Today's News

  • Athlete of the Week

    Name: Ashley Askin.

    School: North Oldham Middle School.

    Sport: Volleyball/basketball.

    Age: 14.

    Position: Middle blocker in  volleyball, post player in


    Hometown: Goshen.

    Accomplishments: The 5-foot-10 Askin was one of the leaders of the NOMS volleyball team that recently won the Mid-Bluegrass Conference championship for a third-straight year.

    Her size and athletic ability around the net were a big part of the Lady Mustangs’ drive to the title. She plays club volleyball for Union East.

  • McDonald's tourney

    BUCKNER – The Ronald McDonald Classic basketball tourney takes on an international flavor Saturday when Oldham County High School takes on an Australian team.

    The 8 p.m. game will serve as the nightcap of a four-game event at OCHS that raises funds for the Ronald McDonald House in Louisville.

    The Ronald McDonald House offers housing to families with members receiving medical treatment at one of Louisville hospital complexes. The center houses thousands of families annually at a fraction of the cost of lodging it would take to stay elsewhere.

  • Diabetes group meets Tuesday

    The Living Well with Diabetes support group will meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Baptist Hospital Northeast, 1025 New Moody Lane, La Grange. 

    The meeting will feature educational speaker an open forum. 

    For information on the support group, call Angela Madden at 222-3344.

  • Project ships butterflies to space

    “Butterflies can survive in space!” Students in Stephen Freyer’s fifth grade class at Harmony Elementary School are raising monarch butterflies in conjunction with NASA’s “Monarchs in Space” program.

    The project launched Nov. 16, when the space shuttle Atlantis took off from Kennedy Space Center bearing a load of three Monarch butterfly larvae, among other experiments. 

    Two days later, Atlantis docked at the International Space Station and the larvae were transferred to the Kibo Laboratory of the ISS.

  • Baptist Eastpoint to host Santa Dec. 13

    Santa Claus will be listening to the Christmas lists and sharing cookies with all the good little boys and girls who come to Baptist Eastpoint from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 13. 

    The free community event will include photos with Santa, kid-friendly crafts and activities (such as face painting, making ornaments and reindeer food, story time with Mrs. Claus and a cake walk), a holiday bazaar for parents to browse and a chance to win a Nintendo Wii. Cookies, popcorn, and juice will be served.

  • Holiday shows planned at the arts center

    “A Child’s Christmas Carol” and “Holiday Youth All-Stars” is scheduled at 7 p.m. Friday at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center, 7105 Floydsburg Rd., Crestwood. 

    Tickets are $7. 

    “A Child’s Christmas Carol” will also be performed at 11 a.m. Saturday   at the arts center.

    Tickets are $6. 

    Call 241-6018 for information or advance ticket purchase.

  • Oldham County EMS announces hiring of new deputy director

    Oldham County EMS will have a new deputy director  of operations effective Jan. 5. 

    Buckner resident Keith Smith will fill a position left vacant by a resignation in September. 

    Smith began his career in emergency services with Middletown Fire Department in Jefferson County in 1981. He joined the Kentucky Air National Guard and became the youngest assistant fire chief in unit history. 

  • Singers to perform ‘Holy Days and Holidays’

     The Oldham County Singers are performing a concert called “Holy Days and Holidays”  at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center – a handicap-accessible facility.

  • Game Bytes


    Locals playing in East-West all-star game

    When: Saturday. 

    Where: Southern High School. 

  • POLICE: Witness spotted car traveling at high speeds seconds before fatal crash

    Police say the driver in a fatal crash on Cedar Point Road had been traveling at a high speed as he followed a fellow Oldham County High School grad.

    Devon T. Willingham, a 2008 graduate of OCHS, died at the hospital after his vehicle collided with a tree about 8 p.m. Tuesday along Cedar Point Road (Ky. 1817) in Buckner.

    The crash left Willingham, 20, and his passenger, Timothy A. "Timmy" Shain of Buckner, trapped inside.