Today's News

  • Mixed media artist Mary Kinney is January’s Artist of the Month

    As an artist, Mary Kinney has always been drawn to the unusual, the experimental, the core of the matter, the beginnings and the endings.

    She has spent many years in the arts and crafts world developing her style, finding, then mastering, her own way of doing things.

  • Center’s lax policies cause snafu, prompt scheduling changes

    After several complaints of unwarranted cancellations, La Grange Community Center officials are formalizing the process to use the center.

    Peggy Kilgore, Oldham County YMCA Executive Director, said those wishing to use the space will be asked to sign an agreement specifying dates and times.

    The center is owned by the city, who contracts with the YMCA to provide programs and services in the space.

    Kilgore said recent complaints are a result of loose scheduling requirements, and some residents assume they can keep a certain day and time forever.

  • Clerk, sheriff predict higher revenue in 2012

    Fiscal Court voted to approve 2012 budgets for the county clerk and sheriff’s offices on Jan. 3.

    County Clerk Julie Barr told the court projected gross income figures are 4.5 percent higher than in 2011, including increases in mortgage recordings, security agreements and power of attorney filings.

    However, about 90 percent of that income is distributed to other entities, like the school board, county attorney and state government.

  • Top basketball seed in sight

    The South Oldham High School girls’ and boys’ basketball teams can claim superiority over rival Oldham County High School following wins Friday.

    But more importantly, the path to the 29th district tournament is now shorter for the victors.

    The Dragons and Lady Dragons outplayed their counterparts Friday at SOHS, with the reward a pair of wins that bring them closer to the top seeds in their districts.

  • The Sports Primer: 1.10

    At this time four years ago, Oldham County High School girls' basketball assistant coach Jeff Walton hadn't recovered after being the victim of a roadside bomb as a member of the U.S. National Guard in Iraq.

    Walton completed boot camp with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Persian Gulf War, but the war ended days after the completion. So Walton enlisted in the National Guard and served tours of duty in Iraq in 2003 and 2007. The latter left him wounded after the bomb, in which he earned the Purple Heart medal.

  • La Grange man files for U.S. representative seat

    A La Grange resident is entering the race for the U.S. congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Geoff Davis.

    Brian Oerther, a conservative Republican who teaches math for Jefferson County Public Schools, is the third candidate for the position.

    Republicans are filing for the election after Davis, a four-term Republican congressman, announced Dec. 15 he will not run again in 2012 for the 4th Congressional district. Davis said he wants to devote more time to his family.

  • Sewers won't halt Brownsboro school

    School officials return to work this week with another hurdle cleared in building the new Brownsboro elementary.

    New sewer lines would have to be added for the school, since residents in the area currently have septic tanks. Crestwood Mayor Dennis Deibel has said he would consider annexing the area into city limits and providing sewer service if the county would not.

  • Former mayor, magistrate dies

    A man known for decades of community service and involvement as a former mayor and magistrate died Jan. 1 in Crestwood.

    It’s hard to pin down for what Jerome “J,” Hartlage, 72, will be remembered most — Hartlage was known for dedicating his time to numerous county organizations.

  • CARTOON: Lightbulbs
  • Home tournament advantage

    Though Oldham County High School boys’ basketball coach Jason Holland had coached a game the night before and just finished coaching his team through a morning practice, he had one more thing to do before he could prepare for another game that night: laundry.

    Not his own laundry, but laundry from the Pendleton County boys’ basketball team.