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Today's News

  • Special Olympics basketball concludes season

    Their faces are somber, and they’ve shed a few tears.

    The Oldham County All-Stars basketball team just lost its first game of the season. It came in the state tournament no less.

    But coach Bob Osmer isn’t concerned with the outcome.

    He looks each player in the eye and asks one question: “Did you try your best?”

    Two Oldham County teams, the All-Stars and the Eagles, both concluded their seasons March 3 at the Special Olympics state basketball tournament at Hoops Indoor Sports Complex in Louisville.

  • Runner found dead along Old La Grange Road

    Police discovered the body of a runner Sunday afternoon along Old La Grange Road in Crestwood.

    Kenneth "Kenny" Durr Gilliland III, 44, of Crestwood, was pronounced dead on the scene when police and the coroner arrived at 4:30 p.m.

    Foul play is not suspected, said Mike Head, Oldham County Police Department spokesman.

    Gilliland appears to have died from natural causes.

    He is survived by his wife, Terra; and two daughters, Alexandra and Abigail Gilliland. He was a U.S. Army reservist.

  • CARTOON: Spring Forward
  • Local athletes run on Mason-Dixon Games’ wooden surface

    LOUISVILLE — Inside Broadbent Arena, it sounds like a stampede.

    But there’s no cattle or horses.

    It’s the sound of runners at full speed on an elevated wooden track with banked corners and older than the Nixon administration.

    A number of Oldham middle school and high school runners conquered the track March 2 and 3 at the Mason-Dixon Games at Broadbent Arena in Louisville. Albeit with a few repairs, the track is the same used in the first running of the games in 1960.

  • Prepping professionally in Oldham

    A couple of big guns are training for football in the same place Oldham County children compete.

    Linebacker Dexter Heyman, who just finished his senior season at the University of Louisville, stretches March 1 at the Oldham County YMCA’s indoor arena.

  • Grand Stamm—LIVE! 3.9

    Guys and gals, welcome to our 13th Grand Stamm — LIVE! chat, set for Friday, March 9 at 3:30 p.m.

    I apologize for not having a chat last week, but our scheduled guest, Philadelphia Eagles cornerback and former University of Kentucky star Trevard Lindley had to cancel to seek shelter Friday in the storms that swept through the area. I'll still try to reschedule Lindley to join us here.

    But we're back this week and with a big guest!

  • La Grange Urban Short Track Series provides new beginnings

    The idea came up casually in conversation at Goose Creek Cycle in La Grange.

    Somebody wanted a road bike race. Somebody chimed in with cyclocross.

    Cyclocross? In La Grange?

    Two weeks later, it happened.

    The eight race La Grange Urban Short Track Series combined urban assault, cyclocross and mountain biking and took bikers across pavement, dirt, grass, gravel and wood.

    The first course took bikers around Mundo Park and back to Main Street through a narrow 42-inch alley next to The Treasured Child toy store.

  • Fiscal court news — March 6 meeting

    County purchases land in Buckner

    Oldham County officials have signed a contract to purchase the former Oldham County Lumber on Quality Place in Buckner.

    The land recently became available and was identified by Judge-Executive David Voegele and Deputy Judge-Executive John Black as a potential location for the new road department facility.

  • Swappin' stories

    If you want to hear a good story, this Briar Hill resident has plenty. 

    Tune to 91.9 WFPK Wednesday nights and you can listen to the adventures of his walking group, his two-week protest walk or whatever other mayhem he’s encountered recently.

    Even better, once a month you can watch the show live.

  • Vote could change golf course liquor laws

     A special election is set to tee off in La Grange next Tuesday.

    Residents of the La Grange precinct surrounding Eagle Creek Golf Course will vote to permit the golf course to serve alcoholic beverages by the drink.

    City officials hope the alcohol sales will increase revenue at the city-owned golf course.

    The change could also help decrease the amount of alcohol brought illegally into Eagle Creek.