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Today's News

  • Magistrate hosts public forum for residents

    Residents braved sweltering temperatures to participate in a public forum hosted by Magistrate Rick Rash June 25. 

    “I hate to make people go out in the sun,” Rash mutters softly, looking at the crowd under a gazebo in Briar Hill Park. 

    Rash, a 15-year veteran of Oldham County Fiscal Court, used the outdoor meeting place for “unfiltered, unvarnished questioning” from residents. 

  • Moving on and up

    BUCKNER – After a year on the job, Oldham County High School Lady Colonels’ basketball coach Larry Just is moving on.

    Just, who came to OCHS last season, has resigned and accepted a job at Butler Traditional High School in Louisville.

    “I think it’s the right move for me and for my family,” Just said. “As far as location, we live in Louisville and Butler is 10 or 12 minutes away opposed to Oldham County which is 25 minutes away and this is one thing that will certainly give me more time with my family.”

  • Javanon returning to national event

    LOUISVILLE – For the second straight year the Javanon 92 boys’ soccer team is headed to the national championship tourney.

    For the second straight year, three local players, John Cantrell, Will Vitalis and Cullen Hall are members of the team.

    Javanon beat the Chicago Fire 2-1 in a shootout to win the regional crown in Sioux Falls, S.D. and advance to the nationals July 26 in Boston.

  • Reformatory hosts Witness concert

    The Kentucky State Reformatory recently hosted Witness, a seven-member band that brought its wholesome message to inmates in the KSR cafeteria.

    Witness members Danny Sams, Brad Holland, Chad Talbert, Tony Fullen, Ryan Post, Marvin Yates and John Renner have performed together since 2003.

     

  • Birth Announcement

    Dale and Emma Thomas announce the birth of their daughter, Isabella Marie Thomas, on April 25, 2009. She weighed 8 pounds and 2 ounces and measured 19 inches long.

    Grandparents are Lauri and Chuck Armstrong of Crestwood, Carol and Ron Thomas of Lewisburg, and Bill Spears of Asheville, N.C.  Great-grandparents are Rosemary and Bill Hambleton of Louisville, Martha Bennett of Lewisburg, and Jane Shuffitt of Crestwood.

  • Post offices announce holiday hours for Independence Day

    Post offices throughout Oldham County will operate with a holiday schedule.

    Post offices will close at noon Friday, and noon  will be the last scheduled mail/collection box pickup.

    Post offices will be closed Saturday and Sunday. Regular hours resume Monday. 

  • Annual butterfly count nets 44 species

    Charles Covell spent early Saturday morning preparing to engage in an expedition studying wildlife in the wooded, hilly terrain of the Horner Wildlife Sanctuary near Brownsboro.

    Ferocious, stalwart carnivores? No. Slimy, slithering reptilians? Hardly.

    Try colorful and graceful. Elegant even. For Covell, a biology professor emeritus at the University of Louisville, and 29 other participants, Saturday morning was his time to count 

    butterflies.

  • OCPD announces targeted areas

    Officers from the Oldham County Police Department will target several areas for speeders this week.

    Targeted areas include Settlers Point subdivision, Westwood subdivision, the City of Orchard Grass Hills, Morgan Place subdivision, Hillcrest subdivision, Ky. 146 in Buckner and Lake Louisvilla subdivision. 

    Radar will be utilized in these areas and the speed limit is strictly enforced. 

    For information, call 222-1300.

     

  • Greenway section opens

    An 11-year dream became reality June 24, at least, part of it did.

    La Grange Mayor Elsie Carter and Oldham County Judge-Executive Duane Murner, above, are among many who celebrated cutting the ribbon on the first section of the Oldham County Greenways. 

    The section stretches from the Oldham County Public Library in La Grange 1.2 miles down Commerce Parkway.

    The asphalt has been down for a couple weeks and in steady use, Oldham County Planning and Development Director Louise Allen said, but was painted a few hours before the ceremony. 

  • 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