Today's News

  • Collision Course

    A semi-truck full of empty cardboard boxes found out just how hard it is for a moving train to stop after being struck Tuesday morning on North Camden Lane. The driver of the truck, who declined to give his name, said he was stuck on the tracks when he saw the train coming from La Grange. Knowing the train wouldn’t have enough time to stop, the driver said he jumped out of the vehicle and ran across Old La Grange road as the train sliced his truck in half.

  • Football: Barmantje, Harding, Viar named OC MVP’s

    Three Oldham County football seniors were honored with Most Valuable Player awards at the team’s year-end banquet.

    Quarterback James Harding was named offensive MVP and middle linebacker Brian Barmantje defensive MVP, while tight end Justin Viar received the Coaches Award (Team MVP).

    Harding threw for 1,912 yards and 22 touchdowns and ran for 2 touchdowns for the Colonels (3-8), who were eliminated by Pleasure Ridge Park last month in the first round of the KHSAA Class 6-A Playoffs.

  • Girls Basketball: OC falls in top 10 road test

    LOUISVILLE – Oldham County faced its highest-ranked opponent of the season Tuesday night in just its second game.

    The Lady Colonels managed to keep things respectable against No. 6 DuPont Manual, but still fell 56-37 at L.J. “Butch” Charmoli Gymnasium.

    Tonysha Curry paced Manual (1-0) with 16 points and 13 rebounds. 6-foot-4 junior center Krys McCune, playing in front of recruiters from the Universities of Kansas and Tennessee, added 15 points.

    The Lady Crimsons forced 25 OC turnovers and out-rebounded the Lady Colonels (1-1) 48-26.

  • Stephens: Friday a sour end to stellar season

    GOSHEN – No one at Mustang Stadium Friday night will soon forget what they saw.

    They won’t forget North Oldham’s furious rally to take a 24-21 lead with six seconds left in a KHSAA Class 4-A State Semifinal against Owensboro.

    They won’t forget the celebration that followed sophomore Jackson Wine’s go-ahead field goal that looked like it would guaranee the Mustangs their first trip to the state championship.

  • Boys basketball: Mustangs fight back, fall in Burton's debut

    GOSHEN – Rob Burton’s North Oldham coaching debut looked like it might end in a Mustang comeback win Monday night.

    North cut Bullitt East’s 49-27 halftime lead to 60-56 early in the fourth quarter but the Chargers rallied to pull away and win 78-64.

    The loss was still a positive night for the Mustangs considering:

    –Bullitt East (1-0) was ranked No. 16 in the preseason by the state’s coaches, while North (0-1) was unranked and picked by coaches to finish 10th in Region 8.

  • La Grange Police complete move to Main Street

    After some delays, the La Grange Police Department has officially moved into the old firehouse on Main Street.

    The new police station was fully operational on Nov. 10, La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett said, after the department moved in “waves.”

    “So far so good,” Collett said of the move. “There are little kinks we’re working out. But overall, we’re 85 percent there.”

  • Lost and Found


    Peggy Edmonson always knew she was adopted. Her parents never kept anything a secret from her. Just because it wasn’t secret, though, didn’t mean it wasn’t a mystery.

    Edmonson, a La Grange resident, was always curious about the story behind her birth in France in June 1950. Where was her mother? And did she have any siblings?

  • Humane Society has big Christmas wish

    One local organization is hoping for a big Christmas gift this holiday season: 10 acres of land.

    The Humane Society of Oldham County, an independent no-kill shelter not affiliated with any other Humane Society groups, is hoping for the land to open a new community center, adoption location and spay/neuter clinic, the volunteers who run the organization said.

  • Stephens: ‘Cats show they can win ugly

    LEXINGTON – Providence College displayed a game plan Sunday against No. 1 Kentucky that was straight out of its old-school Big East Conference roots.

    The Friars shortened the game with long offensive possessions and kept UK out of an offensive rhythm by effectively playing both man and zone defenses.

    The more-talented Wildcats would’ve preferred to get up-and-down, turning blocks and steals into fast breaks. Instead they had to play at the knock-down, drag-out pace Providence dictated.

    UK ended up whipping the Friars at their own game.

  • KHSAA Class 4-A Football Semifinals: Mustangs fall on tipped Hail Mary

    GOSHEN – Six seconds, two tips and 61 yards ended North Oldham’s dream season Friday night in the most brutal way imaginable.

    The Mustangs had just taken a 24-21 lead against Owensboro in the final seconds of a KHSAA Class 4-A semifinal after Jackson Wine hit a field goal.

    North was six seconds away from its first trip to the state title game, needing only to prevent a Red Devils touchdown.