Today's News

  • Prevent winter weather damage to your home, business

    With falling temperatures and wintry weather now in the forecast, Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Companies wants home- and business-owners to be wary of the potential for damage around their property.

    Below-freezing temperatures, snow and ice not only cause problems for motorists, but they may also lead to issues around the home and office.

  • Make regular blood donation a New Year’s resolution

    With the beginning of a new year comes a fresh start. New Year’s resolutions are often made to form good habits and reach new goals. This New Year’s, the American Red Cross encourages people to resolve to help patients in need through regular blood donations.

    There are several upcoming blood drives in Oldham County.

    As the winter season continues, blood donations are especially needed.

    Donations typically decline this time of year, as many regular donors are impacted by inclement weather and seasonal illnesses.

  • David Levitch breaks school scoring record as North Oldham beats Tates Creek 55-45

    After grinding it out with Tates Creek for the first 16 minutes in the opening round of the Henry County Invitational Tournament on Dec. 27, the North Oldham Mustangs got on the throttle in the second half, using a 36-23 run to claim a 55-45 win over the Commodores.
    Senior David Levitch had an especially impressive night, racking up 28 points and breaking the North Oldham scoring record.
    They’ll return to the floor at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4 as they travel to Iroquois High School for a showdown with the Raiders.

  • South Oldham rolls past Atherton in Henry County opener.

    Opening the Henry County Invitiational Tournament against Atherton Dec. 27, the South Oldham Dragons made short work of the Rebels, jumping out to a 21-8 lead and never looking back.

    "We didn't have a good warm up so we were kind of worried that we would kind of come out flat," South coach Steve Simpson said. "Well, we came out okay but then they kind of tied it up from there. The rest of the quarter we went on a good run. I was pretty pleased with our start. From that point on, we kind of treaded water but all wins are good wins."

  • South Oldham picks up their first win behind strong play from Sedoris, Vanzant

    Walking off the floor on Dec. 18, the South Oldham Lady Dragons couldn’t help but smile. Though the game they just played wasn’t pretty by any means — a narrow 54-51 win over North Bullitt — what it signified was. In addition to providing their first win of the season, coach Christy Higdon hopes it also provides a boost moving forward.

  • North Oldham girls participate in charity event

    During a month filled with plenty of basketball, the North Oldham girls’ basketball team found time to take a step away from the game recently, donating their time and energy to bring the Christmas spirit to Crum’s Lane Elementary in Louisville.
    Though the team has participated in similar community service events in years past, including adopting a family last season, coach Dan Pfaff said they were looking for a more personal approach this year.

  • Former principal of Liberty Elementary dies at 50

    The former principal of Liberty Elementary School has died after battling cancer.

    Connie Jean Hayes Daub died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at home. She was 50.

    She served as principal of Liberty Elementary from 1999-2007.

    A native of Grayson County, she started her education career at H.W. Wilkey Elementary in Grayson County, where she served from 1983-1990.

  • I-71 traffic stop yields 20 lbs. of pot, thousands in cash

    Police arrested an Oklahoma man traveling Interstate 71 in Oldham County with 20 lbs. of marijuana and thousands in cash.

    According to Kentucky State Police, a traffic stop in the early morning hours of Dec. 22 near mile-marker 24 yielded one ounce of cocaine, 20 lbs. of marijuana, 4.2 oz. marijuana sees and $11,570 in cash.

    Police arrested the driver, Arthur Penrod, 72, of Inola, Okla., on charges of trafficking in marijuana and possession of a controlled substance.

  • Oldham County rolls past Central 81-72 in semifinals

    Entering Friday night’s semifinal matchup in the Best in Hoops, Central High School hadn’t surrendered more than 60 points in a game.
    It took the Oldham County Colonels all of three quarters to reach that mark, coming out of the gates firing to jump up 41-33 at the break.
    The Colonel’s pace didn’t slow in the second half either, as the tandem of guards Jacob Kopp and Sam Gruber kept the Yellowjackets at bay with timely plays down the stretch.
    None would be bigger than a clutch 3-point play to break Central’s back in the fourth quarter.

  • DEAR SANTA: Letters from Liberty Elementary

    Dear Santa,  I want a Barbie Car and a real phone and an i-pod.  And a new doggie named Bolt.  I will leave you some cookies.

    Gretchen Nation