Today's News

  • More beer here?

    La Grange residents may get the chance to vote on alcohol laws later this year. Oldham County Tourism Commission officials have posted petitions at area businesses in hopes enough signatures will be obtained to hold a special election.

    Kim Buckler, executive director, Oldham County Tourism, said her organization is behind the push.

    People have talked about making the city “wet” for years, she said, but nobody took the initiative to start the process.

  • A pack of 'pacas

    She calls her baby boy for kisses. He runs over, hair flopping, big brown eyes like liquid jewels in a sweet face.

    This baby is the newest addition to Denise Coonley’s alpaca family, currently numbering a dozen. And they all get kisses, not just baby Seven.

    Coonley’s farm, Bluebonnets and Bluegrass Alpaca Farm, is located just off Ky. 22 in Ballardsville and is pretty much a one-woman operation.

  • Dance the night away

    Hands clasped, two young ballroom dancers whirl around the small studio at Louisville’s Ballroom East.

    East Oldham Middle School seventh-grader Oliver Kratholm and his partner Hannah Purdy, a seventh-grader at Johnson Traditional Middle School, practice for Saturday’s Derby City DanceSport Championships at the Galt House in Louisville.

    Since they began dancing together in 2010, the duo have traveled around the country for competitions, danced in England and become United States national champions.

  • Simpson honored for milestone

    As South Oldham High School boys’ basketball players performed warm-up drills before their home game against Spencer County Feb. 16, Dragons’ Coach Steve Simpson went through his routine as well.

    He chatted with players and coaches and scoured his notes.

    But before the teams made their way to mid-court for the tip-off, SOHS athletic director Mitchell Irvin grabbed a microphone and led Simpson to the court.

  • Region basketball tournaments announced

    The path to the state tournament has been announced for the four Oldham high school basketball teams still alive in the post-season.

    Yesterday and today, the brackets for the eighth region girls' basketball and boys' basketball tournaments were announced. The girls' tournament will be held at Anderson County High School, while the boys' tournament will take place at Henry County High School.

  • Colonels pull away late to claim district over South

    BEDFORD — As a missed shot by Oldham County High School senior guard Parker Simpson caromed off the rim, senior guard Kerry Smith came leaping in towards the rim un guarded from the left post.

    Smith attempted to dunk the ball but lost the handle.

    The ball popped up in the air as high as the top of the backboard and swished through the net on its way back down.

  • Lady Dragons roll over OC for district crown

    BEDFORD — With three minutes left, the game had been decided for some time.

    With the South Oldham girls’ basketball starters on the bench, Lady Dragons’ Coach Frank Wright walked from the seat closest to mid-court and made his way down the SOHS bench.

    Wright high-fived each of the Lady Dragons’ players and coaches, congratulating them on another district title.

  • GINGER: Electronics have a short life span around our house

    Electronics have a fairly short life span around our house. Just yesterday, I washed an iPod with a load of laundry.

    I heard a clunking sound, so I stopped the washer and tried to sort through the wet laundry. There were two blankets, heavy with water. I figured maybe the clunk was the edge of one slapping around.

    Later, as I was transferring to the dryer, I spotted the iPod. My jaw dropped in surprise, and I quickly devised a plan.

  • MUELLER: Positive energy attracts success

    I recently picked up a copy of the University of Louisville School of Medicine’s geriatrics calendar celebrating the core values of amazing seniors.
    In it, 80-year-old Mary Jane Mullins said: “Accept life on life’s terms; bear its sorrow with patience and savor its joys; love others and yourself; grow spiritually. It’s NOT what you believe, but what you DO that counts!”
    And I loved the whimsical comments from 80-year-old Edward D. Triner who said, “I strive, not for perfection, for anything worth doing is worth doing poorly.

  • Man indicted for crooked mortgages on bogus Prospect and Goshen homes

    He promised returns of 10 to 15 percent on investments, and solicited more than $700,000 to purchase bogus homes in Prospect, Shelbyville and Goshen. Now, a Louisville man faces a federal charge for mail fraud related to his investors’ loss of $1.2 million in his real estate scheme.

    A federal grand jury indicted Russell N. Daniel, 63, on a single count of mail fraud after an FBI investigation.

    According to the indictment, between March 1, 2005 and October 31, 2008, Daniel swindled investors in his real estate business to obtain money and property.