Today's News

  • Remembering a great man

    I used to play baseball, and my Dad went to the games because he was always interested in whatever his children did. I remember one game especially. It was a tight game, and I happened to get a long hit. I was running around the bases as fast as I could, but I seemed to gain added strength when I heard him shouting above the crowd, “Come on home, Bob, come on home.”

  • Graham named to dean’s list at Washington University

    Holly Graham of Goshen was recently named to the dean’s list at Washington University in St. Louis for the spring semester.

    She is a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy in Louisville and attends Washington’s College of Art in the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts.

    To be named to the deans list in the College of Art, students must earn a 3.5 grade-point average.

  • Fruit of family’s labor destroyed

    Owners of Reardon’s Fruit Market are eager to get back in business after a fire destroyed their business Aug. 5.

    They’re waiting for the go-ahead from LG&E before they can raze the remnants of the building and begin construction on a new building.

    Firefighters responded to heavy flames at the business about 3:30 a.m., South Oldham Fire Department public information officer Kevin Parker said. 

  • Tour of Remodeled Homes is this weekend

    The 24th annual Tour of Remodeled Homes will take place from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  The event is presented by Bonnycastle Appliance and TV and Insight, sponsored by PC Building Materials and produced by the Home Builders Association of Louisville.  There will be 22 homes, remodeled by remodeling members of the HBAL featured on the tour.

    Tickets are $10 per person, $2 for children ages 6 to 12. Start at any home. Tickets are available at all locations. For information visit www.hbal.com.

  • IRONMAN: Bike shops cater to local triathletes

    Crestwood seemed like a good place to open a bike shop in 2007, with a preponderance of bikers but no shops to service them.  

    Within months, everything changed  for  Bluegrass  Bicycles and owner Bob Clifford. The Ironman competition series announced a race in Louisville coming within miles of his new shop.

    So Clifford set to work immediately, reforming his product line to cater to triathletes. Now he estimates more than a quarter of his business comes from triathletes. 

  • South Oldham senior earns $1,000 scholarship

    Karl J. Fleischmann, a senior at South Oldham High School, is one of seven students nationwide to receive a $1,000 scholarship through the 2009 Fluke Corporation scholarship award program. He will attend the University of Louisville and plans to study engineering.

  • Rotary installs officers

    The South Oldham Rotary Club recently hosted an installation banquet at Yew Dell Gardens.

  • Athlete of the Week

    Name: John Hoskins.

    School: La Grange Elementary School.

    Sport: Swimming.

    Age: 9.

    Hometown: La Grange.

  • Tour of new Norton hospital is Sunday

    The public is invited to tour the new Norton Brownsboro Hospital from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

    In addition to tours of the new facility, the event will include refreshments, giveaways, health screenings and games for the kids.

    Norton Brownsboro Hospital opens Aug. 26. It is the first new hospital to be built in Jefferson County in more than two decades and the only full-service hospital in northeastern Jefferson County. 

  • Locked and loaded


    CRESTWOOD – Will Vitalis won’t be doing any swimming during the Labor Day holiday this year.

    Vitalis, a senior to be at South Oldham High School, cut a tendon in his foot on a boat propeller last year swimming in Lake Cumberland and missed most of the high school season.

    “I don’t think anybody is going to let me in the water this year,” Vitalis said.

    While he sat out all but four games, Vitalis is primed for a big senior year after being named the Kentucky Youth Soccer Eurosport Player of the Year.