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Today's News

  • With Honors

    Students from Oldham County High School recently performed in two university honors band clinics. Several students participated in the University of Louisville honors bands Jan. 22 and 23, working under the direction of Fredrick Speck. The honors bands presented a concert on the evening of January 23 in Comstock Hall at UofL.

  • Local students named to dean’s list at Transylvania University

    Gregory Finch of Crestwood and David Akers of Pewee Valley were recently named to the dean’s list at Transylvania University.

    Finch, a junior, is a graduate of Oldham County High School and is studying sociology. He is the son of John and Cecilia Finch.

    Akers, a senior, is a graduate of South Oldham High School and is studying mathematics and psychology. He is the son of Carol Akers.

    To be named to the dean’s list at Transylvania, students must earn a 3.5 grade-point average.ee

  • SOFD honors members

    South Oldham firefighters were recently recognized during the organization’s annual awards dinner for service to the department and the community.

    For the first-time ever, a special lifesaving commendation was awarded to firefighters who pulled a woman from a burning building.

    Chief Edward Turner recognized Capt. Matt Nelson, Sgt. Jim Johnson, Sgt. Mike Arth and Firefighter Wes Krimple for heroic efforts to rescue a woman inside a burning building Aug. 16.

  • Vancouver 2010, Olympus is watching

    To the editor:

    The opening of the 2010 Winter Olympics – what wonderful timing for our extra frigid weather this year. As if the gods on Olympus knew we were all suffering from the doldrums of the season, they blessed us with the thrills and chills of the world’s best athletes. 

    The political agenda is left behind and competitors and fans alike from all nations embrace the warmth that takes away the chill of war and the strife of everyday life. 

  • Disc golf course is possible addition to Buckner park

    Members of the Oldham County Fiscal Court approved an application Tuesday for a grant that would bring a disc golf course to a local park.

    The grant would allow an 18-hole disc golf course to be set up within walking paths at Wendell Moore Park in Buckner. The total cost for the project is $26,000. Half is provided by the grant, the other half would be an in-kind donation from the county.

  • Gilbert crowned Miss Teen Oldham County

    On Jan. 21, 18-year-old Lindsey Gilbert, of Crestwood was crowned Miss Teen Oldham County – World 2010.

    Gilbert is a senior at Christian Academy of Louisville. 

    She volunteered recently for Wayside Christian Mission, a homeless shelter. She also volunteers at a local nursing home. She hopes to someday become a nurse.

    At Christian Academy she is involved with the school yearbook, Beta Club, Spanish club, art club and Kentucky Youth Assembly. 

  • Grand Jury indicts 18

    An Oldham County grand jury recently handed up the following indictments:

    • Linda D. Blakely, 53, is indicted for first-degree wanton endangerment.

    According to the indictment, on Nov. 23, she allegedly created a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to James Blakely.

    • Rebecca A. Hardy, 28, is indicted for second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and first-degree promoting contraband.

  • Stoess joins Kentucky Humanities Council

    Marianne Stoess, a native of Pewee Valley joined the Kentucky Humanities Council Jan. 25 as assistant director for marketing and public relations and editor of Kentucky Humanities magazine.

    She comes to the council following a 10-year stint at IMG College, formerly Host Communications Inc.

    She spent the past five years with IMG College serving as the company’s NCAA coordinator, overseeing the annual production of nearly 150 National Collegiate Athletic Association championship publications. 

  • What’s good about you, and what do you really care about?

    When I used to teach spirituality courses, we did an exercise in affirming others. It was a simple activity, yet one of the most effective teaching techniques I ever used. 

    We arranged the desks in a semi-circle facing a single chair called the “hot seat,” which each student took a turn in. In the first part of the exercise, the one in the hot seat was asked to tell the rest of us: “What’s good about me?”

  • Coyote Crossing

    With telltale howls, tracks in the snow and a few sightings by residents, it looks like coyotes are making their way out of the wild and into Oldham County.

    Some Oldham County residents have recently seen coyotes in their yards and neighborhoods and feel that seeing wild animals in rural areas is a little too close for comfort.