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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."

  • 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.