Today's News

  • Officials will redistrict students for 2014-15 school year

    Oldham County Schools officials are planning to redistrict students before the 2014-15 school year.

    Decreased birth rates have lowered enrollment projections and school board members voted to close Liberty Elementary while postponing the building of a new elementary school late last year.

    Tracy Harris, the district’s communications director, said administrators understand the difficulties and frustrations that can arise from redistricting.

  • County adds trailer to inmate work detail

    A new enclosed trailer, donated for the county’s inmate work detail program, will be seen soon on the roads.

    Four inmates from the Oldham County Jail are assigned on a daily basis to work with the county road department, under the direction of inmate work supervisor, Troy Woosley.

    Inmates assigned to the program are incarcerated for Class D felonies, which means they are in jail for non-violent offenses.

    Judge-Executive David Voegele said he initiated the program to help stretch manpower in the road department.

  • MOVIN’ ON UP: Free three-week course launches $40,000 moving van careers

    Are you ready to take the “on RAMP” to a new career that requires no training costs to you and will pay you a starting salary of $40,000 a year with benefits?

    If so, you need to attend a January information session at one of four locations in the region to find out how you can apply for the opportunity for free training to become a long-distance moving van driver.

  • Oldham County girls roll past North Oldham 77-38

    It took a little while for the Oldham County Lady Colonels to get started Wednesday night but once they did, there was no looking back as they trounced rival North Oldham 77-38 to move into second place in the 29th district.

    Through the first six minutes of the game though, North Oldham, not OC, looked to be the team with all the momentum, grinding out to a quick 13-7 lead behind tough interior play from forward Taylor Moore.

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    David Levitch scored 20 points and Trevor Burton added 10 as North Oldham cruised past Shelby County for their 10th win of the season.
    A 23-5 run in the third quarter was the difference for North, who never looked back from there.
    The Mustangs return to the court at 7:30 p.m. Saturday as they host Henry County.
    North has already beaten the Wildcats this season, winning 66-38 Dec. 28.

  • OCHS wrestler ranked No. 23 nationally

    A strong showing in a stacked Dragon Invitational field isn’t the only thing going John Skirkey’s way as the wrestling season begins to wind down.
    In addition to a top 5 ranking in his weight class on the state level, the Oldham County sophomore now has another honor to add to his resume, checking in at No. 23 nationally in the 126-pound weight class in a poll released by Wrestling USA magazine.
    Shirkey is a key member of the Oldham County wrestling squad, currently ranked No. 6 in the state of Kentucky.

  • Dreaming of state: local dance and cheer squads compete in regional competitions for a shot at state

    With a season’s worth of work under their belt, five local dance and cheerleading squads took to the floor in regional competition Jan. 19 in hopes of securing a spot in their respective state tournaments.
    The cheerleaders, competing at Shelby County High School, saw two county teams walk away winners as the South Oldham girls captured the top spot in the large division and North Oldham earned a win in the super large division.
    The top two teams earn invites to the state tournament Saturday at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.

  • Oldham Co. finishes 5th at Dragon Invitational

    With a who’s who of Kentucky wrestling powerhouses traveling to Crestwood — including 12 of the state’s top 20 teams — the Oldham County Colonels managed a fifth-place finish at the Dragon Invitational Jan. 19.
    North Oldham finished in  21st, while South shared a two-way tie for 26th with DeSales.
    For as strong as the field was, the individual matchups didn’t get much easier as six of the state’s top ranked wrestlers managed the trip to Oldham County.

  • South Oldham girls clinch 29th district regular season crown

    Entering the 2012-13 season, the South Oldham girls’ basketball team faced plenty of unknowns. With a new coach on the sidelines and the top seven scorers from last season’s team squad missing, the Lady Dragons were in for a tough challenge. Now, nearly three months later, it’s safe to say they’ve navigated it with grace, clinching the No. 1 seed in the 29th district tournament Jan. 16 with a 59-35 win over rival North Oldham.

  • Residents: Sewage stinks in Oldham Woods

    Something stinks in Oldham Woods — and everyone knows what it is but nobody knows what to do about it.

    Residents of the subdivision, located off Old Sligo Road, rely on a private treatment pond to process wastewater from about 107 homes, which includes some from the Turtle Creek development as well.

    And it’s “stinkin’ yet again,” says resident Laura Smith. “This has been a recurring problem for three years now.”