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Today's News

  • Nine South seniors go out on top

    South Oldham’s senior class has been working toward this season for a long time.

    Seniors like Drew Greenwood, Jonathan Blair and Michael Griffin grew up playing on the same teams when they were in elementary school.

    The core group picked up new members along the way, like when Drew Bullock moved to town before sixth grade or when Kyle Young moved before eighth grade.

    Finally when Zach McWilliams transferred from North Oldham to South after his freshman year, the Class of ‘14 had the pieces in place to make a run when they were seniors.

  • South, Simpson on a roll

    Steve Simpson’s South Oldham program had to slowly work its way up toward being one of the area’s best.
    But 12 years of building has paid off the last two seasons in a big way.

    South won the Region 8 championship last week against Simon Kenton, the school’s second-straight and second-ever region title. The Dragons play Hopkinsville at noon Wednesday in the first round of the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 in Lexington's Rupp Arena.

  • Pegasus to broadcast live from Rupp

    South Oldham boys basketball fans who can’t be in Lexington Wednesday afternoon can go online to listen to the Dragons.

    Pegasus Sports Network will broadcast South’s 12 p.m. Wednesday game against Hopkinsville in the first round of the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 on pegasussportsky.com live from Lexington’s Rupp Arena.

    To listen, go to the website and click on the South Oldham logo. The broadcast generally will start automatically, but if you see the play button, it will start when you click it.

  • Five-run seventh gives Manual win over OC

    BUCKNER – Oldham County couldn't quite finish off DuPont Manual Saturday afternoon.

    The Colonels led most of the way but allowed the Crimsons a five-run seventh inning and fell at home, 7-3.

    Manual scored its five runs on an RBI hit by pitch, two-RBI single, RBI groundout and RBI single. Left-hander Branden Potts was saddled with all five runs.

    “Except for one inning, I thought today was great,” OC coach Scott Gerlach said. “But unfortunately that's baseball.

  • Lady Colonels beat North in both teams' season opener

    GOSHEN – Oldham County was “shaking off the rust” in its season opener Friday, but the Lady Colonels still held on for a district victory.

    The Lady Colonels beat North Oldham 5-2 Friday night at North, moving their regular season and District 29 records to 1-0.

    “I think we had like four baserunning errors we could've scored more runs on,” coach Steve Leanhart said. “I guess it was the first game jitters and shaking off the rust the first game on the field, especially since we've been indoors the last few months.”

  • Earley:The Total Depravity of the Soul

    The children lined up in the cafeteria of a religious school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. A teacher made a note, “Take only one, God is watching.” At the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies. A boy wrote a note, “Take all you want, God is watching the apples.”

  • Utilities Commission rejects partnership with OC Water

    The La Grange Utilities Commission has decided to search for a new director, rather than join in a management partnership with the Oldham County Water District.

    At its regular monthly meeting Monday, all four commissioners voiced their desire not to join in a management partnership, after hearing a presentation from the OC Water District in a special meeting a few weeks earlier. A fifth sat out of the decision making process for personal reasons.

  • Forum tackles area’s latest drug problem: heroin

     

    Addiction is not often a topic for casual conversation but local leaders are hoping to change that.

    “If you would have told me a year ago that I would be in Oldham County giving a talk on heroin I would have given you a blank stare,” Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge Allison Jones said.

    Jones was speaking to the approximately 100 people who had gathered at North High School Auditorium on Thursday night for a panel discussion entitled Heroin Hits Home: Our Community’s Response.

  • Goshen man arrested after Carroll crash

    A Goshen man has been arrested for his involvement in a two-vehicle accident in Carroll County two weeks ago.

    Donald Jefferies, 50, was arrested last Thursday by Kentucky State Police after admitting he took too many prescription pills before being involved in the accident on Hwy. 36.

    Jefferies was initially transported by helicopter to the University of Cincinnati Hospital with critical injuries after the accident, which also left a family of three critically injuried.

  • Crestwood man sentenced to 10 years

    A Crestwood man has been sentenced to 10 years in a federal prison after pleading guilty to one charge of intent to persuade a minor to have sexual activity.

    Christopher Coy, 29, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 15 years of supervised released for pleading guilty to the lone charge. According to his plea agreement, Coy must serve at least 85 percent of his prison sentence.

    Coy was arrested in May 2013, after being investigated by Kentucky State Police and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.