Today's News

  • Ballardsville family loses home but not dogs

    A Ballardsville family lost their home in a fire Wednesday afternoon, but at least their two small dogs made it out alive.

    "Everything else can be replaced," resident Kathy Kinser said. 

    She had to wait more than an hour to see her dogs come out alive in the arms of Ballardsville Fire Department Lieutenant Ryan Baker.

  • Piedmonte named student ambassador at Murray State

    Alex Piedmonte was recently named a student ambassador for the fall semester at Murray State University. She is studying pre-medicine and chemistry and is a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority. She is the daughter of Darren and Joan Piedmonte of Goshen.

  • Oldham County School Bus Routes for 2009/2010 school year

    Find your school name in the list below.

  • Kentucky PTA awards scholarships to local teachers

    Elizabeth Donatucci, a teacher at Locust Grove Elementary, Rachael Mayes, a teacher at Locust Grove Elementary, and Terri Griffin, a teacher at La Grange Elementary were each recently awarded a $500 continuing education scholarship at the Kentucky PTA’s Student Recognition in Frankfort.  

  • Not born to run

     I’m not a runner.

    I never have been. Never in my history have I been that person who wakes up before the sun for a quick morning run. Honestly, I’d prefer to never be that person who wakes up before the sun’s out at all.

  • Barnes chosen as state finalist in pageant

    Elizabeth Rose Barnes, 5, was chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Kentucky Pageant last month at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Lexington.

    The pageant is for girls ages 4 to 6. Barnes’ activities include ballet and singing.

    She was sponsored in the pageant by Todd Waits of Perkins and Crestwood Nails.

  • Hebel named to Murray State’s dean’s list

    South Oldham graduate Keith Hebel was named to the dean’s list at Murray State University for the spring semester. 

    To be named to the dean’s list at Murray, students must have a 3.5 grade-point average.

  • Letters to the Editor

    County is fortunate to be part of Ironman

    To the editor:

    The following are comments heard during the Ironman Triathlon last year:

    “We are so glad you are open.”

    “Sometimes shops in small towns are closed during Ironman.”

    “What a charming town!”

    Gallery 104 was filled with customers the day of Ironman 2008.

    Imagine La Grange as a vacation destination for visitors from around the world.This is what we have during the Ironman competition.

  • Saint Mary Academy’s campus blessing will take place Sunday

    A blessing and ribbon cutting ceremony marking the official opening of Saint Mary Academy’s new campus will take place at 5 p.m. Sunday at 11311 St. Mary Lane, Prospect, in Norton Commons. 

    Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, Archbishop of Louisville will preside over the ceremony.

  • IRONMAN: Back for more

    For those who think their Mondays start too early, envision the Oldham County YMCA swimming pool packed at 6 a.m. 

    The water is full of athletes churning down the lanes for hours at a time, squeezing in a workout before work.

    “It’s Ironman season,” lifeguard Kris Kroszkewicz explains.

    One of those in the pool is Kris Frazier, Oldham County’s top female finisher in the 2008 Ironman Louisville triathlon.