Today's News

  • Library supporters urge land donation

    There’s a new chapter in the Goshen library story.

    In December, fiscal court voted to accept a proposal from the North Oldham Lions Club to donate property to the library and county parks and recreation department. 

    But now, library supporters are concerned that donation might be cut in half.

    The proposal, drafted by the club and approved by its members and board, would donate “approximately six acres directly to the library,” and about 18 acres to the parks department.

  • Bids for county facility are 72% over budget

    Plans for new road and recycling buildings went off the road when officials opened project bids at the Feb. 7 fiscal court meeting.

    “We’re all in shock over the prices that came in,” said Magistrate Brent Likins, chair of the building construction and maintenance committee last week.

  • Jogger discovers body in Pewee cemetery

    Police responded to the Pewee Valley Cemetery before dawn Feb. 22 after a jogger discovered a woman's body. 

    Oldham County Police spokesman Mike Head confirmed the woman, 56-year-old Teresa Gaither of Pewee Valley, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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  • Biking through buildings and the elements

    After avoiding black ice on Second and Third Avenues in La Grange, Crestwood’s Alan Keeling steered his bike up a ramp and into the lobby of The Oldham Era’s office.

    Keeling quickly ran into his biggest obstacle.

    After entering the office, Keeling’s glasses fogged, clouding his vision.

    But Keeling adjusted to the visual challenge to win the seventh leg of the La Grange Urban Short Track Series Feb. 11.

  • OCMS basketball finishes as state semi-finalist

    Oldham County Middle School’s sixth-grade basketball team came up short in its goal of winning a state championship.

    But before the season began, center Griffin Snyder didn’t expect to come close to that goal.

    The Colonels concluded their season at 30-4 and as state semi-finalists at the Kentucky Basketball Academy sixth grade state tournament Jan. 21 in Lexington.

    “It was like accomplishing a dream that you never knew you had,” he said. “It felt amazing.”

  • 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.

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  • 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.