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  • March 2016 Living Treasure

    I was born 1935, in Hart County, Canmer, Ky. and my parents were Henry and Bernice Sturgeon McDonald.  I am the oldest, and had two brothers and a sister: Wesley, Glenda and Joe.  Dad was a house painter and mother was a homemaker.  There were just two stores in the town of Canmer.  We moved to Munfordville when I was in the first grade and when I was in the 5th grade we moved to Buffalo in LaRue County.  I went to Buffalo School which was grades one through 12 and I graduated from Buffalo.  There were 19 in our graduating class.

  • KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 Preview: South’s Jo Griffin carries on family legacy into state tournament

    CRESTWOOD — South Oldham junior Jo Griffin will carry on a family legacy when he steps into Rupp Arena Thursday.

    Griffin will become the fifth member of his family to represent an Oldham County school on the state’s biggest high school sports stage when South Oldham tips off against Owensboro Catholic at 8 p.m. in the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16.

  • Business Trip: South Oldham searches for first state tournament win

    CRESTWOOD —South Oldham senior Isaac Fields remembers the surreal feeling when the Dragons first stepped into Rupp Arena when he was a freshman.

    That was three years ago, and Fields said that feeling will probably come up again this year even if it is South Oldham’s third time since 2013 to play in the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16.

  • From the ground up: How lacrosse in Oldham County grew from a dream to reality

     It’s a chilly Friday night in Crestwood, Jim Murphy is standing on the sidelines just minutes after a three-hour drive from his new job in Columbus, Ohio to watch the 2016 season opener for South Oldham lacrosse.

    Just two years ago, this was his routine as the previous head coach of three seasons.

    “Hustle, hustle, hustle,” he says, still offering his occasional two cents of coaching. “Trevor get out of the box.”

  • For Mickey

     About this time a year ago, I moved to Oldham County and didn’t know a soul. My first assignment was the boys’ Eighth Region basketball tournament at Henry County.

    I introduced myself to longtime Henry County athletic director Todd Gilley and told him I was the new sports editor at The Oldham Era. The first words Gilley said were, “Oh, don’t turn out to be like Mickey Patterson.”

  • One woman abducted at gunpoint, another threatened

    Two women were separately threatened at gunpoint in La Grange on Thursday, March 10, including one who was briefly abducted, according to a La Grange Police Department press release. Police believe the incidents are related, the release stated.

    Before 1:45 a.m., a female patron of Planet Fitness on South First Avenue reported that a male subject attempted to open the passenger door of her vehicle. When she refused to open her door, according to the release, the subject produced a handgun and threatened her with it if she did not open the door.

  • 2016 Baseball Preview: Dragons, Colonels return veteran squads with pitching depth

    The Colonels understand if they’re going to make any postseason noise, their current roster may be the best to do so.

    All but two members of Oldham County’s roster are seniors – 13 to be exact.

  • Girls Eighth Region Tournament: Lady Colonels shoot cold in 62-46 loss to Owen County in region tourney

    SHELBYVILLE — The night before Oldham County played Owen County in the girls Eighth Region tournament, Lady Colonels coach Brian Hood sat in the stands and watched an Anderson County team go through 32 minutes of cold shooting.

    “The whole time I’m thinking, ‘man I hope that doesn’t happen to us tomorrow night,’” Hood said. “And it sure did.”

  • 2016 Softball Preview: OC returns experienced squad as South and North rebuild

    Oldham County has a renewed focus and continuity that they hope returns them to a familiar place in May.

    The Lady Colonels return every player from last year’s team that made it to the Eighth Region semifinals, except this year a trip to the state tournament is a part of the plan they hope to fulfill.

  • Public Records, March 10, 2016

    La Grange Police Arrests

    Shane N. Tadross, 42 of Cooperstown, NY — arrested Feb. 23 for trafficking in marijuana; possession of marijuana; possession of synthetic drugs; possession of controlled substance first; possession of controlled substance third; possession of controlled substance first; and possession of drug paraphernalia

    Ramiro Sierra-Gomez, 34 of La Grange — cited and released Feb. 23 for speeding and no operator’s license