Today's News

  • 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.”

  • Yes, even school lunch – there’s an app for that

    In a technology driven world, Oldham County Nutrition Services is keeping pace and also leading the charge.

    The nutrition program is the first school nutrition program in Kentucky to launch its own mobile menu app. Leigh Anne Peterson, assistant director of nutrition services, said the free app is a new way to communicate with students and parents.

  • Teen charged for firing at vehicles on I-71


  • North, South Oldham boys' basketball prepare for district showdown

    While an edge in matchups doesn’t always equate to success on the basketball court, I’ve broken down the positional battles to watch as North and South Oldham return to the floor for their second meeting of the season. Unlike their last meeting, this one has district title implications on the line.
    Cash Cameron vs. Mitch Catinna

  • Levitch breaks scoring record with 1,411 points

    On Dec. 4, 2009, David Levitch walked onto the court for his first game as a North Oldham Mustang.
    Later this year, when he walks off for the final time, he’ll have accomplished quite a lot during those four years.
    Chief among those is rewriting the North Oldham record book.
    His latest addendum came over the winter break as Levitch’s 25 point outburst against Tates Creek moved him to the top of the all-time scoring list.
    The previous record holder was Alex Foley with 1,410 points.

  • North Oldham upends OC

    Heading into the 2012-13 season, North Oldham basketball coach Chris Stobaugh knew a team would eventually succeed in stopping David Levitch.
    He also knew that his team could continue playing at a high level in that situation as long as another player stepped up.
    Check and check.
    Though Oldham County held Levitch well below his season average on Jan. 11, the Mustangs got plenty of help from junior sharp shooter Trevor Burton to pull off an emotional 49-36 win.