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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Football: Hobbs signs with Lindsey Wilson

    South Oldham senior Drew Hobbs signed Wednesday to play football at Lindsey Wilson College.

    Sitting with Hobbs are his mother, Tanya Lucas, and stepfather, Dan Lucas.

    Standing are Hobbs' grandfather, Ronnie Lucas, South athletic director Mitchell Irvin and Hobbs' grandmother, Beverly Lucas.

  • Do you act ‘holier than thou’?

    During one of his political campaigns, a delegation called on Theodore Roosevelt at his home in Oyster Bay, Long Island. The President met them with his coat off and his sleeves rolled up. “Ah, gentlemen,” he said, “come down to the barn and we will talk while I do some work.” At the barn, Roosevelt picked up a pitchfork and looked around for the hay. Then he called out, “John, where’s all the hay?”

  • Lobbying state lawmakers for better education

    Next week members of the Oldham County Board of Education and I will join hundreds of others for “Kids First,” an advocacy day in Frankfort. This annual event provides an opportunity for us to speak directly to legislators in face-to-face conversations about topics important to public education.

    I look forward each year to learning from legislative leaders about proposed legislation and current issues facing education, and sharing our concerns and points of view with them.

  • County deserves option to go ‘wet’

    It’s been more than 10 years since Oldham County considered any version of a law that would allow the sale of packaged alcohol. In 2003, the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce led efforts to allow alcohol sales in restaurants in Oldham County.

  • California Girls

    During these cold winter months, I often find myself singing along to songs about warm weather destinations; Blue Hawaii, Carolina in the Morning and of course the entire Beach Boys’ collection. I love the Beach Boys and know most of their songs by heart, but occasionally I get sidetracked pondering the shallow lyrics.

  • Have two brown thumbs? No problem!
  • Public Records Feb. 5

    Grand Jury Indictments

    Jan. 2015

    Jeffrey S. Delahanty – one count of assault in the third degree, one count of fleeing or evading police in the first degree, one count of fleeing or evading police in the second degree, one count of escape in the third degree and one count of reckless driving.

    Dusty S. Gibert – one count of promoting contraband in the first degree and one count of persistent felony offender in the second degree.

    Carlette Roberts – one count of flagrant non-support.