Today's News

  • Oldham County moves on: Lady Colonels roll past Gallatin County 58-37 in regional opener

    Less than a week removed from a disappointing loss in the final of the district tournament, Oldham County looked like a totally different team in its regional opener against Gallatin County Thursday night, blitzing the Lady Wildcats 58-37.
    Though sloppy ball handling continued to plague Oldham County, they were able to overcome 20 turnovers with a strong presence on the boards and plenty of contributors.

  • South Oldham girls fall to Collins: Foul trouble, mental lapses doom Lady Dragons in Eighth Region opener

    The whistles blew early and often in the first game of the girls’ Eighth Region tournament Wednesday night as the South Oldham Lady Dragons sent Collins to the free throw line 31 times in a heartbreaking 44-43 loss.
    South Oldham had a slightly tougher time drawing fouls, attempting only 15, six free throws fewer than Collins made.

  • South Oldham coach earns Coach of the Year honors

    After leading her team to a season unlike any other, South Oldham swim coach Christine O’Rourke was honored Feb. 8 as the Region 2 Coach of the Year.
    Fittingly, she was doing what she does best — coaching — when the award was announced. In fact, she was so caught up in preparing one of her swimmers for competition, she almost missed the announcement all-together.

  • Prospect escapee attends court two days later with cuffs up his sleeve

    A drunk driver who fled into a wooded area while under arrest in Jefferson County resurfaced two days later for a domestic violence hearing in Oldham district court with handcuffs still attached to his wrist.

    According to police, Bradley R. Scherzinger, 29, was speeding Feb. 16 when a Prospect Police officer stopped him on U.S. 42. His blood-alcohol content registered .165, and the officer placed him under arrest.

  • UPDATE: Milton-Madison Bridge will be reduced to one lane Feb. 28

    The Milton-Madison Bridge, which carries US 421 across the Ohio River from Milton to Madison will be reduced to one lane on Thursday, February 28 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. 

    Engineers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be monitoring items on the bridge that were highlighted in previous inspections.

    The Cabinet implemented a monthly inspection frequency in 2012 to review these locations.  The goal is to keep the Milton-Madison Bridge operational during the super-structure replacement project.

  • Oldham County girls knock off North Oldham

    It wasn't pretty win but Oldham County coach Jace Bryant will certainly take it as his Lady Colonels advanced out of the first round of the 29th district tournament Tuesday night with a 59-53 victory over Trimble County.

    Center Jenna Kirk was a big reason for that , providing a big boost for the Lady Colonels after Trimble County game-planned to limit Ashley McMurtrey with a box and 1, scoring 11 of the first 16 points.

  • OC boys ends North’s season in the district tournament

    By: Billy Rutledge

    In a rematch between two county rivals Oldham County and North Oldham in the first round of the district tournament, the Colonels finally got their revenge, defeating North 57-40. The 17 point victory punched the Colonel’s ticket into the district tournament final and more importantly the region tournament.

  • Utility crew finds OCHS class ring missing since 1969

    It was the summer of ‘69 when La Grange native Bruce Duncan misplaced his senior ring.

    Duncan said the ring didn’t fit when he received it at the conclusion of his junior year at Oldham County High School.

    Despite his mother’s frequent suggestions that he take it to a jeweler to re-size, Duncan continued to wear it.

    He lost the ring just a few weeks after graduation.

    Now, more than 44 years later, the ring is back in Duncan’s possession.

  • Prospect mayor to resign, cites health issues

    The mayor of Prospect has announced his plans to resign next month.
    Prospect Mayor Todd Eberle announced Tuesday he plans to resign from his post effective March 9.
    Eberle said his health has declined after a car crash more than a year ago. He also cited increasing family obligations out of town.
    He entered elected office in 2004 winning a seat on the Prospect city council, was elected Mayor in 2006 and re-elected in 2010.
    He has enjoyed more than eight years on the Prospect city council.

  • Officials will offer weather spotter training March 11

    Officials from Oldham County Emergency Management and the Louisville office of the National Weather Service are hosting a free weather spotter class.

    The two-hour SkyWarn training class is for anyone interested in learning more about severe weather identification and safety. 

    A key part of the class will be learning how participants can help protect their communities by reporting ground truth information on storms to local meteorologists working to issue and disseminate warnings.