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Today's News

  • Oldham officials to participate in count of homeless residents

     Local agency coordinating count in Oldham, Trimble

    Local officials will soon participate in a statewide count of homeless people to determine how much funding will be available for homeless assistance in Kentucky.

    The count begins at midnight Jan. 28 and continues 24 hours. 

  • Speelman graduates from basic training

    U.S. Army National Guard Pvt. Paul D. Speelman II recently graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Knox.

    During the nine-week training period, Speelman received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, armed and unarmed combat, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions and core values.

    He is the son of Judy A. and stepson of Barry J. Lamoreux of Prospect.

     

  • Lape sets new Lady Colonels’ record

    BUCKNER – Emily Lape thought she had seen just about everything in her four-year basketball career at Oldham County High School.

    But Lape surprised even herself Jan. 20 when she scored 45 points to lead the Lady Colonels to an 85-49 win over Spencer County.

    The 45 points sets a new school record in the storied Lady Colonels’ tradition breaking the old mark of 41 points set by Bethany Martin in 1992.

  • South Oldham High School hosts college and career night

    South Oldham High School’s February College and Career Night program is scheduled 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 9. The program, Blue and Red Night or University of Kentucky versus University of Louisville – will feature a mini-college fair showcasing specific departments from UK and U of L.

    College admissions directors will field questions and distribute materials throughout the evening while individual departments from the schools will give 15-minute presentations on a rotation basis until 8 p.m.  

  • La Grange Police announce awards

    The La Grange Police Department presented annual awards in December. Awards and recipients include:

    • Officer of the Year – Detective Bruce Goodfleisch, as elected by fellow officers.

    • Meritorious Service Award – Sgt. Russell Rouff and Officer Doug Hickerson; 

    • Crime Prevention Award – Officer Ray Whitehill;

    • Accident Investigation Award – Officer Scott Wolf;

    • Traffic Enforcement Award – Officer Scott Wolf; and 

  • Oldham is a generous community

    To the editor:

    How fortunate the residents of Oldham County are to live in a community where businesses, organizations and residents generously give financial support to their future community leaders. Even during times of financial uncertainty, Oldham County has kept its sights on the future by offering scholarships to high school graduates who hope to attend college or seek advanced technical training. 

  • OLDA board continues negotiations with retail developer for Oldham Reserve

     Members of the Oldham-La Grange Development Authority are one step closer to finalizing a deal with a developer for Oldham Reserve.

  • American Red Cross hosts blood drive Sunday

    A Red Cross blood drive will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the cafeteria at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Pewee Valley.

  • One more challenge

    CRESTWOOD – For Dan Thomson it was another step toward his ultimate goal.

    Thomson, a senior at North Oldham High School, won the 140-pound title at the South Oldham Dragon Invitational Saturday with a hard-fought 5-4 win over Lane Jones of Cooper.

    “It was a really tough match,” Thomson said. “It was the first time I had ever wrestled him and he is good. I have been ranked No. 2 all year long and he has been third, so it was a pretty big win for me.”

  • Take a time out, maintain your focus

     As a true Kentuckian, I love basketball. And I love all aspects of the game – the three point shot, the slam dunk, rebounding, good defense, court positioning, and the beauty of a well-executed play. 

    But maybe the greatest move in basketball that turns around more games is the time-out. The time-out can halt the opponent’s momentum, give your team a chance to rest or calculate a way to score an easy bucket.