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Today's News

  • Local swimmers qualify for state meet

    LOUISVILLE – Three individuals and four relay teams from the county will compete in the state high school swimming championship Friday and Saturday at the University of Louisville.

    The swimmers qualified at the regional meet Saturday. Oldham County High School ‘s girls earned eighth while the North Oldham Lady Mutangs placed ninth. South Oldham took 11th.

  • Oldham County is a disaster

    President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster for Kentucky – including Oldham County – in the wake of the recent ice storm that left thousands without power and took down trees and power lines.

    According to a press release from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, because of the president’s declaration, aid is now available for the state to supplement recovery efforts. 

  • Finding the time to work out is the big trick

    Whew-wee! I sure do have a lot on my plate.

    I just can’t find the time to exercise. Ever heard that? Ever thought that? Me too.

  • Game Bytes

    Recreation

    YMCA taking martial arts registration

    When: Immediately. 

    Where: YMCA, Buckner. 

  • Are we weather wimps?

    I’m one of those people. You know the ones. You work with us, and our president is one of us. We come from places north of here and like to try to impress you with stories of snow over our heads or -50-degree days — emphasis on the negative sign — or that we never had a single day off school for snow regardless of how many feet of snow fell the day before.

    So you can probably see where this is going.

  • Prospect offers debris clean-up options

    A special pickup for debris caused by the ice storm will continue until at least Feb. 16 for Prospect residents. 

    Branches should be placed at the curb, in 4 foot or shorter lengths, bundled and not more than 40 pounds.

  • Airport board plans to depart from study

    Members of the Oldham County Airport Board voted Feb. 4 to end the study of bringing a general aviation airport in the county.

    After results from a public opinion survey showed a majority of respondents are opposed to the possibility of an Oldham County airport, the board chose to recommend that the project be suspended.

  • Thomson tops meet

    GOSHEN – It was a postseason atmosphere a week early at the North Oldham Mustang Wrestling invitational Saturday.

    With top ranked Trinity in attendance along with No. 7 Seneca, No. 10 South Oldham, No. 14 Oldham County and No. 15 North Oldham, the tournament was a strong final prep for the Saturday’s regional meet.

  • Growth is good

    Here’s a surprise:  2008 was a popular year to open a new business in Oldham County.

    Although no one keeps hard and fast numbers about business openings and closings, Oldham County Economic Development Authority Executive Director Joe Schoenbaechler said about 50 businesses opened in the past year. Many of them are home-based, one briefcase and one computer operations, but others are more visible.

  • Police Reports

    Sheriff’s reports

    Arrest warrants

    Dennis Mattingly, 55, 206 N. Third Ave. No. 6, La Grange, arrested by OCSO Feb. 5, failure to appear.