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Today's News

  • Dragons' win streak ends in 59-54 home loss to North Bullitt

    CRESTWOOD — South Oldham and North Bullitt entered Monday night’s contest as two teams near the top of the state in scoring. What transpired was a defensive battle that left the Dragons with an unfamiliar ending.

    South’s signature shooting hit a season low with a 25 percent mark from the 3-point line and North Bullitt hit late free throws to defeat the Dragons 59-54 Monday night in Crestwood.

  • BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Oldham County drops home contest to Central Hardin 47-42

    Costly turnovers and a poor shooting night cost Oldham County in a 47-42 home loss to Central Hardin Tuesday night.

    The Colonels committed 26 turnovers and shot just 50 percent from the free throw line in their second loss in three games.

    Five Colonels scored with Ismail Jones leading with 15 points and Jacob Bates posting 10 points. Griffin McLarty added eight points, with six coming in the fourth quarter, and five rebounds while Brandon Johnson had seven.

  • Dowdy named 2015-16 Kentucky Boys Cross Country Gatorade Runner of the Year

     South Oldham senior Cole Dowdy has added another award to his stellar year in cross country.

    Dowdy has been named the 2015-16 Kentucky Boys Cross Country Gatorade Runner of the Year, an award honoring the nation’s best high school athletes by The Gatorade Company in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports.

    The Gatorade Company announced the award for Dowdy Friday morning, which qualifies him as a finalist for the Gatorade National Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year award announced later this month.

  • Boys Basketball: Oldham County grinds out 46-44 region win at Collins

    SHELBYVILLE – Oldham County coach Coy Zerhusen understands particular circumstances this week played a part in a lackluster performance Thursday night at Collins, but he’s glad to find teaching moments from a win rather than a loss.

    Senior Brandon Johnson came through in the clutch in the final second with the game-winning layup as Oldham County topped Collins 46-44.

  • Public Records, Jan. 21, 2016

    La Grange Police

    John J. Prince, 45 of Smithfield — arrested Jan. 5 for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second; failure to maintain required insurance; and license to be in possession

    Nathaniel S. Drury, 18 of La Grange — cited and released Jan. 5 for failure to maintain required insurance; disregarding stop sign; and no registration receipt

  • Seeing "Star Wars"

    So, an interesting thing happened on Facebook this week.  I posted a 29 second video of my kid wearing his new Chewbacca mask, and over 350,000 people have viewed it. While it’s nowhere close to viral, it is averaging 50 views per minute which is quite remarkable when you think about it.  

  • The problem of too-muchness

    If Shakespeare could wonder, “How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea;” if Wordsworth could complain, “The world is too much with us – getting and spending we lay waste our powers,” they should be alive today writing their sonnets – if they had time.  True, we have countless time-saving devices, but we seem to have less and less time to be human.

  • State Senate hard at work

    Floor votes, committee hearings and spirited debate highlighted an action-packed second week of session in the Kentucky Senate. Guests from all corners of the Commonwealth were welcomed to Frankfort to speak on behalf of various bills.

  • Music you know not

    In these days of global awareness, there is a growing trend to reach over borders, to expand our awareness, to climb to the top of mountains and see what's on the other side. We hear the struggles of people in parts of the world most of us have no perception of. 

    As Americans, we have probably become the most isolated nation when it comes to empathizing with the plights of other cultures.

  • Education Briefs, Jan. 21, 2016

    Cumberlands University announces graduates

    University of the Cumberlands is pleased to announce 570 students completed their studies in December 2015. A combination of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees were awarded based on completion of requirements. Local graduating students include:

    Mark Bakelaar of Crestwood, who earned a B.S. degree in Management Information Systems.