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Today's News

  • Bridge Hill construction begins

    Six years after its initial planning, the reconstruction of Bridge Hill will begin this week.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced the restructuring of KY 22 between Veterans Memorial Parkway and Abbott Lane, nicknamed the Bridge Hill project, will begin this week after a bid was awarded and easement payments completed.

  • Boys: Runnin' Rebels outrace North

    Like a horse that struggles to break from the starting gate, the North Oldham boys’ basketball team watched another game slip through their hands after a slow start Tuesday.

    The Mustangs (15-13) fell on their home court to region foe Owen County (23-4), 58-55 after North Oldham’s last minute 3-point attempt fell well short of the basket.

    The fact North was even in the game at the buzzer was a testament to their play, coach Rob Burton said.

  • Dragons torch Iroquois

     

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    It wasn't Senior Night, but that didn't stop South Oldham's lone senior starter from making lasting memories as the Dragons ripped through Iroquois Monday, 83-65.

     

  • Girls Basketball: Van Zant signs with Georgetown

    South Oldham senior Abbey Van Zant signed Thursday to play basketball at Georgetown College.

    Sitting with Van Zant are her brother, Adam, mother, Kelli, and father, Stephen.

    Standing in the back row are her sister, Katie, South coach Jessica Conner, South assistant Aaron Conner and Georgetown College coach Andrea McCloskey.

  • Girls Basketball: Region 8 draws Region 1

    A Region 8 team will play the last game of the first round of the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls Sweet 16 .

    A draw conducted Thursday afternoon determined Region 8 will play Region 1 at 8 p.m. CT on March 12 in the final first round game at Diddle Arena in Bowling Green.

    Last year Region 8 champ Anderson County was eliminated in the state quarterfinals by eventual runner-up Elizabethtown.

  • Boys Basketball: Region 8 draws Region 3

    For the second year in a row, a Region 8 team will play in the opening game of the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 against a team from western Kentucky.

    A draw conducted Thursday afternoon determined Region 8 will play Region 3 at noon on March 18 in the first game of the tournament at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

    Last year Region 8 champ South Oldham lost to Region 2 champ Hopkinsville in the tournament opener.

  • Girls Soccer: Rowland, Tucker honored nationally

    Both the coach and star player from South Oldham’s 2014 girls soccer state championship team are receiving national recognition.

    Coach Cy Tucker was named Thursday as a finalist for the National High School Athletic Coaches Association national coach of the year in the sport of soccer. It was his fourth time to be named a finalist.

    Meanwhile Stephanie Rowland was named the 2014-15 Gatorade State Girls Soccer Player of the Year. She’s the first South player to receive that award since Jennifer Sibert in 2000-01.

  • Football: Hobbs signs with Lindsey Wilson

    South Oldham senior Drew Hobbs signed Wednesday to play football at Lindsey Wilson College.

    Sitting with Hobbs are his mother, Tanya Lucas, and stepfather, Dan Lucas.

    Standing are Hobbs' grandfather, Ronnie Lucas, South athletic director Mitchell Irvin and Hobbs' grandmother, Beverly Lucas.

  • Do you act ‘holier than thou’?

    During one of his political campaigns, a delegation called on Theodore Roosevelt at his home in Oyster Bay, Long Island. The President met them with his coat off and his sleeves rolled up. “Ah, gentlemen,” he said, “come down to the barn and we will talk while I do some work.” At the barn, Roosevelt picked up a pitchfork and looked around for the hay. Then he called out, “John, where’s all the hay?”

  • Lobbying state lawmakers for better education

    Next week members of the Oldham County Board of Education and I will join hundreds of others for “Kids First,” an advocacy day in Frankfort. This annual event provides an opportunity for us to speak directly to legislators in face-to-face conversations about topics important to public education.

    I look forward each year to learning from legislative leaders about proposed legislation and current issues facing education, and sharing our concerns and points of view with them.