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Today's News

  • Earley: Building others up

    A woman took her family reunion pictures to a photo lab to have them touched up a bit. While discussing the project the clerk said, “We can do amazing things with these photos. We can remove wrinkles and make you look 30 pounds lighter.”

    The woman responded, “You can? Can you put them on my sister?”

  • County schools institute tougher truancy penalties

     

    Parents of persistently truant students enrolled in Oldham County Schools will soon be facing stiffer penalties if their children continue to miss school.

    In a move supported by OCS, County Attorney John Carter, local public defenders and district court judges, a new system was recently put in place to hold parents accountable earlier in the truancy process without parents being able to wiggle out of charges when a school year ends, Assistant Superintendent Dan Orman said.

  • Deputy honored by City of Goshen

     

    The City of Goshen has honored Oldham County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Fitzner for his work.

    Goshen Mayor Bob Thacker recognized the deputy for pulling over countless impaired drivers in his career and said Fitzner “goes above and beyond the call of duty.”

    “He’s keeping you safe and more importantly he’s keeping your kids safe,” Thacker said at a ceremony before the city’s Movie Night Series.

  • Hardware store rebrands

     

    It might be difficult to find quality home-improvement products without a Lowe’s or Home Depot in Oldham County, but with Independent Hardware and Lumber, it may be easier to find those items closer to home.

    Independent Hardware and Lumber is independently owned and operated by Brian Watts and Taylor Menard. The personal attention the employees give to their customers is the reason Watts thinks they will return.

  • OCHS star opens dentist office

    Wide open layups have turned into calls for “open wide” for one decorated former Oldham County High School athlete.

    Dr. Lydia Winters, formerly Lydia Purvis, was an all-state basketball player, region player of the year and a member of the school’s 1,000-point club. But 14 years after those achievements, Winters is teaming up with Dr. Lauren Bollenback to open a new dentistry practice in Prospect.

  • App helps connect, alert neighbors with safety concerns

     

    In the day and age of being more closely connected to the hundreds of people on a social media profile rather than the person living in the house next door, it may be easier for some to make the trip to the store rather than to ask their neighbors to borrow a cup of sugar, but what if there was an app to connect neighbors privately?

  • Dispute over Goshen property could head to court

     

    A dispute over the use of a property on U.S. 42 in Goshen will likely continue with litigation after another hearing in front of the county’s Board of Adjustments.

    The property in question, 9051 W. U.S. 42, is currently owned by Anthony Zeppa and only has an accessory structure on the property currently.

    After receiving initial approval in May 2013 to have the secondary structure on the property without a home also on the grounds, problems arose in January about the misuse of a variance on the property.

  • Lane takes plea deal in gang case

     

    A sixth individual originally indicted on charges of participating in organized crime has pleaded down to a lesser charge.

    Donnie Lane, of La Grange, took a plea deal similar to that of his five co-defendants during a hearing last week.

    Lane pled guilty to one count of possession of drug paraphernalia and was given 12-month probation on a two-year term as a sentence.

    The plea and sentence was similar to that of co-defendants Gabrielle Beach, Felix Myers, Thomas Wenz, Roger Wilson and Brandon Davis.

  • Youth give back with landscaping

     

    Members of the Hillcrest Youth Athletic Association volunteered their time to help make Goshen Elementary School beautiful by landscaping on consecutive Saturday mornings. The association has hosted a Youth Triathlon for local kids ages 6-16 since 2009.

    “We try to teach them that in swimming they may not get their personal best, but they can reach their personal best by giving back to the community,” John Shearer, member of the association, said.

  • Turnage signs with Mt. Olive