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Today's News

  • Hopkinsville ends South's season at Sweet 16

    LEXINGTON – For the second straight year, Hopkinsville was just too much for South Oldham on the state's biggest stage.

    Tra Edwards scored a game-high 30 points as the Tigers, ranked No. 1 in the state AP poll, beat the Dragons 83-62 Wednesday afternoon in the first round of the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena.

    Hoptown (31-2) took a 6-5 lead in the first quarter on an Edwards 3-point play and never looked back. The Tigers will play Trinity in the state quarterfinals Friday afternoon.

  • Leanhart named pitcher of week

    Indiana University Southeast freshman Jessica Leanhart was named the KIAC softball pitcher of the week by KIAC officials on March 3.

    Leanhart, an Oldham County High School product, finished the week 2-0 after earning the win against St. Catharine and Brescia. She finished the week with a 3.23 earned run average and struck out 14 opposing batters in 13 innings pitched.

    Leanhart’s best outing of the week came in a 2-1 win over Brescia when she pitched a complete game, giving up one run on six hits while striking out seven.

  • Gilley honored by the KABC

    Former Oldham County girls basketball coach Todd Gilley was inducted into the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches Court of Honor on Friday in Bowling Green during the girls state basketball tournament.

    Gilley coached at OC beginning in 1998-99 for four years.

    At OC all four of his teams reached the regional tournament. Two of his teams reached the semifinals of the region and one reached the finals. Two of his teams won at least 24 games and were ranked in the top 20 in the state.

  • Nine South seniors go out on top

    South Oldham’s senior class has been working toward this season for a long time.

    Seniors like Drew Greenwood, Jonathan Blair and Michael Griffin grew up playing on the same teams when they were in elementary school.

    The core group picked up new members along the way, like when Drew Bullock moved to town before sixth grade or when Kyle Young moved before eighth grade.

    Finally when Zach McWilliams transferred from North Oldham to South after his freshman year, the Class of ‘14 had the pieces in place to make a run when they were seniors.

  • South, Simpson on a roll

    Steve Simpson’s South Oldham program had to slowly work its way up toward being one of the area’s best.
    But 12 years of building has paid off the last two seasons in a big way.

    South won the Region 8 championship last week against Simon Kenton, the school’s second-straight and second-ever region title. The Dragons play Hopkinsville at noon Wednesday in the first round of the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 in Lexington's Rupp Arena.

  • Pegasus to broadcast live from Rupp

    South Oldham boys basketball fans who can’t be in Lexington Wednesday afternoon can go online to listen to the Dragons.

    Pegasus Sports Network will broadcast South’s 12 p.m. Wednesday game against Hopkinsville in the first round of the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 on pegasussportsky.com live from Lexington’s Rupp Arena.

    To listen, go to the website and click on the South Oldham logo. The broadcast generally will start automatically, but if you see the play button, it will start when you click it.

  • 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.