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Today's News

  • Girls basketball: McMurtrey scoring early in college career

    Ashley McMurtrey, who became only the second player in Oldham County girls basketball history last season to score 2,000 points in her career, has picked up in college where she left off.

    McMurtrey, a freshman guard at Shawnee State University, is leading the team in scoring at 18.5 points per game.

    McMurtrey scored 26 points on 11-of-29 shooting in her first game Nov. 1, a win over Kent State University-Tuscaraw.

    Then on Nov. 7, McMurtrey scored 40 points in a win against Calumet College of St. Joseph. She hit 10 3-pointers in 15 attempts that night.

  • KHSAA Class 4-A Football Playoffs: North rolls into state quarterfinals

    GOSHEN – North Oldham gave Western a healthy dose of everything as the Mustangs rolled to a 43-7 win over the Warriors in the second round of the KHSAA Class 4-A playoffs Friday at Mustang Stadium.

    The win advances the Mustangs (9-2) to Fairdale next week. Fairdale (7-5) beat Doss 12-6 in overtime to advance to the quarterfinal matchup.

  • KHSAA Class 5-A Football Playoffs: Mistakes end South's season

    CRESTWOOD – Fumbles, blown coverages and a special teams letdown – they all added up to be too much for South Oldham to overcome Friday night.

    Anderson County beat South 42-38 at Dragon Stadium in the second round of the KHSAA Class 5-A football playoffs thanks to a collection of self-inflicted Dragon wounds.

    South (8-3) out-gained the Bearcats (9-3) 549-382 but lost four fumbles, allowed several long passes and gave up touchdowns on a fumble return and a blocked punt return.

  • KHSAA Class 4-A Football Playoffs: North defense keeps dominating

    North Oldham’s defense got a wakeup call on Sept. 26.

    The Mustangs let Spencer County running back Logan Holbrook run for 284 yards and three touchdowns in a 21-13 Bears win.

    At that point North was 3-2 overall and 0-1 in district play, needing to regroup and get its season back on track.

    “After the Spencer County game, coaches set a goal for us – no one else scores on us,” senior fullback/linebacker Kevin Graham said. “We just said 72 points is all we were going to allow this year.”

  • KHSAA Class 5-A Football Playoffs: Dragons, Anderson meet again

    One of the most exciting county football games this season was played back on Sept. 5 in Crestwood.

    South Oldham and Anderson County traded big offensive plays before a late Connor John interception return touchdown sealed a 52-43 South win – the Dragons’ first in 11 tries against the Bearcats.

    Anderson (8-3) and South (8-2) will play a rematch of that classic at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Crestwood in the second round of the KHSAA Class 5-A playoffs.

  • City of Crestwood unveils Purple Heart designation

    One day before the nation remembers its veterans, the city of Crestwood held a ceremony to honor those who left a little more on the battlefield.

    The city unveiled a new sign claiming it to be a Purple Heart City, a tribute to the Purple Heart Award, whose recipients are wounded or killed in battle.

  • Site picked for EMS substation

    A site has been preliminarily selected for a new ambulance substation in La Grange.

    At a special meeting Monday afternoon, members of the Oldham County Ambulance Taxing District met with officials from Baptist Health La Grange to discuss the selection of a new ambulance substation somewhere on the hospital’s property.

  • Vet recounts war in new book

    Rummaging through a closet of half moth-eaten clothing and once-lost memorabilia, Daniel Durbin found something he hadn’t been looking for.

    Fastened to a hanger and placed in a dusty plastic bag was Durbin’s decorated uniform from the Vietnam War.

    Knowing he had to one day explain to his son what the uniform and his service meant, Durbin began to finally come to grips with what happened to him all those decades ago.

    Not too long after, Durbin sat down to write his experiences as a combat soldier in Vietnam in his book, The Legacy.

  • Montessori preschool is first of its kind in county

    Dropping a kid off at preschool for the first time is often an emotional time for parents who aren’t quite sure what to expect, but a new school with an old approach to learning could change all that.

    Montessori Family Co-op is the first of its kind in Oldham County. This style of education promotes independence and builds self-esteem within the children, according to Alison Filippini, founder of the Montessori school.

    “This education sets kids up with skills for life,” Filippini said.

  • Pewee Valley Town Square renovation price tag revealed

     

    There hasn’t been much information coming out of Pewee Valley about its renovated Town Square concept since July, but at last week’s regular meeting, a dollar amount needed to fund the project was laid on the table.

    Council member Bethany Major told the council that the given estimate of the project from the architects with all the bells and whistles would be approximately $494,000. She said the city is hoping to get the amount paid for in full by grants.