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Today's News

  • Aussie boys being American boys

    The Australian basketball players had never seen anything like it before: cheerleaders wearing short skirts with makeup highlighting their faces, leading a cheer during a timeout of their varsity game Friday at Oldham County High School.

    Five teenage basketball players from Australia shamelessly raised their cell phones simultaneously to take video and photos of the cheerleaders with high ponytails in front of them.

  • Award proves it's not all about wins and losses

    Records aren’t the only thing a coach is judged on.

    Oldham County coach Matt Brown claimed the Class 6A, District 5 coach of the year award recently, despite the Colonels’ 2-8 record this season. The Kentucky Football Coaches Association recognized Brown Friday during halftime of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association state championship football game in Bowling Green.

    The recipient is selected by head football coaches in the district.

  • Out-wrestled, out-dualed

    BUCKNER — Oldham County High School wrestling coach Aaron Riordan hoped to find out more about his team by scheduling the top teams in the state for Saturday’s Oldham Super Duals at OCHS.

    The Colonels finished at the top of their pool after round-robin pool play, but ran into the toughest of their competition in the semifinals.

  • Young father battles silent killer

    For four weeks, he dismissed stomach pains as the result of bad food or possibly a stomach bug he could’ve contracted from his young daughters.

    After all, he’d just undergone a routine blood test and doctors saw no irregularities.

    And when his wife, Michelle, urged him to go see the doctor because his skin was turning yellow and he had lost weight, athletically-built Craig Merimee passed it off as bad lighting and fatigue from the self-diagnosed stomach bug.

  • Louisville Chorus to perform Sunday at Immaculate Conception

    The Louisville Chorus celebrates its 73rd season this weekend at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in La Grange.

    The chorus, directed by Daniel Spurlock, will perform "Music for the Christ Child" at 4 p.m. Sunday at the church, 502 N. Fifth St., La Grange.

    Music includes:

  • The Sports Primer: 12.5

    This week's edition of The Oldham Era has an Australian feel to it.

    On Friday, Oldham County High School's boys' basketball team hosted Rowville Sports Academy, in the second stop of the Australian school's 16-game tour of Kentucky and Tennessee high schools. The Colonels won the game 71-61, but the real story was with the culture bridge between the two teams.

    Players from both teams talked before, during and after the game about rules changes, plays in the game and the cheerleaders on the sideline.

  • Holiday showcase planned at arts center

    Need a break from the holiday rush?

    The Oldham County Schools Arts Center will  present "Holiday Showcase" at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9.

    This is a FREE event with performances by the Oldham County Performance Troupe, Oldham County Chamber Ensemble, Oldham County Youth Theatre vocal soloists, and the Oldham County Singers.

    Refreshments will be served afterward.

    For information cal 502-241-6018.

  • Portion of I-71 in Buckner closed through Sunday

    Northbound Interstate 71 in Oldham County will be reduced to one lane tonight and continuing through the weekend.

    Crews from the state transportation cabinet will be working at the bridge over Ky. 393 (mile point 18.5) near Buckner to allow for expansion joint replacement.

    Lane closures are scheduled for the next two weekends. 

    The right lane will be closed from 7 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday.

    The left lane will be closed from 7 p.m. Dec. 9 until 5  a.m. Dec. 12.

  • When swimming becomes too much

    Every weekday during the school year, North Oldham High School senior Canyon Tullis wakes up at 5 a.m. After breakfast, he drives to the Club at Paramont Estates for swim practice.

    “Swimming takes up a lot of time and it’s not easy,” Tullis said. “You really have to be dedicated to do it.”

    This season, Tullis is an anomaly. He’s the only senior boy swimming on any of the three Oldham high school teams.

  • 12.1 Sports Buzzlines

    New interactive sports chat with The Oldham Era