Local News

  • St. Francis drama program earns awards

    The results of the tenth annual National Youth Arts Awards for the 2014-2015 season were just made public and St. Francis School earned eight awards and fifteen additional nominations.
    Since joining National Youth Arts, St. Francis has earned awards and nominations four consecutive years. However, this is the first time the program won a Best Ensemble Award for the summer alumni production of “Almost, Maine” last year. 

  • Education in Brief

    Anderson makes Dean’s List
    Carrie Anderson has been named to the Dean’s List at the University of the South for the Easter 2015 term. To earn a place on Sewanee’s Dean’s List, a student must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.625 on a 4.0 scale. Anderson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney W. Anderson III.
    The University of the South, familiarly known as Sewanee, comprises a nationally recognized College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. For more information about Sewanee, visit www.sewanee.edu.

    Locals attend Craft Academy

  • Death Investigation underway in La Grange, victim identified

    By Amanda Manning and Taylor Riley


    At approximately 12:58 p.m. on Aug. 6, officers at the La Grange Police Department responded to a report of an unconscious male in a vehicle.


    After officers arrived on the scene at the 800 block of South First Street, it was determined that the male was deceased.


    In a press release earlier this week, the department identified the victim as Alberto Odelin Correa, 43, born in Cuba but last residing in Louisville.

  • God loves us through our pets and animals

    An old dog wandered into a man’s yard. He was clearly well fed and had a collar, and after the man patted him on the head the old dog followed him into the house, walked down a hall, curled up in a corner and fell asleep. An hour later he went to the door and the man let him out.
    This continued for several weeks and so the man pinned a note to the collar that read, “I would like to find out who the owner of this wonderful sweet dog is, and whether you were aware he comes to my house every day to take a nap?”

  • Locate your trees thoughtfully

    There has been a great deal of concern with regards to trees, the presence and the lack thereof. City, county and local governments and private organizations have all taken a giant leap in the last 10 plus years with regards to the importance of trees. Even utility companies have to take a lead position to prevent power and water outages, which become costly to businesses as well as consumers.

  • Cultural sensitivity

    Facing conditions we would like to change, letting go of people we wish were different, takes growth, patience, tolerance. We’re so easily enticed into thinking we’d be happier, “If only they’d change,” or “If I had a better job,” or “If the kids would settle down.” Yet we carry the seed of happiness within us every moment. Learning tolerance and being culturally sensitive for all conditions will nurture that seed.

  • Staffers Assume New Roles at OCS

    Familiar faces will fill administrative roles in Oldham County Schools for the 2015-16 school year, including principal positions and at central office.

  • Appraisal Fair at Vintage Market Fair, Aug. 15

    Everyone likes to find hidden treasure! Maybe it’s an old oil lamp, a vase or a painting that belonged to your grandmother, or your great-grandfathers’ pocket watch.
    Whatever the case, those items that may carry sentimental value might also have unknown monetary value waiting to be discovered. Local expert appraiser Mike Brown can help you uncover what they are worth.
    “I’ve been in the antique business since I was 16 years old,” Brown said.

  • Community Briefs

     OCHS Class of ‘75 reunion

    Join the Oldham County High School Class of 1975 for its 40th year class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Holiday Inn Hurstbourne.

    The night begins at 5:30 p.m. for registration and social hour with a cash bar available until midnight. At 6:30 p.m. there will be a class photo taken. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m.

  • District best in the West

     The Oldham County Conservation District was recently recognized as the Outstanding Conservation District for the western half of Kentucky at the Kentucky Association of Conservation District’s annual conference.  The district was recognized for going above and beyond in providing educational and outreach programs for Oldham County residents.