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  • Oldham County rolls in opener: Guards Ashley McMurtrey, Jessica Leanhart combine for 35 points in blowout win


    Jace Bryant started his tenure as the Oldham County girls basketball coach with a bang as his Lady Colonels defeated Bardstown 73-20.
    Oldham County got an early jump on the Cougars, going on a 10-0 run in the first four minutes and holding on from there. Though Bardstown tried to catch up throughout the game, the Colonels proved to be too strong.
    Senior Jessica Leanhart and junior Ashley McMurtrey took over the first quarter, scoring 18 of the team’s 22 points.

  • Six runners named to All-State First Team

    Though the cross country season ended nearly a month ago, a handful of local runners are still earning accolades after being named to all-state teams Monday.
    For the high school programs, there are six representatives on the first tean.
    Caroline Grogan
    Grogan had an impressive fall, racking up six top five finishes, including a personal best time of 18:44.64 during the regional meet at EP “Tom” Sawyer Park on  Nov. 3.
    Grace Whitworth

  • South survives last second thriller: Junior varsity team edges St. Xavier with tough finish

    It took until the last few seconds to put the game away, but the South Oldham junior varsity team survived a scare against St. Xavier Monday night, dispatching the hosting Tigers 38-26.
    Despite the late game theatrics, South Oldham jumped to a quick lead in the contest and held its own throughout, never surrendering the advantage.
    That’s not to say they didn’t try, letting St. X stage a late rally due to sloppy play and a lack of rebounding. After trailing by 11 entering the final frame, the Tigers went on a 17-8 run to close the gap.

  • Yacht explodes, woman injured at Prospect marina

    A yacht returning to a Prospect marina exploded midday Thursday with four people on board. 

    Heavy black smoke billowed above Ky. 1793 and U.S. 42 as flames quickly swept through a boat docked in the 2000 block of Justin Cove. 

    Crews from North Oldham, Harrods Creek and Westport fire departments battled the blaze for more than an hour. As the flames were extinguished, the boat came to rest at the bottom of the marina.

    The vessel, a 41-foot Carver yacht, is partially submerged. 

  • The Review – Oldham County Business 2012

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  • Prospect man claims Powerball ticket worth $1 million

    A 23-year-old Prospect man got lucky on his first Powerball ticket purchase.

    Alex Parker came forward after nearly a week to claim the $1 million ticket sold at the FiveStar Food Mart on U.S. 42.

    Parker said it is the first time he's purchased a ticket and picked the numbers randomly. 

    The winning ticket has white ball winning numbers: 5, 16, 22, 23 and 29.

    The ticket matched all five white balls but missed the Powerball.

  • Safe schools start here

    While Oldham County Schools are well-known for academic success, the district is also being applauded for its transportation safety.

    Ohio Casualty Insurance and Liberty Mutual Insurance presented its Gold Safety Award to transportation officials Nov. 27. 

    The award recognizes the safety achievements of bus drivers, maintenance personnel and other drivers within the system during the past three years. 

  • Holiday shopping season kicks off with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday push

    Social media efforts helped drive sales on Main Street during Small Business Saturday Nov. 24, although retailers in other areas of the county report mixed results.

    Created by American Express in 2010, the event encourages shoppers to visit local stores on the Saturday after Thanksgiving — the day after Black Friday.

    Local merchants rely on Facebook and other social media tools to promote the event, while American Express advertises nationally on television. American Express also provides promotional materials to retailers.

  • Liberty Elementary will close in 2014

    Oldham County Schools will operate with one fewer elementary school beginning with the 2014-15 school year and will force officials to redistrict the county.

    Board of education members voted unanimously Monday to close Liberty Elementary at the end of the 2013-14 school year, despite indefinitely postponing building a new elementary in Brownsboro.

  • Business survey for The Review – Oldham County Business 2012

     The Review is a special publication produced by The Oldham Era in January. This will be our second-annual publication after a well-received first issue in 2011.

    Fill out our business survey online.

    The Review will feature the top Oldham County business performers of 2012 in sectors such as manufacturing, retail, real estate, non-profit, agriculture and professional services.