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Today's News

  • Athlete of the Week

    Cross Country: Erin Wilson

    Name: Erin Wilson.

    School: South Oldham Middle School.

  • Rumble draws tough field

    GOSHEN – With an improved field again this year the North Oldham High School Rumble in the Jungle cross country invitational featured some of the state’s top runners.

    St. Henry, the top ranked girls’ A team and St. X, the top ranked AAA boys’ team won the team titles with local teams right on their heels.

    “If you look at the last few years the meet is getting faster and faster,” NOHS boys’ coach Drew Lamaster said. “It was the same way this year. There were some really strong teams.”

  • Seventh-graders qualify for Talent Identification Program

    St. Aloysius in Pewee Valley recently announced that 16 students from the seventh grade qualified to participate in the Duke Talent Identification Program, almost 50 percent of the class. 

    The Duke University Talent Identification Program is recognized as a leader in identifying and serving the educational needs of academically gifted youth. 

    Participation in the program allows the students to have a better picture of their academic abilities and gives them resources for more varied educational opportunities. 

  • Local scout receives National Eagle Scout Merit Scholarship

    Brandon Kulengowski is one of 56 Eagle Scouts from across the country who recently received a $1,000 scholarship from the National Eagle Scout Association. 

    More than 4,500 applications were submitted for different Eagle Scout scholarship programs.

    Kulengowski plans to attend the University of Kentucky and study chemical engineering. 

    Kulengowski is a 2009 graduate of Oldham County High School.

  • Oldham students graduate from Indiana Wesleyan University

    Among the 1,445 students at Indiana Wesleyan University who earned degrees at graduation Aug. 8 were several from Crestwood.

    Graduates included Sydell Jolly, who earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing; Brian Jones, master’s degree in management; Jane Kitle, master’s degree in nursing, primary care; and Emily Williams, bachelor’s degree in business information systems online.

  • Police discover 1,580 pounds of marijuana in semi

     Police arrested a truck driver Monday along Interstate 71 in Oldham County after seizing nearly 1,600 pounds of marijuana from his tractor-trailer.

    Sohrab F. Shamoil, 47, of Mesa, Ariz., was charged with careless driving and first-offense trafficking in marijuana over 5 pounds, a felony, according to a KSP news release.

    “This is the largest marijuana seizure at one time at our post,” Detective Sgt. Vic Hubbuch said Tuesday. He said the street value of the pot is estimated at about $4 million.

  • NOHS security tight following written threat of shooting

    Parents of North Oldham High School students learned Tuesday of a written threat referring to a shooting at the school.

    NOHS Principal Lisa Jarrett informed parents by letter that the threat appeared on the wall of a boys' restroom stall at the school Monday.

    The threat mentions a school shooting occurring Monday, Sept. 21.

    Jarrett said no threat is dismissed or ignored without a thorough investigation, however, school officials have no further information regarding the seriousness of the threat of its author.

  • Sheriff & police reports

    Warrant arrests

    Jacobi Tolbert, 25, 4736 Shenandoah Drive, Louisville, arrested by OCSO Aug. 18, failure to comply.

    Joseph C. Hager, 42, 1535 Dawkins Road, La Grange, arrested by OCSO Aug. 21, fourth-degree assault.

    Richard N. Petty, 36, 102 Franklin Ave., La Grange, arrested by OCSO Aug. 21, failure to comply.

    Jeremy W. Pierce, 38, 5510 Morning Glory Lane, Louisville, arrested by OCSO Aug. 25, receiving stolen property.

  • Looking back: the aftermath of Hurricane Ike

    Officials are still waiting for $145,558.

    A year ago, The Oldham Era reported the devastation of winds from Hurricane Ike that ripped through the county, taking several trees, limbs and power lines down in its path. Residents sought out shelter or opened their homes to neighbors and later drug their downed trees and limbs to the side of the road for county crews to pick up.

    Oldham County, like several others in the state last September, was declared a federal disaster area. Federal and state funding has been promised to Oldham and some has already been paid.

  • Game Bytes

    FOOTBALL

    North Oldham vs. Trimble County

    Score: 39-6 North Oldham. 

    When: Friday. 

    Where: Trimble County High School.