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Today's News

  • Head Family Museum suffers damage after heavy precipitation

    The Oldham County Historical Society announced last week that the Peyton Samuel Head Family Museum, part of the Oldham County History Center campus, will be temporarily closed for repairs of damage caused by recent weather conditions.

    The museum was founded in 1998, but the building, located on the corner of North 2nd and West Jefferson Streets, dates back to 1840 and is in need of immediate repairs that make it unsafe for visitors at this time, according to Dr. Nancy Stearns Theiss, Executive Director of the Oldham County History Center.

  • The Last Bitter Blast

    In the last week Oldham County staggered under the wieght of nearly 14 inches of snow during an encore performance of the previous week’s paralyzing snowfall.

    The snow damaged trees, homes, cars and roads, say county officials.

    John Black, head of the Snow Removal Department spoke about the difficulties of the week’s weather battles.

    During his interview with the Oldham Era, Black demonstrated another problem with heavy snowfall in the region when his second phone rang.

  • Adult day care shifts gears for local clients

     

    Tri-County Community Action has served seniors for more than 25 years in Oldham, Trimble and Henry Counties, but after the Kentucky Office of Aging changed its standards last year, the non-profit agency located in La Grange was afraid it would have to shut its doors to the adult day care program.

    Instead, though, the program opted to transition from a social model to a medical model adult day care and this would require some changes around the already-existing facility.

  • DANCE: Oldham County Dance Team snags second place at state

    The Oldham County High School dance team competed Feb.27 in Frankfort at the State Dance Team competition. The team brought back second place in the small jazz division. This is the third time in a row the Oldham County dance team has made it to the state finals and has placed second each year.

  • WRESTLING: County wrestling teams heavily represent at state

    After the event was postponed due to inclement weather, the KHSAA State Wrestling Tournament finally took place Mar. 9-10 at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. While results from the tournament were not available by the Era’s press time, the area participants are listed:

    NORTH OLDHAM

    Austin Alemi - 145

    Sam Jenkins - 132

    Drew Johnson - 106

    Landin Jones - 285

    Val Liu - 120

    Dallas Ochsenbein - 113

    Collin Portman - 195

    John Reitnauer - 152

    Hunter Stuart - 138

  • North Oldham ends season in regional opener

    NEW CASTLE - North Oldham coach Rob Burton couldn’t have asked for a better start from his team to open the Region 8 Tournament versus Owen County. But rather than delivering a victory speech in the locker room after the game, he thanked the Mustangs for what he calls a successful first season complete as coach.

    North Oldham couldn’t hang on for 32 minutes with the hot-handed Owen County as the Rebels move on to the semifinals with a 67-61 win, ending the Mustangs’ season at 16-16.

  • Oldham County’s Region 8 run cut short by Collins, 53-42

    NEW CASTLE - Oldham County’s path through the Region 8 Tournament leading up to the championship game Tuesday night was easy. The Colonels defeated two opponents by a 29 point average and put up over 70 points in each game. Unfortunately for the Colonels, there was a team waiting to change that trend.

    Oldham County never could find it’s rhythm against Collins Tuesday night in a 53-42 loss in the Region 8 Final held at Henry County.

    The Titans won the rematch with Oldham County after a big 68-43 loss in Buckner on Jan. 20.

  • Pratt: Who’s the new guy?

    Hey there, Oldham County!

    A few of you have already met me, but for those who haven’t, I’m the new sports guy.

    Let me share some things about this new guy.

  • Lady Colonels’ effort not enough in tournament loss to Simon Kenton

    Oldham County girl’s basketball coach Jace Bryant hoped his team’s underdog mentality would give them the push they needed to put up a fight to Simon Kenton in the first round of the Region 8 Tournament.

    But Simon Kenton took care of the underdog early and cruised to a 55-32 win over the Lady Colonels at Carroll County High School. The Lady Pioneers will play Shelby County in the 8th Region semifinals.

  • St. Francis sparks basketball interest with new facility

    GOSHEN - Athletics at St. Francis School in Goshen hasn’t necessarily been a conversation starter in recent years. Thanks now to a brand new gymnasium built last summer, it’s the talk among many area private schools. The new gym has increased interest in basketball at the St. Francis Goshen campus with participation numbers on the rise among the lower and middle school teams.

    The gym, built on the foundation of an outdated facility that stood for a few decades, was completed last July costing $2.4 million.