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Today's News

  • Community briefs Nov. 20

    Blood Drive

    The holidays are always a critical time for blood supply. To help, Baptist Health La Grange will host a blood drive Friday, Nov. 21 from 1 to 5 p.m. in its Conference Center.

    All types of blood are needed. Appointments are requested and can be scheduled by calling (502) 222-3340.

    Board meeting

    The Oldham County Board of Health will convene in a regular meeting on Friday at 7:15 a.m. at the Oldham County Health Department, located at 1786 Commerce Parkway, La Grange. The public is welcome to attend.

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  • Education Briefs Nov. 20

    The King and I

    The Oldham County Schools Arts Center’s Youth Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I” on Nov. 20, 21 and 22 at 7 p.m. Adults $10, children and students $6. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling (502) 241-6018. The Arts Center is located at 7105 Floydsburg Rd.

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  • North High honors heroes

    North Oldham High School continues with the “Holiday Mail for Heroes” program. In the last two years the students at North have collected over 4,000 cards donated by parents. The students write encouraging words to soldiers and the Red Cross will distribute them to soldiers. The cards will go to Walter Reed Hospital where wounded soldiers are recovering and to active duty soldiers serving all over the world. As of today, there are 1,763 signed cards and the deadline to take them to the Red Cross is Dec. 5. The picture d at left is of Nancy Martin’s health class.

  • East Oldham Middle School honors veterans

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  • Football: Heckenberg finishing career among familiar bunch

    Taylor Heckenberg’s been on various football fields with the same coaches and teammates for 12 years.

    The North Oldham senior grew up playing youth football under the instruction of current Mustang assistants Todd Greenert and David McCoy.

    His teammates in his early days included current Mustang seniors Chris Burton, Tyler Greenert, Ryan Jones and others.

  • KHSAA Class 4-A Football Playoffs: North draws Fairdale in state quarterfinals

    North Oldham keeps a checklist on the white board in its locker room that includes goals set before the season.

    There are checkmarks in the boxes for winning the county title, the Class 4-A, District 3 title and each of the first two playoff games.

    The Mustangs now have just three boxes left to check – wins in the state quarterfinal, semifinal and championship games.

    North will try to fill one of those boxes when it plays at Fairdale at 7:30 p.m. Friday night. The Mustangs (9-2) are seeking their first ever win in this round of the playoffs.

  • Winter Sports Preview – Swimming: North’s Oglesby highlights local swimmers

    North Oldham

    North Oldham coach Randy Scherer brings back talent on both the boys and girls side of his roster.

    “It’s real exciting,” Scherer said. “Some of these kids I’ve been coaching now for six years, so for me this’ll be a real special season.”

    The boys side will be built around the senior trio of Luc Brazeau, Yoni Smolyar and the coach’s son, Mark Scherer.

  • Swimming: North 2nd at Battle of Swamp

    LOUISVILLE – North Oldham started its season with a second-place finish in the Battle of the Swamp on Saturday.

    North notched 149 combined boys and girls points, finishing second only to DuPont Manual (170) in the meet hosted at the University of Louisville’s Ralph Wright Natatorium.

    South Oldham (62) was fourth among the eight programs who fielded combined teams Saturday. Oldham County (12) came in eighth.

  • Football: Beasley named District Player of the Year

    North Oldham senior wingback Arien Beasley has been named Class 4-A, District 3 Player of the Year.

    Beasley has run for 1,442 yards and 28 touchdowns this season on just 122 carries.

    He’s also caught a team-high 23 passes for 296 yards and three touchdowns.

    Beasley and the Mustangs will play Fairdale in the state quarterfinals Friday night.
     

  • Girls basketball: McMurtrey scoring early in college career

    Ashley McMurtrey, who became only the second player in Oldham County girls basketball history last season to score 2,000 points in her career, has picked up in college where she left off.

    McMurtrey, a freshman guard at Shawnee State University, is leading the team in scoring at 18.5 points per game.

    McMurtrey scored 26 points on 11-of-29 shooting in her first game Nov. 1, a win over Kent State University-Tuscaraw.

    Then on Nov. 7, McMurtrey scored 40 points in a win against Calumet College of St. Joseph. She hit 10 3-pointers in 15 attempts that night.