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Today's News

  • McLarty named to Team Kentucky

    Oldham County baseball junior Griffin McLarty has been named to Team Kentucky for the Prep Baseball Report Future Games.

    The Futures Games feature top Class of 2016 prospects from across the Midwest, according to a PBR release.

    The Futures Games will take place Thursday through Saturday at Grand Park in Westfield, Ind.

    Hundreds of scouts from across the country will be in attendance, per the release.

    McLarty, a 6-foot-2, 165-pound right-hander, will be on the field as a pitcher.

  • KHSAA emphasizing softball safety

    The KHSAA is recommending softball players at certain positions take further steps to protect themselves from injury.

    Earlier this month the KHSAA Board of Control passed a proposal recommending the use of protective headgear for softball pitchers, first basemen and third basemen.

    The proposal did not apply to baseball.

    The Board made its recommendation after studying national injury data and after consulting the state’s sports medicine advisory committee, per a KHSAA press release.

  • High school season set to begin

    Summer break is quickly coming to an end and the 2014-15 high school sports season is ready to begin.

    High school golf tournaments will begin in the coming days, with cross-country, volleyball, soccer, field hockey and football playing their first games in the weeks that follow.

    Look for fall sports team previews over the next few weeks in the Oldham Era.

    Once the season begins, you can keep up with the North Oldham, Oldham County and South Oldham action this fall and beyond by logging onto oldhamera.com and following @EraBrad on Twitter.

  • One dead from crash on I-71

    A two-vehicle accident on Interstate 71 has left one dead and several others injured, according to Oldham County Police.

    Around 9 p.m. Thursday night, OCPD officers responded to an accident between a semi-truck and another vehicle on I-71 Southbound, near the 14 mile marker. According to OCPD, the preliminary investigation shows the vehicle rear-ended the semi-truck.

    One person in the vehicle was killed and several others injured, but OCPD said they will not release the names of those killed or injured pending further investigation.

  • State Little League Tournament: NOLL 12's eliminated in semis

    BOWLING GREEN – A North Oldham 12-year old postseason that players and coaches hoped would include a trip to Indianapolis and potentially farther ended suddenly Tuesday.

    Paintsville upset NOLL 6-5 Tuesday night at Ephram White Park, eliminating the team from La Grange in the state semifinals. The loss Tuesday was the first all postseason for NOLL.

    Paintsville went on to fall to Warren County South in the state title game Wednesday night.

  • Center’s history cruise puts the ‘fun’ in fundraising

    By Helen E. McKinney

    Oldham County History Center

    The Ohio River has played an important role in not only the development of Oldham County, but American history as well. Serving as a primary transportation route during the era of westward expansion, it brought many settlers to Oldham County shores and many stories Nancy Stearns Theiss is familiar with.

    “As one of the largest and most beautiful rivers in the northern hemisphere, the Ohio River has influenced almost every single aspect in our nation’s history,” Theiss said.

  • Basketball star inducted into Rotary

    Former U of L star basketball player, gold medalist and current professional player for the Atlanta Dream, Angel McCoughtry and Para-Olympic gold medalist Danielle Wilkinson are seen pictured here at McCoughtry’s induction into the Rotary Club of Prospect/Goshen on July 17 at the Hunting Creek Country Club in Prospect.

  • Ask the expert: Landscaping tips after harsh winter

    Editor’s note: This is a new column as part of a partnership between The Oldham Era and Oldham County Chamber and Economic Development to give expert advice to the community. The views are those of the experts. Questions and answers submitted by Chamber personnel.

    Question:

    “After this harsh winter I am trying to liven up my landscaping in the front of my home. What flowers or plants would look really attractive from the street but would be really easy to upkeep? Are there flowers or shrubs that would especially thrive in this area?”

  • Addressing budget shortfall
  • Home is where the heart is

    In a most pleasant turn of events, hubby came home Sunday night. When he left on July 5, we didn’t expect to see him again until the end of September, but now we have two wonderful weeks to spend together.

    I told our teenaged daughter, “Daddy has a lot of summery things he wants to do over the next 14 days, so whatever he suggests, we are gonna be excited about it.”

    She agreed that we would make his time at home as carefree and fun as possible, then she asked, “What exactly causes a midlife crisis?”