Today's News

  • COLUMN: Packing peace of mind

    Nestled inside a grocery sack filled with pint-sized cartons of shelf-stable chocolate milk, four containers of banana yogurt and other kid-friendly snacks is a book about being scared that I hope my daughter will never open without me.

    I recently shopped for supplies to keep our daughter, Harper, happy and well-fed for at least 24 hours in the event of an emergency that prevents us from reaching her preschool.

  • MUELLER: A shift in thinking can change your view of yourself, others

    Are you conscious of the chatter in your mind? For the next few minutes, pay attention to it.

    Maybe you are making a grocery or “to-do” list. Perhaps you are passing judgment on the person who just walked past you at the mall and comparing how you measure up to her. Now your mind is wandering off to how you have never been good enough or smart enough or pretty enough.

  • GINGER: Cherished memories of Grandma

    My dad recently decided to sell the old family homestead.

    The last time I was there was right after the death of my precious grandmother. The house was to be rented, and my job was to clean it before the new tenants arrived. The task proved to be more difficult than I had imagined.

    When I was a child, I always knew grandma would be waiting for me on the front porch. As she got older, she would greet me at the door.

  • Southeast Christian appoints pastor to lead Oldham campus

    Long-time staff member Greg Allen has been selected as campus pastor for the Oldham campus of Southeast Christian Church in Crestwood.

    Allen has been on staff with the church for 30 years and served in capacities such as student pastor, worship pastor, lead team pastor and now, campus pastor in Oldham County.

  • Sheriff’s budget to reflect $21,000 in pay increases

    The Oldham County Sheriff’s Office budget for 2013 has been adjusted to reflect increases in deputies’ salaries that were inadvertently omitted.

    County magistrates approved the budget amendment March 7. More than $21,000 was added to the deputies’ gross salary line item.

    The change in the salary total also precipitated an uptick in the employer’s share of Social Security and hazardous duty retirement contributions.

  • School redistricting forums are March 26-28

    Parent input will play a major role in determining which Oldham County school students will attend as part of a new redistricting process.

    The process is unlike any other in the area and will begin with an initial round of public forums March 26-28.

    Because of changing enrollments and facility changes, Oldham County Schools officials are planning to redistrict students before the 2014-15 school year.

  • Oldham native, woman killed in Henry Co. crash

    An Eminence man and his passenger are dead after a crash Sunday night in Henry County.

    According to Kentucky State Police, the crash occurred at 9:35 p.m. on Ky. 146 when a vehicle traveling east on Ky. 146 left the roadway and struck a tree.  

  • Public meeting planned about East End Bridge

    A public meeting and open house is scheduled March 12 to provide updated information on plans, progress and schedules for the Ohio River East End Bridge Project.

    The meeting is being jointly sponsored by WVB East End Partners, the Indiana Department of Transportation and the Indiana Finance Authority.

  • South Oldham falls to Hopkinsville in Sweet 16

    LEXINGTON — South Oldham's magical season came to a close Wednesday night as the Dragons never really found a rhythm in the opening round of the PNC/KHSAA Sweet 16 state tournament, falling 74-52 to Hopkinsville.

  • EVERY SECOND COUNTS: Heart attack patient is grateful for EMTs trained for cardiac care

    Debbie Clark knew something was wrong. The sharp pain radiated from her arms to her shoulders and neck—even up into her jaw.

    “But nothing in my chest,” she recalled.

    So, surely it couldn’t have been a heart attack, right?

    After about 15 minutes of extreme pain, a co-worker called 911. Oldham County EMS arrived at American Bank Equipment on Mattingly Road in Buckner where Clark works for her son.

    “They came in and it was like they knew,” the 60-year-old grandmother of four said.