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Today's News

  • Game Bytes

     

    FOOTBALL

    Oldham County vs. Conner

    Score: 23-14 Conner.

    When: Saturday. 

    Where: Oldham County Kickoff Classic, South Oldham High School. 

  • Balancing tension

    Have you ever watched a tight-rope walker? Maybe you noticed the performer carries a balance bar. Ever so carefully he moves the bar from side-to-side in order to keep his balance Now life is something like this for us. You and I are negotiating the difficult, if different, courses of our lives. 

    Life means action and action means other people. Other people mean that there will be some friction, and friction often results in stress. Some of this stress is helpful and positive. Some of it is negative and harmful. We badly need our balance bars.

  • Schools maintain tax rate

    School taxes aren’t going up in Oldham County this year as the Oldham County Board of Education voted to maintain the current property tax rate.

    Superintendent Paul Upchurch argued for a higher rate of 67.3 cents per $100 of assessed property value. That rate would’ve garnered about $225,000 extra for schools which have undergone drastic cuts this year, while only taxing each home-owner a few more dollars.

  • King graduates from U.S. air force basic training

    U.S. Air Force Airman Justin D. King recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    He is the son of Jerry and Candy King of La Grange.

    He is a 2004 graduate of Oldham County High School.

    He is the grandson of Tom and Noralee Moock. His sister is Senior Airman Tammy Sherer of the U.S. Air Force.

  • Leap of faith pays off

    CRESTWOOD – Two years ago Zach Price took a leap of faith and the North Oldham High School football team caught him with open arms.

    Price, a senior fullback, in just his second year of football rushed for 96 tough yards on 21 carries to earn offensive MVP honors and help the Mustangs edge Moore 20-19 Saturday in the Oldham County Kickoff Classic.

  • Watson awarded Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship

    Anthony Watson of Prospect was recently awarded a Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship to help pay for his college education. This scholarship award is $1,500 a year for four years of college.

    Watson will attend the University of Louisville to study psychology.

    He is one of only 30 graduates in the state this year to receive a Byrd Scholarship, a federally funded program administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. 

    KHEAA also administers other student aid programs, including the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship.

  • Property tax rate remains the same in Pewee Valley

    Pewee Valley residents will pay the same property tax as the last two years after the city council approved the rate at their Monday meeting.

    The council approved a rate of $.1439 per $100 of assessed property – the same rate as the previous two years. Bills should go out within the next month.

    As in the past, property owners can receive a 10-percent discount for early payment before Oct. 31. After Dec. 1, a 7-percent penalty plus interest will be added onto the bill.

  • Police Doughnuts opens in La Grange

    Police Doughnuts recently celebrated its grand opening in La Grange.

    Located at 307 S. First St., Police Doughnuts offers coffee, milk, sodas and doughnuts made fresh daily. 

    The owner is Brenda Martin and hours are from 6:30 a.m. until doughnuts are sold out.

    Police Doughnuts can be reached at 298-9603.

  • Phillips wins talent competition at Garrard County Fair

    Jordan Phillips recently won first place in a preliminary talent competition at the Garrard County Fair. 

    She moved on to compete in the semi-finals of the Coca-Cola Talent Classic at the Kentucky State Fair in the female vocal category.  

    She is a sophomore at Oldham County High School and a member of the OCHS choir. She is also a member of the Louisville Youth Theatre performance troupe. 

  • Engagement Announcement

     Brooke Renae Sabo and Ryan David Sale were married June 27 at First Baptist Church of Prospect with Ben Winters officiating.

    The bride is the daughter of Anthony and Donna Sabo of La Grange. She graduated from International Academy in Daytona Beach, Fla. and works at Scissor and Comb in Crestwood. 

    The groom is the son of David and Debbie Sale of Louisville. He graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach and works at Louisville Gas and Electric.