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Today's News

  • Game Bytes

    Basketball

    Raffli competing at nationals

    When: July 27.

    Where: University of Illinois. 

    What: North Oldham High School senior Olivia Raffli will play in the USA Junior Nationals competition July 27 at the University of Illinois.

    Raffli, a point guard for the Lady Mustangs’ basketball team, was invited after a strong performance at a regional competition at Western Kentucky University University. 

     

    Soccer

    Thoroughbreds hosting tryouts

  • Goshen couple, houseguests hold burglar at gunpoint

     

    A man police describe as a career criminal found more than he bargained for when  he invaded a Goshen home with two retired FBI agents inside.

     

    Homeowner Wes Johnson told police he awoke to the sound of his garage door opening about 1:30 a.m. Friday.  Minutes later, he found 34-year-old Sherman Ellis of Louisville hiding in a closet.

     

  • Burning truck blocks Covered Bridge Road

    A truck burned Thursday in Prospect blocking Covered Bridge Road for nearly an hour. 

    Crews from the South Oldham Fire Department worked to contain the blaze. The truck was being used by a Southern Pipeline Construction Co. crew working on gas lines in the area. 

  • Time for workin' on the railroad is running out

    Three hundred twenty nine days and counting.

    If the City of La Grange fails to implement safety measures to railway crossings by June 3, 2010, train operators will begin blaring horns as cars roll through the city.

    City council members voted unanimously Monday on a resolution to close a crossing at Second Street and install medians on First Street in order to adhere to Federal Railway Administration safety requirements.

  • Work starts, stops on Harrods Creek bridge

    Work started two weeks ago on long-anticipated repairs to the bridge over Harrods Creek on River Road, but now that work has stopped indefinitely.

    U.S. District Judge Charles Simpson issued a temporary restraining order Monday, halting work on the popular commuting route for Oldham residents until a lawsuit is resolved.

  • Sherwood Acres Beef named certified Farm Bureau roadside market

    Sherwood Acres Beef is one of 92 markets across the state named as a member of the 2009 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Market program.

    In joining the program, the market has committed to offering quality products and service to their customers.

    Sherwood Acres Beef sells all-natural Belted Galloway freezer beef that is USDA-inspected, dry-aged and in vacuum-sealed individual cuts at their market on Parker Drive in La Grange.

    For information, visit www.sherwoodacresbeef.com or call 222-4326.

  • Beyke graduates from Murray State University

    Andrew M. Beyke of Crestwood recently graduated from Murray State University. 

    He earned a bachelor’s degree in athletic training. Beyke is the son of Jeff and Julie Beyke.

     

  • Atkin awarded Robert Byrd honors scholarship

    Andrea Atkin was recently awarded a $1,500 Robert C. Byrd honors scholarship to help pay for her college education.

    Atkin, a 2009 graduate of Oldham County High School, will attend the University of Oklahoma to study business and political science.

    While at OCHS, Atkin was a member of the National Honor Society, speech team, Student YMCA, Service Club, track team, academic team, Beta Club, Sigma Sigma Delta and drama.

    She is the daughter of Robert and Ann Atkin of La Grange. 

     

  • Crosby appointed to regional post

    An Oldham County district judge who serves Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties is moving to a regional post. 

    District Court Judge Jerry D. Crosby has been appointed vice chief regional district judge for the Northern Region. 

    The region consists of Anderson, Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Fleming, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Henry, Kenton, Mason, Nicholas, Oldham, Owen, Pendleton, Robertson, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties. 

     Judge Crosby is one of 30 judges Chief Justice Minton named to regional posts across Kentucky. 

  • Team goes to international competition

    Two North Oldham Middle School teams and a Harmony Elementary School team recently competed at the Odyssey of the Mind  International Competition at the University of Iowa in Ames.  

    Teams have been preparing for this competition for seven months. The path to achieve this opportunity is rigorous:  teams had to place in the top four at the regional competition, and place first or second for their grade division and problem category at the state competition.