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Today's News

  • Dragons lead in awards

    DRY RIDGE — South Oldham High School’s basketball teams led the way in post-season honors this year.

    SOHS senior Jordann McGuffin was named the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches Player of the Year for the Eighth Region. She receives the automatic tryout for the Kentucky All-Star team for the annual summer series with Indiana.

  • Rock band will play children’s music at La Grange business

    Rock Rhythm and Rhyme, a Louisville-based rock band that specializes in children’s music and entertainment is performing at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at The Treasured Child in La Grange.

    The performance is free and open to the public.

    For information about Rock Rhythm and Rhyme, visit rockrhythmandrhyme.com.

  • Strong class left South with a hoops year to remember

    You have to be impressed with the South Oldham Dragons’ drive to the regional basketball finals.

    SOHS’ 76-70 loss to pre-season favorite Shelby County did little to dim the outstanding season fueled by SOHS’ eight-man senior class that won a school record 27 games against just six losses. In the end, it was Shelby’s edge in athleticism that carried the day.

  • Vetovitz named to dean’s list at IU

    Michelle Vetovitz of Crestwood was named to the dean’s list at the Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences for the fall semester.

    Vetovitz is studying in Copenhagen, Denmark during the spring semester with the Danish Institute for Study. She is studying communications and marketing.

    To be named to the dean’s list, students must earn a 3.7 grade-point average.

  • La Grange student worked with Habitat during spring break

    Abigail Greenwell of La Grange, a sophomore at Western Kentucky University, spent her spring break working with Habitat for Humanity.

    Greenwell led a group in Waynesburg, Pa. She is one of about 30 students and faculty from WKU’s Habitat for Humanity chapter who volunteered with Habitat in several cities March 8-12.

    The WKU volunteers helped a family in need of a simple, decent and affordable home as part of Collegiate Challenge, Habitat for Humanity’s year-round alternative break program.

  • La Grange Elementary PTA hosts Walkathon

    The La Grange Elementary PTA and the Oldham County YMCA, will host a walkathon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 27.

    The walk starts at La Grange Elementary and encompasses 1.5 miles through historic downtown La Grange. There will be 10 points of interest marked along the way where families can learn some of the town’s history while enjoying the walk.   

    After the walk, a spring festival will take place at the school. The festival features inflatables, face painting, food vendors, retail vendors and a magic show with Mr. Magic at 12:15 p.m. 

  • Poll workers needed for 2010 election season

    At Tuesday’s meeting of the Oldham Fiscal Court, county clerk Julie Barr announced the opportunity for county residents to work at several voting locations at the primary election May 18.

    Poll workers are also needed for the general election in November.

    Barr said a one-day class to learn what to do Election Day will take place beginning at 10 a.m. May 10 in the fiscal court courtroom.

    The cost is $25 to attend the class and workers are paid $100 for working election day.

  • Preferred Care at Home extends home care assistance to Oldham

    Preferred Care at Home company specializing in elderly care, has recently expanded to Oldham County to accommodate the growing senior population.

    Franchise owner, Pam Jeseo is a certified senior advisor and AFA qualified dementia specialist.

    In addition to the popular 24-hour live-in option, services include homemakers, companions, personal support and Alzheimer’s care.

    For information, call 222-0018 or visit www.preferhome.com.

  • Game Bytes

    Emerson wins middle school title

    When: Feb. 27.

    Where: Frankfort Civic Center.

    What: Oldham County Middle School’s Brady Emerson won the middle school state wrestling title at 82 pounds Feb. 27 in Frankfort.

    Emerson led a local contingent of seven wrestlers who won medals include second place finishers John Shirkey of East Oldham at 96 pounds and Mitch Rusch of North Oldham at 110 pounds.

  • South Oldham hires football coach from Georgia

    CRESTWOOD – South Oldham High School has hired Jamie Reed as the new football coach.

    Reed, 33, comes to SOHS from Georgia. The move to Oldham County puts him closer to his wife’s family in Cincinnati and gives him a second head-coaching job.

    “I am going on my 11th season as a coach and the closest we have ever been is about six hours away,” he said “We have three children and you just need some family around sometimes.”

    Reed said Oldham County fits the profile his family was looking for.