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Today's News

  • Athletes deal with rising temperatures

    It’s August and it’s hot.

    It’s humid, the air is sometimes polluted and high school athletes are dealing with it the best way they can.

    While temperatures soared into the upper 90s last week, it hasn’t been a bad year as far as the heat and humidity go for the local athletes.

  • Game bytes: A look at this week's sports in brief

    Gathof makes OVC preseason team

    When: Friday.

    Where: Eastern Kentucky University.

    What: Former Oldham County High School star Brandon Gathof of La Grange has been named to the Ohio Valley Conference preseason first-team as a safety.

  • Four schools miss No Child Left Behind goals

    Four Oldham County schools failed to make their yearly improvement goals under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

    Oldham County and South Oldham middle schools and La Grange and Kenwood Station elementary schools did not meet all of their goals for improvement in 2008-09. Test scores show each school met its math goals, but each had one group of students miss their reading improvement goals.

  • Coach gives back

    Most basketball coaches spend the summer working with their players on individual development, working camps, coaching summer league games.

    Frank Wright, head girls’ basketball coach at South Oldham High School, did all that and found a little time to give back to a community that is still struggling from the effects of Hurricane Katrina.

  • The ABCs of school bus safety

    As we get back into the swing of another school year, let’s pause a moment to remind ourselves of a few basic school bus safety rules.

    You must never pass a bus with its red lights flashing and stop arm out. Not only is it illegal (you can be assessed 6 points on your license), it’s also extremely dangerous. There are children present around the bus and quite possibly crossing the road.

  • Engineer's work with city OK'd

    A man who performs contract engineering work for the city of La Grange and holds the title of city engineer is not in violation of the city’s ethics code because he isn’t a city employee, commissioners ruled last month.

    Members of the La Grange Ethics Commission determined since David Garber is not a salaried employee with the city – he doesn’t receive benefits, insurance or retirement – he is not in violation of the ethics code while working for the City

  • Education briefs

    Boyd named to dean’s list at Cornell University

    Lisa Marie Boyd, daughter of Lynn and Rosemarie Boyd of Crestwood, made the dean’s list for the spring semester at Cornell University.

    Boyd is a 2005 graduate of North Oldham High School. She has just completed her junior year and is majoring in Sociology.

  • 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.