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Today's News

  • A Knight celebrates his 90th

    Ted Harley was the recipient of an award presented at the Immaculate Conception Fish Frylast week. Harley has been an active member of the Knights of Columbus since 2003. He received a certificate from K of C Supreme Office honoring him on his 90th birthday, which was Feb. 7. Pictured from left to right isBill Cheap, Jack Dombroski, Ted Harley and Joe Liedtke.

  • Genealogy often tells a good story

    By Helen McKinneyBy Helen E. McKinney

    Educator/Genealogist Oldham County History Center

    Everyone loves a good story, right? Well, what if it came straight from your own family?

    Genealogy has become a popular hobby and a very creative way to tell such stories, in addition to learning more stories about ancestors you never knew existed. Getting a good story to go with the ancestors’ name makes that person more real.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Colonels outlast North 3-0

     The hot-hitting bats of Oldham County softball were put to the test Tuesday night by district foe North Oldham.

    They passed that test, but barely.

  • WRESTLING: Jones sniffs title, Mustangs place second overall in small school division

    LEXINGTON -  Landin Jones had already proven people wrong. 

    The heavyweight wrestler from North Oldham pinned his first two state tournament opponents in under a minute, pinned a contender in 1:18 in the semifinals and reached the championship match.

    And all it took was 46 seconds in the final match for it be over for Jones.

  • WRESTLING: McIntosh, Colonels put on milestone performance at state tournament

    LEXINGTON - It’s been eight years since Oldham County High School had a wrestler win state. That was in 2007, when Alex McIntosh was in the heart of elementary school.

    Fast forward to Wednesday when McIntosh, a junior, climbed atop the highest point on the podium as the 170-pound champion in the KHSAA State Wrestling Tournament at Alltech Arena.

    McIntosh defeated Boyle County’s Brandon Devins in a 7-1 decision in the championship round to give the Colonels’ its first state title winner in 12 years.

  • In the Service of Print

    Community newspapers are unique creatures in the printing world.

    When print publication reached its peak and took a southern nose dive in the early aughts -- leaving the massive metropolitan outlets to shed staff and cut pages -- media scholars and moguls scratched their heads. They couldn’t figure out how these small-circulation, local-specific, mom-and-pop papers seemed to be getting along without them.

  • Everyone’s good here

    One of the most memorable places I’ve ever been is the House of Anne Frank in Amsterdam. One of the most startling lines I have ever read in any book was the quote in Anne Frank’s book The Diary of a Young Girl that read: “I do believe that deep within his (her) heart, every person is good.” She made this statement as she was being hunted down by the Nazis.

  • The distinction between Christianity and religion

    Our kids are not perfect. Neither are parents for that matter. I believe with my entire being that my faith in Jesus Christ, and the truth of the scriptures has been the key to just about everything I have ever done right as a father.

  • Short story about a tall family

    Occasionally, I will see someone whose height catches my eye. It doesn’t happen very often though, because I live with tall people. So, if someone appears tall to me, that means they are extraordinarily giant like.

    At 6’4”, hubby is a full foot taller than I am. For years, he was the tallest in the family until our son bypassed him, topping out at 6’6”. Our daughter tried to catch up, but stopped growing at just over six foot. None of them play basketball, but thank you for asking.

  • Uncle Bob's Cooking: Fish Fry Time

    Buy it or cook it yourself

    Almost every country in the world has fish as a major food source.  Fish as a food source has a history thousands of years old. 

    Ancient Romans, Vikings, and Pilgrims that colonized America ate fish. 

    All of the immigrants that came to America brought recipes for fish from Ireland, France, Italy, England, China, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Greece and hundreds more. 

    Over the thousands of years of fish as food catching fish included hand gathering, spearing, netting, angling, and trapping.