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Today's News

  • South looks at sweep

    The local high school basketball teams opened play this week in what should be an interesting season.

    Change is everywhere, from longtime Oldham County boys’ coach Gary Forrest not on the sidelines for the first time in 21 years, to the South Oldham boys’ and girls’ teams being in contention to win the region in the same year.

    Here’s what I think will be five things to look for this year locally and in the region.

  • Anderson, Miller head all-district

    GOSHEN – North Oldham High School’s Ryan Anderson and Alex Miller head the list of Mustangs who were named to the all-district football team for the 2009 season.

    Anderson and Miller, both seniors, are repeat picks to the team.

    They helped the Mustangs to a 5-6 record this season and the 3A playoffs.

    Anderson, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound middle linebacker led the Mustangs with 98 total tackles. He was also an honorable mention pick at offensive guard.

  • YMCA offering swimming team

    BUCKNER ee" Kids who want to swim this winter will have the chance again this year.

    The Oldham County YMCA is sponsoring a team for kids ages 7 to 15 under the direction of coach Scott Cooksey.

    Cooksey, a former standout swimmer at South Oldham High School, said the YMCA team had more than 55 swimmers on last year’s team and about the equal number the year before, the program’s first year.

  • Census workers needed for 2010

    The time has come for the next U.S. Census - conducted once every 10 years to determine the country’s population. The official year kicks off in March and at Monday’s meeting of the La Grange City Council, a U.S. Census Bureau representative urged residents to be sure to fill out the forms.

  • Irish Rover Too to host souper supper series

    The Oldham County History Center and the Irish Rover Too will host several evening programs during the winter months.

    All programs take place at the Irish Rover Too on 117 E. Main St. in La Grange.

    From Leather to Linen and Appraisal Fair

    6 p.m. Jan. 13

    This event includes special tips for taking care of family heirloom pieces” featuring special guest Jan Jasper.

  • Be clear, concise

    We have all heard the saying, “A picture is worth 1,000 words.” I never doubted that statement until recently. I got to thinking about what you could do with 1,000 words and I discovered that with far less than 1,000 words one could write the Lord’s Prayer, the 23rd Psalm, the Hippocratic Oath, a sonnet by Shakespeare, the preamble to the Constitution, Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and the Boy Scout oath. I submit to you that those 1,000 words are worth more than any picture on this earth.

  • Meth lab found in Crestwood

    Police discovered a meth lab Dec. 2 in Crestwood while responding to a domestic disturbance.

    According to police, officers visited a home in the 4800 block of Harvest Drive to conduct a well-being check on residents at the home.

    OCPD Lt. Col. Billy Way said officers have visited the home numerous times in the past for well-being checks when callers have reported yelling at the residence. 

  • Athlete of the Week

    Name: Ashley Askin.

    School: North Oldham Middle School.

    Sport: Volleyball/basketball.

    Age: 14.

    Position: Middle blocker in  volleyball, post player in

    basketball.

    Hometown: Goshen.

    Accomplishments: The 5-foot-10 Askin was one of the leaders of the NOMS volleyball team that recently won the Mid-Bluegrass Conference championship for a third-straight year.

    Her size and athletic ability around the net were a big part of the Lady Mustangs’ drive to the title. She plays club volleyball for Union East.

  • McDonald's tourney

    BUCKNER – The Ronald McDonald Classic basketball tourney takes on an international flavor Saturday when Oldham County High School takes on an Australian team.

    The 8 p.m. game will serve as the nightcap of a four-game event at OCHS that raises funds for the Ronald McDonald House in Louisville.

    The Ronald McDonald House offers housing to families with members receiving medical treatment at one of Louisville hospital complexes. The center houses thousands of families annually at a fraction of the cost of lodging it would take to stay elsewhere.

  • Diabetes group meets Tuesday

    The Living Well with Diabetes support group will meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Baptist Hospital Northeast, 1025 New Moody Lane, La Grange. 

    The meeting will feature educational speaker an open forum. 

    For information on the support group, call Angela Madden at 222-3344.