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Today's News

  • Saturday is hazardous waste collection event

    The Latest: The county is hosting its annual Hazardous Waste Collection Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Oldham County Fairgrounds.

    Acceptable items include oil-based or lead paints, varnishes stains and solvents; paint thinner; degreasers; compact and tube fluorescent light bulbs; one- and 20-pound grill propane tanks; non-pressurized fire extinguishers; antifreeze, gasoline; tars; oven, drain, bathroom, rug and upholstery cleaners; mercury thermometers; and lead acid and dry cell batteries.

  • Tally sheet

    PEE WEE TACKLE

    RAIDERS 12, FALCONS 6 - The Raiders got all their points in the second quarter when Grant Beavin scored on a 36-yard run and Brendan McAfee scored on an 80-yard run.

    Trent Robinson brought the Falcons closer with a six-yard scoring run in the third quarter.

    PACKERS 21, CHIEFS 6 - Matt Duvall put the Packers up early with a short scoring dive before Keiya Sheron tied it for the Chiefs with a 50-yard touchdown run.

  • Goshen Elementary to host FUNd Run, fall festival

    The Goshen Elementary PTA will host a FUNd Run Friday. 

    The FUNd Run promotes health and fitness while raising funds for PTA-sponsored programs and needs at Goshen.  Students will solicit pledges from friends, relatives and neighbors for each lap completed.  

    The FUNd Run will take place Friday during students’ related arts time.  They can walk, jog or run. Each student will receive a free T-shirt donated by Pediatric Dental Group of Louisville and Trans-Orthodontics.  

  • Pewee branch of PNC Bank scheduled to close in February

    The Pewee Valley branch of PNC Bank will close in February.

    Bob Rogers, mayor of Pewee Valley, announced the closure Monday during Pewee’s monthly town council meeting.  PNC Bank is located on Ky. 146 in Pewee Valley near the Oldham-Jefferson border.

  • Pewee Valley to add speed hump on Mount Mercy Drive

    To slow traffic outside Pewee Valley Town Hall, officials decided Monday to purchase a removable speed hump to install on Mount Mercy Drive. 

    Mayor Bob Rogers said speeding on Mount Mercy Drive near town hall and the doctor’s office next door puts pedestrians at risk. The town council lowered the speed limit on Mount Mercy from 25 to 15 mph, but Rogers and other council members agree that speeding continues to be a problem. 

  • Officials discuss response to H1N1

    Representatives from emergency services and other officials met recently to discuss how local agencies are handing the H1N1 virus.

    Dory Livy of the Oldham County Health Department explained what many already know about the virus " H1N1 cases are reported throughout the U.S., state and Oldham County. She said no specific age group has been significantly affected.

  • Not just a passing fad

    CRESTWOOD – The last thing anyone expected Chase Hamby to do was throw the ball, including Chase Hamby.

    Throw he did, however, as Hamby’s first pass was a 20-yard touchdown strike to Kiley Obradovich on the first possession of the game.

    “I’ll take it,” Hamby said. “It was good for my confidence for sure. Kiley made a great play on the ball and it got us going.”

  • Harmony wins tune-up meet

    CENTERFIELD – The Harmony Elementary girls’ cross country team continued their climb Oct. 1 when they took first place in the South Oldham Middle School state tune-up meet.

    Harmony put its top five runners in the top 20 to edge Goshen 62-69 and win the meet at East Oldham Middle School’s course. Harmony was led by Hannah Mosier in fourth place.

    Rachel Gibson of Locust Grove won the individual title.

  • Refinance plan avoids sewer rate increase

    County officials approved a general obligation bond ordinance Tuesday allowing the Oldham County Sewer District to refinance $7.4 million of its debt.

    According to the ordinance, by refinancing through a general obligation bond, the county is avoiding another rate increase for OCSD customers.

    In addition, OCSD will agree to provide revenue to the county to make principal and interest payments.

    Public response to the ordinance has been mixed and several spoke up at the public hearing after receiving a flier from Magistrate Scott Davis.

  • Students from Oldham named Sen. Jeff Green scholars

    By earning a 4.0 grade-point average all four years of high school and scoring a 28 or higher composite on the ACT, 52 students from Oldham County have been named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars.The title honors the late state Sen. Jeff Green of Mayfield, who served in the Kentucky General Assembly from 1992-97.