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Today's News

  • Dodging Big Macs like bullets

    Steve Greenwell is Oldham County government’s biggest loser.

    During the last eight weeks, the already svelte magistrate dropped 26 pounds – from 175 to 149 pounds – to lose the highest percentage of weight and win a weight-loss competition among county

    employees.

    Greenwell said he felt like joining the contest for the sake of encouraging others, but when other employees started telling him he couldn’t win it, “that just threw gas on the fire.”

  • La Grange Elementary takes first in district

    The La Grange Elementary Academic Team recently won its first ever District Governor’s Cup accolades. The team, coached by April Smith and Tony Stewart, took fourth place overall March 22 during the regional competition at Centerfield Elementary.

    “I really hope that they realize what it means to be a team, even through academics,” Smith said. “The kids are still doing a little dance from their win.”

  • County events

    Thursday, April 10

    Kiwanis Club of La Grange. 7 p.m. Oldham County Fairgrounds clubhouse, La Grange. 222-3035.

    Ballardsville Rural Fire Protection District. 7 p.m. 4604 Ky. 53, Ballardsville. 222-1593.

    Open play volleyball. 6:30 p.m. La Grange Community Center. 225-6473.

  • Burglar startles homeowner, flees as shots are fired

    A local homeowner followed an intruder from his home and discharged several shots into the air as the intruder fled from the home early Sunday morning.

  • Council considers pay raise

    Members of the La Grange City Council are considering giving themselves a pay raise.

    The council held a first reading of a pay raise ordinance Monday night. If the ordinance passes at next month’s city council meeting, council members will receive an additional $100 per month, bumping their monthly stipend from $400 to $500 per month.

    Their stipend would increase from $4,800 to $6,000 per year. The change would take effect Jan. 1.

  • Atherton coach takes helm at Oldham County

        BUCKNER – It was just an Oldham County hat, but to Matt Brown it immediately became a treasured possession.

        “It feels really good to get one of these handed to me,” Brown said after OCHS athletic director Matt Watkins handed him the blue and white cap with OC inscribed on it. “This job probably means more to me than anyone else.”

        Brown was introduced as the new head football coach at OCHS Friday, meeting with his new team in the library.

  • There's no substitute for a regular teacher

    Robert Spencer is about as regular of a fixture in Oldham County Schools as any full-time employee. Since 1996, Spencer has showed up for work four to five times per week to substitute, filling in for teachers from elementary up to high school.

    And he is not alone.

    On any given day there are 25 to 85 substitutes in charge of classrooms in Oldham County schools, according to Oldham County Board of Education Personnel Director Genie Yockey.

  • Louisville Fire coaches pitch in for the Colonels

    BUCKNER – Without a coaching a staff and faced with the prospect of no spring practice, a phone call turned lemons into lemonade for the Oldham County High School football program.

    With head coach Lonnie Oldham’s contract not renewed by the OCHS administration just as spring football could start, athletic director Matt Watkins came through with with a phone call to Louisville Fire arena football coach Tommy Johnson and Johnson agreed to come with some of his staff and work with the OCHS players three days a week.

  • Following her dream

    CRESTWOOD – Lindsey Kathleen Morgan, a third-grader at Kenwood Station Elementary School, won the all-around gymnastics state title in March Womens Junior Olympic program.

    Morgan earned first place in the floor exercise, bars, vault and won second place on balance beam. She won the all-around title with a score of 37.825 competing in the 8-senior division.

  • Headed to nationals

    Austin Major of the North Oldham Debate Team, coached by Merl McBee, won the Joseph M. Rumbaugh State Oration competition March 29 at Maysville Country Club for the Kentucky Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.