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Today's News

  • Local names reach the President’s list, Oldham grads earn top honors

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,095 graduates at the conclusion of the Fall 2014 semester. On Mar. 15, 2015 the university released the full list of the 1,387 students who earned their way onto the President’s List for students who achieved top honors.

    The President’s List was established by the University to recognize outstanding academic achievement. It is bestowed upon full-time undergraduate students who attain a perfect 4.0 grade point average for a semester.

  • Oldham County Right to Work bill tabled for later discussion

    After high controversy ensued over the enacting of a county-level law, the Oldham County Fiscal Court tabled the proposed Right to Work local ordinance during their Mar. 17 meeting in La Grange. Oldham is the first county in Kentucky to table a Right to Work proposal.

  • 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.