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Today's News

  • Cram session: Crews work overtime to finish school construction

    Someone call Ty Pennington, there’s an extreme amount of construction to finish in the next six days.

    Although school board architects say all school buildings will be usable by the start of school Wednesday, it will be a race down to the wire.

  • Aces eliminated

    BOWLING GREEN – After winning the district title with an upset of Shelbyville last week, the American Legion Post 39 Aces went 1-2 in the state baseball tourney over the weekend.

    The Aces opened the tourney with an impressive 22-5 win over the Metcalfe County Mustangs in seven innings.

    Third baseman Brad Reinbold led the offense with a home run and a double and drove in five runs.

  • Grand slam competition heats up

    Whew!

    This is getting good. The Oldham County Grand Slam has two legs complete with two to go. We’ve got some excellent competition in all categories.

    Grace Whitworth leads the women’s division with a cumulative time of 45 minutes, 46 seconds followed closely by Hannah Mullins. Hannah has posted a combined time for the first two races of 46:58.

  • County events

    Thursday, Aug. 7

    Yard Sale for Diabetes Walk. 8 a.m. to noon today and tomorrow. Baptist Hospital Northeast second-floor Conference Center. To donate items or for information about the walk, call Angela Madden, 222-3344.

    Al-Anon. 8 p.m. Shiloh United Methodist Church, 9611 W. U.S. 42 at Ky. 1694, Goshen.

  • Helm resigns from city attorney post

    La Grange City Attorney Wade Helm has resigned.

    Mayor Elsie Carter said Helm submitted a resignation letter July 23 but offered no reason for his resignation.

    Helm said he wants to explore other employment opportunities and be closer to his family. He no longer plans to work in La Grange.

  • Storm water district necessary

    In the 1970s, Congress passed the Clean Water Act. The intent of that legislation was admirable, even if enforcement has experienced bureaucratic excess. Enforcement is the responsibility of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and in Kentucky is delegated to the Division of Water. The fact is that the waters of the U.S. are much cleaner since passage of the act, and it is worth all our while to keep the initiative alive through our best practices.

  • City drainage problems will soon wash away

    Slowly but surely, drainage woes the City of Goshen has been trying to fix for three years are coming to an end.

    Within the next month and a half, drainage problems along Crestview Way should be repaired, Mayor Todd Hall said.

    Repairs on Rollingwood Lane, Hollendale Way, Forest Lane and the corner of Forest and Springmeadow Lane were completed recently to the tune of $27,611.

  • Neihof receives civil engineering scholarship

    A recent graduate of Oldham County High School in Buckner has been awarded a scholarship to study civil engineering at Western Kentucky University.

    Zachary L. Neihof, 18, is one of 27 students across the state to receive the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s civil engineering scholarship for 2008. Established in 1948, it has been awarded to more than 1,500 Kentucky students.

  • Oldham Aces hosting district tournament

    The American Legion Post 39 Oldham Aces baseball team are hosting the District II baseball tourney today (Thursday) and Friday at Oldham County High School’s Larry McMillin Field.

    Along with the Aces, teams from Morehead, Ashland, Shelbyville, Paintsville and Greenup County will compete.

    The double-elimination tournament starts at 9 a.m. today when the Aces take on Morehead.

  • Greenways celebrates opening of community trail system

    Members of Greenways for Oldham County and Oldham County government broke ground Sunday on a new trail system within the county’s Wendell Moore Park in Buckner.

    The project represents a collaborative effort among Greenways for Oldham County, Oldham County Parks and Recreation, Oldham County Road Department, Scott-Klausing Company, Garber-Chilton Engineering, local Eagle Scouts and Oldham County Stone, among others.