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Today's News

  • Giving thanks: Girl’s second birthday, TV debut cap a rollercoaster year

    On Thanksgiving, a little girl with angelic blue eyes and a sweet voice turns 2 years old. Her parents should be nervous about the “terrible twos,” but instead, they’re just thankful she’ll have them.

    Because Hayli Nobles’s terrible twos won’t be any worse than what her parents went through this year.

  • Urban bike race tests athletes

    The narrow, 42-inch alley next to The Treasured Child toy store in La Grange caught a few bikers by surprise Saturday in the first of eight races of the La Grange Urban Short Track Series.

    One of those bikers was Mike Kennedy of Louisville.

    Before the finish line, Kennedy caught his bicycle jersey on one of the brick walls in a narrow 42-inch alley next to The Treasured Child toy store. Kennedy won the single speed start race in 39:20 and had a sizeable rip on the right shoulder of his jersey.

  • Winter Sports Preview: Oldham County girls' swimming

    Another young team is taking to the water as Oldham County tries to motivate its team.

    When freshman Darby Williams joined the Lady Colonels two years ago as a seventh-grader, Williams felt like, well, a fish out of water. She didn’t have much support and too many times felt nervous.

    Now, she’s part of the overwhelming support the experienced swimmers are giving to their younger teammates, especially in practices at the Oldham County YMCA. That’s helped with 5:30 a.m. practices three days a week.

  • Fraudulent enrollment charges continue

    The latest charge in a string of Oldham County cases against falsified school enrollment was filed Friday.

    James Elliot, who lives near Ky. 146 and Factory Lane, is charged with falsely enrolling his child in South Oldham High School.

    Dan Orman, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, said his office tried repeatedly to reach Elliot and even sent home a letter with the child.

    In fact, it was the student who provided the correct address to school administrators.

  • School raises $15,000 during annual auction

    St. Francis Preschool in Harrods Creek recently hosted the school's annual auction, The Palooza, at St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church.

    The event raised about $15,000 to benefit the school with dinner, a silent and a live auction.

  • Winter Sports Preview: South Oldham boys' swimming

    South Oldham's boys swim team doesn't haver any seniors, but what it does have is unity.

    Even last season, junior Jared Ashcraft felt like he did well balancing work and play. But he couldn’t always say the same for his teammates.

    That’s changed this season.

    “I feel like we’re more unified,” he said. “Last year, it was a bunch of new people coming in. But this year, we have people who have been swimming longer, we know what we’re doing and it shows.”

  • South's Williams named Kentucky Miss Soccer

    An announcement for the winner of Kentucky Miss Soccer hadn’t been made yet, but South Oldham senior midfielder Marissa Williams had an idea who it might be when she played in the Kentucky All-State girls’ soccer game Nov. 12.

    Each player is given a number from 1-22, the number of first-and second-team selections. Representing the West team, Williams wore No. 1.

    On Nov. 16, Williams got the official announcement that she was named 2011 Miss Kentucky Soccer, beating out Boyle County senior forward Kennedy Collier.

  • Oldham’s Durbin named coach of year

    Last week was a busy one for Oldham County boys’ soccer coach Brian Durbin.

    The Colonels celebrated their season during a banquet Nov. 8 and three days later Durbin and his wife, Stacy, welcomed their second child, Abby Michelle.

    Before the banquet, Durbin was named large school co-coach of the year with Kentucky High School Soccer Coaches’ Association. He shares the award with Ryle’s Stephen Collins, who accumulated the same number of votes.

  • I-71N remains reduced to one lane

    Northbound I-71 remains reduced to one lane after a vehicle fire Wednesday night.

    The lane reduction is near mile marker 20.

    The accident has caused traffic to be backed up all day Thursday, according to Kevin Nuss, Director of Emergency Management.

    Several minor crashes on Thursday have further delayed traffic. Around 5 p.m. Thursday a minor crash involving two commercial vehicles backed up traffic to the Gene Snyder Freeway. No injuries have been reported.

  • BOB MUELLER: Don’t get ahead of your nose

    No matter what we do or how perfect our input, the fact is, we are never in control of the outcome of any situation.
    Even when we know that we cannot count on a particular result, we tend to expect things to turn out as we’d planned.
    And when they don’t, we will look for someone to blame. Some of us are terrific at blaming ourselves and then feeling unnecessary guilt or shame. That’s how hard it is to believe that outcomes are not controllable.