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Today's News

  • iStan is no ordinary man

    Oldham County EMS’ high-tech patient cries, bleeds and speaks

    Oldham County Emergency Medical Services has purchased a new iStan patient simulator for use in healthcare simulation training around the state. 

    The $68,000 simulator was purchased with the aid of a $10,000 donation from Baptist Hospital Northeast, a $5,000 donation from the Hospital Emergency Response Association and a $10,000 Kentucky Senate 66 grant. 

  • How well do you know the Bluegrass state?

    1.  What kind of vegetable is sometimes referred to as “music roots” in Southern Kentucky?

    2.  Where was golfer Gary Player’s first American tour victory?

    3.  Who was the first Kentucky governor directly elected by popular vote?

    4.  In what city is the oldest continuously operating bank in Kentucky located?

    5.  What natural resource with recreational value does Kentucky rank second only to Alaska in?

    6.  Who was the first Catholic priest to live in Kentucky?

  • Athlete of the Week

    Name: Natalie Cranfill.

    School: Oldham County Middle School.

    Sport: Volleyball.

    Age: 13.

    Position: Utility/defensive specialist.

    Hometown: La Grange.

    Accomplishments: Cranfill has emerged as a key player for the OCMS volleyball team this fall as a utility player who plays nearly every position on the court. She recently helped the team to the title of the OCMS varsity tournament for the third year in a row as the Lady Colonels prep for the conference tourney.

  • Classes resume at Liberty Elementary

    Liberty Elementary reopened Tuesday after classes were canceled Friday and Monday due to low attendance. So many students missed school due to illness last week officials canceled classes and disinfected the school and busses. Officials have not announced make up days.

  • South Oldham Fire Department collecting items to recycle

    The South Oldham Fire Department is collecting old cell phones, printer and toner cartridges for recycling. 

    They are now accepting handheld gaming systems like the Nintendo DS, Gameboy and Playstation Portable as well. 

    Items may be dropped off at the fire station, 6310 Old La Grange Road, in Crestwood; the South Oldham Library, 6720 W. Ky. 146, Crestwood; the South Oldham Government Center, 6710 W. Ky. 146, Crestwood; and Oldham County YMCA, 20 Quality Place in Buckner. 

  • OCHS qualifies three for state meet

    LOUISVILLE – Three Oldham County High School golfers have qualified to play in the state tournament after qualifying in their respective regional meets Monday and Tuesday.

    For the OCHS boys, Taylor Riggs qualified shooting a 76 at Seneca Golf Course. He was three strokes behind individual champion Justin Thomas of St. X who shot a 73.

    St. X won the team title with a score of 309. OCHS tied for sixth with KCD at 335 while North Oldham was one stroke behind at 336.

  • Author encourages writers of all ages

    A resident of Lexington, Lyon is the author of more than 37 books and poems, including “Sleepsong” and the poem “Where I’m From.” During the course of two days Lyon met with students, teachers and parents at Buckner Elementary, sharing her work and the writing process with aspiring writers. 

    At a meeting with the PTA Sept. 22, Lyon presented parents with different ways to encourage writing, even if their child was not a writer. 

  • Police reports

    Alcohol/drug arrests

    Gregory J. Lauer, 24, 7412 Maria Ave., Louisville, arrested by OCPD Sept. 22, speeding 21 mph over limit, failure to signal, DUI. 

    Vito Vega-Balcazar, 41, 3516 Tyrone Drive, Louisville, arrested by OCPD Sept. 24, speeding 15 mph over limit, suspended license, DUI.

    David B. Dentinger, 19, 13804 S. Harbour View Court, Prospect, arrested by OCPD Sept. 27, DUI under 21 years old. 

    Donald L. Renn, 24, 1909 Fendley Road, La Grange, arrested by OCPD Sept. 27, DUI, possession of open alcoholic beverage. 

  • Down Syndrome of Louisville Inc. hosting 5K run/walk Saturday

    Down Syndrome of Louisville Inc. is hosting a walk and 5K run Saturday at Waterfront Park.

    This year’s theme is “We’re on the Move.”

    Registration begins at 8 a.m. Pre-registration is $18, registration the day of the event is $20.

    The 5K run begins at 8:15 and the walk begins at 9:30 a.m. 

    The event also includes live entertainment, special guest appearances and a kids’ fun zone.

    The event is presented by Insuramax and Wal-mart.

    For information visit downsyndromeoflouisville.org.

  • Locust Grove Elementary School PTA offering flu clinic

    Locust Grove Elementary School PTA recently announced a new effort to help keep children healthy so they reach their full potential –“Let’s Fight the Flu Together!”  

    The Center for Disease Control now recommends that all children from six months through 18 years of age should be immunized.  PTAs throughout the country are working with Flu Busters, a leading provider on on-site vaccinations, and Novartis Vaccines, to host a community vaccination clinic at Locust Grove Elementary School.