Today's News

  • North standout hurdling towards Olympics

    Four of her fingers on each hand lock together, thumbs out, as she slowly settles into the starting position of the 100-meter hurdles.

    After the starting gun goes off, North Oldham High School junior Brianne Brown bolts out of the blocks, barreling towards the first hurdle.

    She glides over each hurdle with grace and power.

    Brown’s running prowess, determination and ability have endeared her to three-time U.S. Olympic gold-medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee and have her poised for a shot at the Olympics in four years.

  • House will be burned as a training exercise for local firefighters

    The roof is bare, the windows are knocked out and vinyl is missing from the structure, but it’s an eyesore local firefighters have hoped to see for at least five years.

    A house on Ky. 146 in La Grange near the Kentucky State Reformatory will soon be destroyed by crews from La Grange Fire and Rescue and other local fire departments as a training exercise.

  • Oldham cheerleaders part of four national titles for Louisville club

    The Kentucky Derby might be known as the fastest two minutes in sports, but another competition isn't far behind.

    GymTyme All-Stars, a competitive cheerleading program in Louisville, had four of its teams win their divisions at the United Cheer Association International Championship March 10 and 11 at the Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, Fla. The teams contained 14 members from Oldham County.

  • Soccer team traveling across the pond


    Five time zones to the east is the soccer league widely considered the best in the world.

    Next month, a local team will have the chance to watch and learn from a team in the league first-hand.

    Thoroughbreds Soccer Club is sending its U17 boys’ soccer team to England April 6-15 to train with and observe the Bolton Wanderers, an English Premier League team. The trip is part of a partnership signed by the two programs in June.

  • Two Oldham wrestlers selected to compete at two national tournaments

    Last month, they took down many of the top wrestlers in the state at the state tournament.

    Now, they’ll be looking to do the same at the national level.

    Oldham County High School junior Mikey Caudill and freshman John Shirkey were selected to participate in the National High School Coaches Association national championship March 28-30 in Virginia Beach, Va. They’ve also been selected to compete for the Team Kentucky wrestling team at the National Wrestling Coaches Association scholastic duals tournament April 12-14 in Crawfordsville, Ind.

  • State settles some PVA cases

    Alleged ethics violations against numerous Kentucky property assessors, including Oldham County’s, are drawing to a close three years after being filed.

    Ron Winters is one of 11 property value administrators across the state accused of nepotism in a case that began in 2008.

    The county PVA is elected to assess the value of property for tax purposes.

  • Medicare changes could make equipment tough to obtain

    Changes to Medicare could make it more difficult for patients to obtain certain medical equipment. The changes could also bankrupt small medical equipment companies.

    The changes will save Medicare billions of dollars — billions of taxpayer dollars.

    The question, though, is at what cost those savings will come.

  • Painted Stone Settlers present 'Daniel Boone: Coming into Kentucky' April 5

    For a long time, Scott New has wanted everyone to see Daniel Boone as a real person.

    While many credit the legendary frontiersman with the exploration and settlement of Kentucky, there is no doubt that he was one of many who opened the doors for future generations to call Kentucky home.

    And there are many who would agree with Kentucky Humanities Council Chautauqua performer Scott New who said he has “always been an admirer of Boone.”

  • Prospect names new police chief

    The City of Prospect has a new police chief.

    Jeffrey Scott Sherrard was chosen among 20 applicants to lead the city's police force.

    Sherrard earned a bachelor of science degree in police administration from the University of Louisville.

    During his 27-year career in law enforcement, Sherrard has served 17 years in supervisory roles, eight years in confidential criminal and internal investigations and seven years in budgetary, personnel and policy development.

    He retired from Louisville Metro Police Department as a captain.

  • MDA families gather to fundraise for research to find a cure for muscular dystrophy

    Sponsors, friends and families of the Greater Kentucky Muscular Dystrophy Association Chapter enjoyed a day of celebration and advocacy Saturday, March 24 at The Sawyer Hayes Community Center at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park.

    More than 300 walkers joined together to show support for those living with a neuromuscular disease, by walking in honor of them, and raising $50,000 for the association.