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Today's News

  • Matthews case sent to grand jury

    By KENNY COLSTON

    EDITOR, The Oldham Era

    An Indiana man charged with murdering an Oldham County native will have his case heard before an Oldham County Grand Jury.

    Miles J. Matthews, 27, of Corydon, Ind., is accused of murdering Adam Gregg, a Louisville resident and graduate of Oldham County High School. He also faces a theft charge for allegedly stealing Gregg’s vehicle after his death.

  • Gas line explosion disturbs Goshen

     The rupturing of a gas line in Goshen has caused traffic backups and outages for more than 2,000 people for several days.

    A gas line explosion off U.S. 42 injured three LG&E subcontractors on Sept. 17. Residents and witnesses reported an explosion and a dust cloud with evidence of what amounted to a low order explosion with no fire around 5 p.m., according to Don Dahl, North Oldham Fire Protection District Assistant Chief.

  • Safety Festival adds new features to annual event

    One of Oldham County’s largest Halloween events is celebrating its fifth year, while increasing its focus on safety.

    Oldham County’s Largest Halloween and Safety Festival, organized by the La Grange Fire Department, will take place Oct. 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Oldham County Fairgrounds.

    Chris Smith, president of the La Grange Fire Auxiliary, said this year’s festival would feature even more safety aspects from different organizations than in the past.

  • Courthouse Square project begins quickly

    A historic re-do of part of the courthouse square is already underway.

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court approved the Courthouse Square Boulevard Project last week, including spending $107,000 out of the county’s parks budget to complete the project.

    The project will widen the current sidewalk closest to Main Street in downtown La Grange, as well as include brick pavers and new hardscape seating, County Judge-Executive David Voegele said.

  • Domestic violence focus of St. James’ forum

     

    Domestic violence is not just a family issue, it’s an epidemic that has affected almost everyone. One in three women in the state of Kentucky will be the victim of domestic violence in her lifetime, according to the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association.

    Even in an area considered “safe” by most, Oldham County is not excluded from the high numbers, according to Rev. Dr. Mary Abrams of the St. James’ Episcopal Church in Pewee Valley.

  • La Grange businessman recognized by trade publication

     

    A La Grange businessman is being recognized for making waves as vice president of his company.

    Early in his career, Ben Bowman is already the vice president of Parts Unlimited based IN La Grange, and was also recently selected as “35 under 35” by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA).

    Bowman joined PUI, an offshoot of SEMA, in 2010, where he was hired to globalize the restoration company.

  • Volleyball: North knocks off OC

    BUCKNER – North Oldham coach Brett Versen has had an eventful couple of weeks.

    On Sept. 15 his wife gave birth to their first daughter, Chaney Elizabeth.

    Ever since then Versen has had to balance life as a new father with his duties as first-year coach of the No. 15 Lady Mustangs.

    “It’s been a lot going on,” he said. “But it’s awesome.”

  • Boys golf: Shamrocks nip Mustangs for second

    PPROSPECT – The race to watch Tuesday at Nevel Meade Golf Course was the one for second place.

    St. Xavier obliterated the field at the Region 6 Tournament, shooting a 276. But each region is allowed two entrants into the state tournament, and the second spot was up for grabs between Trinity and North Oldham.

    One year ago at Midland Trail in Louisville it was the Mustangs who beat the Shamrocks, 305 to 306, for that runner-up spot and state tournament berth.

  • Girls golf seasons end

    All three county girls golf teams saw their seasons come to an end Monday afternoon in the Region 5 Tournament at Midland Trail in Louisville.

    Sacred Heart shot a 300 to win the tournament. Shelby County (329) took the region’s second spot in the upcoming state tournament.

    Oldham County (421) was the highest-finishing of the county teams, coming in 10th.

    Jaclyn Hampton shot a team-best 97 for the Lady Colonels.

    South Oldham (456) came in 13th. Molly Bebelaar led the way with an 89.

  • Oldham, South cross-country sweep meets

    Oldham County and South Oldham’s boys and girls dominated their respective cross-country meets Saturday morning.

    OC’s boys and girls took first place each at the Berea Invitational, while both South teams won their races at the Hillbilly Run in Bardstown.

    The Colonel boys scored 80 points, out-pacing second-place Lafayette (86).

    Junior Conner Hounshell (17:46) led OC with a seventh-place finish. Next for the Colonels was No. 15 Douglas Ringer,

    No. 19 Shaun Montgomery, No. 23 Kenneth Sutherland and No. 24 Reid Honeycutt.