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Today's News

  • Ricks earns RWC scholarship

    At the recent annual tea hosted by the Oldham County Republican Women’s Club in Crestwood, a scholarship was awarded to Madeleine Ricks of Goshen. Ricks is a graduate of North Oldham High School and plans to attend Louisiana State University in the fall, and study marketing.

    Ricks was a highly-competitive gymnast for 12 years, a cheerleader and ranked diver. She was a member of the Mustang Mentors, the National Honor Society and founder of the Republican Club at NOHS.

  • A journey of awareness

    A group of Native Americans camped in Westport Friday in the middle of a 680-mile – or 12,000-year – journey, depending on how you look at it.

    The group is canoeing the Ohio River along the entire Kentucky border from West Virginia to Missouri. They’re doing it to teach people about the history of Native Americans in Kentucky.

    Many people think of Native Americans as living in the west, not realizing they’re also native to Kentucky, traveler Jerry “Two Feather”  Thornton said.

  • La Grange Elementary School announces registration dates

    La Grange Elementary School recently announced several dates for registration and orientation for the 2009-10 school year.

    Student registration will take place from noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 4, and from 1 to 6 p.m. Aug. 5.

    Kindergarten Jumpstart registration is 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 4 and 5. 

    Kindergarten orientation and registration is 10 a.m. Aug. 4.

    An ice cream social will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 10. 

    New student orientation is 6:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 10.

    School begins at 7:50 a.m. Aug. 12.

  • Good citizens

    The Locust Grove Elementary Citizenship Award honors students who daily demonstrate good citizenship at school.  Students vote for the boy and girl in their class that demonstrate citizenship, a positive attitude, academic growth, leadership and sportsmanship.  

    Intermediate winners: Ashley Harms, Ryan Heelan, Wesley Yonts, Maddie Weiland, Marco Suriano and Josh Little; second row, Kate Nix, Caleb Ayres, Robert Carter, Emily Weise and Taylor Carman; third row, Bailey Weiss, Daniel Shircliff, McKenzie Turner, Josh Lang, Kaia Bentsen, Jillian Rickson and Nolan Mortenson.

  • Fiscal court changes date, time of two upcoming meetings

    The schedule for two upcoming fiscal court meetings has changed.

    Oldham County Fiscal Court meets regularly at 2 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month in the Fiscal Court Room of the Fiscal Court Building in La Grange. 

    The August fiscal court meetings will be Aug. 4 and Aug. 19. 

    The Sept. 1 fiscal court meeting will begin at 1 p.m., due to a senate transportation committee meeting.

    For information, call 222-9357.

     

  • Pope and Smith earn Robert C. Byrd Honors scholarships

    Natalie Pope and Aaron Smith were each recently awarded a Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship to help pay for their college education. This scholarship award is $1,500 a year.

    Pope, a 2009 graduate of South Oldham High School, will attend Centre College.

    Smith, a 2009 graduate of Oldham County High School, will attend the University of Kentucky to study journalism.

    While at SOHS, Pope was a member of the Girl Scouts, Louisville Youth Orchestra, academic team and Junior and Senior Advisory Board.

  • Athlete of the Week

    Name: Margo Hoard.

    School: Camden Station Elementary School.

    Sport: Tae Kwon Do.

    Age: 9.

    Hometown: Crestwood.

    Accomplishments: In her first trip to the National Junior Olympics Tae Kwon Do competition, Hoard brought home a gold medal in sparring representing the Kentucky Tae Kwon Do and Fitness Academy of Crestwood.

    Hoard has been training at the Crestwood facility for three years. Her brother, Luke, won a silver medal in sparring.

    Hoard almost didn’t make the trip with the team.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Ironman athletes worth celebrating

    To the editor:

    The Ironman – an inconvenience? 

    We ought to be celebrating these athletes! What an accomplishment! Swimming, biking and running for 8 to 16 hours or more. Anybody who does that is remarkable in my book.                                     

  • North stars fall in state title game

    LA GRANGE – The North Oldham Little League Senior softball all-stars fell just short in their quest for a state title Monday, falling to Adair County 10-5 at Walsh Park.

    Adair County took the lead 2-0 in the second inning before the North stars came back to score two of their own in the third after Paige Whittaker reached on an error and Kelly Vogel tripled. Vogel scored off a fielder’s choice off the bat of Kara Stinson.

    Adair County, however, came back to break the game open with six runs in the fourth inning.

  • Shredding event planned

    A shredding event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Oldham County Fairgrounds.

    Officials are also planning a household hazardous waste collection event 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 10 at the fairgrounds.