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Today's News

  • County events

    Thursday, Jan. 3

    The American Legion Post No. 39. 7 p.m. Oldham County post, La Grange. 241-9701.

  • Policy change allows students to test blood sugar level during class

    Blake Gerstner has always been able to test his blood sugar in the classroom, first at Camden Station then at Kenwood Station Elementary.When his blood sugar starts to get low, he knows — his legs start to get weak. And he can often guess his blood sugar level within a few points, his father said.Blake’s parents, Anthony and Tiffeny Gerstner, said they were surprised to learn this spring that when Blake progressed to middle school in the fall, he would be required to test his blood sugar level in the school office.

  • Simply the best

    1. Quigley wins three-peatSouth Oldham High School junior Eric Quigley set himself up to make history last spring after winning his third straight state tennis championship.Only two other players in the state have won four high school tennis titles.Before a fairly large and vocal crowd of SOHS student supporters, Quigley won his third title in June at the University of Kentucky by beating St.

  • South Oldham High offers ACT Prep Class

    South Oldham High School is offering an ACT Prep Class open to all public, private or homeschool students for the Feb. 9 test date. The class, consisting of 10 strategy sessions and two practice tests, is led by Eric Gedney at SOHS in room 214 from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday starting Jan. 9. The two practice tests will be given from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 5 and Feb. 2. The cost of the class is $140, which includes a practice book, but not the cost of registration for the test itself.

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  • A sure bet

    Rose Cooper guides a retired Thoroughbred around jumps inside a training ring at Alta Vista Farm. She’s wearing loose riding pants and a secure helmet on the top of her head, talking sweetly to the Bay horse as they cruise across wet sand.The sun is starting to peak through layers of clouds in Skylight, where U.S. 42 weaves through the rolling hills of the county’s prominent horse community – most notably the location of renowned Hermitage Farm. Cooper, 53, has fallen in love with horses for the second time in her life.

  • See life in 3-D

    Odds are you don’t know that December is 3-D Month. And if you’re thinking that must have something to do with funny looking cardboard glasses at the movie theaters, well – not so. 3-D month was created by President Ronald Reagan in the early 1980s to increase community awareness of the problems associated with impaired driving and to promote the use of designated drivers. 3-D is short for Drugged, Drunk and Driving Prevention Month. Seven Counties Services’ Prevention Division invites you to join in our efforts to safely celebrate this month.

  • OCHS principal to retire in June

    For the last three years, Oldham County High School and Oldham County Career Center Principal Dave Weedman has considered retirement. Nov. 20, he told his faculty it’s official.“It’s not a rumor this time,” he said.He stayed on the last three years, each one possibly his last, because he wanted to see through the start of a high school culinary arts program and construction of an addition to OCHS.

  • The bench speaks

    NEW CASTLE - An early run sparked by an unlikely starter and an unlikely lineup gave the Oldham County Colonels the early push they needed to beat Henry County 62-43 in the opening round of the Henry County Invitational Tuesday.

    With senior center Matt Day scoring 12 of his 14 points in the first half and big contributions off the bench from Mike Gasser and Matt Hogue, they got out to a 15-2 lead in the game's first five minutes.

    "We did that with kind of an odd lineup," OCHS coach Gary Forrest said. "I thought Mike and Hogue came in and really gave us a spark there."

  • A moving day

    After running to his new home in Celebration Park ahead of the moving truck and giving shoulder pats and hugs, Jon Weitharn suddenly plays it cool. A group of reporters and cameramen gather in his new room to see the reaction to the Cracker Barrel rocking chair his parents bought as a housewarming gift.

    He is led in with hands over his eyes. When the hands pull from his face to reveal the gift, he shrugs, "Oh, I knew that's not the photo-op they were looking for."