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Today's News

  • Lady Dragons fall to Highlands for first loss of year

    CRESTWOOD – South Oldham finally slipped on its tough early season schedule Saturday.

    Highlands’ Brianna Adler scored 19 points as the Bluebirds beat the Lady Dragons 57-47 Saturday, marking South’s first loss of the season.

    The Lady Dragons (2-1) were playing without starting point guard Abbey VanZant, who suffered a concussion Wednesday in a win over Floyd Central (Ind.). South coach Christy Higdon said she expects VanZant to return for the Lady Dragons’ next game, Wednesday at Gallatin County.

  • Oldham sweeps Trimble

    BUCKNER – Both Oldham County teams came out victorious against district foe Trimble County Friday, but they did so in far different fashions.

    The Lady Colonels clawed back from a 36-15 halftime deficit before Ashley McMurtrey hit the game-winning free throw in a 57-56 OC win in the girls’ game.

    Meanwhile the boys had a less stressful evening, taking care of Trimble 70-30. Both teams are 1-0 now in District 29 play.

     

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  • Male buzzer-beater sinks North

    GOSHEN – Four and six-tenths seconds was all Brandon Horne needed to drive a stake through North Oldham’s comeback chances Wednesday night.

    The Male guard took an inbounds pass at three-quarters court and drove straight to the basket, hitting the winning layup as time expired in a 46-44 Bulldog win at North.

    Horne’s buzzer-beater undid an otherwise solid Mustang second-half effort. North (0-2), which scored just 14 first-half points, out-paced Male 30-22 over the final 16 minutes.

  • Walmart exploring return to Crestwood

    National retail chain Walmart is “rolling back” into Crestwood.

    The retailer has sent out notices to Crestwood residents about its intent to build a Walmart Supercenter at 6701 Highway 329 in Crestwood. The location is behind the Baptist Crestwood Medical Center on what’s also known as the 329 Bypass or Veterans Memorial Parkway.

  • Tentative trial date set for Mosley case

     

    The case of a former Oldham County Police officer accused of official misconduct and tampering with evidence has a tentative court date sent.

    Former officer Harry “Shane” Mosley was charged with official misconduct for sending sexually explicit text messages to a teenager. His charges also include tampering with physical evidence, tampering with public records and official misconduct for his involvement in the arrest of a U.S. Marshal on DUI charges.

  • Paul talks economic zones, health care during La Grange visit

     

    Standing in one of the wealthiest counties in Kentucky, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul pitched his latest policy initiative last week that aims to help impoverished areas pull themselves up by their bootstraps.

    Paul, a Republican who has expressed an interest in running for president in 2016, is promoting the idea of economic freedom zones for struggling cities and counties across the U.S.

    It’s an idea first proposed by former Congressman Jack Kemp, who also ran for president and vice president as a Republican, but slightly modified by Paul.

  • Winter Woes

    Snow, sleet and ice blanketed the region from Friday morning to Tuesday, canceling school twice and causing multiple wrecks on Interstate 71 and elsewhere.

    Because of the weather, Oldham County Schools will be in session Feb. 17 and May 27 for snow make-up days.

  • Johnson asks for house arrest in abuse case

     

    Richard Wayne Johnson, a former Oldham County EMS employee, pleaded not guilty to charges of possession of crime pornography and other sex crimes at his first court appearance after being indicted on those charges.

    Johnson, 35, of La Grange was indicted on the following charges: one count of incest, one count of second degree sodomy, eight counts of first degree sexual abuse, one count of distribution of obscene matter to a minor, two counts of distribution of child pornography and twelve counts of possession of child pornography.

  • Kelley case awaiting lab results

    The case of a Pewee Valley woman accused of murdering her boyfriend with a hatchet is still awaiting lab results before it can proceed.

    Gail Kelley, 51, was arrested for murder on July 6 after police received a report of a possible murder. At the time, Kelley told police she struck Michael T. Evans, 44, in the head with a hatchet, which was found wrapped in a bloody towel in a trash can in the driveway.

    Kelley has pleaded not guilty to the murder charge, as well as charges of tampering with evidence and being a persistent felony offender.

  • Boyers case moving slowly

    A Pewee Valley woman charged with sexual abuse and rape of a minor was once again in Oldham Circuit Court last week. Jessica Boyers, 24, was a teacher at Highland Middle School in Jefferson County who allegedly had a relationship with a minor.

    Boyers, was arrested by Louisville Metro Police on those charges in April and indicted on them April 23 in Jefferson County. She was also indicted on 38 sex crime charges in Oldham County in June.