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Today's News

  • SOHS spins its wheels in LIT loss

    LOUISVILLE — It was like South Oldham had its wheels stuck in the mud.

                The Lady Dragons put their foot on the gas and would move a little bit, then they’d shift to reverse and try again, but get advance the same amount out of the rut.

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  • Health officials say birds not an immediate illness concern

    Oldham County health officials say there is little risk of disease from the flocks of birds gaining national attention this week.

    Chad Lynch, public information officer for the Oldham County Health Department, said the department doesn't see the birds as a major health concern at this time.

    Histoplasmosis, the most common form of bird-related disease, only spreads in dry conditions.

    The largest concentration of birds are in La Grange off Jericho Road, where they are feeding on nearby cornfields.

  • Fatal crash snarls traffic on I-71 northbound

    A fatal crash on Interstate 71 early Friday morning snarled northbound traffic for several hours.

    Kentucky State Police report that a fatal crash near the 38-mile marker in Carroll County claimed the life of Lokey Shorter Sr., a 63-year-old truck driver from Trotwood, Ohio.

  • Grand Stamm—LIVE! 1.27 CHANGED TO 11:30 A.M.

    Guys and gals, welcome to our eighth Grand Stamm — LIVE! chat.

    I hope you all enjoyed last week's chat, with Eric Quigley, the former SOHS tennis phenom who's now a superstar at the University of Kentucky and about to go professional. He really gave us some great tennis insight on his game and tennis in general.

  • The Sports Primer: 1.26

    There's a group of kings and queens in Oldham County's pools.

    North Oldham High School's boys' and girls' swimming teams claimed those titles after taking the Oldham County Swimming championships Saturday. The meet featured only the three Oldham high schools.

    But the meet didn't go without a little bit of drama. One race ultiimately decided one of the champions.

  • OCHS' Late-game nerves win out

    BUCKNER – Oldham County High School girls’ basketball coach Stephen Mullins said he isn’t quite sure how the Lady Colonels held on.

    In a sloppy game on both sides, OCHS showed more sloppiness that visiting North Oldham. The Lady Colonels had 25 turnovers, to the Lady Mustangs’ 13, and gave their coach’s heart quite a ride.

    But by the narrowest of margins, OCHS held on for a 34-33 win Wednesday night, as time ran out after a layup by NOHS senior guard Meghan Welle.

  • Former Oldham teacher facing sex abuse charges

    A former Collins High school teacher charged with six counts of having sexual relations with students was given new date Monday in Shelby County Circuit Court.

    Shannon Hirchert, 42, of La Grange next will appear March 19 to face six charges of first-degree sexual abuse.

    Although the sexual conduct was consensual, investigators have said, it falls under KRS statute 510.110, which specifies charges when a person is in a position of authority or special trust. That includes teachers.

  • Audit shows Oldham EMS overspending since 2008

    After a tumultuous year filled with changes at Oldham County EMS, an annual audit revealed the district’s expenses have surpassed revenues for the past three years.

    Fiscal court reviewed the audit at its Jan. 17 meeting.

    Stan Clark, county CFO and OCEMS board member, presented the audit.

  • Oldham students earn Reflections awards

    More than 150 students took the stage to receive awards at the PTA Reflections Celebration on Sunday.

    The program provides opportunities for students to express themselves and receive positive recognition for artistic efforts. 

    Students from preschool through 12th grade can participate in six areas including dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography and the visual arts.