Today's News

  • One-day clinic provides helping hand

    Four-year-old Jorge Diaz squirms as scissors  glide across his hair. His tiny Velcro “Spiderman” shoes uncomfortably shift beneath him with each additional clip.

    Tracy Diaz, his stepmother, shakes her head.

    “He’s not very good at this,” she says as she holds up young Jorge’s squirming head so the hairstylist can continue cutting his hair.

    Tracy and Jorge, along with about 400 other patrons, came to the first annual Oldham Clinic, which was held Saturday at the James T. Beaumont Community Center.

  • SOHS girls cross country open strong

    LOUISVILLE – Defending AA state champion South Oldham had a strong first meet Saturday in the St. X Tiger Run.

    The Lady Dragons took third place as a team with 112 points, just behind AAA power Sacred Heart with 111. Manual took the team title with 70 points.

    The Lady Dragons were paced by sophomore Grace Whitworth who ran seventh with a time of 19:34 to lead all local runners. Also finishing in the top 20 were Jessie Murner in 10th place and Kami Orrender in 18th.

  • School board raises taxes 2.99 percent

    In a 4-1 decision, the Oldham County School Board raised the 2010-2011 general fund tax rate to 68.9 cents for every $100 of assessed property. The hike, roughly 2.99 percent higher compared to last year’s rate, marks the first time the board has increased taxes since 2007.

  • Brown, Basler enjoy first Ironman

    After completing his first Ironman race Sunday, Jimmy Brown said he’s ready to sign up for next year.

    “It was awesome crossing the finish line,” Brown said. “It’s obviously a good show with the bright lights. You just run to the light and want that feeling to know that you are an Ironman.”

    Brown, 24, who finished the race in 14:36:10 and came across the finish line around 10 p.m., said he is ready to go again.

  • Audit of sewer district shows liabilities, misrepresentations from past year

    Sewage treatment is a messy job. Cleaning up the Oldham County Sewer District’s finances is just as messy, and a task that took two years to complete.

    A recent audit has prepared district officials to move forward with a conservative financial outlook.

    Board members asked the auditor to look at issues they could have reported more conservatively in the past – namely, capacity fees.

  • News in brief

    Event provides proper drug disposal

    Law enforcement officials from the Oldham County Police Department and the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in a national effort to discard unused medications later this month.

    The event is scheduled 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at La Grange Fire and Rescue Station No. 2 on Ky. 146 in Buckner and the North Oldham Fire Department on Ky. 1793 in Goshen.

    Officials hope to collect expired, unused, or unwanted pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications from the public for proper destruction.

  • Where there’s smoke, there’s a sewer line

    Sometimes an overreaction is a good thing. Just ask Joe Spoelker.

    A few weeks ago, Spoelker and several other Apple Patch staff members discovered a steady stream of smoke seeping from an electrical outlet inside one of their offices.

    A puzzled Spoelker and staff scrambled to evacuate the facility and uncover the culprit of the smoke.

    They felt the walls for excess heat. Nothing.

    They searched the facilities to pinpoint a possible location. Nothing.

    Little did they know, this smoke was harmless.

  • Pewee man follows truck to Indiana after armed men demand cash from his wife

    A Pewee Valley man followed a truck to Jeffersonville, Ind., after three men in the vehicle allegedly entered his home with guns demanding cash.

    According to Oldham County Police, two white males entered a residence in the 6600 block of Ashbrooke Drive about 9 p.m. Monday armed with guns and demanding cash from a female resident.

    After obtaining items from the residence, the woman told police the men fled to a dark colored truck parked on the street, occupied by a third individual.

  • Drive-by shooting reported on Ky. 329 bypass near school

    Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that took place mid-rush hour this morning on the Ky. 329 bypass in Crestwood.

    Police responded to report of a shooting about 8 a.m. Thursday in the 6300 block of Ky. 329 bypass near Kenwood Station Elementary School.

    The victim, Arthur L. Wanty, 48, of Louisville, told police he was driving toward Crestwood when a man driving a gray two-door vehicle in the opposite direction crossed into the center of the roadway, held a weapon out his window and opened fire.

  • News briefs

    La Grange man killed when ATV overturns

    A La Grange man died Saturday while driving an ATV in Henry County.

    According to a press release from Kentucky State Police, officers responded to a wooded area near Franklinton Road in Henry County at 7:47 p.m. Saturday.

    Upon arrival, officers found Timothy James, 53, of La Grange, trapped beneath an overturned ATV. James died at the scene. His death is under investigation by KSP. Crews from three fire departments and Henry County EMS responded to the scene.

    –Jacquelyn Stoess Hack