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Today's News

  • OC’s Wilkerson places fourth at state wrestling

    LEXINGTON – Oldham County coach Aaron Riordan said senior wrestler Connor Wilkerson would run through a brick wall if he asked it of him.

    Wilkerson didn’t smash through any bricks this weekend at the KHSAA state wrestling championships, but he did have an impressive tournament.

  • Rusch finishes third at state

    LEXINGTON – Mitch Rusch didn’t finish his high school career the way he wanted, atop the KHSAA state wrestling championships podium.

    But the North Oldham senior came about as close as he could.

  • Young leads South to district finals

    GOSHEN – Kyle Young simply overwhelmed Trimble County in the first half Wednesday night.

    The senior guard finished with 33 points, 26 of which came in the first half, and was a pest on the defensive end, playing a part in the Raiders turning the ball over 18 times before the half.

    Young's big performance lifted South Oldham to a 51-19 halftime lead and eventually to an 88-60 win over Trimble Wednesday night at North Oldham in the first round of the District 29 tournament.

  • McMurtrey scores 41 as OC moves on

    GOSHEN -- Heavily favored Oldham County needed a shot in the arm early Wednesday night in its District 29 tournament opener against North Oldham.

    The Lady Colonels got one from their star player.

    Ashley McMurtrey scored a career-high 41 points in just three quarters as OC ended North's season, 71-33, Wednesday night at North.

    OC (14-9) clinched a berth to next week's Region 8 tournament and a spot in Friday's district championship game, where it'll meet the winner of Thursday night's South Oldham vs. Trimble County game.

  • Commission approves proposed Crestwood Walmart

    After a five and a half hour meeting Tuesday, a proposed Walmart in Crestwood has received the necessary approvals from the Oldham County Planning and Zoning Commission.

    The 13-member commission approved a recommendation for a change in zoning for the Walmart, which will be located at 6701 Veterans Memorial Parkway, also known as KY-392 Bypass, on a 10-3 vote.

    The zoning change now heads to the City of Crestwood for final approval.

  • La Grange Utilities mulling deal with OC Water District

    A search for a new director for the La Grange Utilities Commission has broadened to the consideration of a management takeover by another utility company.

    At a special meeting of the LUC last week, the commission’s members heard several scenarios for the future of the utilities from the commission’s chairman, Roy Horton.

    Those include hiring a new director, going into a partial management partnership with an outside agency, a full management partnership and/or a full merger with another utility company.

  • Upcoming ordinance causes concern with local attorneys

    A proposed ordinance in front of the La Grange City Council is sparking a debate over the city’s business license fees.

    The section in question lies with language regarding attorneys and how the license applies to them.

    Critics of the proposed law, including Councilman Jason Taylor, say the changes are a precondition to practicing law by placing a fee on attorneys that do not have offices in the city and that there are multiple legal issues associated with the proposed language.

  • Awards encourage classroom innovation

    More than 20 Oldham County teachers have been awarded nearly $20,000 to help promote innovation in Oldham County Schools.

    The money is part of the Oldham County Educational Foundation’s Pyramid Awards program, which has been supporting educational initiatives throughout the district for nearly 20 years.

    In all, 21 teachers were awarded a total of $19,756 for ideas such as “iSee, iLearn, iReflect,” “Pumpkin Chunkin,” and “Engineering is Elementary.”

  • Alleged gang leader back in custody, ordered for evaluation

    A Shelbyville man charged with recruiting for the Southside Crips gang in Oldham County has been taken back into custody and will undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

    Thomas L. Wenz, 22, was indicted in December on charges of criminal gang recruitment, engaging in organized crime, unlawful transaction with a minor, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

    Wenz pled not guilty to those charges on Dec. 19 and bailed out of the Oldham County Jail shortly after that court hearing.

  • Putting the Tee in Team

    Forty-two seconds.

    That’s how long it took for Tee Salinas, a senior at North Oldham High School, to transition from lovable team manager to the most-celebrated player on the Mustangs’ squad this season.

    Others might argue it took seven years of hard work and determination.

    But with seven minutes and sixteen seconds left in the first quarter of NOHS’ senior night last Friday, Tee Salinas scored a layup that rattled the school’s gym in Goshen.

    Tee had arrived.

    ‘Most likely to brighten your day’