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Today's News

  • The bucket list

    Buy a black Corvette Stingray convertible — check. Cruise Route 66 — soon.

    In the spirit of Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson, two best friends in their 60s are checking through their bucket list.

    Last week Wallace Bullard of La Grange got a start on his bucket list — a list of things to do before he hits the bucket — with the purchase of the Corvette. 

  • Westport River Daze festival

     The Westport River Daze festival offers fun for the whole family this Saturday.  

    • 7 a.m. – 5K run/1K walk at Westport Park

    • 10 a.m. – Parade down Main Street, Westport Fire Department Explorer Unit  grand marshalls.

    • 11 a.m. – Horseshoe tournament and registration for car show.

    • 1 p.m. Bluegrass Cornhole sanctioned tournament 

    • 2 p.m. Spirit of Jefferson river boat boards for two-hour Ohio River cruise.

  • Oldham Studio Tour & Art Sale

    The fourth annual Oldham Studio Tour and Art Sale takes place Saturday and Sunday. The tour and art sale showcase the work of artists who live, work and create in Oldham County.  Both traditional and contemporary media are exhibited in the two-day, multi location event,  from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

    Of the 18 studios with 45 participating artists scattered around the county, seven are located in La Grange, one each in Crestwood and Pewee Valley.  The Westport community will host nine studio locations.  

  • Most likely to leave town

    Nearly 10 years ago it was yearbook time. Faced with the prospect of probably never seeing most of these people again, I struggled to find something meaningful to say to my friends, thinking I was gone from Oldham County forever other than occasional visits to my parents.

    But I was drawn back. Call it fate, choice, whatever. I was partly disappointed that, like George Bailey, I never made it out of my hometown; partly excited that I had the chance to be a positive force in the community I’m from.

  • 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.