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Today's News

  • Birth Annoucement

     Helen Grace Kennedy was born on Jan. 16, 2015 at 1:05 p.m. at Norton Suburban Hospital. She weighed six pounds and two ounces and was 18 inches long. Parents are Ross and Ashley Kennedy of Louisville. Her sister is Charlotte June Kennedy, who is two-and-a-half years old. Grandparents are Karen and Chris Carter of Louisville and Paula and Steve Kennedy of Pewee Valley.

  • Arts Center hosts summer camps

     As the summer heats up, turn the lazy days of summer into refreshing fun filled days of Art, Music, Dance and Theatre at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center. Explore and expand your child’s creativity and performing skills while making friends. 

    Offerings include week-long camps which are a half-day long, or combine a morning and afternoon camp to create a full day camp experience.

  • Community in Brief

     Grand Slam starts Friday

  • Donors Needed

     The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets and help prevent a summer shortage.

    Blood donors with all types, especially O negative, A negative and B negative, and platelet donors are urged to schedule an appointment. To make an appointment and for more information, download the free Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

  • Clerk’s office follows new same-sex marriage laws with ‘no issues’

     On June 26, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the denial of marriage licenses and recognition to same-sex couples violates the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

  • KIPDA receives $2O,000 for Early Childhood Council

    On June 19, The Oldham County-Rural KIPDA Community Childhood Council received grant funding from the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood in the amount of $20,00 to support the Kentucky initiative of kindergarten readiness.

  • New Dollar General turning heads in Crestwood

     The new metal building at the front of Crestwood Station has caught the watchful eye of several Oldham Countians, who are not thrilled by what they see.

    “I think it’s an eyesore,” David Dietmeyer, Crestwood resident, said. “It does not fit into the area.”

    The building will be the new location for the Dollar General store, which was previously near the back of the retail center. 

  • LEPC: Train went through Oldham before derailing in Tenn.

    A train carrying highly flammable and toxic gas derailed and caught fire overnight last Thursday in Tennessee. That train traveled through Oldham County on its way from Cincinnati to Georgia, according to Oldham County Emergency Management Director Kevin Nuss, who spoke about the accident at the recent Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting.

    More than 5,000 Knoxville residents were evacuated to a nearby mall because of an acrylonitrile inhalation risk, reported NBC News. 

  • Oldham County Schools Superintendent has not resigned

    At a special meeting June 25, the Oldham County School Board suspended its superintendent, Dr. Will Wells, following an annual evaluation of his performance. 

    Wells is receiving full pay and benefits at this time and has not yet resigned. If he chooses to resign, an investigation would not be necessary, according to board chairperson Joyce Fletcher.

  • Oldham County Schools’ superintendent suspended

    After a closed session at a special meeting Thursday, the Oldham County School Board suspended Oldham County Schools Superintendent Dr. Will Wells.

    A motion by board member Kevin Woosley said there would be an investigation into his behavior.