Today's News

  • Board releases boundaries for school assignments

    The Oldham County Board of Education has released the tentative district boundaries for the new Locust Grove Elementary School scheduled to open in August on the same campus as East Oldham Middle School on Ky. 22 near Ballardsville. Locust Grove is scheduled to open with about 590 students pulled from the southeastern end of the county.

  • Dragon Invitational will feature best in state wrestlers

    CRESTWOOD –A packed field of some of the state’s best wrestlers will come to South Oldham High School Saturday for the Dragon Invitational.Five top 10 ranked teams headed up by No. 2 Trinity, No. 4 John Hardin and No. 5 Ryle head the field. Simon Kenton, ranked No. 8 and No. 10 SOHS are the other top ranked teams.Also in the the field are No. 12 Woodford County and No. 16 OCHS along with St.

  • Gathof named third team All-American

    RICHMOND – Former Oldham County High School standout Brandon Gathof was one of six Eastern Kentucky University football players named to the 2007 Sports Network All-America team.

  • Budget story in Jan. 10 edition included inaccurate information about county clerk, sheriff

    Despite higher demand for services and tough economy, county officials have tightened their 2008 budgets and are returning a record number of excess fees to Oldham County Fiscal Court for operations in 2007. The Oldham County Clerk’s Office’s return to fiscal court increased by 264 percent in 2007. County Clerk Julie Lentz will return a record $352,809 to fiscal court from 2007.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Residents not angered by appointmentTo the editor:I don’t know why it is felt that the residents were angered. Four people came to a meeting prepared to do the job they were elected to do. They did not procrastinate about doing their job. Just went on and did it. There was no time to waste as it had already been wasted. Thirty days is all that is allowed by law to replace a council member, 25 had been used with all the waiting. After 30 days the governor would appoint our councilmember.

  • When journalists make mistakes, it's costly

    Sometimes journalists make mistakes.We take fault on the chin, try to bear the shame that comes with it and internally beat ourselves up. We forget that we’re human, and that just like everyone else, there are times when we use bad judgment, when we work too quickly, or when we just don’t understand or ask for help.That’s because we take our mission to an extreme. We are charged with being gatekeepers of information and we have a tremendous responsibility to relay that information to the public.

  • Cat and mouse

    LOUISVILLE – Finally finding a way to get just a point up, the South Oldham Lady Dragons pulled out a three-overtime marathon 51-48 road win over Holy Cross Monday.“It was a real cat and mouse game for four quarters,” SOHS coach Frank Wright said.

  • La Grange student attends Commonwealth Honors Academy at Murray

    Christina Bizzle, daughter of Steven and Donna Bizzle of La Grange, attended the 2007 Commonwealth Honors Academy at Murray State University and participated in a three-week academic scholarship program. Students completing the academy receive six hours of college-level credit and have the opportunity to take six additional hours, tuition free, at Murray State University during their senior year in high school. They also receive a four-year housing scholarship if they choose to attend college at Murray State.

  • North is fourth at 5-Star

    BUCKNER – With the regional duals over, the three local wrestling programs went back into action this weekend.North Oldham and South Oldham competed in the Lexington Lafayette 5-Star Invitational while Oldham County went to the Big E Invitational at Eastern High School.NOHS took fourth at Lafayette while SOHS was fifth.“We had a good day,” NOHS coach Robert Fulk said.The Mustangs were led by a pair of second place finishers in Andre Zeppa at 125-pounds and Kyle Forbes at 171-pounds.Zeppa, ranked No.

  • Local student participates in junior miss

    More than $18,000 worth of scholarship dollars and more than $1 million of in-kind gifts were up for grabs for the 50th anniversary of the Kentucky Junior Miss program Jan. 11-12 at the Singletary Center on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington. Thirty-seven high school senior girls — including Oldham County High School student Caitlin Pike — competed to represent Kentucky at the national competition in Alabama June 26-28. Judges determined the winner based on the highest overall score in the following categories: scholastic, talent, fitness and self-expression.