.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Making room to grow: Yew Dell Botanical Gardens marks 10 years with a new greenhouse

    Aluminum is the traditional anniversary gift for a 10th anniversary. At Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, that gift is coming in the shape of a greenhouse.

    Several dozen people gathered on a chilly day at the gardens Nov. 14 to official break ground on the new greenhouse, one of several new horticulture facilities.

    Executive Director Paul Cappiello said the horticulture buildings are a perfect way to mark the beginning of the next 10 years at Yew Dell.

  • Back to the hardwood: Mustangs outlast Colonels in middle school opener

    Welcoming North Oldham to Buckner, Oldham County Middle School was an unkind host in its three middle school games with the Mustangs on Thursday night, stealing two of three.
    The Colonels picked up wins in their first two games by a combined score of 82-58 but in the 8th grade nightcap, North Oldham managed to steal back some thunder, knocking out OC 45-34.
    Jalen Henry was the high scorer for the Mustangs with 14.
    No Oldham County player reached double digits.

    Email us about this story at:
    sports@oldham.com.

  • Oldham County falls to Ballard

    Three weeks removed from a week nine matchup with Ballard, Oldham County returned to Pat Crawford Stadium for the second round of Class 6A playoffs and another shot at the Bruins.
    Though the dates were different, the results were all too familiar to coach Matt Brown and the Colonels as they fell 30-14 to close their season.
    Field position was key to the game as Oldham County never found ideal situations to strike.
    Nonetheless, in the first half, the Colonels made their presence felt often, matching Ballard punch for punch.

  • Season of firsts ends for South Oldham

    Story by RANDY HEITE
    South Oldham’s season came to an end Friday night as they lost to Cooper 49-28.
    Cooper got started quickly with a short 5-yard run by A.J Collins. South Oldham’s Kevin Kuriger had his own 5-yard touchdown with less than a minute left in the first quarter to tie it at 7.
    Cooper’s Tyler Morris would connect with Collins again for a 3-yard-touchdown, but South was not going to let Cooper have the lead for long — senior quarterback Jack Sherry ran it in from 6 yards out. At the half, South Oldham was down 21-14.

  • North Oldham wins state championship: Other local runners claim top team, individual finishes as well

    Traveling to Lexington for the KHSAA state cross-country meet over the weekend, all six local teams wrapped up their season in memorable fashion. Five of those finished in the top five of their respective classes.
    North Oldham got things started in the boys’ Class 2A race, repeating as state champions for the third straight time.
    Junior Luke Tarvestad led the way for the team from the opening gun, crossing the line at 17:17.71 to claim 11th place.

  • 18 artists – including two Oldham residents – added to Kentucky Crafted

    Eighteen new artists have adjudicated into the Kentucky Crafted program, the Kentucky Arts Council's marketing assistance program that provides opportunities for artists to expand their market reach.

Artists are accepted into the program based on artistic excellence and market readiness as judged by an independent panel of art and craft industry professionals.



  • Defense: Accused double-murderer was 'standing his ground'

    An attorney for the Oldham County man accused of double murder says the defendant was simply “standing his ground” when he shot and killed a pregnant woman and her sister at his Covington Ridge Farm last winter. 

    Robert Riley, a La Grange attorney representing accused murderer, Ronald T. Evridge, 58, last Thursday asked Oldham Circuit Judge Karen Conrad for an evidentiary hearing that could ultimately grant Evridge immunity from facing civil or criminal proceedings. 

  • Death row inmate's life spared due to jury error

    It has been 12 years since Armott and Edna Porter were murdered in their Crestwood home by their former son-in-law.

    Last week, Miguel Soto, 41, re-entered a guilty plea for those crimes that will spare his life, but keep him in prison without the possibility of parole.

    Soto was sentenced to death in 2000, but a circuit court judge reversed Soto’s death sentence last year because he was denied the right to a fair trial.

  • Accused child molester has past of sexually abusing children

    Prosecutors say a La Grange worker charged with sex crimes against children is a serial child molester who was previously sentenced to at least 10 years in Jefferson County for abusing his 5-year-old daughter and niece. 

    Commonwealth Attorney Courtney Baxter filed records in Oldham Circuit Court earlier this month that indicate Denver Hawkins, 56, of Louisville, has a history of child sex abuse, dating from as early as 1995 when he was convicted of sexually abusing and trying to sodomize two young relatives.  

  • Oldham health department growing

    The Oldham County Health Department is finishing construction on a 6,000-square-foot expansion that will allow for more programs and services to be offered at the department.

    Many people don’t realize the department’s scope, said executive director Teresa Gamsky.

    The department oversees all food inspections, communicable disease services, maternal and child health services and emergency preparedness.