Today's News

  • Oldham County EMS awarded grant to purchase bariatric stretcher

    Oldham County EMS has received a grant from the state board that oversees EMS units.

    The $10,714.28 grant was awarded to OC EMS by the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services as part of its emergency medical services grant program.

    Oldham County Judge-Executive David Voegele signed off on the grant Tuesday.

    The money will be used to purchase a bariatric stretcher. The equipment will be used to transport obese patients. It has a weight capacity of 1,000 pounds.

    Statewide EMS units can apply for the grants each year.

  • COLUMN: New editor joins familiar territory

    My wife, Sarah, and I moved to Oldham County nearly 10 years ago.
    Having grown up here, I knew the area quite well.
    For Sarah, the outsider, the learning curve was more precipitous.
    When needing to get somewhere in Crestwood, La Grange or Goshen, Sarah would often come to me for directions. Those conversations sometimes went like this:
    Sarah: “How do you get to (fill in the blank)?”
    Me: “Do you remember where (fill in the blank) used to be?”
    Sarah:  “No.”

  • 11-year-old finishes as top female in race series

    At first glance, Katy Chapman looks like any other 11-year-old girl.
    What sets the East Oldham Middle School student apart though is what she’s accomplished in the last few months, finishing first place overall in the women’s division in the Polar Bear Grand Prix race series.
    The series, which consisted of three races over the past three months, pitted more than 2,500 runners of all ages, including adults, against each other.
    Let that sink in: first women’s finisher, 2,500 runners overall.

  • Local dance and cheer squads compete in Frankfort

    With a season’s worth of work under their belt, four local dance and cheerleading squads took to the floor in state competition Feb. 23, hoping to be the last team standing.
    The Oldham County dance team had a day to remember in Frankfort, earning two top-three finishes, including second place out of nine teams in the small jazz division and third out of 14 teams in the small hip hop division.
    The North Oldham squad also grabbed third place in the large open division and fourth in the large hip hop division.

  • Threepeat: Oldham County Colonels claim 29th District supremacy for third straight year

    Oldham County may have stumbled to a 1-2 record in district play but that didn’t matter much Friday night as the boys in blue made their first big wave of the postseason, edging rival South Oldham 59-52 for the school’s third straight 29th District championship.
    “That’s probably one of the best high school games that I’ve been a part of,” Oldham County coach Jason Holland said. “A lot of runs by both teams and a lot of good defense by both teams, a lot of big plays from both teams and a lot of great coaching.”

  • South Oldham wins district on buzzer-beater: Abbey Van Zant nails baseline shot as clock expires

    Heading into the fourth quarter of Friday night’s 29th District final, South Oldham was on its last legs.
    After trailing rival Oldham County from the tip, the Lady Dragons needed a big stand in the final frame to stand a chance.
    And that’s exactly what they got, capping a furious 15-7 rally over the game’s final minutes with a baseline buzzer-beater from sophomore Abbey Van Zant to claim the school’s fifth straight district championship.

  • Colonels cruise in regional opener: Junior Austin Wills scores 19 points


    The Oldham County Colonels came into Monday night’s game against Grant County as the 29th District champion.
    When the dust settled, they were one step closer to the regional championship after walloping the Braves 61-44 with overbearing defense and excellent rebounding in the first round of the region tournament.

  • DOWN GOES COLLINS!: South Oldham stuns Eighth Region’s No. 1 ranked team

    If South Oldham was supposed to feel intimidated by a first-round matchup with Collins High School, someone forgot to pass that along to the Dragons Tuesday night as they ended the Titans’ season in dramatic fashion, rallying for a thrilling 85-82 overtime win.
    “All we heard was how horrible a draw this was for us, that’d we have to play the best team in the region first,” senior Matt Haysley said. “But you know what, it was a bad draw for them.”
    Early on, it certainly looked like it as South Oldham came out of gates in a flurry.

  • Oldham County moves on: Lady Colonels roll past Gallatin County 58-37 in regional opener

    Less than a week removed from a disappointing loss in the final of the district tournament, Oldham County looked like a totally different team in its regional opener against Gallatin County Thursday night, blitzing the Lady Wildcats 58-37.
    Though sloppy ball handling continued to plague Oldham County, they were able to overcome 20 turnovers with a strong presence on the boards and plenty of contributors.

  • South Oldham girls fall to Collins: Foul trouble, mental lapses doom Lady Dragons in Eighth Region opener

    The whistles blew early and often in the first game of the girls’ Eighth Region tournament Wednesday night as the South Oldham Lady Dragons sent Collins to the free throw line 31 times in a heartbreaking 44-43 loss.
    South Oldham had a slightly tougher time drawing fouls, attempting only 15, six free throws fewer than Collins made.