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Today's News

  • Teams coping heat wave

    The recent heat wave is starting to play a role in how the local high school and middle school teams are preparing for their fall seasons.

    Across the county most teams have been able to conduct preseason practice, however, with temperatures expected to top 100 degrees later this week, postponements and cancellations are likely.

    “So far it’s been good,” Oldham County High School football coach Matt Brown said. “We have had no issues, knock on wood. It’s been hot, very hot, but we try to schedule things as early or as late as possible.”

  • North’s Young named first team all-state

     SHELBYVILLE – North Oldham’s Elizabeth Young leads the list of post-season honors for local softball players.

  • Crestwood man arrested, Tasered three times after biting girlfriend in strip mall parking lot

    Police say they Tasered a 20-year-old Crestwood man at least three times July 1, after he severely bit his girlfriend and attempted to evade officers in a strip mall parking lot.

    Cody J. File, of 5213 Manor Drive, was arrested about 6:28 p.m. July 1 and charged with second-degree assault, police evasion, resisting arrest and criminal mischief.

  • Vipers win state title

    CRESTWOOD – A season long progression has ended with a state championship for the Oldham County Vipers baseball team.

    The Vipers, a 10 and-under travel team, defeated the Louisville Blaze 14-2 June 27 to win the Nation’s Baseball Association state title.

    “The kids really played well,” Vipers coach Aaron Beard said. “This team has really gotten better and they are a good group of kids to work with.”

    The Vipers will compete in one of several regional Nation’s Baseball World Series tourneys July 21-25 in Columbus, IN.

  • OLDHAM COUNTY BUDGET: IT'S YOUR MONEY

    Some planning and zoning employees will likely work less hours to cut labor expenses, under this year’s $610,000 department budget.

    Louise Allen, director of the county’s Planning & Development Services land-use agency, said she’s confident the department can reduce spending and cut costs without affecting public services.

  • Attitude keys stars to softball title

    LA GRANGE – For the North Oldham 11-year-old all-stars it was all about attitude that led them to a state   championship.

    “This was a good team and a bunch of girls that had no attitude, they did everything we asked them to,” team manager Rick Oldham said. “They really went out and just played.”

    North Oldham beat Franklin-Simpson 12-11 to win the title.

    They also beat Franklin-Simpson 7-5 in their opener. Both games were on Franklin-Simpson’s field.

  • Students earn state journalism awards

     Several local students  recently won awards in the annual statewide high school journalism contest hosted by the Kentucky High School Journalism Association.

  • Students take regional, state robotics competitions

     South Oldham Middle School students competed in the regional RCX competition in March at Henry County Middle School.

  • OLDHAM COUNTY BUDGET: IT'S YOUR MONEY

    Road crews are expected to hack as much as $100,000 in county paving projects this year, under Oldham County’s new $20.5 million fiscal budget.

    That’s disappointing news to Sheree Leffel Knopf, who lives in the county’s rural northeastern corner.

    Knopf said road conditions are so poor near Highway 1488, that her husband often tows stuck motorists with his tractor. In rough conditions, she said some neighbors must rely on ATVs to get home. Property owners in the most remote areas have no reliable road access, she said.   

  • La Grange man says seventh-grade ‘gang’ leader likely set Wilborn Park playground fire

    LA GRANGE — A juvenile could be in custody as early as Friday for allegedly igniting a fire that downed power lines and destroyed a city playground earlier this month, according to reports from the La Grange Police Department. 

    Maj. Frank Conway said officers initially questioned a kid after they recovered  his cell phone at the scene of a June 17 fire at Wilborn Park. The kid is a person of interest, Conway said, but not the main suspect.

    Police said they couldn’t comment further about suspects while the case is being investigated.