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Today's News

  • Spring Break still safe despite wintry week

    It wasn’t planned, but students of Oldham County Schools were the recipients of a winter break last week as snow and below-zero temperatures rocked the region.

    But those five days off will push an already delayed school calendar even further into June, OCS Communications Director Tracy Green said.

    OCS’ last day is now scheduled to be June 10, with all five days tacked on to the end of the current calendar. The original last day was June 3, thanks to a delayed start to the year due to renovations at Oldham County Middle School.

  • Traffic system being developed

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court is in the process of potentially approving a system to alert local drivers to interstate backups and delays.

    The idea, first brought up by County Judge-Executive David Voegele months ago, would provide local drivers the decision to divert to other local roads if a wreck delays or shuts down Interstate 71.

    The problem is that no such system currently exists… yet.

  • Tips to stay safe during severe weather month

    March is Severe Weather Awareness Month and as part of this awareness campaign, the statewide Tornado Safety Drill will be conducted on March 3 at 10:07 a.m. Oldham County Central Dispatch will activate outdoor warning sirens at this time.

    Schools, businesses and residents are encouraged to participate in Severe Weather Awareness Month by participating in the drill and by reviewing severe weather preparedness information. Important information to be aware of before and during a tornado warning includes:

  • ‘Tell’-ing everything without saying a word

    I love watching and studying people and trying to figure them out. I learned recently that a “tell” is the physical manifestation of the truth. A card player uses tells to determine if his opponent is bluffing. He watches for certain mannerisms and associates them with winning and losing. The opponent might raise his eyebrows or clench his fist when he has a winning hand or clear his throat or rub his chin when the cards don’t fall his way.

  • Fire causes changes

    The paper might look a little different this week.

    Due to a fire at one of our corporate printing plants, changes had to be made for all of the newspapers in our group in order to re-route printing jobs from Standard Printing in Shepherdsville to other available plants.

  • Public Records Feb. 26

    La Grange Police Arrests

    Feb. 18 -- Jerrmond L. Allen Jr., 24, La Grange, was arrested for assault fourth degree (domestic violence), minor injury.

    Feb. 17 -- Lindsay D. Beaumont, 25, La Grange, was cited for operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license and failure of owner to maintain required insurance, first offense.

    Feb. 18 -- Ruth E. Crawford, 52, La Grange, was cited for false/forged prescription, forgery of a prescription, first offense.

  • Leave the fear and worrying to God

    Two gas company service men, a senior training supervisor and a young trainee were out checking meters. They parked their truck at the end of the alley and then worked their way to the other end. At the last house a woman looking out her kitchen window watches the two men as they check her gas meter.

  • Bringing life to the History Center’s campus

    By HELEN E. MCKINNEY

    OLDHAM COUNTY HISTORY CENTER

    Who says you can’t make anything old new again? It‘s a New Year; people make new commitments, set new goals and add new ideas to their bucket lists. The Oldham County Historical Society is doing the same, embarking upon a $2 million capital campaign to revamp the History Center campus inside and out.

  • Tuxedo jacket fundraiser

    Twenty-eight men from Louisville and Oldham County have been designing a Kentucky Derby-themed tuxedo jacket for the purpose of raising funds and awareness for the Oldham County Historical Society. The man who brings in the most money in sponsorships for the jacket will be the named “The Most Dandy Derby Stud.” The winner will also get a Ford Mustang to use during Derby season, as well as other goodies. There will also be a people’s choice award, voted on by the public.

  • Honoring Henry Bibb Day

    Join the Oldham County History Center in celebrating the life of Henry Walton Bibb on Saturday. Bibb was a slave who once lived on the Gatewood Plantation, located in present-day Trimble County. It was the last place where he lived as 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, The Voice of the Fugitive.