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  • Hargis named KCIW deputy warden

    Kentucky Department of Corrections Deputy Commissioner James Erwin today announced that Randy Hargis has been promoted to deputy warden at Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women in Pewee Valley.

    Hargis began his new assignment Jan. 16.

    Hargis began his career as a correctional officer in 2001 at Roederer Correctional Complex.

    While at RCC, he received promotions to sergeant in 2003 and to lieutenant in 2004.  He became a member of RCC’s Corrections Emergency Response Team in 2004 and was named a tactical team squad leader.

  • Video leads to new sex charges against Crestwood man, 54

    A Crestwood man accused of rape and sodomy after he fled to Miami with a 16-year-old girl in 2011 has been indicted for additional criminal charges.

    Toby Mason, now 54, skipped town in May 2011 with a teenager he met several months earlier while playing video games. The teenager packed clothes and toiletries and left home during the night. She left a note for her mother, explaining she left for an adventure and would someday return.

  • Equipment swiped from North Oldham High found in Louisville's West End

    A Louisville couple has been arrested in connection with theft of lawncare equipment from North Oldham High School.

    After a four-hour standoff with police, James David McGuffin, 24, and Jennifer Cheatham, 23, were arrested peacefully Jan. 8 at their Portland home.

    Lawn care equipment, including two John Deere Gators and two zero-turn radius lawnmowers, were recovered from the property.

    A 16-foot utility trailer used by the NOHS band was recovered by Louisville Metro Police Jan. 7, and police found band equipment at McGuffin’s home.

  • Ky. earns top 10 national ranking for education, Oldham Co. tops state list

    A recent survey ranks Kentucky in the nation’s top 10 states for education — and Oldham County Schools remains in the state’s spotlight.

    Each year, Education Week — a national publication focused on K-12 education — produces a special “Quality Counts” issue.

    The report tracks key education indicators and grades states on their policy efforts and outcomes.

    Kentucky rose four places in the 2013 survey, claiming the 10th spot. It’s a total gain of 24 places since 2011.

  • Mother dissatisfied with Buckner diploma for son

    A Crestwood student recently graduated from the Bluegrass ChalleNGe Academy, a National Guard program in Fort Knox.
    Dakota Williams, 18, completed the 22-week program that includes academics, leadership and job skills in a quasi-military setting.
    Started in 1999 as part of a national program, BCA holds two classes per year with about 100 students in each class.
    Williams plans to attend Eastern Kentucky University this semester.

  • South Oldham grad chosen as a Ky. Derby Festival Princess

    Five women chosen for the 2013 Kentucky Derby Festival’s Royal Court include a South Oldham High School graduate, festival officials announced today.

    The women selected will act as ambassadors for the 2013 Kentucky Derby Festival, attending nearly 70 events during a two-week period.

    Cameryn "Cammie" Jones of Goshen is a senior at the University of Kentucky studying food science. She is a 2009 graduate of South Oldham High School.

  • Crestwood man who fled to Miami with teen now faces additional charges

    A Crestwood man accused of rape and sodomy after he fled to Miami with a 15-year-old girl in 2011 has been indicted for additional criminal charges. 

    Toby Mason, now 54, skipped town in May 2011 with a teenager he met while playing video games. The teenager had packed clothes and toiletries during the night and left a note on her pillow explaining she wanted an adventure. 

    Ten days later, U.S. Marshals located the teenager in a Miami motel room with Mason and another man. Mason did not have a car, and the teenager did not have a driver’s license.

  • South Oldham outlasts North in Henry County tournament final

    It took four quarters and then some to decide the championship game of the Henry County Invitational Tournament, but once the dust settled on Dec. 29, South Oldham was the last team standing after a gutsy 80-75 overtime win over rival North Oldham.
    Out of the gate, it looked like North might have a puncher’s chance, getting 14 crucial first quarter points from guard David Levitch to take a 19-14 advantage through the first eight minutes.
    But from there, South settled down, opening up a 21-12 run to retake the lead at halftime at 35-31.

  • South Oldham wins OC January Invitational

    While the South Oldham boys’ and girls’ basketball teams picked up wins on the hardwood over the weekend, swimmers claimed first-place finishes in the Oldham County January Invitational.
    Jared Ashcraft was the top individual boys’ finisher for the Sea Dragons, grabbing first place in both the boys’ 100- and 200-yard freestyle events. Savannah Walker was the top female swimmer for South, finishing first in the 500-yard freestyle and second in the 100-yard breaststroke.

  • Oldham County Shootout brings more than 70 teams to Buckner

    Nearly 70 teams descended on Buckner Jan. 5 for the Oldham County Shootout, an annual basketball tournament for elementary and middle school teams ranging from third to eighth grade.
    The two-day event provided plenty of interesting matchups as county teams squared off on the hardwood for a shot at the title.
    See oldhamera.com for full results as well as tournament brackets for each division.

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