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Today's News

  • Giving vs. getting
  • County has made strides in education

    By Helen E. McKinney
    Educator/Genealogist
    Oldham County History Center
    Prior to 1838, very little recorded evidence exists on the history of education in Oldham County. What information does exist should make today’s students glad they live in the 21st century.

  • Gatton students study abroad

    Gatton Academy students have returned home following a 23-day study abroad program to London and Harlaxton College in Grantham, England, including local student Rohan Deshpande (’16) of La Grange.

  • Education in brief - Aug. 27, 2015

    Arts Center Open House
    The Oldham County Schools Arts Center will host an Open House and Dance Registration on Saturday, Aug. 29, from 10 a.m. to noon.
    The Arts Center offers classes in music, dance, theatre and visual arts for all ages, zero through adult. Instructors and staff will be available to speak with adults and children. They will offer hands-on demonstrations with musical instruments, ceramics and wheel throwing. New and returning dance students will receive class placement.

  • History Center hosts archaeological investigation

    The Oldham County History Center will be hosting an archaeology investigation from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13. This is a continuing investigation at the Gatewood Plantation, located outside of Bedford in Trimble County. The Gatewood Plantation was the last place Henry Bibb was a slave before gaining freedom by escaping north. He later moved to Ipswich, Canada where he became the first black editor of a Canadian newspaper.

  • Chief honored

    South Oldham Fire Department firefighters and auxiliary members surprised Chief Edward Turner on Aug. 17 with a cake and recognition of 40 years of service.  

    – Submitted information

  • McDonald’s owner serves as grand marshal
  • Red Cross issues urgent appeal for donors

    The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by patients and is calling on eligible donors with O-negative, B-negative and A-negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency situation. Blood donation appointments can be quickly and easily scheduled by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

  • Birthday donation

    Instead of presents for her eighth birthday, Briella Simpson asked her friends to donate gifts for the animals at the Oldham County Animal Shelter.

  • Community in Brief - Aug. 27, 2015

    Wanted: History Hounds
    It’s almost time for History Hounds once again. Children ages birth to preschool can visit the Oldham County History Center each Thursday morning to explore history. There will be various activities to help them learn about the world around them and their place in it.