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Today's News

  • The Matchup: Arien Beasley

    Arien Beasley was a middle schooler when he realized basketball might not be the best sport for his style.

    “I got to my seventh and eighth grade year and I started running people over all the time,” Beasley said. “…My family and coaches just realized that maybe I should start playing football.”

    Football has worked out just fine.

  • The Matchup: Connor John

    The spring of 2013 was a time Connor John’s life changed on and off the football field.

    His family moved from Southington, Conn., where he’d lived since fourth grade, to Crestwood for his father’s job.

    Suddenly John was a sophomore at South Oldham, a place where he didn’t know anyone.

    He adapted to his new surroundings by playing football.

    “When I first moved here it sucked,” John said. “You miss your friends, you miss what you used to know.

  • Girls soccer: Rowland nets hat trick, South cruises past Anderson

    CRESTWOOD – Stephanie Rowland scored three goals Wednesday night and made each one look easier than the last.

    The senior forward got a hat trick on her Senior Night and her teammates added two more goals as the Lady Dragons notched an uneventful 5-0 win against Anderson County.

    No. 8 South (10-2) has scored five goals in each of its last two games (including a 5-1 win at Nelson County Monday night) after losing 8-4 at No. 3 West Jessamine on Saturday – a loss that broke an eight-match winning streak.

  • Education Briefs Sept. 18

    OCHS graduate honored

    2013 Oldham County High School graduate Victoria Hafele was honored for achieving an exemplary grade point average of 4.0 for the Spring 2014 semester.

    Hafele was placed on the President’s Honors List of the College of Health Professions.

    Merit seminfinalists announced

    The following local students are being considered for a national Merit award scholarship:

    •Jasmine Sligar of Oldham County High School.

    •Hannah M. Lankswert of North Oldham High School.

  • Earley: Salvation by works or faith?

    Elmer Towns tells about a motorcycle gang member who was dramatically converted to faith in Jesus Christ. The next Sunday he did the only thing he knew he should do and went to church. Nobody in the church knew him and he walked down to the second aisle and sat in the pew. The people stared because he looked the part: big and burly, bearded, long hair, black jacket and lots of tattoos.

  • Raising awareness of childhood obesity

    September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and while the dangers of childhood obesity are well-chronicled, many children who are overweight or obese don’t realize it. That’s why the Oldham County Family YMCA — a leading voice on improving health — wants families to understand the role weight perception plays in childhood obesity and ways to reverse course through increased physical activity and improved eating habits.

  • Experiencing an Indiana Friday Night

    For the first time in our 22-year parenting career, hubby and I attended a Friday night high school football game. Never having a kid on the team, I have not been compelled to spend my time on cold, metal bleachers.

    But this past Friday was an entirely different matter. Our daughter was on the homecoming court, so I donned my heaviest sweater, grabbed a couple of blankets and we headed to the game. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect, so I asked, “Where is the best place to sit so that we have a good view?”

  • Cherish each moment in life

    Since I began working at hospice in 1989, I have developed a new awareness of cherishing each moment. I have gained this awareness from the elderly and from individuals who are close to death.

  • Kenwood Station hosts ‘Welcome Back’ picnic

    The Kenwood Station Elementary PTA sponsored this event which included music from DJ Jack Gill and food truck vendors Johnny’s Diner Car, Little Cheezers Food Truck and Kona Ice. Kenwood Families enjoyed fellowship and fun from 6 to 8 p.m. last Friday. At left, students dance to music by DJ Jack Gill.

  • Public Records Sept. 18

    Grand Jury Indictments

    Sept. 2014

    Dallas J. Dennison – one count of robbery in the first degree.

    Kadiesha A. Streble – one count of complicity to robbery in the first degree.

    David Anthony Moreland – one count of fleeing or evading police in the first degree, one count of wanton endangerment in the first degree, one count of speeding.

    Jeffrey Allen Roberts – one count of flagrant non-support, one count persistent felony offender in the second degree.