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Today's News

  • New Team, Dream Accomplished

    NEW CASTLE – South Oldham’s team motto all season has been “New Team, Same Dream.”

    The Dragons now have a new motto, according to senior guard Drew Bullock.

    “ ‘New Team, Dream Accomplished,’ that’s what it is!” Bullock said Tuesday night.

    South accomplished its dream of going back to the Boys Sweet 16, beating Simon Kenton 50-47 Tuesday at Henry County in overtime of the boys Region 8 title game.

  • South survives Collins, advances to finals

    NEW CASTLE – Collins had four chances to end South Oldham's season Monday night in the boys Region 8 semifinals. But after 36 minutes of play, the Dragons had survived and advanced.

    South held on to beat the Titans 63-62 in overtime Monday at Henry County, advancing to Tuesday night's regional championship. The Dragons will play Simon Kenton at 7 p.m. Tuesday, looking to win their second straight and second ever Region 8 title.

  • Colonels come back, then fall to Simon Kenton

    NEW CASTLE – Oldham County did the hard work in climbing out of a late 13-point hole Monday night against Simon Kenton.

    But once the Colonels finally got a lead, they couldn't quite finish the job.

    Simon scored five points in the final minute to stun OC 60-57 in the boys Region 8 semifinals at Henry County, ending the Colonels' season one night short of the region title game. The Pioneers will play South Oldham at 7 p.m. Tuesday for the Region 8 championship.

  • McKee, Anderson end Lady Colonels' season

    DRY RIDGE – A streaking Oldham County team ran into an opponent that was just a little too good Saturday afternoon.

    Eriel McKee scored 24 points and No. 2 Anderson County ended OC's season with a 62-42 defeat in the Region 8 semifinals at Grant County.

    The loss was the Lady Colonels' first in five games and just their third in their last 11 contests. OC (16-9) still hasn't made a region title game since 2001.

  • Colonels get past Henry in first round

    NEW CASTLE – In the first three quarterfinal games of the boys Region 8 tournament, the favorites struggled early but won in the end.

    District 29 champ Oldham County repeated that trend in the fourth and last quarterfinal of the tournament Friday night.

    OC trailed host Henry County well into the third quarter Friday before pulling away and winning 72-59 at the Roy. L. Winchester Gymnasium. The Colonels advanced to the region semifinals, where they'll meet Simon Kenton at 8:30 p.m. Monday.

  • Bullock, South shoot into semis

    NEW CASTLE – A bedrock basketball rule saved South Oldham's season Thursday night while Owen County's Carson Williams was scoring 37 points and grabbing 21 rebounds.

    Three points are always better than two.

    South hit 14 3-pointers, seven of which came from Drew Bullock, and the Dragons overcame Williams' post dominance to beat the Rebels 84-77 in the boys Region 8 tournament at Henry County. South, the defending region champ, advanced to a Monday night semifinal against Collins.

  • Lady Colonels roll Henry, set up Anderson showdown

    DRY RIDGE – Three days before the Lady Colonels take on the state's No. 2 team, Oldham County showed Wednesday why it thinks it can win that game.

    OC overwhelmed Henry County 63-32 Wednesday in the first round of the girls Region 8 tournament at Grant County. The win set up a semifinal showdown with No. 2 Anderson County, scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday at Grant.

  • School board sets calendar, breaks for upcoming school year

    The calendar for the upcoming school year has been officially set after receiving approval from the Oldham County Board of Education.

    The board approved the calendar at its monthly meeting in February, setting the first day of school as Aug. 20. The final day of school is tentatively set for June 3, 2015.

    The school year’s Spring Break is April 6 – 10, 2015, but for the first time in many years doesn’t line up with Jefferson County Public School’s break.

  • La Grange approves changes to business licensing law

    After a narrow vote, the La Grange City Council has approved an ordinance that modifies the city’s current business licensing tax.

  • Crestwood man arrested after high-speed chase

    By MEAGHAN DOWNS

    LCNI NEWS SERVICE

    A 27-year-old Oldham County man led Lawrenceburg city police officers on a high-speed chase across three counties last week after police observed the man allegedly trafficking heroin in Anderson County.

    According to Detective Jeremy Cornish and Detective Mike Schell, city police were conducting an investigation involving Ahmad M. Ghazawi, 3500 West Highway 22, Crestwood, a little after 4 p.m. when Ghazawi fled in his vehicle, weaving in and out of traffic at speeds over 100 miles per hour.