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Today's News

  • Residents complete report with 'vision' for Oldham County

    A committee responsible for implementing a vision for the future of parks, utilities, tourism and finances of Oldham County answered questions raised by residents in a report released Jan. 2. Members of the Oldham County Vision Council Committee, appointed by Judge-Executive Duane Murner in May, were charged with the task of answering eight questions developed by a team of residents who created a plan for the future of the county.

  • Residents angered by hasty appointment to fill Beaumont's council seat

    With a hasty decision that left residents in uproar, La Grange City Council members voted Monday to fill a seat vacated in December by the late James Beaumont.Former council member Jean Knight was appointed to complete Beaumont’s term through 2008.Council members voted 4-3 to add Knight to the council, with Faith Brush, Lucy Ricketts and Joe Davenport voting against the appointment. The three council members who opposed Knight’s appointment said they wanted more time to review applications from all residents interested in the position.

  • South is tops

    GOSHEN – For at least another year South Oldham is still the big kid on the block in local wrestling.The 10th ranked Dragons dispatched an injury riddled No. 7 Fern Creek 57-22 and in the feature match of the evening, beat North Oldham 44-25 to win the regional dual meet at NOHS Tuesday.NOHS came back from the SOHS loss to beat Oldham County 48-24 and take second. Both teams advance to the state duals meet Jan. 26 in Lexington.

  • Open for discussion

    Business owners are calling for revisions to La Grange's sign ordinance, arguing that city council's incentive to preserve the historic look of the area is compromising the future of the economy and comes with a price for businesses already existing in the city.

    In May, council members unanimously approved an ordinance to ban pole signs, neon lighting and banners. La Grange business owners rekindled the issue in October and expressed frustration after the city's code enforcement officer visited businesses with non-complaint signs and asked business owners to remove those signs.

  • Locust Grove will help relieve overcrowding

    The construction of Locust Grove Elementary School is moving forward well ahead of schedule. Located on the East Oldham campus off of Ky. 22, the new school will have a capacity of 700 and open school with about 590 students. With the opening of Locust Grove Elementary School in August, the district’s elementary school crowding will decrease significantly — dropping from our current number of 123 percent to 101.1 percent capacity. The Kentucky Department of Education establishes enrollment capacity numbers for each school.

  • County Events

    Thursday, Jan. 3The American Legion Post No. 39. 7 p.m. Oldham County post, La Grange. 241-9701.South Oldham High School Booster Club. 7 p.m. SOHS library. Jim Murphy, 552-5024.Aerobics class. 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. La Grange Community Center, 307 W. Jefferson St. 225-6473.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.

  • Baptist Northeast now boasts tobacco-free hospital campus

    JoAnn Parker used to visit the "Butt Hut" at least four times during her 12-hour shift at Baptist Hospital Northeast. The hut is an smokers' pavilion behind the hospital where Parker went to smoke and relax from the stresses of working as a unit secretary and monitor tech in the hospital's medical surgical unit.

    But when officials from the Metro Louisville Baptist Healthcare System announced plans May 11 to make hospital campuses tobacco-free by the beginning of 2008, Parker said she knew she had to do something.

  • Red Ribbon Week becomes 'real' at Oldham Middle

    Oldham County Middle School celebrated Red Ribbon week upon returning from fall break. Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country.

  • Student honored for fight against poverty

    As a student at Oldham County High School, David Golemboski began to seriously consider his Catholic faith and think about it as more than a set of beliefs.

    Through the guidance of individuals in his church and reading the work of Thomas Merton, Golemboski realized he was a "guilty bystander."

    "As long as you're a bystander, in some way you're a guilty bystander," Golemboski said.

  • Five North Oldham stars named to all-district football team

    GOSHEN –After posting the best season in school history, five North Oldham High School football players earned all-district honors.Quarterback Dylan Grandon, runningbacks Chris Dudley and Andrew Tuller, lineman Spencer Gooch and fullback/linebacker Ryan Gallas were all named to the coaches all-district squad.NOHS went 8-4 this year, a school record for wins, finished second in the district and won the first playoff game in school history before falling to Henry County 15-7 in the district finals.Grandon, a 6-foot-2, 175-pound senior finished his f