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Today's News

  • Grimes campaigns in Henry County, promoting women and farmers

    By Brad bowman

    LANDMARK NEWS SERVICE

    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes came to Henry County Monday and told local officials, farmers and attendees she will make prosperity her priority for women and Kentucky farmers.

    Accompanied by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan), the first female senator in Michigan, Grimes spoke with a bit of wit and grit about her vision if elected as Kentucky’s first female senator, and her opponent U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell.

  • Chemo treatments return to Baptist Health

    After an absence of several years, cancer patients in the La Grange area will once again have the option of receiving their chemotherapy close to home.

    On Feb. 18, Baptist Health La Grange and the CBC Group: Consulting in Blood Disorders, will open a six-chair chemotherapy treatment area on the second floor of the Physician Office Building.

    This is the second outpatient chemo treatment area for the practice, which is part of Baptist Medical Associates. Treatment is also offered on the 3Park cancer care unit at Baptist Health Louisville campus.

  • Band director seeks used instruments

    A local middle school band director is asking the community to help another band in need.

    Robert Parker, band director at South Oldham Middle School, is collecting band instruments to send to a new program in Fulton County, in far western Kentucky.

    Parker is following up on a plea by Stephanie Mora, the teacher tasked with restarting a band program that was terminated due to budget cuts roughly seven years ago.

  • GIRLS DISTRICT 29: Lady Dragons rematch with Trimble

    South Oldham’s road to a sixth straight District 29 championship will begin with a tough start.

    The Lady Dragons will meet Trimble County at 6 p.m. Wednesday at North Oldham in the first round of the district tournament.

    South (8-12, 2-1 District 29) beat Trimble (15-7, 1-2) on Feb. 12 in Bedford, getting out to a 12-0 lead and holding on for a tense 49-46 win. The Lady Dragons, who will be the No. 2 seed when the teams meet Wednesday in Goshen, came into the matchup last week as underdogs.

  • BOYS DISTRICT 29: North has home court against OC

    There’s no place like home for North Oldham’s boys basketball team.

    In Goshen the Mustangs are 2-0 against county teams the last two years, including a 76-63 win against South Oldham Feb. 10.

    On the road they haven’t beaten a county team since 2011, including a 62-48 road loss to Oldham County Jan. 30.

    Luckily for No. 3 seed North (11-14, 2-1 District 29) it’ll have home court advantage when it hosts No. 2 seed OC (19-6, 2-1) in a first round district tournament game 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

  • South swimmer thrives at his former backup sport

    Nathan Davis will be competing at state next weekend in what used to be his second favorite sport.

    Davis, a South Oldham senior who grew up concentrating on soccer, qualified for the state swimming championships after his performance Saturday at the Region 2 championships in Louisville. Davis will be swimming in the 100-yard breaststroke, 200-yard freestyle relay and 400-yard freestyle relay at the state championship Feb. 28 after going in the past as an alternate.

  • Robinson races again

    Dallas Robinson will get his second shot at an Olympic medal this weekend in the four-man bobsled event in Sochi, Russia.

    Robinson, Justin Olsen and Johnny Quinn will be the push athletes on Nick Cunningham’s four-man sled in the event that begins at 11:30 a.m. Saturday and concludes at 4:30 a.m. Sunday.

    Robinson, a Crestwood native and Oldham County High School graduate, will look to help the U.S. repeat as gold medalists in the event.

  • North’s Beasley impresses at Ohio combine

    North Oldham running back Arien Beasley ranked No. 12 out of 1,281 entrants Saturday at the Nike Football SPARQ Combine in Massillon, Ohio.

    The rising senior ran the 40-yard dash in 4.48 seconds, the sixth best time of anyone at the combine.

  • North cheer finishes Top 15 at UCA

    North Oldham High School cheerleaders finished 11th in the country at the UCA National High School Cheerleading finals in Orlando earlier this month.

    North competed in Super Large Varsity Division II. Only about a third of the teams made it to the finals and this is the first year North has competed in the national competition.

    Teams had to qualify for nationals through other competitions, in a process called “earning a bid” in cheerleading. 

  • OC wrestling takes first in Region 5

    Oldham County will go to state this weekend with a deep roster of competitors.

    The Colonels won the Region 5 wrestling championship Saturday at Western Hills High School in Frankfort, beating second place Woodford County 265-229. North Oldham (175) finished fourth and South Oldham (99.5) finished sixth.

    OC qualified 12 wrestlers for this weekend’s state tournament, which begins at 10 a.m. Friday at Alltech Arena in Lexington. North qualified six wrestlers and South qualified four.