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Today's News

  • Engagement Announcement

    Bill and Carolyn Hovis of West Chester, Ohio, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Hovis to Philip Beeson, son of Matt and Linda Beeson of Crestwood.

    The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Lakota West High School in West Chester and a 2009 graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in social work.  She is a counselor at the Women’s Crisis Center in Covington.

  • An extra set of hands

    Fifteen-month-old Chabrin Duvall whirls around his living room, showing off his toys, dancing to the music on TV, grabbing at his daddy’s face. 

    With bright brown eyes and a glowing smile, he has every trait of a healthy, happy baby.

    Across the county, the equally bright-eyed 10-month-old Phoenix Phelps crawls around, exploring everything within reach — scratching on the upholstery, playing peek-a-boo with a curtain, pulling himself onto his feet with the help of furniture. He plays contentedly on his own, periodically turning around to look at his mom.

  • Martin graduates from U.S. Army leader training

    Jacob S. Martin recently graduated from the U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Leader’s Training Course at Fort Knox.

    The four-week course is a leadership internship for cadets that can lead to becoming an Army officer. 

    College students experience and examine the Army without being obligated to serve in the Army or ROTC, and are eligible to receive two-year college scholarship offers and attend the Advanced ROTC Course at their college.

    Martin is a student at Western Kentucky University.

  • Litton, Bauer graduate from basic training

    U.S. Air Force Airmen Bryan T. Litton and Joseph R. Bauer recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    Litton is the son of Todd and Kennethea Litton of Goshen. He is a 2007 graduate of North Oldham High School.

    Bauer is the son of J.R. Bauer III of Prospect  and Sun Young Bauer of  Louisville.

    Bauer is a 2007 graduate of Ballard High School.

  • Police Reports

    Alcohol/drug arrests

    Dennis B. Jones, 37, 652 N. 28th St., Louisville, arrested by OCPD June 25, DUI, failure to maintain required insurance, open alcoholic container, suspended or revoked license. 

    Richard L. Johnson, 55, 4714 Grand Dell Drive, Crestwood, arrested by OCPDJune 22, speeding 14 mph over limit, DUI, failure to maintain required insurance. 

    Alexander E. Smith, 22, 1809 Wildbriar Court, La Grange, arrested by OCPD June 20, reckless driving, DUI, license to be in possession, failure to produce insurance card. 

  • Lasseigne earns cadet award from EKU

    Cody Lasseigne of Pewee Valley recently earned the Superior Cadet Award from the Eastern Kentucky University Reserve Officer Training Corps, one of only two awards given by the school’s ROTC program.

    He will be a sophomore at EKU in the fall. He also was named to the dean’s list with a 3.75 grade-point average. 

    He is a graduate of South Oldham High School. He is studying construction management at EKU.

    In August, Lasseigne will attend Air Assault School, of which there is only one slot for EKU ROTC.

  • Schools to receive less money from state

    They anticipated it, and their suspicions turned out to be true. Oldham County Schools will receive less funding from the state than in 2008-09.

    Oldham County Schools Treasurer Chuck Littrell said last school year, the district received about $36 million from the state budget. 

    This year, that amount decreased by about $830,000. Additional cuts to specific programs from the state are likely, he said.

    Anticipating the budget shortfall, the district laid off more than 50 district employees this spring.

  • Sherry graduates from Eastern Kentucky

    Jonathan Sherry of La Grange recently graduated from Eastern Kentucky University, magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in history. 

    He is a 2005 graduate of Oldham County High School and is the son of Dave and Pam Sherry of La Grange. 

    After spending the summer on an internship in Vienna, Austria, Sherry will attend the University of Pittsburgh on a full scholarship/fellowship to pursue his doctorate in history.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Officials are chugging along to preserve quiet zone

    To the editor:

    The July La Grange City Council meeting included an uninformed statement that nothing has been done by the city in the past six years to preserve the quiet zone. 

    Involved residents and merchants know this isn’t true.

    In 2003, CSX informed city officials that along with overdue safety improvements, the city needed to address new federal regulations related to a quiet zone in the downtown historic district. 

  • Fair ends early

    Strong storms caused the Oldham County Fair to shut down early, forgoing the biggest night of the week.

    After a crowd of a couple thousand Friday night, fair board members were hoping for a gate of about $30,000 for Saturday night with the draw of motocross competition. But the forecast said otherwise, board member Rae Anne Roley said. They were able to hold the talent contest Saturday afternoon in qualification for the state fair.

    The loss of income could be devastating to the fair, Roley said.