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Today's News

  • Future farmers

    Members of the Oldham County FFA recently attended the state FFA convention at Rupp Arena in Lexington. 

    Nick Fleitz of the Oldham County FFA Chapter was named the Kentucky Association FFA State Vice-President at the convention. He was elected by the delegates to serve as the Kentucky Association FFA Vice-President for 2009-10.

  • Engagement Announcement

    James and Anna Bailey of Oneonta, Ala. announce the engagement of their daughter, Maegen Bailey to   William Carter, son of Alan and Judy Carter of Crestwood. 

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Donald and Adelia Kaestner of Sylacauga, Ala. and the late Clarence and Olive Bailey of Pinedale Shores, Ala.

  • Trees at risk

    State officials have issued a quarantine for 20 counties, including Oldham, regulating the transportation of firewood and ash tree products in an effort to stop the spread of the emerald ash borer.

    The quarantine, announced last week by State Entomologist John Obrycki, “prohibits the movement of all firewood derived from hardwood species, ash nursery stock, green ash logs and any other materials that present a threat of the artificial spread of the emerald ash borer.”

  • Local students named to Bluegrass Community and Technical College’s dean’s list

    Among the students named to the dean’s list at Bluegrass Community and Technical College for the spring semester, several are from Oldham. 

    They are Alyson Balogh, Demetrious Banks, Gregory Berry, Sarah Binder, Rebecca Bishop, John Campbell, Thomas Jewell Jr., Micah Morris, James Rucker, Lauren Simpson and Melissa Tolin.

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

  • Athlete of the Week

    Name: Jacob Bray.

    School: Kenwood Station Elementary School.

    Sport: Basketball/baseball. 

    Age: 10.

    Hometown: Crestwood.

    Team: Basketball Academy AAU and South Oldham Little League Red Sox.

    Accomplishments: Bray was one of the leading campers at South Oldham High School boys’ coach Steve Simpson’s basketball camp last week earning accolades for his work ethic through the week.

  • The mystery of the purple boxes

    Wondering about those purple boxes hanging from trees throughout the county? Well, they’re like big boxes of fly paper, but instead of trying to catch flies — which they do anyway — they’re designed to catch emerald ash borers. The borers are emerald green beetles that dine on Ash trees until the trees die.

  • Oldham students named to Universityof Louisville’s dean’s list

    Several Oldham County students were named to the dean’s list at the University of Louisville for the spring semester.

  • Wedding Announcment

    Lauren Nicole Chavez and Evan Alexander Rosenman were married June 6 at the home of the groom’s parents.

    The bride is the daughter of Pam Isaacs of Crestwood and Victor Chavez of Chicago. She graduated from South Oldham High School and attended the University of Louisville.

    The groom is the son of Barbara and Michael Rosenman of Smithfield. He graduated from South Oldham High School and attended the University of Louisville.

    The couple resides in St. Matthews.

  • Ironman and the cost of competition

    Athletes from around the world will venture to Oldham County next month for the Ford Ironman Louisville competition. 

    Yet some Oldham residents would prefer if the athletes and spectators just stayed home.

    The event is a triathlon encompassing Jefferson and Oldham counties.

    Ironman includes swimming for 2.4 miles, biking for 112 miles and running for 26.2 miles, all in succession. The top two finishers for each age group will qualify for the October world championship in Kona, Hawaii.

  • Big & green

    Homes showcased in Homearama are touted as “green” and “conservation developments.”

    Yeah, right.

    The homes are beautiful, enviable and creative, but let’s be clear. 

    They’re not green. 

    There’s no such thing as a 7,800-square foot green home.