Today's News

  • State senate addresses disability care

    By Ernie Harris, Ky. Senator

    The passage of bills that would help children with disabilities, preserve rights of victims in criminal cases, and fight for the rights of the unborn highlighted another busy week in the Senate. As Thursday marked day 40 of our 60-day legislative session in Frankfort, we are still anxiously awaiting a budget bill from our colleagues in the House.

  • Freezin' for a reason

    My kids and I have a history of silly, cold-weather activities, ranging from making snow angels in our bathing suits to swimming in glacial Lake Superior.  

  • Hidden Blessings

    Years ago I went to visit a parishioner at a local hospital.  I will always remember walking down the corridor to a room with the door closed.  15 teenagers stood outside.  One woman in particular seemed to be bent over with grief.  The others were gathered around her to offer comfort and encouragement.  This was an unusual scene along the normally quiet and empty hospital hallways.  I visited with them long enough to understand.

  • Region 8 championship: South Oldham rolls over Anderson County 81-44

    NEW CASTLE – South Oldham crossed the top item off its preseason checklist.

    Led by Grant Williams’ 17 points, South Oldham had five players reach double digits and the Dragons claimed their third Eighth Region championship in four years by rolling over Anderson County 81-44 Tuesday night at Henry County.

    Winning the Eighth Region championship game and advancing to the boys Sweet 16 was the top goal for South Oldham when the team met before the season started.

  • Boys' Eighth Region tournament semifinals: Penny leads charge as Anderson County tops Oldham County 59-55

    NEW CASTLE – Finding a way to close out games when the lead is in hand was a common issue for Oldham County this season.

    That theme, as it has in years past, rose again in the Eighth Region tournament and the Colonels, as they also have done in years past, failed to find the answer.

    Cobe Penny scored 33 points and was the answer for Anderson County as the Bearcats knocked off Oldham County 59-55 in the Region 8 semifinals Monday night at Henry County.

  • Boys' Eighth Region tournament semifinals: South Oldham reaches title game with 74-70 win over Collins

    NEW CASTLE – South Oldham and Collins turned a 3-point shooting match into a shootout. And as uncharacteristically good Collins was shooting, the Dragons once again proved better and, once again, find themselves playing for a shot at state.

    Jo Griffin led South Oldham with 16 points and South Oldham held off Collins 74-70 in the boys Eighth Region semifinal Monday night at Henry County.

  • Crestwood man used chatroom to lure minor for sex

    A Crestwood man was arrested Feb. 22 following an investigation by the Cyber Crimes Unit of the Office of the Attorney General.

    Jeff Steven Thorsberg, 62, was charged with one count of prohibited use of an electronic communication system for the purpose of procuring a minor for sex, according to a release from the Attorney General’s office.

  • Boys Eighth Region Tournament: Oldham County rolls over Henry County 90-45

     NEW CASTLE – Oldham County had six players score double digits and the Colonels took care of business against the home team despite the neutral court.

    Brandon Johnson led with 14 points and Oldham County cruised to a 90-45 win over Henry County in the first round of the boys’ Eighth Region tournament Thursday night in New Castle.

  • Boys Eighth Region Tournament: Snook leads fourth quarter charge as South Oldham knocks Owen County 81-76

     NEW CASTLE – Dylan Snook had the flu two months ago.

    He sat out for South Oldham’s stretch of games during Christmas break and has slowly conditioned himself back up after his stamina hit rock bottom.

    And when South Oldham’s season hung in the balance against the team that went 19-0 against Eighth Region competition in the regular season, Snook suddenly didn’t seem sick anymore.

  • Freezing credit not surefire identity theft protection

    Recently, national media has suggested freezing your credit to proactively protect yourself against identity theft. Unless you have had your identity stolen, however, it is best to consider other methods first.