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Today's News

  • Local group retires old flags with ceremony

    A local organization is hoping to properly retire old American flags throughout Oldham County with a new ceremony.

    Members of the fourth degree of the Knights of Columbus held the first such flag disposal ceremony on Saturday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in La Grange.

    The group, known as the patriotic degree of the Knights, retired more than 140 worn, torn or older flags during the ceremony with the help of a local Boy Scout troop.

  • New dance parties fun for Cedar Lake residents

     

    When Thomas Adams was just six weeks old, he was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus, otherwise known as Water Head Syndrome.

    The condition seemingly went away, but a few years ago, at 27-years-old, Adams’ seizures and other complications came back in full force.

    After several procedures and various therapy sessions, Adams was on the road to recovery. It was during this time that Adams became involved with the Fred Astaire Dance Studio and using ballroom dance as a form of therapy for his condition.

  • Collett to resign as police chief

    In addition to a new mayor and new police station, the city of La Grange will break in a new police chief in 2015.

    Current La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett will be stepping down effective Jan. 1, ending 12 years at the helm of the city’s police force.

    Collett said he told the department staff last week, as well as informed current La Grange Mayor Bill Lammlein and Mayor-elect Joe Davenport of his decision to retire.

  • Group hopes to raise homelessness awareness

    It’s an issue that doesn’t get much attention in Kentucky’s wealthiest county, but some advocates say is still around: homelessness.

    The issue led a handful of people to try to raise awareness of homelessness to the Oldham County community last Thursday, as their counterparts in Louisville did the same thing.

  • Football: Heckenberg finishing career among familiar bunch

    Taylor Heckenberg’s been on various football fields with the same coaches and teammates for 12 years.

    The North Oldham senior grew up playing youth football under the instruction of current Mustang assistants Todd Greenert and David McCoy.

    His teammates in his early days included current Mustang seniors Chris Burton, Tyler Greenert, Ryan Jones and others.

  • KHSAA Class 4-A Football Playoffs: North draws Fairdale in state quarterfinals

    North Oldham keeps a checklist on the white board in its locker room that includes goals set before the season.

    There are checkmarks in the boxes for winning the county title, the Class 4-A, District 3 title and each of the first two playoff games.

    The Mustangs now have just three boxes left to check – wins in the state quarterfinal, semifinal and championship games.

    North will try to fill one of those boxes when it plays at Fairdale at 7:30 p.m. Friday night. The Mustangs (9-2) are seeking their first ever win in this round of the playoffs.

  • Winter Sports Preview – Swimming: North’s Oglesby highlights local swimmers

    North Oldham

    North Oldham coach Randy Scherer brings back talent on both the boys and girls side of his roster.

    “It’s real exciting,” Scherer said. “Some of these kids I’ve been coaching now for six years, so for me this’ll be a real special season.”

    The boys side will be built around the senior trio of Luc Brazeau, Yoni Smolyar and the coach’s son, Mark Scherer.

  • Swimming: North 2nd at Battle of Swamp

    LOUISVILLE – North Oldham started its season with a second-place finish in the Battle of the Swamp on Saturday.

    North notched 149 combined boys and girls points, finishing second only to DuPont Manual (170) in the meet hosted at the University of Louisville’s Ralph Wright Natatorium.

    South Oldham (62) was fourth among the eight programs who fielded combined teams Saturday. Oldham County (12) came in eighth.

  • Football: Beasley named District Player of the Year

    North Oldham senior wingback Arien Beasley has been named Class 4-A, District 3 Player of the Year.

    Beasley has run for 1,442 yards and 28 touchdowns this season on just 122 carries.

    He’s also caught a team-high 23 passes for 296 yards and three touchdowns.

    Beasley and the Mustangs will play Fairdale in the state quarterfinals Friday night.
     

  • Girls basketball: McMurtrey scoring early in college career

    Ashley McMurtrey, who became only the second player in Oldham County girls basketball history last season to score 2,000 points in her career, has picked up in college where she left off.

    McMurtrey, a freshman guard at Shawnee State University, is leading the team in scoring at 18.5 points per game.

    McMurtrey scored 26 points on 11-of-29 shooting in her first game Nov. 1, a win over Kent State University-Tuscaraw.

    Then on Nov. 7, McMurtrey scored 40 points in a win against Calumet College of St. Joseph. She hit 10 3-pointers in 15 attempts that night.