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Today's News

  • Semi overturns Wednesday night on I-71 north

    A semi truck overturned Wednesday evening around 7:30 p.m. on I-71 north at mile marker 12.5, spilling soda and leaving a pile of debris alongside the interstate.

    The driver was transported to University of Louisville with minor injuries. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

    Crews hope to cleanup the area tomorrow (Friday), weather permitting. They will shut down the right-hand lane around mile marker 12 starting at 9 a.m. Both lanes will remain open through morning rush hour.

  • Clerk celebrated at retirement party

    Circuit Court Clerk Lynn Mason, left, with former clerk Laura Hargrove, who gave Mason her start in civil service when she hired Mason as a bookkeeper.

    Mason was honored at a retirement celebration Dec. 14.

    Mason is retiring at the end of the year after taking office in 1994.

    Rick Rash was elected to the office in November.

  • Dog dies in Briarhill Estates fire

    A bathroom fire spread through the attic of a Briarhill Estates home Dec. 10 night, destroying the upper parts of the home and damaging much of the residence.

    Around 9 p.m. crews from South Oldham Fire, Pewee Valley Fire and Worthington Fire responded to the 7500 block of Cambridge Drive near Crestwood. Homeowners discovered the fire and attempted to use a fire extinguisher on it, according to SOFD Chief Eddie Turner.

  • Oldham Schools to host safety forums this week

    Oldham County Schools will host four safety forums this week in response to last week's tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, where 20 students and six adults were killed during a shooting rampage.

    The forums will provide an opportunity for parents and residents to ask questions and learn more about what the district does to ensure student safety.

  • Crash injuries twice as high as last December

    Car crash injuries are double that of last December despite a lack of snow and ice, according to statistics compiled from law enforcement agency reports. 

    Sixteen have been injured in Oldham County wrecks since Dec. 1, including several this week.

    Six were injured in a crash on Abbott Lane Dec. 9 when two cars collided head-on around 6 p.m.

  • Arvin Center offers career opportunities

    The Arvin Center provides a number of career-based courses for students at each district high school.

    Students continue taking general education courses at their home school while attending classes at the Arvin Center, located on the Oldham County High School campus in Buckner.

  • EMTeenager: Career course helped OCHS alum quickly realize dream

    An Oldham County graduate is on her way to her dream job — thanks to classes she took at the Arvin Center.

     As one of the first graduates of the health science course cluster at the career center, Emily Millett is now working for Oldham County EMS.

    Millett, 19, is a sophomore at Bellarmine University, where she studies biology on a pre-med track.

  • Oldham County girls defeat Trimble County

    Story by Randy Heite

    When Ashley McMurtrey hit the final free-throw to win the game with just 0.3 seconds left in last year’s District semifinals, Trimble County vowed for revenge. On Friday night, their opportunity arose. The result was a 65-57 win for the Colonels, marking another key victory for Oldham County.

  • Oldham County escapes Trimble 81-71

    Story by Randy Heite

    The Oldham County Boys’ Basketball team defeated Trimble County on Dec. 14 81-71.

    The Colonels looked to rebound after their loss on Dec. 11 loss to second ranked Bullitt East, 50-43. Oldham County took the lead early through fast-breaks, jumping out to a 7-2 lead. With the help of a Connor Hicks jumper and Austin Wills back-to-back 3-pointers, they would stretch it to 15-8. Oldham County would end the first quarter with a 22-14 lead.

  • South Oldham routs Western Hills 91-47

    It didn't take long for South Oldham to assert themselves during Thursday night's game against Western Hills, blitzing the hapless Wolverines 91-47 in a track meet that was over almost as soon as it began.
    After trading baskets to start the game, the Dragons opened up a 24-6 run to close the quarter behind 10 points from senior forward Shae Goodlett. In the second quarter, DeVonte Jones took over the scoring load, chipping in 9 of his own to help South's lead balloon to 56-18 at the half.