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Today's News

  • Letters to the Editor

    County is fortunate to be part of Ironman

    To the editor:

    The following are comments heard during the Ironman Triathlon last year:

    “We are so glad you are open.”

    “Sometimes shops in small towns are closed during Ironman.”

    “What a charming town!”

    Gallery 104 was filled with customers the day of Ironman 2008.

    Imagine La Grange as a vacation destination for visitors from around the world.This is what we have during the Ironman competition.

  • Saint Mary Academy’s campus blessing will take place Sunday

    A blessing and ribbon cutting ceremony marking the official opening of Saint Mary Academy’s new campus will take place at 5 p.m. Sunday at 11311 St. Mary Lane, Prospect, in Norton Commons. 

    Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, Archbishop of Louisville will preside over the ceremony.

  • IRONMAN: Back for more

    For those who think their Mondays start too early, envision the Oldham County YMCA swimming pool packed at 6 a.m. 

    The water is full of athletes churning down the lanes for hours at a time, squeezing in a workout before work.

    “It’s Ironman season,” lifeguard Kris Kroszkewicz explains.

    One of those in the pool is Kris Frazier, Oldham County’s top female finisher in the 2008 Ironman Louisville triathlon. 

  • Historical visitor

    The Goshen Area Homemakers, an Oldham County Extension Homemakers Club, recently hosted a luncheon at the John Black Community Center featuring a Mary Todd Lincoln theme.

    The theme was in honor of the bi-centennial celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. Carol Fessler, a member of the Goshen Area Homemakers, portrayed Mary Todd Lincoln. Another member, Pat DeChurch, wrote the monologue, introducing Fessler and asking the guests to put themselves back in time to 1862 in La Grange. 

  • 2009 Soccer Preview

    Oldham County Lady Colonels

     

    Last year: The Lady Colonels went 16-4-2 and fell to SOHS 3-0 in the regional championship just a week after beating the Lady Dragons 2-1 in the district championship. 

  • Game Bytes

    GOLF

     

    Mustangs capture Charger Cup

    When: Aug. 4.

  • Teen enjoys volunteer work where the wild things are

    She doesn’t get paid and she doesn’t have keys to the place, but short of that, one Oldham County teen is about as trusted as any off the employees at the Louisville Zoo.

    “If I could give her a set of keys I would,” keeper Drew Koch said.

    Because of that trust Rachel Pardee of Crestwood has earned the Jon Heaton award as the outstanding youth volunteer from the zoo.

  • Shift in power: Dynegy plans to sell Buckner power plant

    Dynegy Inc., a power company with a plant on Commerce Parkway in Buckner, has announced plans to sell its Oldham County operation and several others.

    As part of the company's agreements with LS Power, Dynegy will receive more than $1 billion in cash and 245 million shares.

    According to a release from Dynegy, the sale enables the company to "significantly increase liquidity and financial strength."

  • Police Reports

    Alcohol/drug arrests

    James A. Newbolds, 38, 3279 N. County Road 125 NE, Paoli, Ind., arrested by OCPD Aug. 2, careless driving, DUI, possession of open alcoholic container. 

    Other arrests

    Christopher B. Shultz, 25, 7009 Watson Lane, Louisville, arrested by OCPD July 31, violation of Kentucky EPO/DVO.

    Scotty A. Hosaflook, 25, 7725 Heights Drive, Louisville, arrested by OCPD July 31, suspended license. 

  • Remembering a great man

    I used to play baseball, and my Dad went to the games because he was always interested in whatever his children did. I remember one game especially. It was a tight game, and I happened to get a long hit. I was running around the bases as fast as I could, but I seemed to gain added strength when I heard him shouting above the crowd, “Come on home, Bob, come on home.”