Today's News

  • Winter Sports Preview: South Oldham boys' swimming

    South Oldham's boys swim team doesn't haver any seniors, but what it does have is unity.

    Even last season, junior Jared Ashcraft felt like he did well balancing work and play. But he couldn’t always say the same for his teammates.

    That’s changed this season.

    “I feel like we’re more unified,” he said. “Last year, it was a bunch of new people coming in. But this year, we have people who have been swimming longer, we know what we’re doing and it shows.”

  • South's Williams named Kentucky Miss Soccer

    An announcement for the winner of Kentucky Miss Soccer hadn’t been made yet, but South Oldham senior midfielder Marissa Williams had an idea who it might be when she played in the Kentucky All-State girls’ soccer game Nov. 12.

    Each player is given a number from 1-22, the number of first-and second-team selections. Representing the West team, Williams wore No. 1.

    On Nov. 16, Williams got the official announcement that she was named 2011 Miss Kentucky Soccer, beating out Boyle County senior forward Kennedy Collier.

  • Oldham’s Durbin named coach of year

    Last week was a busy one for Oldham County boys’ soccer coach Brian Durbin.

    The Colonels celebrated their season during a banquet Nov. 8 and three days later Durbin and his wife, Stacy, welcomed their second child, Abby Michelle.

    Before the banquet, Durbin was named large school co-coach of the year with Kentucky High School Soccer Coaches’ Association. He shares the award with Ryle’s Stephen Collins, who accumulated the same number of votes.

  • I-71N remains reduced to one lane

    Northbound I-71 remains reduced to one lane after a vehicle fire Wednesday night.

    The lane reduction is near mile marker 20.

    The accident has caused traffic to be backed up all day Thursday, according to Kevin Nuss, Director of Emergency Management.

    Several minor crashes on Thursday have further delayed traffic. Around 5 p.m. Thursday a minor crash involving two commercial vehicles backed up traffic to the Gene Snyder Freeway. No injuries have been reported.

  • BOB MUELLER: Don’t get ahead of your nose

    No matter what we do or how perfect our input, the fact is, we are never in control of the outcome of any situation.
    Even when we know that we cannot count on a particular result, we tend to expect things to turn out as we’d planned.
    And when they don’t, we will look for someone to blame. Some of us are terrific at blaming ourselves and then feeling unnecessary guilt or shame. That’s how hard it is to believe that outcomes are not controllable.

  • Homeowners fund private park at The Reserve at L’Esprit

    The county’s first private park is set to open later this month at The Reserve at L’Espirit.

    Improvements started recently on the 11-acre greenspace in the development’s center. 

    There’s a basketball court, walking paths, grills, picnic tables and a large stone waterfall — all within walking distance of nearby homes.

    Joe Pusateri, developer and president of Elite Homes, proposed the park as a way to increase sales at The Reserve. 

  • Planning officials criticized for open records violations

    Two rulings for open records law violations by county government were released in early November.

    Oldham County resident Judy Ponder filed the open records appeals with the Office of the Attorney General in September.

    Ponder asserted the county engineer and planning and development office both failed to fulfill records requests.

    State law requires public agencies to determine within three business days if an open records request will be granted. If denied, the agency is required to send notification of why.

  • State Cross Country Champs

    LEXINGTON — For the first two miles of the KHSAA Class 2A boys’ championship cross country race, North Oldham senior Taylor Sanders stayed in pursuit but bided his time.

  • That’s a wrap: Directors finish takes in Oldham

    Look for Oldham County in the credits soon — with three movie directors wrapping up filming recently, the county has been a filmmaking hot spot.

    In August, City On A Hill Productions came to Oldham County to shoot its latest film, “The Christmas Experience.”

    City On A Hill Productions is a Louisville-based non-profit production company that has produced a number of short dramatic films and multi-episode DVD series. 

  • Reading pays off

     It was Linnea Wieck’s lucky day. On Tuesday, she was presented with a $1,000 check. 

    Then again, 4-year-olds don’t think about money very often, which is OK since the money is in a college savings account she can use in 14 years.