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Today's News

  • More than half of Oldham grads are college ready

    More than half of Oldham County’s Class of 2010 are considered college- or career-ready, according to data released last week by the Kentucky Department of Education.

    In contrast, only 34 percent of high school graduates across the state –  40,528 public high school graduates in 2010 – are considered ready.

    Oldham County Schools had 774 high school graduates in 2010.

  • Strand of hair found, murder trial delayed

    A single hair found on the shorts of a murder victim more than 19 months after his death has delayed a trial for one of two men charged in connection with the crime.

    Raymond Carrion II and Jason Parr are charged in connection with the Feb. 1, 2009 shooting death of 33-year-old James E. Bailey in his La Grange apartment.

    Two young boys were in the apartment at the time of the shooting and at the time, one described the burglars as wearing bandanas “cowboy style.”

  • Quilting event made a success by community contributions

    To the editor:

    Oldham County is a wonderful place to have a small business!!

    The Gathering Room Quilt Shop chose to participate in the Hopes and Dreams Quilt Challenge benefiting ALS (Lou Gherig’s Disease) this year.

    The support of my customers and friends along with the local businesses made it possible for us to reach our goal of donating over 100 quilts for this worthwhile cause. What a proud day it was when we drove to Virginia Beach, VA to deliver 127 completed quilts along with a monetary donation in July.

  • Defense leads Dragons past Mustangs

    CRESTWOOD – The South Oldham Dragons’ defense was pushed Friday, but never snapped.

    What did snap for the Dragons was a three-year losing streak to cross county rival North Oldham as SOHS rolled to a 29-7 win thanks in large part to their defensive play.

    “We’ve been hearing about it for three years now, about how we weren’t good enough to beat North,” SOHS senior defensive tackle Brandon Bramer said. “That’s not the way it is this year.”

  • United we stand, divided we fall

    I’ve always loved our Kentucky state motto, “United We Stand, Divided We Fall.” The sight of people from different races and countries, on the street or on TV, is my cue to practice unity. Listening to all the voices in a choir blending together, I am reminded of the glory of unity. When I collaborate with my colleagues on a project, I vow to devote all my God-given talents to promote unity. For we all have the same color bones.

  • Traughber wins coach of year

    CRESTWOOD – It’s not winning or losing that attracts Charlie Traughber to coaching – it’s teaching.

    “Seeing kids learn a technique, learn what you are trying to teach them to me is what it’s all about,” Traughber said. “That’s very rewarding.”

    Traughber, a Crestwood resident, has been selected as the 2010 Kentucky Youth Soccer Association Recreation Girls’ Coach of the Year.

  • Anonymous letter won't shake veteran's patriotism

    To the editor:

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, thousands of young men and women returned to the United States after having served our country in the Vietnam War.

    It turned out to be the war everyone wanted to forget – except those of us who fought there.

    Most of us were 17 to 22 years old, more than 8,000 miles from home and scared to death ... We prayed, we fought, we bled and some died. But we did as we felt we were expected to do, and none of us came home the same as when we left.

  • Candidates square off over state spending

    State spending, expanded gambling and the future of Oldham roads and schools are key issues in the race for State Senate District 26 and House District 47. 

    Candidates engaged in a forum Sept. 16 at Oldham County High School as State Sen. Ernie Harris (R-Crestwood) debated his challenger, Democrat John Black, while state Rep. Rick Rand (D-Bedford) squared off against political newcomer, Republican Theodore “T.K.” Broecker.

  • Walking to feed a local need

    Nancy Doty is walking for Jesus and she wants others to join her.

    Doty, along with as many as 100 others, will participate in the Oldham County CROP Hunger Walk 2010 on Saturday at Covenant United Methodist Church in La Grange.

  • Shooting in Lake Louisvilla is drug-related

    Police believe a drug deal gone wrong prompted a recent shooting in Lake Louisvilla.

    Officers from the Oldham County Police Department responded to a disorder in progress in the 7400 block of Hemlock Avenue about 9 p.m. Sept. 14.

    Police arrested 23-year-old Matthew Elkins of Crestwood after he allegedly threatened two men with a shotgun and fired at least one shot in their direction.

    Police said Elkins took money from the two men in exchange for drugs, but instead of handing over drugs, he accepted cash and told them to leave.