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Today's News

  • Five-run seventh gives Manual win over OC

    BUCKNER – Oldham County couldn't quite finish off DuPont Manual Saturday afternoon.

    The Colonels led most of the way but allowed the Crimsons a five-run seventh inning and fell at home, 7-3.

    Manual scored its five runs on an RBI hit by pitch, two-RBI single, RBI groundout and RBI single. Left-hander Branden Potts was saddled with all five runs.

    “Except for one inning, I thought today was great,” OC coach Scott Gerlach said. “But unfortunately that's baseball.

  • Lady Colonels beat North in both teams' season opener

    GOSHEN – Oldham County was “shaking off the rust” in its season opener Friday, but the Lady Colonels still held on for a district victory.

    The Lady Colonels beat North Oldham 5-2 Friday night at North, moving their regular season and District 29 records to 1-0.

    “I think we had like four baserunning errors we could've scored more runs on,” coach Steve Leanhart said. “I guess it was the first game jitters and shaking off the rust the first game on the field, especially since we've been indoors the last few months.”

  • Earley:The Total Depravity of the Soul

    The children lined up in the cafeteria of a religious school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. A teacher made a note, “Take only one, God is watching.” At the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies. A boy wrote a note, “Take all you want, God is watching the apples.”

  • Utilities Commission rejects partnership with OC Water

    The La Grange Utilities Commission has decided to search for a new director, rather than join in a management partnership with the Oldham County Water District.

    At its regular monthly meeting Monday, all four commissioners voiced their desire not to join in a management partnership, after hearing a presentation from the OC Water District in a special meeting a few weeks earlier. A fifth sat out of the decision making process for personal reasons.

  • Forum tackles area’s latest drug problem: heroin

     

    Addiction is not often a topic for casual conversation but local leaders are hoping to change that.

    “If you would have told me a year ago that I would be in Oldham County giving a talk on heroin I would have given you a blank stare,” Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge Allison Jones said.

    Jones was speaking to the approximately 100 people who had gathered at North High School Auditorium on Thursday night for a panel discussion entitled Heroin Hits Home: Our Community’s Response.

  • Goshen man arrested after Carroll crash

    A Goshen man has been arrested for his involvement in a two-vehicle accident in Carroll County two weeks ago.

    Donald Jefferies, 50, was arrested last Thursday by Kentucky State Police after admitting he took too many prescription pills before being involved in the accident on Hwy. 36.

    Jefferies was initially transported by helicopter to the University of Cincinnati Hospital with critical injuries after the accident, which also left a family of three critically injuried.

  • Crestwood man sentenced to 10 years

    A Crestwood man has been sentenced to 10 years in a federal prison after pleading guilty to one charge of intent to persuade a minor to have sexual activity.

    Christopher Coy, 29, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 15 years of supervised released for pleading guilty to the lone charge. According to his plea agreement, Coy must serve at least 85 percent of his prison sentence.

    Coy was arrested in May 2013, after being investigated by Kentucky State Police and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

  • Snow puts school in session during Oaks

    The long winter has finally caught up with Oldham County Schools.

    While other school districts have gone to school on holidays or canceled parts or all of spring break, students at OCS have largely avoided the same fate during the multiple winter storms that have blanketed the region.

    That is, until now.

    With last Monday becoming the 12th canceled day of the year, the school board decided to officially put school in session on what’s largely a holiday in the Louisville area, Oaks Day on May 2.

  • La Grange gang cases looking for ‘global resolution’

    The majority of eight individuals charged with participating in criminal gang activity were back in court last week, hoping to come closer to resolutions in their cases.

    Roger Wilson, Felix Myers, Brandon Davis, Gabrielle Beach, Donnie Lane and Keaton Lee, all of La Grange, appeared in Oldham Circuit Court last Thursday for pre-trial conferences in their cases.

    Both prosecutors and defense attorneys for all six individuals noted how unusual the situation was, with the number of co-defendants in one case.

  • Pewee deals with car break-ins

    Pewee Valley Police Chief Greg Larimore warned citizens about a string of car breaks-ins at the monthly Pewee Valley City Council meeting on Wednesday.

    Larimore said Oldham County Police arrested Jordan Martin of Bremin, Ohio, Wednesday morning around 2 a.m. after a resident heard a suspicious noise, went to investigate and found Martin taking things from vehicles.