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Today's News

  • Second shredding event is Saturday

    The second annual free community shredding event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Oldham County Fairgrounds.

    Last year, more than 1.7 tons of material were shredded and recycled at the event.

  • Swine flu watch changes tactic

    The number of Oldham County students infected with Swine Flu is unknown, but school officials do know it hasn’t affected attendance.

    The number of students infected by the H1N1 virus is tough to determine, since it’s up to parents to inform schools about students’ diagnoses, Director of School Health Services Teresa Gamsky said. In the last couple weeks, fewer parents have been calling to inform schools.

    “We don’t really have the right to know unless a parent tells us,” she said.

  • Cal holds on

    GOSHEN – In a night of “what ifs” and “almosts,” the North Oldham Mustangs suffered a frustrating 28-25 loss to Christian Academy Friday to fall to 1-2 on the year.

    “We made a bunch of mistakes, player mistakes and coaching mistakes,” NOHS coach Billy Martin said. “Too many to beat a good football team.”

    Even with the mistakes, the Mustangs had a chance to tie at the end until a Luke Nolte 41-yard field goal attempt fell short with 6.5 seconds left in the game.

  • OCHS runs by Fairdale

     BUCKNER – Taking what Fairdale gave them, the Oldham County High School Colonels scored a surprisingly easy 27-12 win over the Bulldogs Friday.

    “They (Fairdale) were doing some things that lent itself to us making some big plays,” OCHS coach Matt Brown said. “We did a good job of taking advantage of some of the things they tried.”

    With Faridale stacking as many as 10 men on the line of scrimmage for much of the game, OCHS pounded the ground attack for 338 yards on the ground with three backs rushing for more than 100 yards each.

  • Oldham is state’s most Web-connected county

    Oldham County households are connected to high-speed Internet more than any other county in the state, according to data collected by the non-profit ConnectKentucky. 

    Nearly three quarters of Oldham County homeowners access broadband Internet, the highest proportion in the state. Statewide less than half of households with broadband availability are using the service, ConnectKentucky Executive Director René True said. 

  • La Grange Elementary PTA represented at conference

    Representatives from the La Grange Elementary PTA were among the over 200 attendees of the Kentucky PTA’s third annual Leadership Conference that recently took place in Louisville.  

    Chuck Saylors, the first male National PTA President, conducted several workshops on PTA National Standards and Membership. More than 50 workshops were offered to attendees including Working with Working Parents, Cyberbullying, Childhood Obesity, Report Cards, Suicide Prevention, Father Involvement, and Working with your School Board.

  • Youth attend leadership conference

     Challengers of Oldham County, is a non-profit, all-volunteer community coalition that focuses on substance abuse prevention and services. Members of the Oldham County Challengers Youth Task Force recently attended the 11th annual National Leadership Conference sponsored by the Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center in Dallas. 

  • Mullins has great first Ironman

     Things couldn’t have gone much better for Todd Mullins in his first Ironman competition Sunday.

    Mullins, 40, of Crestwood, completed the 2.4 mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2 mile run in 12 hours, 12 minutes and 40 seconds.

    “That was about an hour faster than my goal,” Mullins said. “My first goal was to simply finish. I had calculated out about a 13- or 14-hour finish so I am very happy with it. The cooler weather really helped.”

  • City’s quiet zone up for discussion

    At a special meeting of the City of La Grange Monday night, council members voted against a resolution that provided for further safety improvements in regards to CSX.

    In July, the council discussed several options for additional safety measures at railroad crossings in the city. They voted unanimously on a resolution at their July meeting to close the crossing at Second Street and install medians on First Street. This would allow them to adhere to Federal Railway Administration safety requirements and maintain its quiet zone.

  • Letters to the Editor

    ‘Can’t-do’ council votes to close 2nd St. 

    To the editor:

    Despite being told by residents of La Grange that they want their council to do everything possible to keep Second Street open, the La Grange city council played politics Monday night and voted to close it.

    This council assured residents at the July meeting that they’d do everything in their power to keep Second Street open, yet Monday they showed they aren’t willing to do anything to accomplish that.