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Today's News

  • Davenport, Oerther face off for mayor

    A longtime fixture in La Grange politics will start the general election with a lot of momentum in his bid to become the next mayor of the city.

    Councilman Joe Davenport was the top vote getter in the mayoral primary Tuesday night, gathering more than 700 votes and nearly 48 percent of ballots cast in the race.

    Davenport will be joined in the general election by Brian Oerther, a teacher for Jefferson County Public Schools who previously ran for mayor in 2010 but did not survive a three-person primary then.

  • Sparks’ re-election means no changes to Fiscal Court

    Four years ago, JD Sparks and Iva Davis had the closest magisterial primary in Oldham County, with Sparks winning by 13 votes. The only difference between this year and 2010 is Sparks’ margin of victory.

    In what was once again the county’s closest primary for the office of magistrate, Sparks, the current District 5 magistrate, topped Davis by 49 votes to win re-election for the first time.

    Sparks was nearly breathless after confirming his victory at the county clerk’s office.

  • WINTERS ELECTED FIRST FEMALE PVA

    The current chief deputy of Oldham County’s Property Valuation Administration will take the top spot come December.

    Barbara Winters defeated Albert Harrison in a Republican primary on Tuesday by more than 300 votes to become the next PVA. No Democrat or independent candidates filed for the PVA race, meaning Winters’ win solidifies her spot.

    The PVA race was the only open seat this election cycle in Oldham County, as current PVA Ron Winters is retiring.

  • Boys Lax: North’s Smith hired by KCD

    North Oldham boys lacrosse coach Ryan Smith has left to take the same job at Kentucky Country Day, North athletic director Alan Yanke confirmed to The Era last week.

    Smith coached the Mustangs for four seasons, winning the District 4 title every year but this one.

    Smith informed his team May 15 that he was going to coach the Bearcats, he said.

    “I have nothing but good things to say about North Oldham,” Smith said. “It’s been an incredible opportunity.”

  • Lady Colonels take a bat to cancer

    Oldham County hosted its “Take a Bat to Cancer” game May 15 against Henry County.

    The game, which the Lady Colonels won 6-0, served as a fundraiser for the National Foundation for Cancer Research.

    The teams raised about $800 for the organization through admission receipts, t-shirt and wristband sales, baked goods and concessions.

    Both teams wore pink t-shirts. A list of cancer survivors and those that have fallen to the disease was read after the third inning.

  • District 29 baseball: Lively no-hits Trimble

    GOSHEN – Last month Drew Lively teamed with fellow senior pitcher Eddie Mathis to throw a perfect game against Trimble County.

    Monday Lively nearly repeated that feat on his own.

    Lively pitched five no-hit innings as South Oldham beat Trimble 10-0 in the first round of the District 29 tournament at North Oldham.

    The win clinched No. 1 seed South a spot in Wednesday’s district title game, which was played after The Era’s press deadline. The Dragons also punched a ticket to the Region 8 tournament, which begins Monday at Henry County.

  • KHSAA State Tennis: Pitts makes run to quarters

    LEXINGTON – Jordan Pitts achieved his best finish last weekend in his fourth boys singles state tennis tournament.

    The South Oldham sophomore advanced to the state quarterfinals before losing Friday afternoon to St. Xavier’s Brandon Lancaster, the eventual state champion, at the University of Kentucky’s Boone Tennis Center.

    Pitts lasted one round longer than last year, when he advanced to the round of 16.

  • May 2014 Living Treasure: Eugene Ernst
  • Candidate bios: Constable

    Constable, District 1

    Name: Stuart Strickler

    Education: BA, Political Science/Furman University/June 1985

    Paralegal Degree/National Center for Paralegal Training/May 1986, Master of Education/University of Louisville/December, 1993

    Relevant experience/community involvement: Resident of Oldham County since 1990. Appointed District 1 Constable in May, 2010; elected to full term in November, 2010. St. John UMC. OC Police Citizens Academy, 2009. FBI Citizens Academy, 2011.

    Why are you the best candidate?

  • Candidate bios: Coroner

    Name:  Brett Donner

    Campaign Website/Facebook Page:  ReelectBrettDonner  (Facebook)

    Education:  Oldham County High School, The Kentucky School of Mortuary Science, Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training, Master Coroner Kentucky Coroners Association