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Today's News

  • The gift of life

    By Rick Rash

     This time of year, toy stores are crammed with loving parents, aunts and uncles and grandparents trying to find the perfect gift for their favorite little ones. 

    Last Christmas season, Jace’s mom was praying she would have her son long enough make Christmas memories.  She dreamed of having the opportunity to simply see him walk, watch him open Christmas gifts, sing songs and enjoy holiday treats. 

  • YMCA recalls changed lives

    By Peggy Kilgore

    As a holiday gift to our Oldham Era readers, we would like to offer some inspiration and motivation. We are always hearing great stories of achievement and determination from our Y members, many of whom have had life-changing experiences by getting on the path to better health.

    Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Sascha checks in: A sixth grader's walk (again) through love for basketball

    It’s happenstance that this story even exists.

    It was early November at an Oldham County Middle School girls basketball game. I’m there to watch the eighth grade Lady Colonels team and I show up early.

    In hindsight, I was right on time.

  • Swim: South, OC place top 10 overall at Woodford County Invitational

    VERSAILLES — Oldham County and South Oldham each had top 10 overall finishes at the Woodford County Invitational swim meet last Saturday. South Oldham placed sixth (293 points) and Oldham County placed ninth (244).

    Max Houston led the Dragons’ boys’ relay teams with two top five finishes in the 200-yard medley and the 400-free relay.

  • Girls Basketball: South splits games with Ballard and Williamstown in Lady Dragon Hoop Fest

     CRESTWOOD – South Oldham split its two contests on the first day of the Lady Dragon Hoop Fest Monday. The Lady Dragons earned a dominant 61-17 over Ballard before they struggled to find the bottom of the net against Eighth Region opponent Williamstown in a 47-32 loss.

    Emma Leskody led South Oldham with 15 points and five rebounds and the Lady Dragons shot just 25 percent from the field.

  • Boys Basketball: Oldham County claims PSN Best in Hoops Tournament title on home floor

    BUCKNER — Oldham County coach Coy Zerhusen is emphasizing to his Colonels the importance of playing as a five, but understands December is still a time for development.

    What he’s gotten in return is a team adapting to one another quickly, and the results have been pleasing.

    Oldham County went 3-0 in the Pegasus Sports Network Best in Hoops Tournament on its home floor and capped the event with a 70-51 win over DuPont Manual in the tournament final Sunday night.

  • BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: North Oldham balances scoring to top Trimble County 61-22

     BEDFORD — North Oldham overcame a sluggish start and used a balanced scoring attack to earn its first district win of the season.

    Junior Jalen Henry led with nine points and four others scored eight points a piece as the Mustangs cruised to a 61-22 win at Trimble County Wednesday night.

  • New Kroger planned for Buckner

    The Kroger Company has bought land in Buckner and intends to build a Kroger Marketplace on the location by 2017.  

    The land, located on the corner of Highway 393 and Commerce Parkway, takes up about 14 acres, according to Business First Louisville.  

    According to Tim McGurk, regional public affairs manager, the land Kroger will be using spans two separate parcels.

  • Pewee Valley swears in new council member

     

     

    Pewee Valley replaced council member Will Chambers, who resigned at the November meeting, at its council meeting on Dec. 7.

    Tracey Williams was sworn in last Monday as a council member. Williams has lived in Pewee Valley with her husband Mark and their two children since 2002. 

  • La Grange reviews recent event results

     La Grange Crossroads Director Karen Eldridge reported the success of Light Up La Grange to the city’s council at their Dec. 7 meeting.  Eldridge calculated that during the festival, La Grange attracted between 2,000 and 3,000 visitors.  This resulted in strong gains for local businesses.