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Today's News

  • Oldham County prepares for the Fourth of July

    Oldham County will celebrate the Fourth of July with a 'Freedom Celebration' at Wendell Moore Park on Saturday.

    For some, celebrating this holiday involves working more – for others, it involves working less.

    Click on the headlines below to get relevant, local information regarding the Fourth of July.

    Oldham County hosts 'Freedom Celebration' July 4

  • Dog helps tip neighbors off to fire

    A nervous dog helped save her family's home Monday as she tipped off a nearby painter of her burning house.

    When painter William Hahn arrived to paint a house on Allgeier Lane near Crystal Lake this morning, he smelled smoke next door but chalked it up to a grill or a meat smoker.

    But the dog kept darting in and out of a dog door looking nervous, Hahn said. And then he saw smoke creeping out of the garage, attic and windows.

  • Police investigate cemetery shooting

    Police are investigating a fatal shooting at the Pewee Valley Confederate Cemetery early Friday.

    Oldham County Police Lt. Col. Billy Way said one man is dead from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Passersby notified police about 8 a.m. of a shooting at the cemetery on Maple Avenue. 

    Way describes the victim as a white male in his 50s.

     

  • Kentucky’s minimum wage rate will increase July 1

     

    FRANKFORT, KY – Workers in Kentucky who are currently paid at a minimum wage of $6.55 per hour will see an increase in their paychecks after July 1. That is when the state’s minimum wage rate increases to $7.25 an hour. Although the federal minimum wage mandated increase doesn’t become effective until July 24, 2009, the Kentucky General Assembly voted to have the wage hike take effect earlier.

  • Arbor Ridge Vine and Grill celebrates one year

    As part of our 1 year anniversary celebration, join us on for live music on the patio (and inside).

    Tim Curtis will be performing acoustic favorites on Saturday, 6/27 from 5:00-9:00 pm.

    Dinner Specials will be prepared by Neal Gilder and David Cox:

    • Grilled Rib Eye Steak with balsamic glaze

    • New Zealand Cod with fried garlic chips and chiles

    • Roast Pork Tenderloin stuffed with fresh herbs and leek

    • Grilled Baby Lamb Chops with Pesto

  • Football teams end passing play

    BUCKNER – The groundwork for this fall’s football season was laid the past couple of weeks with the local teams competing in 7-on-7 passing competitions.

    Oldham County and South Oldham’s programs both kept a fairly busy schedule dodging thunderstorms while North Oldham was rained out in its attempts.

    Both OCHS and SOHS are working in new quarterbacks while they attempt to replace several key cogs in their respective passing games.

  • On reverence and respect

    Reverence is the way of radical respect. It recognizes and honors the sacred in everything – our bodies, other people, animals, rocks, the ground, and the waters. 

    “I cannot but have reverence for all that is called life. I cannot avoid compassion for everything that is called life. That is the beginning and foundation of morality.” –Albert Schweitzer

  • University of Montana announces presidential leadership scholars

    David George of La Grange is among 24 incoming freshman earning the presidential leadership scholarship from the University of Montana.

    The scholarship recognizes outstanding talent, academic performance, leadership and contribution to the community.

    Scholarship recipients will become members of UM’s Davidson Honors College and receive a four-year tuition waiver and an additional $5,000 to $7,500 per year.

  • Oldham student graduates from Lehigh

    Clay Talley of Crestwood is one of more than 1,000 graduates at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Penn. in May. 

    Talley earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

  • Oldham students named to dean’s list at Eastern Kentucky

    For the spring semester, more than 2,000 students at Eastern Kentucky University earned dean’s list honors. The list includes several students from La Grange: