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Today's News

  • County Democrat chair challenges Osborne for 59th

    A nearly 10-year incumbent will face the head of the Oldham County Democratic Party for a chance to represent the vast majority of the county come January.

    State Rep. David Osborne, a Republican from Prospect, has represented House District 59 since 2005, but only recently did his mostly western Oldham County district change to include the entire county except parts of Crestwood and Pewee Valley.

    Osborne will face off against Democratic Party challenger Jim Ewen, head of the local party and a Goshen resident.

  • St. Francis excited about enrollment increase

    A merger and campus upgrades are leading to record enrollment numbers for one private Oldham County school.

    St. Francis School in Goshen has seen a 22 percent enrollment increase in the last two years, as well as its highest total numbers in a decade, Siofra Rucker, the director of advancement, said.

    This year, the Goshen campus, which features preschool through eighth grade, started their enrollment at 271 students, a growth of 50 students over two years.

  • New lease allows museum to expand

    A railroad museum tucked on the outskirts of La Grange is ready to grow in a big way.

    The La Grange Railroad Museum is currently located in the basement of the building at 412 E. Main Street and operated by the Ohio Valley Railroad Historical Foundation. But thanks to a new lease agreement with the Oldham County Fiscal Court, what is now a basement museum will take over the entire building.

    A new five-year lease will give the museum use of the entire facility, which was previously shared with the Oldham County Chamber and Economic Development offices.

  • Prospect Area Chamber celebrates 10 years

     

    The Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce may not be one of the largest business groups in Kentucky, but it is one of the fastest growing, according to Executive Director Kathy Jacobs.

    And that fast growing group is celebrating its first big milestone this week.

    PACC celebrated 10 years of dedication to charity, community and business with an anniversary party and annual meeting on Tuesday.

  • National organization picks Crestwood for first Ky. run

     

    Tim Conway made a career out of his joy of helping people when he became a firefighter early in his life, but recently he wanted to do more to help those around him.

    Recently, Conway got involved with the Navy SEAL Foundation, whose main focus is to help military families.

    “(The military) does so much to give us the freedoms we enjoy, while our life goes on as normal,” Conway said. “I’ve always felt drawn to helping them.”

  • Fields of Faith

    Students from all middle and high schools across the county came together Wednesday night for Fields of Faith, a student-led program at which students share personal testimonies of faith and challenge each other to lead Christ-centered lives. Speakers included students from North, South and Oldham County high schools, as well as guest speaker Aaron Nance, a former Seneca High School standout athlete and University of Louisville football player.

  • Boys soccer: New position, same production for Lister

    Christian Lister’s been on the field for South Oldham’s varsity ever since he was a ninth-grader for the Dragons.

    He started out his career as a defensive player for South and moved to central midfield, where he was third on the team in goals in 2012 and second on the team in 2013.

    Coach Kenny Burke wanted to try Lister at a third position for his senior year – forward.

  • Boys golf: Maier finishes sixth at state tourney

    Josh Maier saved some of his best golf for his final high school tournament last weekend.

    The North Oldham senior fired a 68 in the first round of the Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA State Tournament on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, sitting alone in first place after the round.

    Maier was unable to replicate that magic Saturday afternoon, shooting a second-round 77 to finish with a 145 (+1).

    That put him in a tie with Lyon County freshman Cullan Brown for sixth place at Bowling Green Country Club.

  • Olympic coach conducts seminar in Crestwood

    Jean Lopez, three-time Olympic taekwondo coach, conducted a seminar at Kentucky Taekwondo and Fitness Academy on Saturday in Crestwood.

    Lopez was coach of the U.S. Olympic teams in 2004, 2008 and 2012.

    He worked with the students on adapting fighting styles and techniques to succeed under new rules. Lopez said he also hoped to motivate and inspire them.

    “I just see the enjoyment of these guys, that they’re having a good time,” Lopez said. “They’re getting a different perspective and they’re learning.”

  • Volleyball: Grimm gets 300th win

    South Oldham volleyball coach Amy Grimm won her 300th career match with the Lady Dragons on Friday, beating Bishop Brossart 2-0.

    Grimm, a five-year varsity volleyball letter winner and graduate of South (’96), has been playing and coaching volleyball since she was five.  

    She started her playing career at St. Aloysius Elementary School prior to playing her middle and high school ball at South Oldham.