Today's News

  • 2010 election heats up

    The county’s deputy judge-executive will face a magistrate from La Grange in the upcoming election for Oldham County judge-executive. 

    District 2 Magistrate David Voegele recently announced his candidacy for judge-executive and says he believes having a choice among candidates is always the better course for voters and county government. 

    Voegele describes himself as frugal and said holding the line on government expenses is the number one issue in the campaign. 

  • Nature of Christmas in Goshen takes place Saturday

    From noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve will host The Nature of Christmas in Goshen.

    The event includes a lunch of chili and hot dogs – first-come, first-serve – and hot chocolate. There will also be wagon rides, a bonfire, crafts and more, including a visit from Santa. To volunteer, host a gift booth, or be a sponsor, call 228-4362 or visit www.KYNaturePreserve.org. 

    Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve is located at 12501 Harmony Landing Road in Goshen.

  • South Oldham High School hosts college and career night

    South Oldham High School will host a college and career night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday in the SOHS cafeteria.

    The topic is  resume writing and interview tips for college and jobs.

    Dale Herink from Sage Advice will conduct a hands-on workshop that focuses on what to include in a resume and how to present yourself in a college or job interview.  

    All who attend will leave with a framework for writing a personal resume.

    Another college and career night is planned 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 7 in the SOHS media center and focuses on college costs. 

  • Historic district to meet Tuesday

    The Oldham County Historic District Commission meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the La Grange Welcome Center.  

  • Oldham County YMCA offers karate workshops

    The Oldham County YMCA will offer two workshops to introduce upcoming karate classes for those age 7 to adults. 

    From 7 to 8 p.m. Dec. 9, the YMCA will offer classes for ages 7 to 12. From 7 to 8 p.m. Dec. 16, classes are offered for ages 13 to adults.

    The workshops will focus on basic skills and discipline development. The cost for each workshop is $20 for facility members and $25 for program members.

  • Oldham County among top performing child support contractors

    The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services has announced the state’s 20 top-performing child support contracting officials and one that made significant improvement during the past year.

    The winners were announced earlier this month in Louisville at the Child Support Conference, which was sponsored by the CHFS Child Support Enforcement Program.

    The CSE, part of the CHFS Department for Income Support, administers child support enforcement jointly with local contracting officials for all 120 counties.

  • Honoring his legacy

    With the Oldham County Career Center making big changes in its approaches to teaching and curriculum, associate principal Matt Watkins saw it fitting that the name of the school be changed as well. 

    In a letter to the Oldham County Board of Education earlier this year, Watkins proposed that the center be renamed The Arvin Center in honor of former Superintendent Robert “Bob” Arvin. 

  • Shop local this season

     Ready or not, the holidays are upon us. Everywhere you look there is a flurry of activity to “get ready” for them. 

    For many, “get ready” means, shopping, cooking, cleaning and more shopping. All this activity creates a great amount of stress and a certain dread. 

    Personally, I dread the thought of crowds, traffic, rude people and in some cases, near fights over parking spaces or that last item on the shelf. 

  • Grace Baptist Church hosts live nativity

    Grace Baptist Church will host a live nativity on the church grounds Friday and from 6 to 9 p.m. nightly Dec. 14 to 18. 

    Call 222-8721 for more information.

    The church is located at 2100 Fort Pickens Road.

  • Western Kentucky University honor society inducts new members

    Western Kentucky University’s chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta inducted 24 new members Nov. 9.

    Inductees include Rachel Kelly of La Grange.

    Alpha Epsilon Delta is the National Health Preprofessional Honor Society dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in preprofessional health scholarship, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary and others.