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Today's News

  • Best in Hoops Classic: Colonels beat St. X, advance to finals

    BUCKNER – Oldham County had done plenty to impress going into its Best in Hoops Tournament this weekend, starting 7-0 and beating all but one opponent by at least 20 points.

    But the Colonels hadn’t shown they could win a close game under heavy pressure from the other team.

    OC won its first such game 67-61 against Central Thursday night, then won another tense contest Saturday in the tournament semifinals.

    St. Xavier cut a 14-point Colonel lead to 32-30 in the third quarter before OC re-gathered and rallied for a 60-48 home win.

  • Girls Basketball: Lady Dragons routed in first round of own tourney

    CRESTWOOD – The home team’s first game at the South Oldham Lady Dragon Hoop Fest on Friday didn’t go how it had hoped.

    Central overwhelmed South with a 22-6 first quarter and cruised to a 64-40 win in first round action.

    The Lady Dragons (3-3) will play Barren County Saturday afternoon in a second-round loser’s bracket game.

    Central (4-1) turned South over a staggering 42 times, meaning the Lady Dragons tallied two more turnovers than points.

  • Boys Basketball: OC gets tested in win vs. Central

    BUCKNER – Oldham County was undefeated and unchallenged heading into its game against Central Thursday night.

    The Yellowjackets changed that, disrupting the Colonels’ offense, leading at halftime and staying close throughout the second half.

    But OC fought through and came out with a hard-fought 67-61 home win in the first round of the Best in Hoops Classic.

    Senior guards Hayden Hawes and Connor Hicks had 14 points each for the Colonels (8-0), who will meet St. Xavier at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the tournament semifinals.

  • Boys Basketball: Henry breaks school scoring record in North win

    GOSHEN – Under normal circumstances, North Oldham coach Rob Burton would’ve had Jon Jon Henry out the game long before the fourth quarter.

    The Mustangs were well on their way to their first win, leading District 29 foe Trimble County 70-39 heading into the fourth.

    But Henry was in the midst of something special and Burton said he wanted to give him the chance to finish it.

    So the coach left his senior guard out on the floor to try to break David Levitch’s school single-game scoring record.

  • Students gain experience in computer coding

    Students across Oldham County Schools will gain experience in computer coding this week during Computer Science Education Week in Kentucky.

    Governor Steve Beshear proclaimed Dec. 8-14 as a week to highlight the importance of computer science education and its path to careers in computing and other fields. As part of the effort, students, teachers, parents and policymakers are encouraged to participate in an Hour of Code, a worldwide, hands-on experience in learning to write computer code.

  • Three robotics teams qualify for state

    Several teams from Oldham County Schools competed in the Engineers of Tomorrow FIRST Lego League Regional Tournament Dec. 6, with three teams qualifying for the state competition at Northern Kentucky University in January.

  • From the peaceful nativity to the Lion of Judah

    The prophet Isaiah writes, “This is what the LORD says to me: “As a lion growls, a great lion over its prey - and though a whole band of shepherds is called together against it, it is not frightened by their shouts or disturbed by their clamor - so the LORD Almighty will come down to do battle on Mount Zion and on its heights” (Isaiah 31:4). Who is this great lion, the Lord God Almighty, who fights these great battles?

  • Local beverage company expands to bowl games

    If a fan buys a beverage from a walking vendor at one of eight college bowl games this season, they will be doing business with Rocket Man, the same Louisville area company that serves beverages at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Speedway.

    Rocket Man, Inc., based in Oldham County, will manage the walking vendor program at eight college bowl games, beginning with the Miami Beach Bowl at Marlins Ballpark on Dec. 22.

  • Oldham Farm Bureau recognized

    Oldham County Farm Bureau was recognized for outstanding membership and program achievement during the 95th Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting in Louisville. Pictured here, Sam Finney, center, accepts the award from David S. Beck, right, Kentucky Farm Bureau executive vice president, and Brad Smith, executive vice president of Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Companies, during a Dec. 5 recognition and awards program.

  • PACC donates toys for tots

    Continuing the tradition, the Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce recently presented a large number of toys to Toys For Tots. The toys were donated by PACC members at the chamber’s annual Holiday Party, sponsored by Goldberg Simpson and held at Bistro 42. Accepting the toys was J.D. Sparks, Toys For Toys volunteer and Oldham County Magistrate, along with Jennifer Willis, 2015 PACC President and Bruce Corwin, 2014 PACC President.