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Today's News

  • Sherry graduates from Eastern Kentucky

    Jonathan Sherry of La Grange recently graduated from Eastern Kentucky University, magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in history. 

    He is a 2005 graduate of Oldham County High School and is the son of Dave and Pam Sherry of La Grange. 

    After spending the summer on an internship in Vienna, Austria, Sherry will attend the University of Pittsburgh on a full scholarship/fellowship to pursue his doctorate in history.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Officials are chugging along to preserve quiet zone

    To the editor:

    The July La Grange City Council meeting included an uninformed statement that nothing has been done by the city in the past six years to preserve the quiet zone. 

    Involved residents and merchants know this isn’t true.

    In 2003, CSX informed city officials that along with overdue safety improvements, the city needed to address new federal regulations related to a quiet zone in the downtown historic district. 

  • Fair ends early

    Strong storms caused the Oldham County Fair to shut down early, forgoing the biggest night of the week.

    After a crowd of a couple thousand Friday night, fair board members were hoping for a gate of about $30,000 for Saturday night with the draw of motocross competition. But the forecast said otherwise, board member Rae Anne Roley said. They were able to hold the talent contest Saturday afternoon in qualification for the state fair.

    The loss of income could be devastating to the fair, Roley said.

  • Man pleads not guilty to shooting girlfriend with pistol

    A La Grange man who allegedly shot his girlfriend with a pistol in February has entered a not guilty plea. 

    Jason Cornett, 38, faces an assault charge after police say he shot his 22-year-old girlfriend, Ashley Frankrone. According to the police report, Cornett shot Frankrone in her side while he was handling two single-action revolvers in his home.  

    Frankrone received medical treatment at Baptist Hospital Northeast just after the shooting. Emergency crews later moved her to University Hospital in Louisville for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

  • Malone honored with scholarship

    Cody Malone, a 2009 South Oldham High School graduate, was recently awarded the Elizabeth Nall Sherry Children of the American Revolution Scholarship by the John Marshall Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution at their annual Flag Day Luncheon. 

    Malone is a member of the Jack Jouett Society, Children of the American Revolution and will attend Middle Tennessee State University in the fall. 

    He is the son of Scott and Becky Malone of Crestwood.

  • An extra personal touch

    The most precious things in life are done by hand.  We have marvelous washing machines for clothes and for dishes, but they have never made a machine to bathe a baby. Babies are bathed by hand.

    Someone wrote these words:

    “I almost weep when looking back

    To childhood’s distant day.

    I think how those hands rested not

    When mine were at their play.

    I’ve looked on hands whose form and hue

    A sculptor’s dream might be.

    Yet are these aged, wrinkled hands, 

    More beautiful to me.”

  • Hicks staying at Shelby for now

    SHELBYVILLE – Fans across the region are waiting to hear whether a Shelby County eighth-grader who played varsity basketball will transfer to North Oldham High School this fall. 

    Shelby County’s Darryl Hicks and his AAU team The ‘Ville took the championship in the 14-year-old division at the Adidas Super 64 Showcase in Las Vegas Sunday.

    Hicks’ AAU team topped Houston Select 83-78 in the title game, and Hicks led the way with 26 points.

  • North projects near complete

    Another school year, another race to have all schools ready in time for the start of classes. But this year, the obstacles aren’t as great and the costs of failure aren’t as high.

    Oldham County Schools Director of Facilities Jim Ewalt said the $25.6 million renovation at North Oldham Middle and High schools should be finished in time for the start of school except for the new shared auditorium.

  • Athlete of the Week

    Name: Abigail Stewart.

    School: Oldham County Middle School.

    Sport: Basketball/soccer.

    Age: 13.

    Position: Center in basketball, center/midfielder in soccer.

    Hometown: Buckner.

    Accomplishments: Stewart is serving as a basketball camp counselor at Oldham County Middle School this week. Last season she played basketball for the Lady Colonels’ sixth and seventh grade teams.

    As a center, the 5-foot-7 Stewart averaged nearly six points a game for the Lady Colonels .

  • North captures title

    LA GRANGE – After catching a break in the district, the North Oldham Little League 10-11 year-old softball all-stars left little doubt as to who the best team in the state was.

    The North stars romped by Olive Hill 12-4 in the state title game to complete a 4-0 record in pool and tournament play at Prestonsburg.

    The title came after the all-stars didn’t have to compete in the district tournament as there weren’t other teams in the district.