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Today's News

  • Dragons fall to Bullitt East Chargers

    MT. WASHINGTON – A quick burst in the third quarter gave Bullitt East the push it needed as the Chargers downed the South Oldham Dragons 61-50.Bullitt East, 13-3, outscored the Dragons 17-9 in the third period thanks mainly to a mid-quarter 8-0 scoring run.“They had about five possessions in the third quarter where they got three or four layups out of possession and transition and we didn’t answer,” SOHS coach Steve Simpson said.

  • Oldham County 2008-09 Elementary Redistricting Guide

    Below is a street listing for the county and its assigned schools for the 2008-2009 school year based on the proposed elementary redistricting plan. This plan will be presented publicly at the January 28 school board meeting. Any revisions to this proposed plan will be released following the meeting.

    Abbeydale Ct - Gleneagles Estates - Locust Grove Elementary - Oldham County Middle - Oldham County High - LaGrange - 40031

  • Is this year's resolution to quit smoking?

    Each year many people use January as their start date for making positive changes in their lives. If your New Year’s resolution is to remove tobacco from your life, good for you! Quitting is the most important thing people can do to improve their health. There are many choices to help people quit smoking; however only certain treatments have been proven effective. These are:• Prescription medications including bupropion SR (Zyban or Wellbutrin) and newly approved varenicline (Chantix).

  • One-two punch

    CRESTWOOD –It was as simple as one, two, three for the South Oldham Dragons as they routed Oldham County 85-64 Saturday.With junior Drew Kraemer and sophomore Casey Jackson each scoring 26 points, the Dragons dominated the second half outscoring OCHS 43-24 to win going away with their drive, kick out and shoot attack.“Coach had us prepared really well,” Kraemer said.

  • It's never to late to get into good physical shape

    Looking for inspiration to get in shape? On Dec. 14, a buddy of mine, Bob Bowes, celebrated his 65th birthday in style. No, he did not go on a Caribbean cruise.He didn’t bar hop. As a matter of fact – he didn’t eat a piece of birthday cake.Bob invited friends and relatives to join him in South Carolina to do a “Century Ride” on bicycles.Yes, that word century means 100. Yes, we’re talking miles and yes, bikes that have pedals – not Harleys.

  • Chilewich zoning change denied

    La Grange council members knocked down a zoning request for an “affordable” apartment complex Monday, arguing the city needs to end its reputation as the core of low-income housing in the county. Council members unanimously denied a zoning change for Chilewich Apartments, a 34-apartment development proposed for 5.6 acres off Ky. 146 with 11 units designated for people with physical and mental disabilities.

  • Weathering extremes

    There are some jobs that stay cold all year long, even in the 70 degree weather that covered Oldham County like a blanket earlier this week.But when the weather dropped almost to single digits Jan. 2 and 3, Jesse Parker was literally left out in the cold.Starting his shift as the sun was setting, Parker collected the hundreds of carts in the Wal-Mart parking lot Jan. 3 as customers hurried past to the warmth inside.

  • OCSO, clerk's budgets reviewed

    After working magistrates and county financial officers, two county agencies have tightened budgets by reducing labor costs in 2008, saving the county an estimated $200,000. Magistrates met with Sheriff Steve Sparrow and County Clerk Julie Lentz on Dec. 20 to review options that would trim costs down in the sheriff’s and county clerk’s budgets by reducing raises, overtime and shifting positions. Oldham County Fiscal Court approved the projected budgets for both offices on Jan. 2.

  • Game Bytes

    Basketball

  • Inside game powers Lady Dragons over Lady Colonels

    CRESTWOOD –The front line was just that for the South Oldham Lady Dragons as they beat Oldham County 42-30 Saturday.On a night when star guard Lauren Jones was a bit off her game, Lady Dragons’ center Amber Conniff and forward Allison Reynolds carried the day by controlling the interior against the bigger Lady Colonels.“I felt like we stepped up from the middle of the game to the end,” Conniff said.