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Today's News

  • The Sports Primer: 12.13

    Last week, I got a first-hand experience in why basketball is big in Oldham County for this week's Grand Stamm column.

    Being from Morehead and having lived in Kentucky my entire life, I already knew this was a basketball state. But each county, town and team have their own, unique stories of what makes basketball so great.

    I went to boys' basketball games at North Oldham and Oldham County High Schools and a girls' basketball game at South Oldham High School.

  • Taking on different wretling mates

    He’ll be on a different continent, but Oldham County junior Mikey Caudill won’t have to wrestle any koala bears or kangaroos.

    Caudill will represent Team USA as a 285-pound heavyweight in the Down Under Sports Wrestling Tournament July 2-10 in Surfers Paradise, Australia, after being selected to wrestle this fall.

    Chris Pella, recruiting coordinator for Down Under Sports, describes the event as a goodwill tournament between the U.S., Australia and New Zealand to build up the wrestling programs in the latter two countries.

  • Upchurch announces retirement

    After 28 years in the Oldham County school district, Superintendent Paul Upchurch has announced he will retire in June.

    Upchurch announced his decision Monday during the board of education meeting.

    Upchurch became superintendent in 2005 after seven years leading the Elizabethtown Independent School District. Prior to Elizabethtown, Uphurch was both a teacher and principal for Oldham County Schools.

    One major factor in the timing of his retirement are the changes coming with Kentucky Senate Bill 1, Upchurch said. 

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Clarissa Phillips' class

    Centerfield Elementary
    Clarissa Phillips' first-grade class

    Centerfield Elementary teacher Clarissa Phillips said she hopes her students continue to share the gift of generosity and care for others in 2012.
    This year, her students learned the meaning of generousity by giving clothes and toys to two Angel Tree children this year.
    Phillips said her favorite holiday tradition is baking dozens of Christmas cookies to share with my family and friends.

    Dear Santa,
    Santa you are fun.

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Debbie Sullivan's class

    Buckner Elementary
    Debbie Sullivan's kindergarten and first-grade class

    Buckner Elementary teacher Debbie Sullivan said she hopes her students continue to be as compassionate and caring in the new year as they re now.
    Sullivan said she's sure her students are part of Santa's nice list.
    "My students have been nice...they work hard doing their personal best and use great listening ears," she said.
    Sullivan plans to relax and read during her winter break.

    Dear Santa,

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Jenna Brown's class

    Centerfield Elementary
    Jenna Brown's fourth-grade class

  • Officials will meet with Five Forks residents to discuss paving

    DATE:  December 13

    TIME:  7 p.m.

    LOCATION:   Pewee Valley City Hall Meeting Room

    HOSTED BY:  5th District Magistrate, JD Sparks & Oldham County Fiscal Court

    All are welcome, but officials hope to attract all Five Forks Drive property owners.

    There will be a meeting regarding the paving of Five Forks Drive and associated costs.

  • Deputy earns Governor’s Award for Impaired Driving Enforcement

    Oldham County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Christopher C. Fitzner has received the Kentucky Governor’s Award for Impaired Driving Enforcement.

    The governor’s award is presented annually to law enforcement from across the state of Kentucky who excel in detection and enforcement of impaired drivers.

    Fitzner is pictured with Oldham County Sheriff Steve Sparrow.

    In 2011, Fitzner made more than 50 DUI arrests.

  • Honoring sacrifice, service
  • The Edwards' Christmas portrait is a cut above the rest

    This week, Sandy Edwards shares a poem she included with her family's Christmas card.

    Her poem serves as the story behind her family's holiday portrait – namely, the hats worn by two of her four children. 

    "The story behind the Edwards Family Photo

    'Twas one day in October, all was quiet...no sound.

    Not a child was stirring, none could be found.

    When from the garage, there arose such a clatter,

    Then, "Hide this from Mommy!" –  Oh! I knew better!