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Today's News

  • City of Goshen greenlights pay increases

    The City of Goshen has given its future commissioners and mayor a raise for the first time in at least six years, Mayor Bob Thacker said.

    Starting in January, the mayor of the City of Goshen will make $300 a month, up from $150 and city commissioners will make $150 a month, up from $100.

    Thacker said the city passed a new ordinance with the increases in hopes of attracting more people to serve on the small city commission.

    “We’re not going to be here forever,” Thacker said. “We need to entice people to run.”

  • Endicott case dismissed, legal battle not over

    A Shelbyville man accused of participating with seven others in gang activity in La Grange has seen his charged dismissed in district court, but his legal battle may still continue.

    Casey Endicott, 18, had been the lone holdout of the “Oldham 8” whose case has remained in Oldham District Court. His attorney, Jessica Schulety, had requested a competency evaluation be completed before Endicott’s case could proceed.

  • Fiscal Court replenishes road salt, accepts Lashley resignation

    The process to find a new county road superintendent is officially underway.

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court accepted the resignation of former superintendent Lance Lashley at its May 6 meeting. Lashley resigned on April 25 amid an investigation into the misuse of materials at the road department.

    In the meantime, Mark Husband, formerly an assistant superintendent, has been approved as the acting superintendent until a new one is hired. The Fiscal Court approved a raise in pay for Husband due to his new responsibilities.

  • North hires Burton as head boys basketball coach

    North Oldham has turned to an assistant to lead its boys basketball program.

    Rob Burton has been hired as the Mustangs' head coach, athletic director Alan Yanke announced Wednesday afternoon.

    Burton replaces Chris Stobaugh, who wasn't retained after two years as North's head coach. Stobaugh went 29-28 over two seasons, including an 11-17 mark in 2013-14.

  • State Lacrosse Quarterfinals: KCD ends South’s season

    CRESTWOOD –  South Oldham’s boys lacrosse program is still young and is still taking growing steps.

    This year the Dragons took the steps of getting to 12 wins, winning their first District 4 Tournament title and hosting their first state playoff game Monday night against Kentucky Country Day.

    But they weren’t able to take the next step, which would’ve been winning that playoff game.

  • Allen signs with Grove City
  • Gary signs with Earlham
  • Lenhart wins in Ohio

    North Oldham golfer Mason Lenhart won the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour’s Major Championship this weekend at Yankee Trace in Centerville, Ohio.

    The Prospect native shot a two-day 146, including an even-par 72 Sunday.

    Lenhart then beat Dayton, Ohio’s Tripp French in a playoff, taking advantage of French’s missed par putt.

    Lenhart recorded a tournament-high seven birdies, including five on Sunday.

    With the win, he received an invitation to the 2014 Mid-Season Invitational and Tour Championship.
     

  • Softball district tourney set

    The county’s softball teams will play for District 29’s two region tournament spots next week in Bedford.

    The district tournament will start with semifinal games Tuesday. Oldham County will meet South Oldham in the first semifinal at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, with North Oldham playing at tournament host Trimble County at 7:30 that night.

    The winners of those two games clinch spots in the district title game May 22 and the Region 8 Tournament the following week at Gallatin County.

  • OCMS off to state tourney

    Oldham County Middle School’s baseball team will take part in the middle school state baseball tournament this weekend at Lindsey Wilson College.

    The tournament gives middle school teams from across the state the chance to compete and decide a champion.

    The Colonels will receive an escort from school Friday as they make the trip south, coach Mark Viehmann said.

    OCMS’ junior varsity and varsity teams have combined to go 31-4 this year, Viehmann said.