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Today's News

  • Colonels knock off Trinity, Spencer Co.

    It came down to the two of their final wrestlers but Oldham County managed to knock off No. 11 Trinity High School 35-34 Jan. 12 for their second win in as many meets.
    After picking up an early lead on a 7-3 John Shirkey decision and a pin by Connor Wilkerson, the Colonels grappled with Trinity for the next eight weight classes, trading the lead multiple times. That set up a heroic final push from the Colonels as a pin from Alex Meyers in the 220-pound class put them in position to steal the meet with a pin by Brady Emerson.

  • The Art of Basketball: South Oldham’s Shae Goodlett is breaking the mold of what it means to be a jock

    On the basketball court, Shae Goodlett is as intense a player as you can find.
    Off it though, he has a slightly softer side.
    Goodlett, a center for South Oldham known for his grit and intensity, is also an artist.
    Not just any artist though — a cartoonist.

  • North Oldham - South Oldham boys' basketball preview

    We had some issues with the last podcast. This should work but if not let us know. Listen as Billy Rutledge and I talk about the North Oldham - South Oldham game on Jan. 29.

    *Note: You'll need Itunes or Quicktime to listen to the file.

  • Oldham Co. Clerk’s office offers new organ donor symbol on driver’s license

    Drivers can add a symbol that stands for hope and generosity on something drivers carry with them everywhere – a driver’s license.

    Like Indiana, Ohio and several other states, Kentuckians will soon have the option to have an organ donor heart printed on their license.

    For more than 20 years, circuit clerks across the Commonwealth have been educating their communities about the life-saving mission of organ donation. 

  • U.S. Rep. Massie to chair technology committee

    U.S. Rep Thomas Massie (R-KY) will chair the congressional subcommittee on technology and innovation, part of the committee on space, science and technology.

  • Property Transfers: Jan. 7-11

    Property Transfers
    Jan. 7-11
    Srinivasarao Manchikalapudi and Kavitha Tallapaneni to April and Kyle Tobbe, lot 545, Glenoaks, 6017 Laurel Lane, Prospect, $495,000.
    US Bank NA to Lesa Nellen, 3500 West Ky. 22, Crestwood, $405,000.
    Steve Wilson and Sheila Minor to Justin and Leslie Butcher, lots 3533, 3545, 3535-3545, 4084-4087, Lake Louisvilla, 7314 Lake Avenue, Crestwood, $78,500.
    Amanda Wettstein Trustee of Ridge Pumpkin Trust to Wade and Nancy Powell, lot 20, Grand Villa, 1816 Grand Villa Drive, La Grange, $397,000.

  • Hargis named KCIW deputy warden

    Kentucky Department of Corrections Deputy Commissioner James Erwin today announced that Randy Hargis has been promoted to deputy warden at Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women in Pewee Valley.

    Hargis began his new assignment Jan. 16.

    Hargis began his career as a correctional officer in 2001 at Roederer Correctional Complex.

    While at RCC, he received promotions to sergeant in 2003 and to lieutenant in 2004.  He became a member of RCC’s Corrections Emergency Response Team in 2004 and was named a tactical team squad leader.

  • Video leads to new sex charges against Crestwood man, 54

    A Crestwood man accused of rape and sodomy after he fled to Miami with a 16-year-old girl in 2011 has been indicted for additional criminal charges.

    Toby Mason, now 54, skipped town in May 2011 with a teenager he met several months earlier while playing video games. The teenager packed clothes and toiletries and left home during the night. She left a note for her mother, explaining she left for an adventure and would someday return.

  • Equipment swiped from North Oldham High found in Louisville's West End

    A Louisville couple has been arrested in connection with theft of lawncare equipment from North Oldham High School.

    After a four-hour standoff with police, James David McGuffin, 24, and Jennifer Cheatham, 23, were arrested peacefully Jan. 8 at their Portland home.

    Lawn care equipment, including two John Deere Gators and two zero-turn radius lawnmowers, were recovered from the property.

    A 16-foot utility trailer used by the NOHS band was recovered by Louisville Metro Police Jan. 7, and police found band equipment at McGuffin’s home.

  • Ky. earns top 10 national ranking for education, Oldham Co. tops state list

    A recent survey ranks Kentucky in the nation’s top 10 states for education — and Oldham County Schools remains in the state’s spotlight.

    Each year, Education Week — a national publication focused on K-12 education — produces a special “Quality Counts” issue.

    The report tracks key education indicators and grades states on their policy efforts and outcomes.

    Kentucky rose four places in the 2013 survey, claiming the 10th spot. It’s a total gain of 24 places since 2011.