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Today's News

  • Alaskan marathon was worth the trip

     According to Google Maps, it’s 4,110 miles if you follow their directions and make the walk from my house in La Grange to the finish line of the Mayor’s Marathon in Anchorage, Alaska. Google also says it would take 53 days and 18 hours to complete that journey.

    My wife, Judy, thought about walking when we planned our trip to Alaska for the marathon – for about 30 seconds.

  • Jackson graduates from Eastern Kentucky

     Matthew Jackson of Goshen is among 1,293 graduates from Eastern Kentucky University this spring.

    Jackson earned with a bachelor’s degree in environmental health science.

  • New faces at OCPD, OCSD

    Dwaine Durrett is the Oldham County Police Department’s newest recruit. 

    OCPD Chief Mike Griffin introduced Durrett to the members of fiscal court at the court’s meeting Tuesday.

    Ed Basquill is the new manager at the Oldham County Sewer District. Rob Nicholas of Veolia Water introduced Basquill at Tuesday’s meeting.

     

  • La Grange man killed in motorcycle crash

    A La Grange man died Saturday after his motorcycle crashed on U.S. 42.

    According to police, Matthew Huberty, 22, of La Grange, wasn’t wearing a helmet when his motorcycle crashed about 5:15 p.m. Saturday at U.S. 42 and Tobacco Road.

    Witnesses told police Huberty was traveling east bound on U.S. 42 when he lost control of his motorcycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Sketch released of man suspected in Pewee Valley assault

    A man who allegedly physically and sexually assaulted a 23-year-old woman outside a Pewee Valley church in the wee hours of July 11 is still at large. 

    Oldham County Police have released a sketch of the man. The victim describes him as a black man in his mid 20s, about 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds.

    The woman told police she was abducted from The Paddock apartments as she walked from her vehicle to a family member’s apartment around midnight July 11.

  • You are somebody

    Through the years, I have received far more reward and affirmation for my work than I deserve. 

    Early one morning I got on an airplane to return home from a wonderful vacation in Hawaii. I was sleepy and tired and trying to deal with the six-hour time change.

     I just wanted to rest. 

    Sitting beside me, however, was one of those talking people, and he kept it up, until we arrived at the airport where I was to change planes to finish the trip home. 

  • Conn earns dean’s scholarship at UK

    Virginia Lee Conn, a University of Kentucky senior from Oldham County, recently earned the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Scholarship. 

    Conn, a graduate of Oldham County High School, is the daughter of Karen Conn of La Grange. 

    At UK, Conn is a Singletary Scholar, president of the UK Feminist Alliance, a member of student council and a participant in the Deauville Jumelage exchange program. Conn is studying english and studio art.

  • Property Transfers

    Buckner

    Thorntons Inc. to Oldham County, Kentucky, quitclaim, .09 acres adjacent to Ky. 146, Buckner, FMV $20,000.

    Crestwood

    Terry and Traci Hicks to Lisa and Alan Sawyers, lot 157, Croftboro South, 5808 Montfort Lane, Crestwood, $235,500.

    Russell and Tricia Hosey to Ian and Kerry Smith, lot 6, Lost Valley Estates, 4711 Lost Valley Drive, Crestwood, $236,000.

    Marsha and Randall Haas to Philip and Seanna Bezehertry, lot 79, Arbor Ridge, 6706 Westwind Way, Crestwood, $409,000.

  • Ricks earns RWC scholarship

    At the recent annual tea hosted by the Oldham County Republican Women’s Club in Crestwood, a scholarship was awarded to Madeleine Ricks of Goshen. Ricks is a graduate of North Oldham High School and plans to attend Louisiana State University in the fall, and study marketing.

    Ricks was a highly-competitive gymnast for 12 years, a cheerleader and ranked diver. She was a member of the Mustang Mentors, the National Honor Society and founder of the Republican Club at NOHS.

  • A journey of awareness

    A group of Native Americans camped in Westport Friday in the middle of a 680-mile – or 12,000-year – journey, depending on how you look at it.

    The group is canoeing the Ohio River along the entire Kentucky border from West Virginia to Missouri. They’re doing it to teach people about the history of Native Americans in Kentucky.

    Many people think of Native Americans as living in the west, not realizing they’re also native to Kentucky, traveler Jerry “Two Feather”  Thornton said.