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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Endicott ordered to speed up evaluation

    A Shelbyville man charged with engaging in organized crime with seven others in Oldham County is still awaiting a competency hearing before his case can move forward.

    La Grange Police originally arrested Casey Endicott, 18, in October on gang and drug charges, including conspiracy to commit murder.

    In December, seven other individuals, including Endicott’s brother and Shelbyville native Thomas Wenz, were indicted on several charges, although the most serious ones were dropped.

  • Selby pleads not guilty to charges

    A La Grange man who was arrested and charged with indecent exposure after police found him masturbating in a school parking lot pleaded not guilty during his first court appearance.

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

  • Chamber holds annual showcase

    For 20 years now, the Oldham County Chamber & Economic Development has provided a venue for local businesses to introduce their services to the public. This year’s Showcase Oldham County will be held Friday, March 7, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Oldham County YMCA Soccer Complex located at 20 Quality Place in Buckner.