Today's News

  • Third time’s the charm for Oldham Icon winner

    After three years of trying, one local singer finally nabbed the Oldham Icon crown.

    Brandy Neelly, a North Oldham High School junior, won the annual singing contest with her rendition of “Up To The Mountain.”

    Judges evaluated 30-second acapella auditions Friday night and 16 singers returned for Saturday’s final round of competition.

    Neelly, 17, competed in the past two competitions and finished second last year.

  • March 2012 Living Treasure: John Glauber

    Johnny Glauber was born June 3, 1938, on Main Street in La Grange above his family’s store – Glauber’s Five and Ten Cent Store.
    “My dad’s name was John William Glauber and my mother was Opal Stapp Glauber. My dad was from Harrodsburg and my mom was from Russell Springs. They were married in Campbellsville in 1932.

  • The guy who built a hornet’s nest

    Human cicadas have landed in two Buckner trees. Perched high above the ground on Barkwood Drive, the cicada shell seems to be hanging from the tree.

    Despite sparking the curiosity of a school bus driver, the shells are — obviously — not human skin.

    They’re a combination of plastic wrap, packing tape and fiberglass.

    Contemporary artist Todd Smith created the pieces for the sculpture show at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens last summer.

  • EMS may outsource

    After a tumultuous year, Oldham County EMS employees could see their worst fears realized.

    OCEMS Interim Director Jim Carman that board members are considering outsourcing management duties.

    Employees are worried the change could result in longer response times and a different system for prioritizing medical emergencies versus transports. 

    “We want to be here for Oldham County residents,” said Jennifer Jones, an EMT and member of an employee committee formed to work with administration.

  • Grand Stamm—LIVE! 3.16

    Guys and gals, welcome to our 13th Grand Stamm — LIVE! chat, set for Friday, March 9 at 3 p.m.

    I hope you enjoyed last week's chat, with Oldham County High School boys' basketball senior forward Tyler Wesley, whose Colonels take on Bowling Green at noon today in the Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena. He leads the state in blocked shots.

    We've got somewhat of a return guest. Well, actually, it's another attempt at a past guest.

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  • Grand Stamm: NOHS basketball player still battling

    Once one of the eighth region’s leaders, Nicole Bryant could only spectate the eighth region championship game on Sunday.

    A series of injuries derailed what could have been a banner season for the North Oldham High School senior forward.

    Bryant concluded her high school girls’ basketball career with a 78-43 loss to South Oldham in the 29th district basketball tournament.

    She’s a testament to strong-will and has displayed a willingness to not give up even though she had every opportunity to do so.

  • Special Olympics basketball concludes season

    Their faces are somber, and they’ve shed a few tears.

    The Oldham County All-Stars basketball team just lost its first game of the season. It came in the state tournament no less.

    But coach Bob Osmer isn’t concerned with the outcome.

    He looks each player in the eye and asks one question: “Did you try your best?”

    Two Oldham County teams, the All-Stars and the Eagles, both concluded their seasons March 3 at the Special Olympics state basketball tournament at Hoops Indoor Sports Complex in Louisville.

  • Runner found dead along Old La Grange Road

    Police discovered the body of a runner Sunday afternoon along Old La Grange Road in Crestwood.

    Kenneth "Kenny" Durr Gilliland III, 44, of Crestwood, was pronounced dead on the scene when police and the coroner arrived at 4:30 p.m.

    Foul play is not suspected, said Mike Head, Oldham County Police Department spokesman.

    Gilliland appears to have died from natural causes.

    He is survived by his wife, Terra; and two daughters, Alexandra and Abigail Gilliland. He was a U.S. Army reservist.

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