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Today's News

  • EVERY SECOND COUNTS: Heart attack patient is grateful for EMTs trained for cardiac care

    Debbie Clark knew something was wrong. The sharp pain radiated from her arms to her shoulders and neck—even up into her jaw.

    “But nothing in my chest,” she recalled.

    So, surely it couldn’t have been a heart attack, right?

    After about 15 minutes of extreme pain, a co-worker called 911. Oldham County EMS arrived at American Bank Equipment on Mattingly Road in Buckner where Clark works for her son.

    “They came in and it was like they knew,” the 60-year-old grandmother of four said.

  • North Oldham grad wins $10,000 on ‘Millionaire’

    A North Oldham High School graduate featured in Monday’s episode of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” chose to walk away with thousands when stumped by a question about cajones. 

    Derek McMahan, a law student at The College of William and Mary, made it to the seventh question of the game show. 

  • Clubb sworn-in as Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney
  • Buckner Elementary student leads project

    Buckner Elementary student Kennedy Park asked her principal if she could start a drive for stuffed animals to be collected through Kosair. 

    They are to be given to officers when they go to transport children. Park is going to try and get 1,000 collected so the special Bear Patrol truck comes to pick them up. 

    “This was totally kid-initiated,” said Principal Lisa Cheek. “She didn’t even tell her teacher about it — she went straight to the top.”

  • Oldham County EMS awarded grant to purchase bariatric stretcher

    Oldham County EMS has received a grant from the state board that oversees EMS units.

    The $10,714.28 grant was awarded to OC EMS by the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services as part of its emergency medical services grant program.

    Oldham County Judge-Executive David Voegele signed off on the grant Tuesday.

    The money will be used to purchase a bariatric stretcher. The equipment will be used to transport obese patients. It has a weight capacity of 1,000 pounds.

    Statewide EMS units can apply for the grants each year.

  • COLUMN: New editor joins familiar territory

    My wife, Sarah, and I moved to Oldham County nearly 10 years ago.
    Having grown up here, I knew the area quite well.
    For Sarah, the outsider, the learning curve was more precipitous.
    When needing to get somewhere in Crestwood, La Grange or Goshen, Sarah would often come to me for directions. Those conversations sometimes went like this:
    Sarah: “How do you get to (fill in the blank)?”
    Me: “Do you remember where (fill in the blank) used to be?”
    Sarah:  “No.”

  • 11-year-old finishes as top female in race series

    At first glance, Katy Chapman looks like any other 11-year-old girl.
    What sets the East Oldham Middle School student apart though is what she’s accomplished in the last few months, finishing first place overall in the women’s division in the Polar Bear Grand Prix race series.
    The series, which consisted of three races over the past three months, pitted more than 2,500 runners of all ages, including adults, against each other.
    Let that sink in: first women’s finisher, 2,500 runners overall.

  • Local dance and cheer squads compete in Frankfort

    With a season’s worth of work under their belt, four local dance and cheerleading squads took to the floor in state competition Feb. 23, hoping to be the last team standing.
    The Oldham County dance team had a day to remember in Frankfort, earning two top-three finishes, including second place out of nine teams in the small jazz division and third out of 14 teams in the small hip hop division.
    The North Oldham squad also grabbed third place in the large open division and fourth in the large hip hop division.

  • Threepeat: Oldham County Colonels claim 29th District supremacy for third straight year

    Oldham County may have stumbled to a 1-2 record in district play but that didn’t matter much Friday night as the boys in blue made their first big wave of the postseason, edging rival South Oldham 59-52 for the school’s third straight 29th District championship.
    “That’s probably one of the best high school games that I’ve been a part of,” Oldham County coach Jason Holland said. “A lot of runs by both teams and a lot of good defense by both teams, a lot of big plays from both teams and a lot of great coaching.”

  • South Oldham wins district on buzzer-beater: Abbey Van Zant nails baseline shot as clock expires

    Heading into the fourth quarter of Friday night’s 29th District final, South Oldham was on its last legs.
    After trailing rival Oldham County from the tip, the Lady Dragons needed a big stand in the final frame to stand a chance.
    And that’s exactly what they got, capping a furious 15-7 rally over the game’s final minutes with a baseline buzzer-beater from sophomore Abbey Van Zant to claim the school’s fifth straight district championship.