Today's News

  • Locust Grove will help relieve overcrowding

    The construction of Locust Grove Elementary School is moving forward well ahead of schedule. Located on the East Oldham campus off of Ky. 22, the new school will have a capacity of 700 and open school with about 590 students. With the opening of Locust Grove Elementary School in August, the district’s elementary school crowding will decrease significantly — dropping from our current number of 123 percent to 101.1 percent capacity. The Kentucky Department of Education establishes enrollment capacity numbers for each school.

  • County Events

    Thursday, Jan. 3The American Legion Post No. 39. 7 p.m. Oldham County post, La Grange. 241-9701.South Oldham High School Booster Club. 7 p.m. SOHS library. Jim Murphy, 552-5024.Aerobics class. 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. La Grange Community Center, 307 W. Jefferson St. 225-6473.Kiwanis Club of La Grange. 7 p.m. Oldham County Fairgrounds clubhouse, La Grange. 222-3035.Ballardsville Rural Fire Protection District. 7 p.m. 4604 Ky. 53, Ballardsville.

  • Baptist Northeast now boasts tobacco-free hospital campus

    JoAnn Parker used to visit the "Butt Hut" at least four times during her 12-hour shift at Baptist Hospital Northeast. The hut is an smokers' pavilion behind the hospital where Parker went to smoke and relax from the stresses of working as a unit secretary and monitor tech in the hospital's medical surgical unit.

    But when officials from the Metro Louisville Baptist Healthcare System announced plans May 11 to make hospital campuses tobacco-free by the beginning of 2008, Parker said she knew she had to do something.

  • Red Ribbon Week becomes 'real' at Oldham Middle

    Oldham County Middle School celebrated Red Ribbon week upon returning from fall break. Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country.

  • Student honored for fight against poverty

    As a student at Oldham County High School, David Golemboski began to seriously consider his Catholic faith and think about it as more than a set of beliefs.

    Through the guidance of individuals in his church and reading the work of Thomas Merton, Golemboski realized he was a "guilty bystander."

    "As long as you're a bystander, in some way you're a guilty bystander," Golemboski said.

  • Five North Oldham stars named to all-district football team

    GOSHEN –After posting the best season in school history, five North Oldham High School football players earned all-district honors.Quarterback Dylan Grandon, runningbacks Chris Dudley and Andrew Tuller, lineman Spencer Gooch and fullback/linebacker Ryan Gallas were all named to the coaches all-district squad.NOHS went 8-4 this year, a school record for wins, finished second in the district and won the first playoff game in school history before falling to Henry County 15-7 in the district finals.Grandon, a 6-foot-2, 175-pound senior finished his f

  • Open for discussion

    Business owners are calling for revisions to La Grange’s sign ordinance, arguing that city council’s incentive to preserve the historic look of the area is compromising the future of the economy and comes with a price for businesses already existing in the city. In May, council members unanimously approved an ordinance to ban pole signs, neon lighting and banners.

  • Lady Dragons capture two tournament titles over holiday break

    It was a good holiday break for all three local girls’ basketball teams as they all picked up wins and in some cases got their rosters back to full strength heading into the new year and the meat of their respective schedules.

  • Business Briefs

    Bedford Loan and Deposit receives 5-star ratingBauerFinancial Inc., an independent bank rating and research firm, has announced that Bedford Loan and Deposit Bank has earned another 5-Star Superior rating, the highest award, for the 62nd consecutive quarter.

  • Oldham County drops pair at King of the Bluegrass

    The holiday fare for the three local boys’ high school teams got a bit tougher as the trio completed the Christmas break schedule with varying degrees of success.