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Today's News

  • Dragons attack basket to hold off Braves

    CRESTWOOD – A South Oldham team known for its 3-point shooting had to find another way to win Monday night when its perimeter shots just weren’t falling.

    So the Dragons took the ball, ran through the lane and attacked the basket.

  • Griffin's 3 sends South past OC

    CRESTWOOD – High-quality basketball is a family tradition for both Michael Griffin and Isaac Fields.

    Friday night the son of former Oldham County star Jeff Griffin and the younger brother of former South Oldham standout Carson Fields each got to put their own stamps on basketball in the county.

    Fields came off the bench to hit four 3-pointers and Griffin hit the game-winning 3 with 20 seconds left as South knocked off OC, 62-58. They helped the Dragons win a game they trailed 50-40 at one point during the fourth quarter.

  • OC girls finally break through vs. South

    CRESTWOOOD – The records don’t lie when it comes to Oldham County and South Oldham’s girls basketball rivalry.

    “I counted it up today,” OC coach Jace Bryant said, “and the last 12 meetings, they’re leading the series 10-2.”

    After Friday night, you can make that 10-3 over the last 13.

    Ashley McMurtrey scored 24 points, including the game’s last seven, Friday as the Lady Colonels finally took down their archrival, 53-47 at South.

  • Stone leads Titans as Collins pulls away from North

    GOSHEN – North Oldham played with a better effort that pleased its coach Thursday night. But that still wasn’t enough for the Mustangs to overcome the best player on the floor.

    Collins’ Ralphie Stone scored 24 points Thursday, including 10 in the fourth quarter, as the Titans beat North 59-50.

    Stone lifted Collins (12-2), ranked No. 2 in Region 8 by the Courier-Journal, past the Mustangs (5-8) on a night when North, ranked No. 6 in the same poll, hung tight the first three quarters.

  • NOLL signups start Saturday at Walsh Park

    North Oldham Little League will be having sign-ups for the 2014 season starting Saturday at Walsh Park in LaGrange.

    The days will be every Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., every Sunday, 1-4 p.m., and every Tuesday, 5-8 p.m. through Feb. 2.

    NOLL offers baseball (ages 7-16), girl’s softball (ages 7-16), coach pitch (ages 5-6), t-ball (ages 4-5) and its challenger league (ages 7-18) for special needs kids.

  • Edgar harvests first deer

    Breann Crouch Edgar, 13, of La Grange, harvested a doe Dec. 28 in Campbellsburg during a youth hunt weekend.

    Edgar, an eighth grader at Oldham County Middle School, was hunting for the first time.

  • La Grange mayor Lammlein won’t run for re-election after one term

    The City of La Grange is once again searching for a new mayor.

    Mayor Bill Lammlein, who took office four years ago, recently told the Oldham Era he is sticking to a pledge to only serve one term as mayor. That leaves an opening for chief executive of Oldham County’s largest city.

    So far, no one has filed to replace Lammlein with roughly three weeks until the filing deadline, Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. But Lammlein said there are qualified people to take his spot.

  • 2014 elections could mean change in leadership

    With less than three weeks until the filing deadline, the majority of the county’s top elected officials could see an easy re-election.

    Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. is the filing deadline for anyone seeking a federal, state or local office in Kentucky, according to County Clerk Julie Barr.

    But as of Monday, it was mostly those who currently hold elected office who had already filed to run in 2014.

  • Gang group back in court

    Seven individuals charged with participating in organized crime have pleaded not guilty after being indicted on that and other drug charges.

    La Grange Police arrested the seven who appeared last week, plus one other man in October after a weeks-long investigation into possible drug and gang activity.

    According to police, the Oldham 8 are affiliated with the Southside Crips gang, but those charged have denied the affiliation in court.

  • Special vote for alcohol at Yew Dell

    A popular Crestwood event center is hoping a special election will allow them to sell alcohol by the drink.

    Yew Dell Botanical Gardens is host to many business events and weddings year-round, but currently can only make alcohol available by hiring a licensed caterer to provide it.

    But a recently- passed state law has expanded those currently limited options for the property, Jackie Gulbe, communications coordinator for Yew Dell, said.