Today's News

  • NOHS nabs fourth at region swim

    LOUISVILLE — Because of her fifth-place finish in the preliminaries of the 200-yard individual medley, North Oldham High School eighth-grader Asia Seidt swam the finals in the outside, seventh lane.

    But Seidt responded with a powerful swim to finish second in 2:05.12.

    Behind Seidt, the Lady Mustangs pulled out a fourth place finish with 111 points Feb. 18 at the Region Two Championships at the University of Louisville’s Ralph Wright Natatorium.

  • Shirkey's third tops among Oldham wrestlers at state

    LEXINGTON — The semi-finals at the KHSAA state wrestling tournament wiped out any chance North Oldham, Oldham County or South Oldham had of a state championship.

    But despite a semi-final loss, OCHS freshman John Shirkey said he quickly regained his focus. After all, his day and his season were not done yet.

    Following his only loss of the state tournament, Shirkey pulled together two wins to take third place at 113 pounds.

  • Oldham wrestling claims region title

    LOUISVILLE — Though out of breath, Oldham County High School senior Tyler Kaelin had a big smile on his face after winning the fifth region’s 132-pound weight class.

    “Win or lose my life is fantastic,” he said. “I am really enjoying wrestling right now.”

    Kaelin led the Colonels to a second-straight region five title Saturday at Fern Creek High School and received the meet’s most outstanding wrestler award.

  • CARTOON: John Glenn
  • Sergeant faces sexual abuse charge at Pewee Valley prison

    An officer charged with sexual abuse of inmates at the Pewee Valley women’s prison will soon appear in court.

    James Johnson, a correctional officer with the Kentucky Correctional Institutional for Women in Pewee Valley, is charged with sexual abuse and trafficking prescription drugs last summer.

    He appeared in Shelby County circuit court recently.

  • Meth lab found in Carroll County

    Police have arrested a Carroll County woman after discovering a meth lab inside her home located at 221 Pryor Branch Road. 

    Kentucky State Police discovered the lab about 9:40 p.m. Tuesday.

    The meth lab was found at the residence along with several ingredients used in manufacturing methamphetamine. No children were present in the home.

    Kimberly Granger, 39, Carrollton, is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance.

  • Around town this weekend, Feb. 18 & 19

    Looking for something to do this weekend? Here's a few events coming up. If you know of an event not listed, add it to the comments at the end of this article.

    Saturday, Feb. 18

  • Defibrillator, school staff help save OCHS student's life

    A defibrillator and the quick work of Oldham County High School faculty saved a student’s life last week when 16-year-old Cole Gibson went into cardiac arrest.

    Principal Brent Deaves said Gibson, a junior, was in class when the incident occurred.

    Teacher Joan Thompson immediately called the office and reported a medical issue and Assistant Principal Stan Torzewski rushed to the classroom.

  • Sports Primer 2.16

    It's been another busy week of sports in Oldham County.

    This week's edition of the Sports Primer is a bit different. I've compiled all the info that I would normally post as a story into an audio file.

    Each week, you can find an updated podcast with a rundown on the content in The Oldham Era's sports section, plus any other updates.

    Just a reminder to check out tomorrow's Grand Stamm — LIVE!, with North Oldham High School swimming coach Kris Krohn.

  • Oldham singers to perform at Smithsonian exhibit opening

    The Oldham County Singers Community Choir will provide a special performance on Oldham County’s famous songwriters as part of the Smithsonian Institute’s “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music” exhibit that opens March 10-April 21 at the Oldham County History Center.

    The program includes famous composers of Oldham County’s past such as 20th century pop artist, Buddy Pepper who wrote “Vaya Con Dios” and 19th century composer, W. S. Haye’s “Evangline”.