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Today's News

  • Second round of school redistricting forums set for next week

    Oldham County parents will have a chance to sound off on the school district’s redistricting plan at three public forums next week.

    The second round of Oldham County Schools’ redistricting forums will be held May 13, 15 and 16.

    In this round, attendees will be asked to give pros and cons on each of several attendance boundary alternatives.

    The draft boundary maps and other information will be posted online this week so those interested can view them in advance.

  • Man who jumped probation back in jail

    A Pleasureville man who spent part of 2010 swiping copper wire and equipment from construction sites in Pewee Valley and Crestwood with a cousin is behind bars once again.

    According to court documents, Kenneth Aldridge, 24, of Crestwood,  committed several thefts and burglaries with his cousin, Curtis Aldridge, and Frank Hibbard.

    According to court documents, Aldridge and others:

  • Several local tennis players still active after day one of Eighth Region tourney

    After day one of the Eighth Region tennis tournament, several local athletes are still active.

  • OC Schools to honor school lunch 'superheroes'

    Between preparing healthy food, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, Oldham County nutrition professionals have a lot on their plate.

    To celebrate their hard work and commitment, the School Nutrition Association organizes School Nutrition Employee Week, this year May 6-10.

    To kick off the celebration, SNA has partnered with Jarrett Krosoczka, author of the “Lunch Lady” graphic novel series and Random House Children’s Books, to create School Lunch Superhero Day. 

  • Mustangs' baseball clinches No. 1 seed

    It’s only happened once before, but the North Oldham Mustangs can call themselves regular-season district champions once again, securing the No. 1 seed outright with a 4-3 win over Oldham County April 25.
    The moment, a special one for both players and coaches, was a long time coming, North Oldham coach Erik Phelps said.
    “We’re finally the district champions in the regular season,” he said, “and that’s something that just goes to credit to what they’ve done and the type of kids that they are.”

  • Dragons' lacrosse clinches district with win

    The South Oldham Dragons defeated the North Oldham Mustangs 7-5 at Dragon Stadium April 24 to win the regular-season district championship.
    South Oldham got off to a quick start winning the opening face-off. A quick feed to Cason Combs from Kevin Leskody gave South Oldham a one-goal lead 10 seconds into the game.
    North Oldham’s Nic Thome countered at the 10:17 mark to tie the score and Ben Lau scored off a feed from Austin Zehnder to give North Oldham a 2-1 lead at the end of one quarter.

  • EOMS wrestlers score big at nationals

    East Oldham Middle School wrestlers Jacob McClintic and Nate Wheeler traveled to Independence, Mo., April 13 and 14 to compete in the Brute National Wrestling Tournament. There were 33 states represented at this tournament.
    The first round of wrestling began on Friday and McClintic started off strong with a win by pin in the first round over a wrestler from Illinois.
    From there, he won his next two matches to advance to the finals, not allowing a point to be scored on him.

  • Destiny is key for Ky. Derby

    By Chuck Harper

    Webster’s Dictionary defines destiny as “the hidden power believed to control what will happen in the future; fate.”
    The 139th running of the Kentucky Derby will have no short supply of destiny.
    Didn’t it just seem to you that the Louisville Cardinals were on a mission to cut down the nets in Atlanta? When Kevin Ware (No. 5, remember that number) went down with that devastating leg injury, it just gave them more resolve to win the whole thing.
    Destiny? Probably.
    Kentucky Derby 139 and the 2013 NCAA Tournament have some interesting things in common.

  • Weather radios, emergency notifications help residents prepare for severe weather

    When severe weather hits, Kevin Nuss wants Oldham County residents to be ready.

    The county’s emergency management director said of all potential dangers, tornados pose the greatest threat to residents’ safety – especially at 3 a.m.

    “We’re in a 24/7 electronic age now, but when people are asleep, they still need to be notified,” Nuss said.

  • La Grange man fined for indecent exposure, harassment

    Many residents of Gleneagles Estates recently attended a sentencing hearing as a sign of support for two women who witnessed a half-naked neighbor fondling himself.

    Police arrested Robin Doughty, 57, of 1505 Mahogany Run Drive, for indecent exposure and harassment on March 19.

    Doughty pleaded guilty and District Judge Jerry Crosby sentenced him to 90 days in jail and imposed a $250 fine.

    A woman contacted police after Doughty stood in his front yard with his pants around his ankles while fondling his genitals.