Today's News

  • La Grange student worked with Habitat during spring break

    Abigail Greenwell of La Grange, a sophomore at Western Kentucky University, spent her spring break working with Habitat for Humanity.

    Greenwell led a group in Waynesburg, Pa. She is one of about 30 students and faculty from WKU’s Habitat for Humanity chapter who volunteered with Habitat in several cities March 8-12.

    The WKU volunteers helped a family in need of a simple, decent and affordable home as part of Collegiate Challenge, Habitat for Humanity’s year-round alternative break program.

  • La Grange Elementary PTA hosts Walkathon

    The La Grange Elementary PTA and the Oldham County YMCA, will host a walkathon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 27.

    The walk starts at La Grange Elementary and encompasses 1.5 miles through historic downtown La Grange. There will be 10 points of interest marked along the way where families can learn some of the town’s history while enjoying the walk.   

    After the walk, a spring festival will take place at the school. The festival features inflatables, face painting, food vendors, retail vendors and a magic show with Mr. Magic at 12:15 p.m. 

  • Poll workers needed for 2010 election season

    At Tuesday’s meeting of the Oldham Fiscal Court, county clerk Julie Barr announced the opportunity for county residents to work at several voting locations at the primary election May 18.

    Poll workers are also needed for the general election in November.

    Barr said a one-day class to learn what to do Election Day will take place beginning at 10 a.m. May 10 in the fiscal court courtroom.

    The cost is $25 to attend the class and workers are paid $100 for working election day.

  • Preferred Care at Home extends home care assistance to Oldham

    Preferred Care at Home company specializing in elderly care, has recently expanded to Oldham County to accommodate the growing senior population.

    Franchise owner, Pam Jeseo is a certified senior advisor and AFA qualified dementia specialist.

    In addition to the popular 24-hour live-in option, services include homemakers, companions, personal support and Alzheimer’s care.

    For information, call 222-0018 or visit www.preferhome.com.

  • Game Bytes

    Emerson wins middle school title

    When: Feb. 27.

    Where: Frankfort Civic Center.

    What: Oldham County Middle School’s Brady Emerson won the middle school state wrestling title at 82 pounds Feb. 27 in Frankfort.

    Emerson led a local contingent of seven wrestlers who won medals include second place finishers John Shirkey of East Oldham at 96 pounds and Mitch Rusch of North Oldham at 110 pounds.

  • South Oldham hires football coach from Georgia

    CRESTWOOD – South Oldham High School has hired Jamie Reed as the new football coach.

    Reed, 33, comes to SOHS from Georgia. The move to Oldham County puts him closer to his wife’s family in Cincinnati and gives him a second head-coaching job.

    “I am going on my 11th season as a coach and the closest we have ever been is about six hours away,” he said “We have three children and you just need some family around sometimes.”

    Reed said Oldham County fits the profile his family was looking for.

  • Coleman earns 2009 Pyramid Award

    A local educator has gained national attention with her PE teaching style.

    Laura Coleman, a physical education teacher at Centerfield Elementary School recently received the 2009 Pyramid Award.

    Coleman is in her 13th year of teaching. She is a member in AAHPERD, KAHPERD and the National Athletic Trainers Association. In 2007, KAHPERD recognized her as the Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year in Kentucky. She currently serves as a physical activity consultant for the Head Start, Body Start program through AAHPERD.

  • Adams is president, CFO of Christian Appalachian Project

    Guy W. Adams was recently chosen by the board of directors of Christian Appalachian Project to serve as CAP’s new president and chief executive officer.


    An alumnus of Berea College, Adams comes to CAP after a career in nonprofit leadership and development spanning nearly 30 years. He was vice president for development at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia.


    After graduating from Berea, Adams was first employed as assistant director of development for Christian Appalachian Project.  


  • Duo pleads not guilty in death of Oldham native during burglary

    Two men charged in connection with the October 2008 shooting death of a Shelbyville man pleaded not guilty in Shelby County Circuit Court on Monday.

    Timothy Carpenter of La Grange and Joshua Fast of Crestwood, both 22, pleaded not guilty to complicity second-degree manslaughter and second-degree burglary in Shelby circuit court.

    Carpenter and Fast were indicted in October 2008 on the burglary charge, and the manslaughter charge was added for both men in February.

  • Registration deadline is Friday for Safe Sitter class

    Baptist Hospital Northeast will offer a Safe Sitter course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 3 at the hospital.

    The deadline for paid registration is Friday.

    Safe Sitter is a medically accurate program that teaches boys and girls ages 11 to 13 how to handle emergencies when caring for young children.

    The fee is $45, which includes a messenger bag, manual and other items, as well as breakfast, lunch, snack and refreshments for the graduation ceremony.