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Today's News

  • Vaccinations suggested in wake of whooping cough outbreak

     An outbreak of whooping cough in northern Kentucky points to the need to have children inoculated against pertussis – and for adults to have a booster shot.

    Thirty-one cases of whooping cough have been reported in the Northern Kentucky counties of Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton since the first of November.  Most of the cases have been in school age children age 10 and older, and a few parents of school-aged children.

  • Cancer Society offers free services

     Each year, the American Cancer Society’s National Cancer Information Center (NCIC) receives about 800,000 calls, emails and chats from people who are in need of answers – they may need information and support, or they may want to volunteer or make a donation.

     Those contacts lead to more than 1.7 million services being provided. Phone lines are open around the clock, 365 days a year, to ease fears and give people all the answers they need about cancer.

  • Red Cross requests blood donations for national blood donor month

     This January, during National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross encourages people to roll up their sleeves to give blood to help maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients.

  • Very little to worry about

     Why don’t I feel good?  

    When will I get where I want to be?  

    Did I do the right thing?  

    Why am I not understood, and why can’t I be more understanding?  

    How do I make the right decision?  

    How do I overcome my fear?  

    What if I don’t fit in?  

    Am I good enough?  

    What if I end up all alone?

  • Making New traditions

     On Sunday, the eve of Hudson Charles’ eighth birthday, we got to spend the entire day together.  I don’t get a lot of one-on-one time with this boy, the youngest of my five children, so the unexpected time alone was a delightful surprise.  

    While having lunch at the kitchen counter, he talked non-stop about his upcoming birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. 

  • Public Records

     La Grange Police

     

    Katherine Moorhead, 55 of Crestwood — cited and released Dec. 15 for theft by unlawful taking under $500 (shoplifting)

     

    Jessica L. Dwinnells, 21 of Milton — cited and released Dec. 16 for failure to maintain required insurance; no registration plates; and no tail lamps

     

  • The blessing of holy fear

     Perhaps you had a late night when you were on a date and found yourself on lover’s lane. There is kissing and maybe touching. You wonder how far this is going to go.  What was your greatest fear?  

    Most people would say it was getting caught. What if someone recognized the car you were in?  What if blue lights started flashing? What if someone you knew, like your dad, showed up to shine a light in the car and see what was going on? What does God think?

  • Pratt: Reviewing the top sports stories from 2015

    This year was a lot of fun. So much fun that we’re resorting to the cliche end-of-the-year column when we look back on the best sports stories in Oldham County for 2015. 

    I asked the question on Twitter and received plenty of responses which didn’t come as a surprise because of so much success this county had at the state level. With a quick glance looking forward at the rosters of future teams, it’s not far fetched to believe similar success is on the way.

  • Randy Penner Classic: South Oldham cruises to tournament final with wins over Holy Cross, DeSales

    CRESTWOOD — South Oldham coach Steve Simpson believes he has 10 players that can maintain a high level of play for 48 minutes, and the Dragons aren’t giving him a reason to think otherwise.

    Senior Jacob Bray came off the bench for a game-high 22 points and junior Aaron Franklin checked in with 13 points as South Oldham handled Holy Cross (Louisville) 83-61 in the opening round of the Randy Penner Classic Monday night.

  • Boys Basketball: North Oldham grinds out victory over Scott in Holiday Classic

     LOUISVILLE  - Zack Wheeler led with 24 points and North Oldham hit crucial free throws down the stretch to beat Scott 62-53 in the opening round of the City of Middletown Holiday Classic Tuesday afternoon at Eastern High School.

    North Oldham shot 77 percent from the charity stripe, which included 11 of 14 in the fourth quarter to set up its tournament semifinal contest with Eastern Wednesday afternoon.