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Today's News

  • Rotary hopes to score with raffle

     

    The Masters, The Final Four and The Kentucky Derby.

    What do all these events have in common?

    For one, these are three of the most important sporting events of the year for fanatics all over the world.

    But also, these events are part of a grand prize that could be won by any of the 2,000 ticket holders of the La Grange Rotary’s 2015 Mega Sports Raffle.

    The raffle is for two tickets to seven major sporting events in 2015, including exclusive tickets to the 2015 Masters in Augusta, Ga.

  • New members make La Grange council stand out

    It happened on Jan. 5, with very little fanfare.

    Those involved showed up between 15 and 30 minutes early, but there were no parties, no special recognition, nothing to note the occasion. To be honest, several of those involved didn’t even realize what happened.

    But at 6:31 p.m. on Jan. 5, the La Grange City Council became the first, and only, legislative body in Oldham County populated by a majority of women.

  • Lashleys plead not guilty to theft, abuse charges

    The former county road superintendent and his father have pleaded not guilty to several charges against them, including abuse of public trust and theft by unlawful taking.

    Lance Eric Lashley, the former superintendent, and his father, Jack Eric Lashley, were both indicted in December on multiple charges. Lance Lashley was indicted on one count of abuse of public trust (less than $10,000) and theft by unlawful taking, more than $500 but less than $10,000. Both are felony charges.

  • Volleyball: McCarson signs with Morehead State
  • Football: Beasley, John star in Border Bowl win

    Two former rivals combined last weekend to lead a team of Kentucky all-stars to a win in the Border Bowl game against Tennessee’s all-stars.

    Former North Oldham wingback Arien Beasley and former South Oldham middle linebacker Connor John were named MVP and Defensive MVP, respectively, in Kentucky’s 33-32 win Saturday in Williamsburg.

    Beasley and John led Kentucky to a 33-19 fourth-quarter lead. Kentucky then held off a late Tennessee rally to win the game.

  • Rita’s number retired

    Former Oldham County girls basketball star Rita Berry (above left, pictured with OC coach Jace Bryant) saw her No. 34 jersey retired Friday in Buckner.

    OC fans chanted “Rita, Rita” as her banner was unveiled between the OC vs. South Oldham girls and boys games.

    Berry played shooting guard for legendary OC coach Dave Weedman from 1977-80.

    She was the top-rated player in Region 8 during her time with the Lady Colonels.

  • North swims against Collegiate

    North Oldham’s swim team competed Saturday against Louisville Collegiate in the Go the Distance Meet at the University of Louisville.

    North’s combined team won 369-358.

    The Lady Mustangs won their meet 201-163 while the boys fell 195-168.

    North’s Emma Brazeau won the girls 400-yard IM with a time of 4:46.83 and the 200-fly with a time of 2:17.68.

    Mustang senior Luc Brazeau won the boys 200-fly with a time of 2:17.33.

    North’s Kate Tarvestad won the girls 200-back with a final time of 2:22.84.

  • Girls Basketball: Lady Colonels take over in second half, beat Cougars

    BUCKNER – Defensively to offensively, Oldham County clicked in the second half Monday night.

    The Lady Colonels outscored Holy Cross (Louisville) 36-16 over the final 16 minutes and left with a 52-42 home win.

    OC (8-10) made shots, which allowed it to set its pressure defense. That led to Cougar turnovers and more easy Lady Colonel shots.

    OC forced Holy Cross (11-7) into 22 turnovers, most of which came in the second half.

  • Girls Basketball: North rallies back but falls to Owen

    GOSHEN – North Oldham dug an early hole for itself Saturday afternoon and clawed all the way back in the final minutes.

    But Owen County made more plays down the stretch and left with 62-59 win in a Region 8 matchup.

    North (8-6) trailed 16-4 after a flat first quarter. The Lady Mustangs trimmed the margin to 25-21 at halftime and finally tied the game 53 with just under three minutes to play in the fourth.

    The Lady Rebels (7-9) used a 6-0 run to take the lead back at 59-53 in the final minute and held on for the victory.

  • Boys Basketball: OC pulls away from out-manned South

    BUCKNER – The Litkenhous-rated No. 12 team in the state took awhile to get rolling in a rivalry game Friday night.

    But Oldham County’s depth and talent eventually took over against a South Oldham team missing two of its top players, and the Colonels rolled to a 29-point win.

    Senior point guard Hayden Hawes scored a game-high 20 points in leading No. 12 OC to a 70-41 home win over a thin South squad.