Today's News

  • Hermitage Farm to host Derby Gala event

    By Taylor Riley


    Hermitage Farms in Goshen will be the scene of the Hermitage Grand Gala, a star-studded Derby Eve party this Friday, May 1.

    The party is a joining of Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, founders of 21c Museum Hotels, and Junior Bridgeman, President of Bridgeman Foods.

  • Marathon Man

    Saying Wesley Korir is just a marathon runner would be an understatement. 

    Korir is more than just a runner. He’s a University of Louisville graduate and former all-star track athlete, a major marathon winner and a political activist in Kenyan parliament.

    Korir recently spoke to students at South Oldham Middle School about his struggles growing up without running water in Africa to being able to donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to help kids from his hometown to graduate high school and his dreams of being the president of Kenya.

  • Oldham Countian named first female master distiller

    At only 28, Marianne Barnes has her dream job.

    Barnes, who grew up in La Grange, just became the first woman in Kentucky to be named a master distiller since Prohibition.

    Barnes recently left her role as master taster at Brown-Forman, where she got her start in the industry, and joined forces with founders Will Arvin and Wesley Murray to restore the Old Taylor Distillery in Millville, near Frankfort.

    The beginning

  • Mustangs football hungrier than ever for return to playoffs in 2015

    GOSHEN — North Oldham football was a bit more eager to put on pads for spring practice this season than in years past. The Mustangs still have a sour taste in their mouths with the way the 2014 season ended in the Class 4A semifinals.

  • Lady Dragons gaining momentum towards postseason

     CRESTWOOD —South Oldham lacrosse coach Bob Newton hopes his team’s best playing days are still to come, and it seems that the Lady Dragons are warming up to those days now. South capped its home schedule with an 11-4 win over Atherton last Thursday for Senior Night. South, only in its second year with a girls lacrosse program, graduates 10 seniors that Newton calls the “backbone” of the program.

  • Dragons' lacrosse edges Mustangs, district tournament approaching

     CRESTWOOD ----— Based on the result of South Oldham’s 11-8 win over North Oldham Friday night, it would be easy to draw a conclusion that the two teams would be the top contenders in the district. You wouldn’t have known that the Mustangs were winless at the time and that the Dragons were winners of five straight.

  • Pratt: Anticipating my first horse race and trip to Churchill Downs

     Two days from now, I’ll make a huge check mark on my bucket list. Growing up a sports fan in Tennessee, the Kentucky Derby was something we only acknowledged. For just a few — maybe 10 — minutes on the first Saturday in May, I would tune into NBC to watch the Derby. I had no wager or care for who won. I just watched it to fulfill my curiosity of the biggest sporting event that day.

  • BASEBALL: North rallies to beat South, Game 2 Wednesday

    GOSHEN – North Oldham is discovering very quickly that it isn’t going to cruise through district play in the same way it dominated the first half of its season.

  • Jarrett aims to repeat as regional champion, hopes for higher seed at state tournament

    Avoiding scenarios that don’t present the best possible outcomes is what Aspen Jarrett has spent her junior year working toward on the tennis court. As Oldham County’s best tennis player, Jarrett has gone through a rigorous 2015 schedule to prepare herself for the tough competition she’ll see in the state tournament, since that’s where her sights are set.

  • Right for Ray: South Oldham gives injured senior special memory in rivalry game

     There wasn’t anything special about the pregame routine for the North Oldham and South Oldham girls lacrosse Tuesday evening in Goshen. South Oldham coach Bob Newton began announcing his team’s lineup. No surprises with the starters until he called the last name.

    “Hannah!” he shouted.

    And there was senior Hannah Ray. Standing near the outside of the huddle and like she had all season, not given any thought to her name in the lineup.