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Today's News

  • Shatzer meets new team

    BUCKNER – Oldham County football players hadn’t seen a Colonel head football coach face-to-face in nearly three months.

    But once the players met recently hired head coach Mike Shatzer Friday at OCHS, they said they liked what they saw.

    Shatzer, who’s still teaching at his current job in Alabama, drove north to meet his new team Friday. He introduced himself to players in the weight room before addressing players, parents and others involved with the program in the school library before the boys basketball game against Simon Kenton.

  • La Grange man arrested for indecent exposure

     

    A La Grange man has been arrested and charged with indecent exposure after police found him masturbating in a school parking lot.

    Jon Eric Selby, 44, was arrested on Jan. 31 on charges of indecent exposure, alcohol intoxication and criminal trespassing after being found watching pornography and masturbating in the parking lot of Crestwood Elementary, according to a police report.

  • Lady Mustangs use strong second half to beat Carroll

    GOSHEN – North Oldham girls basketball began a five-games-in-five-nights gauntlet Tuesday on a strong note.

    The Lady Mustangs outscored Carroll County 31-15 in the second half Tuesday and notched a 59-47 win over the visiting Lady Panthers.

    The Carroll game was the first for North (7-11) in a stretch of five straight days of games. The Lady Mustangs will play at Spencer County Wednesday, at Shelby County Thursday and at Seneca Friday before rounding out the week at home against Southern Saturday.

  • Colonels win Mustang Classic

    Oldham County’s Zac Brooks (above, right) and other wrestlers from OC, North Oldham and South Oldham competed in the Mustang Classic Saturday at North.

    The Colonels won the event with a team score of 210, followed by Woodford County (189) and Trinity (169.5). North (72) came in eighth and South (67) was 10th in the 20-team event.

    OC had three winners: Sam Gnadinger, 152-pound class, Max Emerson, 170-pound class and Alex McIntosh, 195-pound class. Will Jennings came in second in the 160-pound class.

  • Bevin pushes back on latest McConnell attack

    In his latest stop in Oldham County, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin pushed back against attacks by the man he hopes to replace: U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell.

    Bevin, who has made several trips to Oldham and surrounding counties since announcing his campaign against McConnell, spoke Tuesday to the Oldham County Republican Women’s Club.

    In an hour-long speech and question-and-answer session with the club, Bevin pushed back on a few key attack lines McConnell’s campaign has latched onto, including its claim he falsified his resume.

  • District 29 seeds set, South gets No. 1

    South Oldham was upset by North Oldham Monday night, but the Dragons are still in prime position for the upcoming District 29 boys basketball tournament.

    South (15-3, 2-1 District 29) will be the No. 1 seed in the tournament, which will be played two weeks from now at North.

    OC (18-5, 2-1) will be the second seed, North (11-12, 2-1) will be No. 3 and Trimble County (9-11, 0-3) will be the fourth seed. The winners of the South vs. Trimble and North vs. OC games will advance to the Region 8 tournament.

  • Mustangs make a statement

    GOSHEN – North Oldham saved its best performance of the year for one of its biggest rivals.

    The Mustangs out-scored South Oldham 64-41 over the final three quarters Monday and picked up a 76-63 win over their district neighbor.

    North (11-12, 2-1 District 29) handed South (15-3, 2-1) just its third loss of the year, and first in district play. The Mustangs, Dragons and Oldham County are now all tied for first in the district with 2-1 records.

  • Gas leak shuts down portion of Ky. 22 for two days

    A leak in a natural gas line caused Kentucky 22 to be shut down from Highway 146 to Highway 329 for two days.

    The road, shut down Sunday night, re-opened at 2 p.m. Tuesday according to Kevin Nuss, director of Oldham County Emergency Management.

    A resident in the area notified LG&E of a natural gas odor on Sunday night, LGE spokeswoman Liz Pratt said. When crews responded they found that a damaged valve at the intersection of Highway 22 and La Grange Road was the source of the leak, she said.

  • Colonels outlast Simon Kenton

    BUCKNER – There’s a good chance Oldham County and Simon Kenton will meet one month from now in New Castle in the Region 8 Tournament. If so, the Colonels will hope to get a similar result to the one they tallied Friday night.

    OC used a 33-point fourth quarter to overcome a nine-point deficit and beat the Pioneers 72-65. The Colonels once again featured a balanced attack, with Austin Wills scoring 19 points, Connor Hicks scoring 17, Hayden Hawes pouring in 16 and Austin Perkins adding 14.

  • Kelley case could get a trial date

    The case of a Pewee Valley woman accused of murdering her boyfriend with a hatchet could receive a trial date, even if lab results aren't in.

    At her latest pre-trial conference, an attorney for Gail Kelley told Circuit Judge Karen Conrad she was still awaiting lab results before the case could proceed. Conrad countered that setting up a trial date could speed along the lab process. But a date was not set last week.