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Today's News

  • Chess tournament lands at CityPlace

    A host of kings and queens are set to inhabit downtown La Grange in early February, along with roughly 300 chess players who will dictate their every move.

    The participants will be competing in the Quad B regional tournament on Feb. 7 at CityPlace, a first of its kind event for the downtown event center. The tournament was awarded by the Kentucky Chess Association to regional coordinator John Simons.

  • Apple Patch searching for new leader

     

    Apple Patch has been providing a community of support services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities for years. Recently the facility has seen changes, including the exit of a long-time executive director and an appointment of an interim director.

    While Apple Patch’s board of directors are in the process of selecting a new executive director, Joe Spoelker, director of community affairs, has stepped into the role of interim director.

  • Free food, clothes at libraries as part of homeless count

    Several local agencies are teaming up to help accurately count the homeless in Oldham County.

    Led by Good News Homes and the Oldham County Public Library, the groups are hoping the area’s homeless will visit one of the three public library branches in Oldham County on Jan. 28 to be counted as part of a state and federal program.

    Stephanie Skeens, director of Good News Homes, said the issue of homelessness in Oldham County is a tricky one, because the county’s homeless don’t operate the same way as they do in urban areas.

  • Non-profit status granted to Crestwood group

     

    It may be the most affluent county in Kentucky, but that doesn’t mean Oldham County is excluded from the perils of the winter season and the hunger epidemic.

    Mission Crestwood, which just received its charity status, has served 24,000 hungry and needy people just this year and 76 percent of those people were Oldham County residents.

  • Mosley released from jail after serving one month

    A former police officer sentenced to nine months in jail will only spend one month there.

    Harry “Shane” Mosley, a Pendleton resident and former Oldham County Police officer, was sentenced in early December after being convicted of one count of official misconduct and taking an Alford plea on a second count of the same charge.

    He was sentenced to serve nine months jail time for each count, to be served concurrently, in addition to more than $1,200 in fines and court costs.

  • Boys Basketball: Colonels cream Collins

    BUCKNER – Oldham County made a statement in Region 8 on Tuesday night.

    The Colonels dominated visiting Collins 68-43 in a battle of two of the top three-rated teams in the region.

    Juniors Jacob Bates and Brandon Johnson scored 15 points each as OC, No. 1 in the region per the latest Litkenhous ratings, controlled the game from the start.

    The Colonels (15-4) became the first region opponent to beat the Titans (12-6) this season.

  • Girls Basketball: Lady Dragons hand Eastern second loss

    CRESTWOOD – It took each of South’s Oldham’s “Big Three” to beat an Eastern team that came into Saturday with just one loss.

    Erin Wilson, Sydney Jones and Abbey Van Zant, all seniors, combined for 58 points as the Lady Dragons notched a 76-74 win against the Eagles on Saturday afternoon.

    Eastern (12-2) was just outside the top 20 in this week’s Litkenhous ratings. The Eagles, with a 94.5 rating, became the highest-rated team South (9-7) has knocked off in coach Jessica Conner’s first year in Crestwood.

  • Boys Basketball: Mustangs out-play Colonels in district upset

    GOSHEN – According to both its coach and star player, North Oldham had yet to play a full game this season heading into its showdown Friday night against then-No. 11 Oldham County.

    “We always said if we put four quarters together we can beat anybody and we’ll be tough to beat,” Mustang senior guard Jon Jon Henry said.

    “We’ll usually have one, maybe two (good quarters) per game,” North coach Rob Burton said. “But we’ve never been able to put four quarters together defensively or offensively.”

  • Girls Basketball: OC beats North for first district win

    GOSHEN – Missed shots plagued Oldham County in its first two district games, both losses.

    The Lady Colonels shot 26 percent in a 47-34 loss at Trimble County last month and 31 percent Jan. 9 in a 48-39 loss to South Oldham.

    Staring at a 0-3 District 29 record, OC finally scored some points Friday and picked up a district win.

    Senior center Abigail Stewart led the way with 18 points as the Lady Colonels won 59-32 at North Oldham.

  • Volleyball: Underwood signs with Lindsey Wilson