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Today's News

  • New state laws go into effect today

    New laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2009 regular session go into effect today (Thursday).

    That means home health agencies in Kentucky will soon be required to conduct criminal background checks on employees, sex offenders will be banned from Facebook, and flags purchased by state and local governments must be made in the U.S.A.

  • Huntington Learning Center offers summer reading program

    The Huntington Learning Center in Crestwood recently began its summer reading program, “Fun in the Sun.”

  • Shelby police arrest man who could be responsible for Oldham burglaries

    Shelbyville Police have arrested the man they believe is responsible for numerous recent break-ins at businesses in Henry, Spencer, Oldham, Jefferson, Shelby, Nelson and surrounding counties.   Robert Eugene Weathers, 40, of Springfield, was arrested Wednesday and could be charged with perhaps 30 burglaries in a six-county area.   Weathers is on parole after being convicted in a similar spree of crimes in Nelson County six years ago, and police appear convinced he is responsible for the break-ins and thefts that hit 15 businesse

  • Engagement Announcement

    Nancy Kingery of Ballardsville and Tom Hopkins of Louisville announce their engagement.

    The bride-elect is an artist and retired secretary and sales associate. She is a graduate of Oldham County High School and Jefferson Community College.

    The groom-elect graduated from Waggener High School and Western Kentucky University, where he earned a master’s degree. He owns Heritage Nursery and is a former Jefferson County elementary school teacher.

    The wedding will be  5 p.m. June 27 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Todds Point.

  • 200-year-old business could bite the dust

    Living in a down economy isn’t having much effect on Harvey Conner. He still has a job – the same one he’s had for 44 years.

    And he has enough money to go out in search of some of the products he has manufactured since he was a teenager.

    “The other day, over in Nicholasville, I found a piece I made in the early 1980s and only had to give $1.25 for it,” says the 63-year-old Madison County native.

    His employer, Bybee Pottery, has been in business in the tiny community of Waco since 1809.

  • Oldham Chamber plans merger with Economic Development Authority

    Members of the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Oldham County Economic Development Authority Board of Directors have approved the concept of a merger of the two agencies and will be working on a transition plan.  

    Deana Epperly Karem, executive director of the chamber and interim director of OCEDA, said during the next 90 – 180 days, a transition committee will examine issues regarding the new organization’s legal, financial, staffing and overall structure.  

  • Union University names Oldham student to president’s list

    Grayson Reid Hardaway of La Grange was among 237 students named to the president’s list at Union University for the spring semester.

    To be named to the president’s list, students must earn a 4.0 grade-point average.

  • Engagement Announcement

    Anita Johnson and Larry Walker of Louisville announce their engagement.

    A wedding will be June 27 at Meadowview Presbyterian Church with Rob Warren officiating. The reception will take place at Frascelli’s in Crestwood.

    All friends and family are invited to attend.

  • Union University names Oldham student to president’s list

    Jessica Hartman Shubert of Crestwood was among 237 students named to the president’s list at Union University for the spring semester.

    To be named to the president’s list, students must earn a 4.0 grade-point average.

  • Charities, non-profits earn Oldham monies

    Oldham County government will support several local charities and non-profit organizations, officials announced earlier this month.

    Members of Oldham fiscal court voted to award various donations to Home of the Innocents, Tri-County Community Action Agency, Discover Downtown La Grange, the Arts Association of Oldham County, Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children, Oldham County Fair Association and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Donation amounts for each group range from $1,000 to $10,000. The total amount awarded to the groups for 2010 is $25,000.