Today's News

  • Water bills are rising for Oldham, La Grange customers

    La Grange residents will soon pay more for water.

    Customers of the La Grange Utilities Commission will soon see an increase in water rates after La Grange officials approved a rate increase Monday.

    For customers using 3,000 gallons per month, that means an increase of $2.44 and an increase of $4.27 for those using 6,000 gallons.

    Members of the La Grange City Council voted 3-2 to approve the increase, with Deborah Pollard and Jean Knight dissenting. Council members Jason Taylor and Linda Hall were absent.

  • Homeschool fencing club growing

    The Oldham County Homeschool Fencing Club meets weekly for fencing classes led by Coach Orion Bazzell of the Louisville Fencing Center.ee The club has 19 new fencers this month.eeWilliam Alger, Zach Wingert, Nicholas Gunnell, Noah Anderson, Rhetta Wingert, Jonah Dorris, Evan Tate, Philip Tate, Jeremiah Dorris, Blake Simpson and Ana Hudson.

  • South Oldham Rotary names students of the month

    The South Oldham Rotary Club recently honored the club’s students of the month for December. Daniel Gregory Stoess is a senior at South Oldham High School and attends the Oldham County Career Center. After attending University of Northwestern Ohio, Ohio Technical College or Lincoln Tech, Stoess plans to be a mechanic either at his own hot rod/speed shop or to work on exotic cars. In his leisure time, Stoess is active in Boy Scouts and is working to become an Eagle Scout. Garrett Patrick Shields is a senior at SOHS.

  • Local runners win AAU title

    These Oldham County runners competed in the 2009 AAU national cross country championships at Disney World Dec. 6 as part of the Derby City Athletic Club and helped the club to the overall AAU national team championship. Trenton Fryman, Avery Fryman, Renee Grendi, Nicole Grendi, Luke Weishaar, Caitlin Beyea, Braxton Hall and Shelby Adams.

  • Hospital announces upcoming events

    Baptist Hospital Northeast is hosting several classes in January and February at the hospital. 

    From 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, BHNE will host a free Anesthesia prenatal class.

    The class provides information about anesthesia options, benefits and risks. 

    From 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, the hospital will host a breastfeeding class. 

    Information from the class includes learning about breastfeeding, including tips, advantages and meeting the infant’s nutritional needs.

  • County offers free Christmas tree recycling

    Tired of watching the slow death of your barely-live Christmas tree?

    Oldham residents looking for a place to discard live trees can deliver them this week to the Oldham County Recycling Center.

    Employees at the county's road department will grind the trees and use the mulch for trails and landscape beds throughout Oldham County parks.

    Judge-Executive Duane Murner recently announced the project, which recycles trees free of charge.

  • Date, programming change for SOHS college, career night

    South Oldham High School will host a college and career night for all local students at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 14 in the SOHS cafeteria.

    The program will feature a mini-college fair showcasing specific departments from NKU, EKU, WKU and Murray State. College admissions directors will field questions and distribute materials throughout the evening while individual departments from the schools will give 15-minute presentations on a rotation basis until 8 p.m.  

    The program includes:

  • Early morning New Year's Day crash in Glen Oaks leaves one man dead

    A Louisville man died in an early morning New Year's Day crash in Glen Oaks subdivision.

    According to police, a silver 2000 Infiniti traveling east on Worthington Lane failed to negotiate a curve and left the south side of the road striking a tree about 2:50 a.m.

    Police said the driver of the vehicle,  28-year-old Christopher T. McDowell of Louisville, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt, police said.

  • This holiday season seems different

    To the editor:

    It would be an understatement for me to say this is one of the most distressed Christmas holiday seasons most of us have had to endure. Normally during this time of year people are more concerned with shopping, baking cookies, putting up decorations, taking pictures of precious moments, scheduling all the holiday festivities and spending time with friends and family. Not this year. 

  • Three famous questions will help to cope with tough-to-understand situations

    I was required to major in philosophy during seminary. At first I resisted. But the more I understood that a philosopher is a person seeking wisdom or enlightenment, the more value I discovered in philosophy. 

    I studied and learned about Immanuel Kant, the German philosopher, who provided his three famous questions to ask when we are dealing with difficult things. The three questions that deal with our questioning of our assumptions are:

    • What can I know?

    • What should I do?

    • What may I hope?