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Today's News

  • La Grange Historic Commission to Meet Tonight

    The La Grange Historic District Commission will be meeting tonight at 7 p.m. on the second floor of City Hall on 307 West Jefferson Street, La Grange, KY 40031

    Items on the agenda include two properties:  

    The board will decide whether or not to issue a historical placard for 101 West Main Street.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Colonels head to Region 8 final with 70-48 win over Grant County

     NEW CASTLE – Hayden Hawes led the charge with 23 points and Connor Hicks provided the spark that sets Oldham County up one win away from the Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena.

    The Colonels (27-4) took care of Grant County 70-48 Monday night in the Region 8 semifinals at Henry County High School to advance to the regional final against Collins.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: North Oldham falls short 67-61 to Owen County in Region 8 Tournament

    NEW CASTLE - North Oldham coach Rob Burton couldn’t have asked for a better start from his team to open the Region 8 Tournament versus Owen County. But rather than delivering a victory speech in the locker room after the game, he thanked the Mustangs for what he calls a successful first season complete as coach.

    North Oldham couldn’t hang on for 32 minutes with the hot-handed Owen County as the Rebels move on to the semifinals with a 67-61 win, ending the Mustangs’ season at 16-16.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Colonels cruise into region semifinals with 75-38 win over Gallatin County

    NEW CASTLE - Oldham County overcame a slow start and found the energy it was looking for to kick off the Region 8 Tournament by taking care of Gallatin County 75-38 on Saturday.

    The Colonels (26-4) move on to play Grant County, who defeated Shelby County 55-47, in the semifinals Monday night at 6:00 p.m. at Henry County High School.

    The Wildcats (9-19) put the Colonels off balance early, working well around the Colonels’ press in the first half to eventually tie the game at 15 with 5:43 left to go in the second quarter.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Oldham County, North on opposite sides of the regional bracket

    Oldham County finds itself in a familiar situation heading into its Region 8 Tournament opener against Gallatin County Saturday at noon. Last season, the Colonels took home the District 29 championship entering the regional tournament with momentum, only to fall short in the semifinals to Simon Kenton. If the Colonels (25-4, 13-1 Region 8) want to write a different script for their future this season, they have to focus solely on the present and Gallatin County (9-18, 6-15).

  • State records no match for North swimmer

    North Oldham’s Grace Oglesby dominantly swam her way into the record books once again at the KHSAA State Meet over the weekend. Oglesby set a new state record in the 100 yard butterfly and the 50 yard free to help lead the Mustangs’ girls squad to a 4th place finish with 151.5 points.

    Oglesby, who claimed her second straight Region 5 championship a few weeks ago, clocked in at 22.92 in the 50 yard free and set a new state record in the 100 yard butterfly at 51.75.

  • Elementary wrestlers medal at state
  • Boyers takes plea on rape charges

    A Pewee Valley woman has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of rape and sexual abuse stemming from a relationship with an underage male.

    Jessica Boyers pleaded guilty to more than 35 charges of either second-degree rape or first-degree sexual abuse during a hearing last Thursday.

    According to police and court records, Louisville Metro Police found Boyers on April 11, 2013 with an underage male in her vehicle. The male told police the two had sexual contact.

  • New owners, new beginnings

    After two plus years of confusion and “eyesores,” a new owner has finally taken over the struggling Oldham Plaza in La Grange.

    Todd Clark, of Clark Enterprises, bought the Plaza, situated on First Street, for $3.22 million at a master commissioner’s sale last Tuesday. Clark was one of two bidders on the property, which opened with a $3.2 million bid by the plaintiff in the foreclosure, Parkstone Capitol Partners.

  • New director promoted from within Apple Patch

     

    In seeking its next director, Apple Patch decided to select someone within its own walls.

    Apple Patch Community Board of Directors Chairman Steve Moss announced late last week that Joe Spoelker was named the new director of the non-profit.

    Spoelker, who was formerly director of community affairs, stepped into the role of interim director in late January when Arthur Avitabile left the position to pursue other interests.