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Today's News

  • Boys soccer: Howard scores two, lifts South past North

    GOSHEN – Mason Howard is a player who gets overshadowed on his South Oldham team.

    Thirteen Dragons had scored going into South’s game at North Oldham on Oct. 1. Howard wasn’t one of them.

    But the senior midfielder put his name in the stat sheet in a big way against the Mustangs, scoring one goal with 25 minutes left in the match and another five minutes later on a penalty kick. His two goals were the decisive moments in a 2-1 Dragon victory.

  • OCCS to hold first meeting

    The annual meeting for Oldham County Community Scholarships will be held on Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. It will last less than an hour and light refreshments will be served. The organization will share who we are, what we do, what we’ve accomplished so far and our goals for this year.

    Those that would benefit from attendance are parents that have a high school senior or soon to be senior so they can learn about our scholarship process or individuals, businesses or organizations that are wanting to give back to the community by offering a scholarship or volunteering.

  • East Oldham gets free books

    East Oldham Middle School has received 600 brand new books for free.

    Library Media Specialist Cheryl McCall won a coveted spot on a committee that selects the best new young adults books, a project of the International Reading Association.

  • Kenwood Station holds Tiger Trek fundraiser for PTA

    Kenwood Station Elementary’s annual Tiger Trek fundraiser was held last week on a beautiful sunny school day. Students and staff enjoyed music from DJ Jack Gill as the children walked, ran and finally danced their hearts out to raise money for the school’s Parent Teacher Association. They also enjoyed an obstacle course and popsicles to cool them off before heading back into school.

  • Deciding whether or not to believe in miracles

    The mother asks her son what he learned in Sunday School and he tells her a story about how Moses and his people had the Red Sea in front of them and the Egyptian chariots behind them. So Moses calls the Army Corps of Engineers up, they build a floating bridge in short order, the people race across the bridge and then cut it loose just as the chariots arrive and they escape certain death.

    The mother looks on in horror, and exclaims, “That is not really what they taught you in Sunday School is it?”

  • Public Records Oct. 2

    KSP Arrests

    Sept. 26 - Deante L. Childress, 33, Hamilton, Ohio, possession of marijuana.

    Sept. 26 - Jeffrey B. Fletcher, 53, Crestwood, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, rear license plate not illuminated.

    Sept. 26 -Victoria H. Helmes, 29, Cincinnati, possession of marijuana, careless driving, speeding 23 MPH over the limit.

    Property Transfers

    Jeremy and Danielle Hardy to Kenneth and Vonnie Rodgers, Lot 166, Moser Farms Subdivision, Section 2, Prospect, $365,000

  • OCS reading program helps prevent ‘summer slide’

    Reading is a skill that is crucial to student success, both in the classroom and beyond. In fact, it is a skill so important that reading is one of our board of education’s six goals. We know that identifying and intervening with struggling readers as soon as possible can help get them on track before the gap becomes too broad.

  • Voters should tune into the political process

    In just about a month, voters in Kentucky will take center stage in America.

    The entire country is watching the McConnell-Grimes senatorial race and I hope we don’t embarrass ourselves.

    Sadly, voter turnout is notoriously low in parts of Kentucky, Oldham County being no exception. If one-third of all registered voters actually make it to the polls, it is considered a strong turnout. I think we can do better than that.

  • Children, husbands and boyfriends

    Several years ago, on a trip from Berlin to Indianapolis, I learned the hard way, that I should never fly without chewy granola bars. Just like the commercial suggests, whenever one of the kids starts saying too much, I pull one out and feed it to them.

    When my daughter was three years old, she took a liking to the Italian woman sitting across from us, and fortunately, the woman took a liking to her. Initially, there was a bit of an accent barrier, but by the end of the nine-hour flight, they understood each other perfectly.

  • Akers named student of the month by South Rotary

    The South Oldham Rotary Club had the pleasure of honoring the South Oldham Rotary John Longstreet Student of the Month at their Sept. 12 meeting.

    Beth Anne Akers is a senior at South Oldham High School, where she is a member of the Beta Club, National Honor Society, Drama Club, Thespian Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Link Crew, FCCLA and KYA/KUNA. Akers was chosen because she is an outstanding student, an integral and talented member of the drama department and was selected to participate in the Governor’s School for the Arts this past summer.