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Today's News

  • I-71 closure scheduled Sunday morning

    District 5 of the Department of Highways office announces intermittent closures on Interstate 71 in both directions Sunday. Interstate 71 will be closed intermittently, up to 15 minutes at a time, at the Ky. 712 overpass (mile point 23.2), from 3 to 6 a.m. for utility work.

    Dial 511 or log on to 511.ky.gov for the latest in traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

  • KKK's method unfair

    Sometimes I struggle with my deep-seeded belief that everyone has the right to the freedom of speech and expression.

    That struggle intensified July 8 when the first of what would be several readers called to tell me our newspaper had been dropped in her driveway with a flier enclosed promoting the Ku Klux Klan.

  • KSR warden plans retirement

    Larry Chandler’s name has become synonymous with Kentucky Corrections. Twenty-six years ago he walked through the doors of the Kentucky State Reformatory and went to work as a correctional officer.

    At the end of August when he retires as warden of KSR, he will walk out those same doors leaving his mark on not only that prison, but the entire state correctional system.

  • Local senior selected for National Society of High School Scholars

    The National Society of High School Scholars announces that Oldham County High School senior Chase Hamby of Crestwood has been selected for membership. The society recognizes top scholars and invites only those students who have achieved superior academic excellence. The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes.

  • OCTANE offers course on PC repair, troubleshooting

    The Oldham County Technology Advancement Network will offer intermediate computer classes at the Oldham County Arts Center in Crestwood beginning Aug. 4.

    Classes are 6 to 8 p.m. and designed for individuals who are responsible for maintaining computers and networks in small offices, or those interested in networks, and the Internet, with considerable experience.

    Participants will learn about:

  • Athlete of the week: Ben Lundy

    School: Camden Station.

    Sport: Tae Kwon Do.

    Age: 8.

  • Study: Smoke's out, air's cleaner

    With tobacco smoke gone, visitors to Oldham County businesses and restaurants are breathing in significantly cleaner air.

    It’s been more than a year since the county enacted a smoking ban in restaurants and other entertainment venues. Now, the results on how the air has changed are in.

  • Study: Police merger isn't best option

    A law enforcement merger, consolidation or an oversight committee – those are three options presented by a study on law enforcement in Oldham County.

    Two consultants from the American Crime Prevention Institute, Dan Keller and Bill Carcara, presented findings Tuesday to members of Oldham County Fiscal Court.

  • Athlete of the week: Isaiah Wynder

    Team: North Oldham Little League Rookie division Diamondbacks.

    Age: 8.

    Accomplishments: Wynder recently won the local and regional Aquafina Water Pitch, Hit and Run competition sponsored by Major League Baseball.

  • Council members consider on-time tax discount

    Pewee Valley council members heard the first reading of a property tax rate Monday night that will allow punctual residents to receive a 10 percent discount on their taxes.

    If the council passes the budget at its Aug. 4 meeting, the tax rate will be $.1440 per $100 assessed property, the same as last year.