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Today's News

  • Matthews returns to face murder charge

    An Indiana man accused of killing a graduate of Oldham County High School several months ago has been extradited back to Kentucky to face charges of murder and theft by unlawful taking, auto.

    Miles J. Matthews, 27, of Corydon, Ind., is accused of murdering Adam N. Gregg, 34, of Louisville, on July 17. Matthews was in Oldham County District Court on Monday, pleading not guilty to the charges in his initial arraignment.

  • Former Beard’s store gets new name, owners

     

    A well-known Crestwood outdoor equipment store has been purchased and will feature a new name.

    Beard’s Outdoor Power Equipment, formally family-owned and operated by Richard Beard, will now be known as Andersons’ Sales & Service.

    Andersons’ is currently owned and operated from Madison, Ind., but its new location will continue to be located at the former Beard’s location on West Highway 146 in Crestwood, according to new owner Joshua Anderson.

  • School board considers tax increase

     

    Oldham County homeowners could see another increase in their property taxes if a recommendation by Oldham County Schools is approved by the Board of Education at a special meeting Sept. 11.

    OCS Superintendent Will Wells plans to recommend a “four percent” increase, referred by that number because it represents the amount of increased revenue that would be raised by the school district. It is the highest amount the board can approve without the tax being subjected to a recall, OCS spokeswoman Tracy Harris said.

  • CityPlace ready for first event

    After months of work, the new CityPlace center in downtown La Grange will open next weekend with a Dedication Concert featuring the Louisville Philharmonia and Louisville Chorus.

    The Sept. 13 show will begin at 7 p.m. and feature joint performances by the two groups, as well as solo performances from each, administrator Karen Greenwell said.

    “The concert itself will be a really good mix of pop and other stuff,” she said. “This is not just a La Grange event, it’s an Oldham County, a regional event.”

  • La Grange couple wants to turn love of wine into full-time business

     

    Combining work with something you love is often a good career choice and Michael Vogt, of Vogt’s Vineyards, LLC in La Grange, really loves wine.

    “It’s a hobby that’s become an obsession,” he said.

    Partnering with his wife, Carina, the two are hoping to start selling their own wines and eventually open up La Grange’s first vineyard in the future.

  • Girls soccer: Rowland nets hat trick, South cruises past Anderson

    CRESTWOOD – Stephanie Rowland scored three goals Wednesday night and made each one look easier than the last.

    The senior forward got a hat trick on her Senior Night and her teammates added two more goals as the Lady Dragons notched an uneventful 5-0 win against Anderson County.

    No. 8 South (10-2) has scored five goals in each of its last two games (including a 5-1 win at Nelson County Monday night) after losing 8-4 at No. 3 West Jessamine on Saturday – a loss that broke an eight-match winning streak.

  • Football: County title up for grabs Friday

    Defensive discipline will likely determine who leaves Dragon Stadium with the county football championship Friday night.

    Class 4A No. 9 North Oldham (2-1) and Class 5A No. 6 South Oldham (3-0) will renew their annual rivalry at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Crestwood.

    Both teams are 1-0 in county games this season as each beat Oldham County by scores of 42-7 – North on Aug. 29 in Goshen and South last week in Buckner.

  • The Matchup: Arien Beasley

    Arien Beasley was a middle schooler when he realized basketball might not be the best sport for his style.

    “I got to my seventh and eighth grade year and I started running people over all the time,” Beasley said. “…My family and coaches just realized that maybe I should start playing football.”

    Football has worked out just fine.

  • The Matchup: Connor John

    The spring of 2013 was a time Connor John’s life changed on and off the football field.

    His family moved from Southington, Conn., where he’d lived since fourth grade, to Crestwood for his father’s job.

    Suddenly John was a sophomore at South Oldham, a place where he didn’t know anyone.

    He adapted to his new surroundings by playing football.

    “When I first moved here it sucked,” John said. “You miss your friends, you miss what you used to know.

  • Girls soccer: Rowland nets hat trick, South cruises past Anderson

    CRESTWOOD – Stephanie Rowland scored three goals Wednesday night and made each one look easier than the last.

    The senior forward got a hat trick on her Senior Night and her teammates added two more goals as the Lady Dragons notched an uneventful 5-0 win against Anderson County.

    No. 8 South (10-2) has scored five goals in each of its last two games (including a 5-1 win at Nelson County Monday night) after losing 8-4 at No. 3 West Jessamine on Saturday – a loss that broke an eight-match winning streak.