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Today's News

  • Mueller: Choosing to ‘pray, grunt and giggle’ in life

    I love words and catchy phrases. I especially like the following letter from a man named Robert Pirosh applying for a job requiring verbal skills.

  • Truitt: What’s your tribe?

    We were looking through pictures taken at a writer’s conference I recently attended.

    “She has really nice hair,” hubby remarked about my friend Jill.

    “Isn’t it gorgeous?” I responded. “It’s like pure, black silk. She said her mom is Native American.”

    “What tribe?” he asked.

    I gave him my best “are you serious?” look. Only a boy who has grown up on a reservation would even think to ask that question.

  • History Center goes colonial in 18th Century exhibit

    There have been many battles fought in the history of America but the one that brought us our freedom is the topic of a new temporary exhibit in the Children’s Room of the Peyton Samuel Head Family Museum at the Oldham County History Center.

    Visitors to the museum can learn about the Revolutionary War and its effects on what is known today as the state of Kentucky.

  • Prospect resident receives Air Force Academy appointment

    Blake Benefield, son of Kim Benefield of Prospect, received an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His is the grandson of Jim and Brenda McNuer of Laurens, South Carolina.

  • Brownboro Alliance starts new trail system through county

    Brownsboro Alliance, a group of Brownsboro residents dedicated to the area’s natural, rural and farming origins, announces the establishment of the BA horseback riding and hiking trail. The first phase will open in the summer of 2014 and runs from a trailhead at Foxhollow Farm and reaches across Route 329 through Sleep Hollow south towards the Norton Commons development.

  • American Legion Memorial Day

    Oldham County Post 39 of The American Legion will host a Memorial Day program on May 26 at the veterans’ memorial on the corner of Main Street and KY 53 in La Grange. The Oldham County Community Band will present a music program before the ceremony that begins at 10 a.m. The Oldham County Singers will perform special music during the program.

    The guest speaker will be Vietnam veteran Army MG (RET) Silverthorn.

  • Boys Basketball: Veteran coach Burton takes over at North

    North Oldham’s boys basketball program has struggled to establish stability in its short history.

    North athletic director Alan Yanke hired a coach last week he thinks can bring that stability.

    Assistant Rob Burton was hired to fill the Mustangs’ head coaching vacancy, the school announced May 14.

    Burton, a North assistant the last six years, replaces Chris Stobaugh, who wasn’t retained after two years as North’s head coach. Stobaugh went 29-28 over two seasons, including an 11-17 mark in 2013-14.

  • District 29 baseball: North run-rules OC, punches region ticket

     

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    GOSHEN – Oldham County had the big swing to start its District 29 semifinal Tuesday against North Oldham.

    The Mustangs responded with lots of bunts, some steals and good pitching.

  • 2014 Primary Election Results

    Judge Executive

    David Voegele 5,135 69.08%

    David Howley 2,298 30.92%

    Sheriff

    Steve Sparrow 6,028 77.68%

    Ricky Simmons 1,732 22.32%

    PVA

    Barbara Winters 3,802 52.20%

    Albert Harrison 3,481 47.80%

    County Attorney

    John Carter 5,019 68.79%

    Galen Clark 2,277 31.21%

    Coroner

    Brett Donner 5,086 74.39%

    J. Buford Cobb 1,751 25.61%

    County Surveyor

    David Garber 4,395 72.37%

    C. Robert Vinsand 1,678 27.63%

  • Davenport, Oerther face off for mayor

    A longtime fixture in La Grange politics will start the general election with a lot of momentum in his bid to become the next mayor of the city.

    Councilman Joe Davenport was the top vote getter in the mayoral primary Tuesday night, gathering more than 700 votes and nearly 48 percent of ballots cast in the race.

    Davenport will be joined in the general election by Brian Oerther, a teacher for Jefferson County Public Schools who previously ran for mayor in 2010 but did not survive a three-person primary then.