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Today's News

  • Countryside-River Bluff to vote on North Oldham Fire Dept merger

    After much deliberation, it looks as if Countryside-River Bluff Fire Protection District has decided that it will not sever contractual ties with North Oldham Fire Department and will soonn merge with the department.

    Countryside-River Bluff, which serves about 400 Oldham County homes near Prospect, has contracted to provide emergency services with both NOFD and Harrods Creek Fire Department in the past, but decided that pending an audit and additional vote they could merge.

  • Teacher pensions still in danger as legislature nears end of session

    Approximately 50 percent of Kentucky’s 40,000 public school teachers are already eligible to retire. If all--or even most--retire this year, they might not have a pension to retire on. The state’s public school teachers aren’t allowed to draw Social Security when they retire. Nor are they allowed to draw their spouse’s Social Security if their spouse dies.

    When the pension money runs out, many of the teachers who spent their lives and careers educating generations of Kentucky families could have no income to live on.

  • Lashley found guilty

    Two men, including a former county road superintendent and his father, went in front of a judge to plead guilty to several charges and were sentenced this week.

    Lance Eric Lashley, the former superintendent, was indicted in December on one count of abuse of public trust (less than $10,000) and theft by unlawful taking, more that $500 but less than $10,000. Both were felony charges.

  • Chance needs a chance

    Huskies have captured the hearts of pet-lovers since they first poked their noses out of the snow. Their talkativeness and playful trainability make them stand out.

    It’s no surprise, then, that a Husky wandering the neighborhood streets drew the attention of sympathetic onlookers. The two bystanders swept the dog up and kept him through, then delivered him to animal control the following day, where he was ferried to Crestwood Animal Hospital.

    Laura Yates, director of the Oldham County Humane Society, said this is how she met Chance, the Husky.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Colonels outlast North 3-0

     The hot-hitting bats of Oldham County softball were put to the test Tuesday night by district foe North Oldham.

    They passed that test, but barely.

  • WRESTLING: Jones sniffs title, Mustangs place second overall in small school division

    LEXINGTON -  Landin Jones had already proven people wrong. 

    The heavyweight wrestler from North Oldham pinned his first two state tournament opponents in under a minute, pinned a contender in 1:18 in the semifinals and reached the championship match.

    And all it took was 46 seconds in the final match for it be over for Jones.

  • WRESTLING: McIntosh, Colonels put on milestone performance at state tournament

    LEXINGTON - It’s been eight years since Oldham County High School had a wrestler win state. That was in 2007, when Alex McIntosh was in the heart of elementary school.

    Fast forward to Wednesday when McIntosh, a junior, climbed atop the highest point on the podium as the 170-pound champion in the KHSAA State Wrestling Tournament at Alltech Arena.

    McIntosh defeated Boyle County’s Brandon Devins in a 7-1 decision in the championship round to give the Colonels’ its first state title winner in 12 years.

  • In the Service of Print

    Community newspapers are unique creatures in the printing world.

    When print publication reached its peak and took a southern nose dive in the early aughts -- leaving the massive metropolitan outlets to shed staff and cut pages -- media scholars and moguls scratched their heads. They couldn’t figure out how these small-circulation, local-specific, mom-and-pop papers seemed to be getting along without them.

  • Everyone’s good here

    One of the most memorable places I’ve ever been is the House of Anne Frank in Amsterdam. One of the most startling lines I have ever read in any book was the quote in Anne Frank’s book The Diary of a Young Girl that read: “I do believe that deep within his (her) heart, every person is good.” She made this statement as she was being hunted down by the Nazis.

  • The distinction between Christianity and religion

    Our kids are not perfect. Neither are parents for that matter. I believe with my entire being that my faith in Jesus Christ, and the truth of the scriptures has been the key to just about everything I have ever done right as a father.