Today's News

  • Oldham County girls' soccer team beats South Oldham 1-0 district opener.

    With the 29th district reduced to three team affair in 2012, the Oldham County girls' soccer team took advantage against rival South Oldham last night, picking up a hard-fought 1-0 win.

  • Here today, can tomorrow

    Most people associate canning with earlier generations, but the simple process is making a comeback as more people grow their own fruits and vegetables — then realize they can’t eat everything fast enough.

    There are several methods for canning including boiling-water canning and pressure canning.

    Chris Duncan, family and consumer sciences agent for the Oldham County Extension Service, said safety is key when canning.

    Improperly canned foods can cause botulism, a deadly form of food poisoning. 

  • Crestwood Festival is Sept. 8

    A full day of family-friendly entertainment is planned Sept. 8 for the Crestwood Festival.

    The Maples, a sprawling property between Ky. 22 and Ky. 146 near Dairy Queen in Crestwood, will bustle with vendor booths, games and live performances, including featured bands Hog Operation and The Monarchs.

    High-flying pancakes will kick off the festival as John Young brings his Chris Cakes equipment to serve breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m.

  • La Grange police crack down on street parking

    Park your car on La Grange streets and you may find surprise waiting when you return — a ticket, courtesy of city police.

    La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett said officers hope to reduce the number of illegally-parked vehicles lining city streets by issuing more parking tickets. 

    According to city regulations passed in 2011, vehicles must be parked in driveways or pull-off areas unless no space is available.

  • Oldham's graduation rates slip

    Oldham County Schools graduation rates fell last year, according to a report released last week by the Kentucky Department of Education.

    But district administrators said the number doesn’t accurately reflect graduation rates because of a change in the way rates are calculated.

    Oldham County’s district-wide graduation rate for 2010-11 fell to 85.6 percent — falling nearly 3 percentage points from 2009-10.

  • Fender-benders on First

    If you’ve ever been scared to turn left from Ky. 53 in La Grange, you’re not alone.

    The half-mile stretch of road between Yager Avenue and New Moody Lane is admittedly dangerous — more than 100 vehicle crashes happened there in the past 12 months, according to police records.

    Sometimes there are multiple accidents, like Aug. 3, when there were at least four just on Ky. 53 and several more on nearby side streets.

  • CARTOON: Oldham Reserve
  • Pendleton man indicted for rape, sodomy of juvenile

    Troopers from Kentucky State Police Post 5 have arrested a Henry County man after he was indicted on charges of rape, sodomy and sexual abuse.

    Dwayne Whitman, 54, of Pendleton, was arrested by Tpr. Barrett Brewer at 12:53 a.m. on Aug. 20 at 502 Brownsboro Road in Sulphur, Ky.

    Whitman was indicted by the Henry County grand jury Aug. 9.

    The indictment came after an investigation by KSP Det. Tim Moore found that Whitman allegedly raped, sodomized and sexually abused a juvenile over a period of six months.

  • Vision is perfect: North wins 20/20 Bowl

    By: Adam Warner

    North Oldham defeated Henry County 38-7 to win the 20/20 Bowl trophy. North’s vision seemed to be perfectly clear right from the get-go after their first play from under center was taken to the house. Ten seconds in to the game, senior running back Josh Smith broke free, on the left hand side and scampered all the way for a 70 yard touchdown run.

  • South Oldham wins on last second touchdown

    The South Oldham Dragons wasted little time showing a flair the dramatic in their 2012 campaign, pulling out a memorable 41-35 last second win in the opener against Bullitt Central.

    Better still are the circumstances surrounding it.