paula Gish announced to the court the intention of the county to put Judge-Executive Duane Murner’s name on the county’s senior center activity building.

  • Crestwood police officer resigns after drunken disturbance at St. Matthews pub

    Two Crestwood residents – one a Louisville police officer – face several charges relating to an incident during the holiday weekend at Molly Malone’s Pub.
    Kathryn Fanning, 23, and Lauren Fanning, 24, are charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place, second-degree disorderly conduct, third-degree assault on an officer and resisting arrest.

  • Talk of nepotism seems relative to Voegele’s deputy-judge appointment

    Amid support for the decision and cries of nepotism and neglecting the voters’ voices, judge-executive elect David Voegele recently announced his choice for his second-in-command when he takes office in January.
    Voegele recently announced his decision to appoint his brother-in-law – and former judge-executive – John Black to the deputy judge-executive position.
    Residents seem to be conflicted on the decision with many saying they support Voegele’s choice and look forward to Black’s community service again.

  • Oldham elementary school scheduled to close

    Citing rising utility costs and maintenance problems, school officials have announced that Liberty Elementary will close at the end of the 2013-14 school year.
    Oldham County Schools Superintendent Paul Upchurch distributed a letter to parents Tuesday explaining the decision to close the 87-year-old facility.
    The decision comes after years of maintenance and utility needs, which have included mold and air conditioning problems, among other infrastructure concerns.
    Roughly 400 students attend Liberty.

  • Gallery 104 to host poetry reading Dec. 10

    Gallery 104 will host a poetry reading at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10.

    An open mic will be available for three readers to read five minutes each. Those spots will be on a first-come first-served basis with sign-ups taken that night. Other readers include members of Green River Writers. Erin Fitzgerald will play the dulcimer during intermission and refreshments will be served. Signed books that have been written by participants will be available for sale.
     

  • Rotary Club welcomes new member

    The South Oldham Rotary Club inducted a new member, Jonathan Vargo. Vargo is a financial adviser with Edward Jones Financial. Here sponsor Fariba Muhlheizler presents Vargo with his Rotary pin.