Today's News

  • Overturned tractor-trailer, fire closes I-71

    A tractor-trailer carrying zinc caught fire overnight on Interstate 71 in Oldham County, causing headaches and delays for morning commuters looking for alternate routes.

    The truck overturned about 2:30 a.m. on I-71 near La Grange.

    Police closed the southbound lanes nearly 10 hours from milemarkers 21 to 28, the Sligo exit.

    I-71 reopened about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

  • Colonels edge Henry County in slowdown game

    NEW CASTLE – It took 28 minutes, but once the Oldham County High School Colonels took the lead, they never relinquished as they edged Henry County 34-32 Monday to advance to the regional finals.
    “It was really frustrating at times, but we knew if we stayed patient we could win,” senior forward Nolan Denise said. “we expected them to slow it down, but nowhere near what they did and it was hard to adjust to.”

  • NOHS falls to Spencer County comeback

    NEW CASTLE – In a tale of two halves, a red-hot Spencer County came storming back in the second half to beat North Oldham 60-52 in the regional semifinals Monday.
    The Bears hit nine of 12 from the field and 18 of 20 from the foul line in the second half to overcome a 34-23 deficit and win going away.
    “That was the difference,” NOHS coach David Henley said. “Their guards are really good and they dominated the second half.”

  • Lady Dragons fall to Walton-Verona in OT

    WARSAW – The shots didn’t fall at the right time for the South Oldham Lady Dragons as they fell to Walton-Verona 47-44 in overtime Friday in the regional tourney semis.
    SOHS, 22-6, held a lead late, but ran into some cold shooting in the game’s final minutes and in the overtime as eventual regional champ Walton-Verona converted on several key shots.
    “It was just one of those nip-and-tuck games all the way through,” SOHS coach Frank Wright said. “It was a great game. Time just ran out on us.”

  • Athlete of the Week: Sydney Jones

    Name: Sydney Jones.
    School: South Oldham Middle School.
    Sport: Basketball.
    Postition: Guard/forward.
    Age: 13.
    Hometown: Crestwood.
    Parents: Joyce and Keith Jones.
    Accomplishments: An eighth grader at South Oldham Middle School, Jones helped the Lady Dragons to a second place finish in the Mid-Bluegrass Conference tourney this season as a starting guard.
    Jones also played with the South Oldham High School freshmen team for the second time this year at the close of the middle school season.

  • Police taking applications for Citizens Academy

    The Oldham County Police Department will soon kickoff its 12 annual Citizens Academy.

    The program is a 10-week course that meets 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays.

    Applications are due April 12.

    For information, click here or call Lt. Tim Wakefield at 222-1300.

  • GINGER: Potty training happens eventually, right?

    My least favorite mommy task is attempting to sufficiently slather sunscreen onto a wiggly toddler.
    My second least favorite is potty-training. Unfortunately, there is no way to combine these tasks into one really miserable event.
     When we decided to have more children, it had been 10 years since our last.

  • MUELLER: Happiness is closer than you think

    Your success in business, sports, friendship, love, and nearly every enterprise you attempt is largely determined by your own self-image.
    People who have confidence in their personal worth seem to be magnets for success and happiness.
    Good things drip into their laps regularly, their relationships are long-lasting, and their projects are usually carried to completion.

  • Did you know? Alexis de Tocqueville stopped in Oldham County

    Alexis de Tocqueville stopped in Oldham County during his historic tour of America and included details of the visit in his landmark book, “Democracy in America.”
    An excerpt from Dec. 6, 1831:

  • Schoolhouse restoration underway in Westport

    Due to the efforts and generosity of many volunteers, work resumed this winter on the historic Westport schoolhouse.

    Larry Hedges, a local contractor, launched the rehabilitation, turning the old one-room school originally built in 1882 into a museum and community center.

    The National Trust for Historic Preservation matched money for the design efforts.