Today's News

  • County collects nearly 18,000 tires

    Oldham County's solid waste and recycling department coordinated a three-day tire amnesty event recently that yielded 17,500 to 18,000 tires.

    Linda H. Fountain, director of Oldham County Solid Waste & Recycling, said the contractor hired to haul tires from the recycling center in Buckner left with eight truckloads of tires.

    The event took place Oct. 13-15.

  • Oldham’s season ends in region championship


    BUCKNER--- Penalty kicks were the only thing standing in the way of the Lady Colonels and a region girls’ soccer championship.

    Oldham County scored the game’s first goal, just into the second half, but Christian Academy of Louisville evened the score to send the game into extra time, where it would ultimately defeat the Lady Colonels 3-1 in penalty kicks.

  • Mustangs roll with ground game over Spencer County

    GOSHEN – All junior running back Jacob Raymond wanted was a chance to get into the secondary.

    Thanks to a dominating performance from his offensive line, he got more than enough chances, rushing for 231 yards on 21 carries to lead North Oldham to a 42-13 district win over Spencer County.

    After the game, Raymond first gave praise to his offensive line, which calls itself, ‘the fist.’

    “Like always, they were great,” Raymond said. “Get a good push so I can get into the secondary and I can do what I do.”

  • Colonels can't convert turnovers in another loss

    LOUISVILLE--- Turnovers are usually key to any victory.

    In the first five minutes, Oldham County forced two Ballard turnovers inside the visitor’s 20 yard-line. But neither resulted in a point. The chances were there, but the Colonels weren’t able to do much with them, falling to the Bruins 26-7.

  • North owns net to win region

    HEBRON ESTATES — While his players were celebrating, North Oldham coach Brian Jones had something clutched in his arms.

    He didn’t want to let go of the trophy the Lady Mustangs had just been presented in their 25-15, 25-20 win over Oldham County in the eighth region championship game at North Bullitt.

  • Grand jury to hear Claggett case

    "This is a very unusual and bizzare case," said Judge Janice Martin Wednesday, after spending the better part of two hours trying to unravel the time line of Donna Claggett's life.

    Claggett, of Goshen, was charged in August with theft by deception by the Oldham County School system.

    She is accused of owing the county $24,000, because someone else enrolled their child at Liberty Elementary in 2004 and used her address.

  • Oldham best in region, penalty kicks

    LOUISVILLE — The first one might have been a bit of luck.

    On a scrum in front of the Ballard net, Oldham County senior midfielder Cameron Bryant put his right foot on the ball, which found the back of the net.

    Bryant’s second goal was clutch and all him. His penalty kick goal gave the Colonels a 2-1 win on a 3-2 penalty kick advantage in the boys soccer championship at Ballard.

  • Three more parents charged with false school enrollment

    Charges against three additional parents were filed in Oldham County District Court Tuesdays as the county's fraudulent enrollment cases pile up. Investigations for the 2011-12 school year currently number 43 families with 63 children. As of Wednesday evening warrants had not been served to the three defendants.

  • Man charged with sex abuse

    A Louisville man pleaded not guilty Monday to numerous counts of sodomy, rape and sexual abuse.

    Denver Hawkins, 55, is accused of abusing a female family member who was under 12 years old when the abuse began. 

  • Roll-back to another era: Walmart offers layaway

    It wasn’t Black Friday, or even Friday at all, but Walmart shoppers were nonetheless lined up Monday morning — waiting for something even better to some than a half-off television: layaway.

    Walmart is bringing Christmas layaway back this season, to the delight of numerous shoppers who were already lined up before the program’s 9 a.m. launch. Store manager Gordon Haymaker said the line had been steady — at least a half-dozen people were waiting in line with big-ticket items at noon on Monday.