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Today's News

  • KHSAA Class 6-A football playoffs: Colonels struggle against PRP, end season on 42-7 loss

    LOUISVILLE – Having won two of its last three regular season games, Oldham County was hoping to shock the world with an upset in the first round of the KHSAA Class 6-A playoffs Friday night.

    Pleasure Ridge Park had other plans.

    The Panthers (6-4) ran up and down the field on an OC squad that was flat from the opening kickoff. PRP scored on its first six possessions, either by a long touchdown run or a short one set up by a longer play, racing off to a 42-7 victory over the Colonels (3-8).

  • KHSAA volleyball tournament: Top-ranked Mercy sweeps Lady Mustangs

    LOUISVILLE – Playing the No. 1 team in the state, North Oldham had a chance to blow up the bracket Friday in the first round of the KHSAA Volleyball State Tournament.

    The Lady Mustangs instead, in the words of coach Brett Versen, “came out flat” and paid the price.

    Top-ranked Mercy swept No. 12 North 25-11, 25-16, 25-16 at Valley’s J.C. Cantrell Gymnasium, ending the Lady Mustangs’ season in a match that took just 1 hour, 1 minute.

    The Jaguars (37-1) will meet South Warren on Saturday afternoon in the state quarterfinals.

  • North Oldham Fire names Conway as new chief

    After three special meetings in the past weeks, the North Oldham Fire Protection District Board of Trustees chose a new fire chief after Chief David Stoltz announced his retirement on Friday.

    The board announced it selected Tim Conway, a daytime firefighter from the department, as chief.

    ”We are very confident that (Conway) will hit the ground running,” Randy Scherer, chairman of the board, said. “He was an excellent candidate and knows much about fire service and this department.”

  • KHSAA boys soccer semifinals: Dragon run comes to an end

    LEXINGTON – The 2014 South Oldham Dragons put together what was probably the best boys soccer season in school history.

    South beat St. Xavier for the first time. The Dragons beat both Oldham County and North Oldham in the regular season, then North twice more to win the District 29 and Region 8 championships.

    South topped an undefeated Fern Creek team in the first round of the KHSAA State Tournament and then whipped Rowan County to advance to its first state semifinal in school history.

  • Paul wants to tackle corporate tax rate, justice system in 2015

    With multi-state travel, especially to states that vote first in a presidential primary, it’s no secret that U.S. Senator Rand Paul is on the forefront of possibilities for president in two years.

    In recent weeks, Paul has traveled to Iowa, North Carolina and Michigan, mostly to campaign with U.S. Senate candidates in those states. And he’s been pegged the “most interesting man in politics” by Time magazine and grabbed headlines for a wide-ranging foreign policy speech.

  • Two accused in robbery waived to grand jury

    Two men charged in the armed robbery of the Thornton’s in Buckner have decided to send their cases to a grand jury.

    Douglass A. Orr, 28, from Pleasureville, and John Manning, 47, from La Grange, decided in separate hearings to waive their right to a preliminary hearing in District Court and head straight for a possible grand jury indictment.

  • Library holds first Comic Con

    There aren’t many times when Superman, Spiderman, Captain America and Darth Vader can be in the same place, but the most legendary comic book heroes and villains will all gather this weekend in Oldham County.

    The Oldham County Public Library will host the first-ever Comic Con for comic book fans on Saturday.

    “Comic books are an excellent way to get reluctant readers really engaged in reading,” Bethany Morse, OCPL Outreach and Public Services Librarian, said.

  • County alcohol vote delayed until June

    A proposed countywide alcohol vote will be pushed back until the end of June, proponents of overturning the ban on alcohol sales, said.

    Scott Whitehouse, the chair of a committee stemming from the Oldham County Chamber and Economic Development organization, said conflicts with Oldham County Schools and poll workers is the reason for pushing back the vote from its original March date.

  • GOP sweeps all three local State House races

    Rep. David Osborne, a Prospect Republican, has represented House District 59 since 2005 and will keep his seat, which includes mostly western Oldham County, after Tuesday’s election.

    Osborne faced off against the head of the Oldham County Democratic Party, Jim Ewen, a Goshen resident who decided to run because of his dislike of national Republican policies.

    Osborne defeated Ewen with 73 percent of the vote.

  • Head of Kentucky Air National Guard to speak at Veteran’s Day event

    Two days a year, Americans celebrate the courageous soldiers that have served in our nation’s wars, but what many don’t know is that Memorial Day, celebrated in May and Veterans Day, celebrated this coming week on Nov. 11, have two very different meanings.