Today's News

  • Prospect Area Chamber seeks nominations for its Strong Woman Leader Award

    The Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for their “Strong Woman Leader Award” to be presented at the “Strong Leadership Strong Woman 2013” event on March 27 at Hunting Creek Country Club. 

    In 2012, PACC honored WAVE-3 news anchor Dawne Gee.

    Kathy Jacobs, executive director of the PACC, said nominees must have made a significant impact on the community through their involvement.

  • Crestwood Elementary operates on lockdown with extra security after threat

    Students and teachers at Crestwood Elementary have spent most of Friday in lockdown mode with window shades drawn and a police officer stationed at the entrance.
    According to police, a relative of a Crestwood student made a threat in the past 24 hours related to an emergency protection order.
    It appears to be a custody issue that prompted additional safety measures.
    The lockdown began around 10:30 a.m. Friday, although students and teachers moved freely throughout the school for lunch and other regularly scheduled activities.

  • Bed bugs found in Oldham school

    Officials are warning parents of La Grange Elementary students that bed bugs have been located in the school. 

    According to a letter sent to parents Feb. 7, officials have found four bed bugs inside La Grange Elementary in recent weeks.

    The letter, signed by principal Heather Thomas, asks parents to inspect all belongings that travel back and forth to school.

    Thomas said the school district's nurse has isolated the bed bugs' origin to one family's home.

  • Wrestler ranked No. 23 nationally

    Though already well known in the bluegrass for his wrestling prowess, Oldham County’s John Shirkey is generating media buzz on the national level. Shirkey, a sophomore, as the No. 23 ranked wrestler in the 126-pound weight class by Wrestling USA magazine.
    “I really was surprised,” Shirkey said. “It was one of those things I’ve been working for ever since I started wrestling really. It was a big deal because I’ve devoted so much to the sport. It’s an honor.”
    Shirkey’s work ethic is well-known.

  • Shelby Sharks perform well at Carmel Invite

    By The Oldham Era
    Staff report

    Whether it be on the pool walls, in the lobby hall of fame — which showcases a number of great swimmers ­— or in the waters of the pool itself, IUPUI’s Natatorium in Indianapolis exudes an aura of championship swimming.
    That certainly made the Shelby Sharks, a Shelbyville based swim team with plenty of Oldham County flavor, feel right at home as they took to the water at the Carmel Invite.

  • Too little, too late: Dragons rally from 13-point deficit but fall just short in loss

    Six days after finishing their district schedule with a perfect 3-0 record, the South Oldham Dragons looked like a different team for the first three quarters of Monday’s game against visiting Jeffersontown.
    Though they did fight in the fourth quarter to erase a staggering 13-point deficit, it was too late as a combination of hot shooting from the Chargers and sloppy ball handling from the Dragons led to a frustrating 71-69 loss.

  • Plans to spray, swipe South Oldham school for flu germs Saturday are canceled

    Plans for volunteers to spray and swipe South Oldham Middle School surfaces with disinfectant on Saturday, Feb. 2 are canceled.

    An army of parent volunteers planned to attack student desks, lockers, door handles and other surfaces at SOMS with disinfectant spray and Clorox wipes to decrease spread of the flu and other viruses.

    SOMS parent Daryl Baer coordinated efforts to rid the school of germs.

    "We do our best to stay on top of it in our homes," Baer said, "but our kids are the school more hours than at home."

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  • South Oldham prepares for rivalry game with pep rally

    With Tuesday night’s district showdown between rivals South and North Oldham looming, the Dragons took to the court a little early Jan. 29, ending the school day with a blacklight themed pep rally to prepare students for one of the most important games of the season ­— a rivalry game that was the deciding factor for the 29th district race.
    In addition to recognizing many winter athletes, the rally pitted students against their peers and the faculty members in a series of challenges, including a dance-off.

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