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Today's News

  • 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.

  • KHSAA Class 4-A Football Playoffs: North rolls into state quarterfinals

    GOSHEN – North Oldham gave Western a healthy dose of everything as the Mustangs rolled to a 43-7 win over the Warriors in the second round of the KHSAA Class 4-A playoffs Friday at Mustang Stadium.

    The win advances the Mustangs (9-2) to Fairdale next week. Fairdale (7-5) beat Doss 12-6 in overtime to advance to the quarterfinal matchup.

  • KHSAA Class 5-A Football Playoffs: Mistakes end South's season

    CRESTWOOD – Fumbles, blown coverages and a special teams letdown – they all added up to be too much for South Oldham to overcome Friday night.

    Anderson County beat South 42-38 at Dragon Stadium in the second round of the KHSAA Class 5-A football playoffs thanks to a collection of self-inflicted Dragon wounds.

    South (8-3) out-gained the Bearcats (9-3) 549-382 but lost four fumbles, allowed several long passes and gave up touchdowns on a fumble return and a blocked punt return.

  • KHSAA Class 4-A Football Playoffs: North defense keeps dominating

    North Oldham’s defense got a wakeup call on Sept. 26.

    The Mustangs let Spencer County running back Logan Holbrook run for 284 yards and three touchdowns in a 21-13 Bears win.

    At that point North was 3-2 overall and 0-1 in district play, needing to regroup and get its season back on track.

    “After the Spencer County game, coaches set a goal for us – no one else scores on us,” senior fullback/linebacker Kevin Graham said. “We just said 72 points is all we were going to allow this year.”

  • KHSAA Class 5-A Football Playoffs: Dragons, Anderson meet again

    One of the most exciting county football games this season was played back on Sept. 5 in Crestwood.

    South Oldham and Anderson County traded big offensive plays before a late Connor John interception return touchdown sealed a 52-43 South win – the Dragons’ first in 11 tries against the Bearcats.

    Anderson (8-3) and South (8-2) will play a rematch of that classic at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Crestwood in the second round of the KHSAA Class 5-A playoffs.

  • Site picked for EMS substation

    A site has been preliminarily selected for a new ambulance substation in La Grange.

    At a special meeting Monday afternoon, members of the Oldham County Ambulance Taxing District met with officials from Baptist Health La Grange to discuss the selection of a new ambulance substation somewhere on the hospital’s property.

  • Vet recounts war in new book

    Rummaging through a closet of half moth-eaten clothing and once-lost memorabilia, Daniel Durbin found something he hadn’t been looking for.

    Fastened to a hanger and placed in a dusty plastic bag was Durbin’s decorated uniform from the Vietnam War.

    Knowing he had to one day explain to his son what the uniform and his service meant, Durbin began to finally come to grips with what happened to him all those decades ago.

    Not too long after, Durbin sat down to write his experiences as a combat soldier in Vietnam in his book, The Legacy.