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Today's News

  • State Police help veteran receive proper burial

    By CHRIS BROOKE

    landmark news service

    Harold Eugene “Sarge” Laws, 81, of Owen County received the military honors he deserved Jan. 27, after a Kentucky State Police Post 5 criminal intelligence analyst feared his eternal rest would be in a pauper’s grave.

    Laws died as a result of a Jan. 20 accident on Highway 227 in Carroll County, after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the road, according to Ali Parham, KSP’s analyst.

  • History Center holds Valetine’s Day card event

    Every Feb. 14 across the world, flowers, candy and gifts are exchanged between loved ones for Valentine’s Day. The day has a long history stemming back to St. Valentine, a third century Roman martyr. According to the Greeting Card Association, it is estimated that 1 billion Valentine Day cards are sent each year.

  • Fiscal Court donation helps seal new Carrollton campus

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court is authorizing more than $100,000 of its funds over the next three years to help build a new community college building in Carrollton.

    The Fiscal Court approved pledging $120,000 over three years to the new Carrollton campus project of Jefferson Community and Technical College at its Feb. 3 meeting.

    “The financial committee feel like we can support it and we should support it,” Magistrate Wayne Theiss said. “We felt like it would be good for us and good for them.”

  • Bridge Hill construction begins

    Six years after its initial planning, the reconstruction of Bridge Hill will begin this week.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced the restructuring of KY 22 between Veterans Memorial Parkway and Abbott Lane, nicknamed the Bridge Hill project, will begin this week after a bid was awarded and easement payments completed.

  • Boys: Runnin' Rebels outrace North

    Like a horse that struggles to break from the starting gate, the North Oldham boys’ basketball team watched another game slip through their hands after a slow start Tuesday.

    The Mustangs (15-13) fell on their home court to region foe Owen County (23-4), 58-55 after North Oldham’s last minute 3-point attempt fell well short of the basket.

    The fact North was even in the game at the buzzer was a testament to their play, coach Rob Burton said.

  • Dragons torch Iroquois

     

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    It wasn't Senior Night, but that didn't stop South Oldham's lone senior starter from making lasting memories as the Dragons ripped through Iroquois Monday, 83-65.

     

  • Girls Basketball: Van Zant signs with Georgetown

    South Oldham senior Abbey Van Zant signed Thursday to play basketball at Georgetown College.

    Sitting with Van Zant are her brother, Adam, mother, Kelli, and father, Stephen.

    Standing in the back row are her sister, Katie, South coach Jessica Conner, South assistant Aaron Conner and Georgetown College coach Andrea McCloskey.

  • Girls Basketball: Region 8 draws Region 1

    A Region 8 team will play the last game of the first round of the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls Sweet 16 .

    A draw conducted Thursday afternoon determined Region 8 will play Region 1 at 8 p.m. CT on March 12 in the final first round game at Diddle Arena in Bowling Green.

    Last year Region 8 champ Anderson County was eliminated in the state quarterfinals by eventual runner-up Elizabethtown.

  • Boys Basketball: Region 8 draws Region 3

    For the second year in a row, a Region 8 team will play in the opening game of the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 against a team from western Kentucky.

    A draw conducted Thursday afternoon determined Region 8 will play Region 3 at noon on March 18 in the first game of the tournament at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

    Last year Region 8 champ South Oldham lost to Region 2 champ Hopkinsville in the tournament opener.

  • Girls Soccer: Rowland, Tucker honored nationally

    Both the coach and star player from South Oldham’s 2014 girls soccer state championship team are receiving national recognition.

    Coach Cy Tucker was named Thursday as a finalist for the National High School Athletic Coaches Association national coach of the year in the sport of soccer. It was his fourth time to be named a finalist.

    Meanwhile Stephanie Rowland was named the 2014-15 Gatorade State Girls Soccer Player of the Year. She’s the first South player to receive that award since Jennifer Sibert in 2000-01.