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Today's News

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Cheri Graf's class

    Buckner Elementary teacher Cheri Graf said her wish for her kindergarten and first-grade students is that they'll all stay healthy!

    Graf said her favorite holiday tradition is watching silly Christmas
    movies while decorating the Christmas tree with her family. 

    She thinks her students are probably included on Santa's nice list this year.

    "My students have been extra nice this year!  They are such a compassionate, sweet group of kids," she said.

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Ms. Benson and Ms. Lund's class

    Locust Grove Elementary teachers Mrs. Benson and Mrs. Lund said they hope their kindergartners make Jesus the reason for celebration this holiday season.

    Benson said her favorite holiday tradition is driving around looking at
    Christmas lights with my family.

    The students have learned to help others this season by giving of themselves, not just things you "buy."

  • Police identify two young women found dead near Westport; injured man claims they attacked him

    Two young women are dead and one man suffered knife wounds after a shooting Sunday in Oldham County.

    Oldham County Police are releasing few details about a shooting that took place in a two-story barn in the 5400 block of 18-Mile Creek Road Sunday afternoon.

    The victims, identified as Heather Faulkerson and Sandy Allen, both of Louisville, died at the scene from gunshot wounds.

    Family members say Faulkerson, 21, was pregnant and Allen, 24, has a 5-year-old child.

  • Fields of soccer dreams

    Driving on Ky. 146 in Buckner on weekday afternoons in 1998, Lauri Rush's oldest children, Ashlee, then 12 and Joey, then 11, got excited each time they passed the soccer fields at the South Complex.

    Ashlee and Joey saw fields of other children playing soccer in the Oldham County Youth Soccer Association and the Thoroughbreds Soccer Club.

    "Every time we passed, the kids said, 'Oh, that looks fun!'" Lauri said. "So we just tried it and they loved it. We'd try other sports, but they always stuck with (the Thoroughbreds)."

  • Grand Stamm: Basketball defined by personal ties

    I’ve grown up as a big University of Kentucky fan, the same as my father and became a basketball fanatic. I still remember attending my first Wildcats’ game, against Alabama during the 1995-96 season, which later ended with UK winning the national championship.

    My dad and I got tickets from a co-worker of my mom’s a month before the game. Those days couldn’t go by fast enough.

  • Holiday tree
  • U.S. Marshals arrest Kenneth and Terri Smith

    U.S. Marshals have arrested a couple suspected of operating a large puppy mill in rural Campbellsburg.

    Terri Smith, 51, was arrested at a trailer park in Bullitt County at 7:30 a.m., according to Chief Deputy Brian Parrish. She was initially booked at the Oldham County Detention Center and thentransferred to Carroll County Detention Center later in the morning, Parrish said.

  • U.S. Postal Service woes
  • GINGER: Santa's way better than Snow White

    My 5-year-old daughter is going through that stage of trying to discern the truth about Santa.
    Listening to her speculate has become a source of entertainment around our household.
    Her logic and reasoning reminds me of, well, myself actually.
    It’s all over the place, and depending on what thought pops into her head at any given moment, it can entirely change her mood.
    One morning, as we were driving to preschool, she was providing her younger brother with a running commentary on the merits of believing in Santa Claus.

  • Grand Stamm — LIVE! 12.16

    Guys and Gals, welcome to the second of our weekly chats with you, our readers.

    Every Friday (time varies depending on guest availability) I'll be chatting and answering any questions you have about sports in Oldham County or any other sports topic (Don't even get me started on the Bowl Championship Series).