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Today's News

  • 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."

  • Chiba, Kollenberg head All-District team

    CRESTWOOD - Oldham County's Ichiro Chiba and South Oldham's Brandon Kollenberg headed the list of local football players named to the all-district football team this year.

    The SOHS program also drew another honor when assistant coach David Watkins was voted the Greater Louisville Area Coaches Association assistant coach of the year by his peers.

    For Watkins, it is the second coaching honor in the past year.

    This spring he was a named the assistant baseball coach of the year by the baseball coaches association.

  • Board will support airport study, wants to know more

    The past few months have marked some historic decisions for the progress and future of Oldham County. In October, we officially welcomed the first tenant of the new Oldham Reserve (formerly Eden Park). The Rawlings Co. moved in bringing 550 good-paying, knowledge-working, quality jobs. We officially opened the doors of three other businesses in that month representing an additional 50 new professional positions.

  • Oldham County wrestlers take Moore Invitational title

    BUCKNER - With the right guys in the right spots the Oldham County wrestling team took first in the Moore Invitational Saturday.

    "We finally got all of our guys in the right spots," first-year OCHS coach Aaron Riordan said. "We beat some pretty good teams."

    The Colonels also finished third in the always strong Seneca Invitational this season.

    At Moore, OCHS, ranked No. 17 in the preseason by the coaches' association, beat Southern, PRP and a strong Lexington Henry Clay team 51-30.

  • Game Bytes

    BASKETBALLNorth Oldham vs. Whitefield AcademyScore: 70-42 North Oldham.When: Monday.Where: North Oldham.Key players: North Oldham’s Dale Tingle.Game highlights: The Mustangs dispatched Whitefield quickly by rolling out to a 20-3 first period lead behind the inside play of 6-foot-5 junior center Dale Tingle who led the team with 13 points. Mike Rowan and Kyle Feauquay each had seven points as the NOHS frontline dominated play. The Mustangs were able to clear the bench early with 14 players scoring.

  • Exchange students bring the world to Oldham County

    When Ahmed Abu Yousef and Xiao Shu came to Oldham County in August for a high school exchange program, they packed their share of misconceptions.

    "I thought people would be aggressive," said Yousef, from Qatar but with parents from Morocco and Jordan. He found that unlike the conception of America in the Middle East, Americans are mostly friendly and hospitable.

  • Hanging in there

    NEW CASTLE - Things may have been going a bit easy for the South Oldham Dragons.

    Coasting along with a 10-point lead with just over two minutes to play, the Dragons almost let Lexington Sayre come back before regrouping to win 66-60 in the opening round of the Henry County Invitational Tuesday.

    "We made it a little too interesting," SOHS coach Steve Simpson said. "We can't put two good halves together right now."

    SOHS led by as many as 18 points before Sayre fought its way back into the game behind the red hot shooting of forward Quinn Schwartz.

  • Land rezoned for Briar Hill office, residential condos on Ky. 22

    A good reputation proved to be a powerful asset for developer Bob Jones Tuesday night.

    Oldham County Fiscal Court approved Jones' request to rezone 32 acres for Briar Hill Woods, a multi-use development plan for condos and 15 family homes near Crestwood.

    Magistrates said they based the decision on their impressions of Jones' previous work in the county.

    Briar Hill Woods, located at the intersection of Briar Hill Parkway and Ky. 22, will include 15 lots for single-family homes, 54 residential condos and office condos.

  • Letters to the editor

    We all need family and friends

    To the editor:

    In looking back over the first six months of the 2007-08 school year, the Oldham County Adult Education Program has come to the conclusion that all of us need family and friends for support, guidance and sometimes to help us along our educational journey.