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Today's News

  • Budget shortfall key issue in '08

    As the first week of the 2008 General Assembly began with the speaker’s gavel at noon Jan. 8, the 142nd Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly started to take shape.The week ended with little bloodshed as my colleagues and I spent the majority of our time familiarizing ourselves with the nearly 300 bills that have already been filed. That number will swell to more than 1,000 by the time we adjourn in April. We started the week with ethics training, which legislators are required to take each year.

  • Business owners continue to contest city sign ordinance

    Business owners asked a committee to toss out La Grange’s sign ordinance Jan. 10, complaining the ordinance, which many call “anti-business,” deters growth and economic development in the city. More than 30 business owners suggested members of the ordinance review committee create a grandfather clause to protect pre-existing signs. Many also complained about selective enforcement and a lack of communication between the city council and business community. The committee includes Wally Nay, Lucy Ricketts, Tadd Humble and Debbie Pollard.

  • La Grange woman discovers juveniles burglarizing home

    Two boys are charged with burglary after a woman found the juveniles in her living room about 7:20 p.m. Jan.

  • Game Bytes

    BasketballOldham County vs. Anderson CountyScore: 53-39 Anderson County.When: Friday. Where: Anderson County. Key players: Oldham County’s Billie Payne, Anderson County’s C.J. Penny and Jacob Russell. Game highlights: The Colonels continued to struggle offensively as they fell behind the Bearcats 28-15 at the half and lost to Anderson for the second time this season.Forward C.J.

  • All-state honors

    Two local players were recently named honorable mention all-state in a vote by the state coaches association compiled by The Courier-Journal.SOHS’ Cody Lasseigne, a 5-foot-10, 175-pound senior, was on the defensive line for his play at nose guard for the Dragons this season. Lasseigne was also the leader of the SOHS offfensive line at center and a three-year starter.North Oldham’s Dylan Grandon was selected as a punter.

  • Crestwood student wins honorable mention for case study competition

    Raymond Wolf of Crestwood, an undergraduate business student at Xavier University, won $1,000 for his school after winning a regional honorable mention award in the 2007 Deloitte Tax Case Study Competition.

    The Xavier team was among 50 teams from 35 colleges and universities around the country that competed in the national contest.

  • Colonels' receivers, SOHS backs head up all-district team

    CRESTWOOD – Oldham County High’s talented receiving corps and South Oldham’s backfield head up the local selections to the Kentucky Football Coaches Association all-district football team.This team is different from a previously reported all-district team by the Greater Lo

  • Board releases boundaries for school assignments

    The Oldham County Board of Education has released the tentative district boundaries for the new Locust Grove Elementary School scheduled to open in August on the same campus as East Oldham Middle School on Ky. 22 near Ballardsville. Locust Grove is scheduled to open with about 590 students pulled from the southeastern end of the county.

  • Dragon Invitational will feature best in state wrestlers

    CRESTWOOD –A packed field of some of the state’s best wrestlers will come to South Oldham High School Saturday for the Dragon Invitational.Five top 10 ranked teams headed up by No. 2 Trinity, No. 4 John Hardin and No. 5 Ryle head the field. Simon Kenton, ranked No. 8 and No. 10 SOHS are the other top ranked teams.Also in the the field are No. 12 Woodford County and No. 16 OCHS along with St.

  • Gathof named third team All-American

    RICHMOND – Former Oldham County High School standout Brandon Gathof was one of six Eastern Kentucky University football players named to the 2007 Sports Network All-America team.