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Today's News

  • District 29 seeds set, South gets No. 1

    South Oldham was upset by North Oldham Monday night, but the Dragons are still in prime position for the upcoming District 29 boys basketball tournament.

    South (15-3, 2-1 District 29) will be the No. 1 seed in the tournament, which will be played two weeks from now at North.

    OC (18-5, 2-1) will be the second seed, North (11-12, 2-1) will be No. 3 and Trimble County (9-11, 0-3) will be the fourth seed. The winners of the South vs. Trimble and North vs. OC games will advance to the Region 8 tournament.

  • Mustangs make a statement

    GOSHEN – North Oldham saved its best performance of the year for one of its biggest rivals.

    The Mustangs out-scored South Oldham 64-41 over the final three quarters Monday and picked up a 76-63 win over their district neighbor.

    North (11-12, 2-1 District 29) handed South (15-3, 2-1) just its third loss of the year, and first in district play. The Mustangs, Dragons and Oldham County are now all tied for first in the district with 2-1 records.

  • Gas leak shuts down portion of Ky. 22 for two days

    A leak in a natural gas line caused Kentucky 22 to be shut down from Highway 146 to Highway 329 for two days.

    The road, shut down Sunday night, re-opened at 2 p.m. Tuesday according to Kevin Nuss, director of Oldham County Emergency Management.

    A resident in the area notified LG&E of a natural gas odor on Sunday night, LGE spokeswoman Liz Pratt said. When crews responded they found that a damaged valve at the intersection of Highway 22 and La Grange Road was the source of the leak, she said.

  • Colonels outlast Simon Kenton

    BUCKNER – There’s a good chance Oldham County and Simon Kenton will meet one month from now in New Castle in the Region 8 Tournament. If so, the Colonels will hope to get a similar result to the one they tallied Friday night.

    OC used a 33-point fourth quarter to overcome a nine-point deficit and beat the Pioneers 72-65. The Colonels once again featured a balanced attack, with Austin Wills scoring 19 points, Connor Hicks scoring 17, Hayden Hawes pouring in 16 and Austin Perkins adding 14.

  • Kelley case could get a trial date

    The case of a Pewee Valley woman accused of murdering her boyfriend with a hatchet could receive a trial date, even if lab results aren't in.

    At her latest pre-trial conference, an attorney for Gail Kelley told Circuit Judge Karen Conrad she was still awaiting lab results before the case could proceed. Conrad countered that setting up a trial date could speed along the lab process. But a date was not set last week.

  • La Grange searching for new utilities director

    A shake-up at the La Grange Utilities Commission led to emergency legislation being passed by the city council Monday night.

    The commission is currently without a director, after La Grange Mayor Bill Lammlein fired former director John M. Bennett. Lammlein said he let Bennett go because he didn’t feel like Bennett was good for the commission going forward.

    “I didn’t feel like he was the person to move the utilities in the direction we needed to go in,” Lammlein said.

  • A never-ending battle

    A sleepy, blue-eyed three-year-old takes a small musical recorder and holds it close to his mouth.

    His hair is thin and he’s a little weary, but he takes a breath and blows into the recorder anyway. Sebastian Edelen is officially awake now. And so is everyone else.

    Good thing it’s 3 p.m. on a Thursday.

    Moments later, Sebastian is playing his own tune, practicing to become an amateur photographer and squealing like a normal little boy.

  • Paws and listen: Canines help children read

     

    Doc isn’t your average librarian. Upon entering the library he is greeted with excited but confused faces. A quick stroll over to the circulation desk ends in wet-nosed greetings and a wagging tail.

    Doc is one of six therapy dogs the Oldham County Public Library utilizes for their PAWs to Read program. The program allows readers of all levels to sit with a trained therapy dog and read aloud to build literacy skills.

  • Plugged in: Pewee residents create new event space

    When it comes to event space, one of the region’s best-kept secrets is sitting in plain sight in Pewee Valley.

    The space, 314 Exchange, is located in Pewee Valley right next to the town’s city hall. The dark brick building has been a staple in the area for decades. It was originally a railroad station, then a telephone exchange, before it’s recent revival as a premium event space.

    The building’s time as a telephone exchange is reflected in its name and use of the original façade, owners Laura and Kevin Hall said.

  • Board approves new member districts

    The Oldham County Board of Education has officially approved new boundaries for its members’ districts.

    The board took up the proposed modifications, which have no big changes, at its monthly January meeting. It approved the new maps unanimously with no debate.

    Also at the meeting, the board approved a draft budget for the upcoming year and discussed a potential calendar for the 2014-15 school year.