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Today's News

  • Crestwood man who fled to Miami with teen now faces additional charges

    A Crestwood man accused of rape and sodomy after he fled to Miami with a 15-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 while playing video games. The teenager had packed clothes and toiletries during the night and left a note on her pillow explaining she wanted an adventure. 

    Ten days later, U.S. Marshals located the teenager in a Miami motel room with Mason and another man. Mason did not have a car, and the teenager did not have a driver’s license.

  • South Oldham outlasts North in Henry County tournament final

    It took four quarters and then some to decide the championship game of the Henry County Invitational Tournament, but once the dust settled on Dec. 29, South Oldham was the last team standing after a gutsy 80-75 overtime win over rival North Oldham.
    Out of the gate, it looked like North might have a puncher’s chance, getting 14 crucial first quarter points from guard David Levitch to take a 19-14 advantage through the first eight minutes.
    But from there, South settled down, opening up a 21-12 run to retake the lead at halftime at 35-31.

  • South Oldham wins OC January Invitational

    While the South Oldham boys’ and girls’ basketball teams picked up wins on the hardwood over the weekend, swimmers claimed first-place finishes in the Oldham County January Invitational.
    Jared Ashcraft was the top individual boys’ finisher for the Sea Dragons, grabbing first place in both the boys’ 100- and 200-yard freestyle events. Savannah Walker was the top female swimmer for South, finishing first in the 500-yard freestyle and second in the 100-yard breaststroke.

  • Oldham County Shootout brings more than 70 teams to Buckner

    Nearly 70 teams descended on Buckner Jan. 5 for the Oldham County Shootout, an annual basketball tournament for elementary and middle school teams ranging from third to eighth grade.
    The two-day event provided plenty of interesting matchups as county teams squared off on the hardwood for a shot at the title.
    See oldhamera.com for full results as well as tournament brackets for each division.

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  • Oldham County finishes fifth at Woodford County

    Traveling to Woodford County for the last weekend of 2012, all three local wrestling teams competed in the Woodford County Invitational.
    Of those, Oldham County was the highest finisher, grabbing fifth place with a score of 161. North Oldham and South Oldham finished back-to-back at 16th and 17th with scores of 76 and 65, respectively.

  • South Oldham rallies from 8-point halftime deficit to defeat Colonels 49-44

    For the first 16 minutes of Friday night’s heavyweight showdown between rivals Oldham County and South Oldham, defense was at a premium. Though both squad’s entered the game averaging more than 65 points a contest, neither found their rhythm early on, grinding out to a 22-14 Oldham County lead at halftime.
    That all changed after the break as the Dragons roared to life early in the third quarter and never let up, outscoring the Colonels 35-22 down the stretch to claim a gutsy 49-44 win and improve to 2-0 in 29th district play.

  • South Oldham delivers knockout punch to rival Oldham County

    The South Oldham Lady Dragons may have started the season 2-11 but that didn’t matter Jan. 4 as they traveled to Buckner for a district showdown with rival Oldham County.
    After falling behind 3-0 in the game’s opening minutes, the Lady Dragons went on the offensive the rest of the way, going toe-to-toe with the Lady Colonels over the next two quarters.
    That would lead to a slim 17-20 halftime advantage and all the momentum South Oldham needed as they pushed ahead from there, outscoring Oldham County 20-13 in the fourth quarter to win 54-43.

  • School district celebrates careers of support staff

    Oldham County Schools said goodbye to two very familiar faces last week.

    Nancy Stivers and Diane Miller were both honored during a retirement reception at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center Jan. 4.

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    Both women worked for the school district for more than 20 years apiece — Stivers as the superintendent’s administrative assistant and Miller as the front desk receptionist.

  • Baxter, Rash are sworn-in as Commonwealth’s Attorney, Oldham Circuit Clerk

    Newly-elected officials Courtney Baxter and Rick Rash took their oaths of office Jan. 4 at the Oldham County Courthouse. 

    Rick Rash was sworn-in as Oldham County Circuit Clerk by Family Court Judge Tim Feeley. Rash, a former magistrate, will serve a six-year term and replaces Lynn Mason, who retired after 18 years as circuit clerk.

  • Neighbors provide clothes, gifts after fire destroys Briarhill home

    "Sometimes the most unexpected tragedy can lead to unexpected blessings,” members of the McManus family wrote in a recent thank-you letter to neighbors in Briarhill Estates.

    On Dec. 10, a fire in the master bathroom spread through the attic of the McManus home on Cambridge Drive, destroying the attic and damaging much of the residence.