Today's News

  • School district celebrates careers of support staff

    Oldham County Schools said goodbye to two very familiar faces last week.

    Nancy Stivers and Diane Miller were both honored during a retirement reception at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center Jan. 4.

    Photo slideshow

    Both women worked for the school district for more than 20 years apiece — Stivers as the superintendent’s administrative assistant and Miller as the front desk receptionist.

  • Baxter, Rash are sworn-in as Commonwealth’s Attorney, Oldham Circuit Clerk

    Newly-elected officials Courtney Baxter and Rick Rash took their oaths of office Jan. 4 at the Oldham County Courthouse. 

    Rick Rash was sworn-in as Oldham County Circuit Clerk by Family Court Judge Tim Feeley. Rash, a former magistrate, will serve a six-year term and replaces Lynn Mason, who retired after 18 years as circuit clerk.

  • Neighbors provide clothes, gifts after fire destroys Briarhill home

    "Sometimes the most unexpected tragedy can lead to unexpected blessings,” members of the McManus family wrote in a recent thank-you letter to neighbors in Briarhill Estates.

    On Dec. 10, a fire in the master bathroom spread through the attic of the McManus home on Cambridge Drive, destroying the attic and damaging much of the residence.

  • Goshen residents report late-night gunfire, damage

    A Prospect man’s New Year celebrations started off with a bang — and led to his arrest.

    Demond Colbert, 33, fired his gun into the air multiple times from his backyard in the 1300 block of Pine Hill Court, off Locust Circle. 

    According to Oldham County Police, two rounds went into Colbert’s neighbor’s home. 

    No one was injured.

    Colbert was arrested and charged with two counts of wanton endangerment. His arraignment is scheduled Jan. 14.  

  • Equipment stolen from North Oldham High

    North Oldham High School officials say someone stole equipment worth thousands from school grounds this weekend.

    Between Jan. 5 and 6, someone broke into outdoor storage units and stole two John Deere Gators, two zero-turn lawn mowers, an air compressor and several smaller items.

    Also stolen was the band trailer — a black, enclosed trailer that is kept near the front parking lot.

    Anyone with information related to the theft should call Oldham County Police at 222-1300. 

  • The Oldham Era debates South Oldham vs. Oldham County

    I've included some points to watch out for because the video is so long:

    Opening statements- :30

    What is the most important part of the game for your team? - 1:30

    Who on the opposing team are you most worried about? - 6:00

    Can the OC student section match the South student section? - 9:00

    Who has the advantage at each position in the starting lineups, on the bench and on the sideline? - 11:20

    Thanks to Tyler Anderson and Billy Rutledge for taking part.

  • North Oldham wins Oldham County Championship

    For the third year in a row, the North Oldham swim team walked away from the Oldham Championships Dec. 22, claiming eight girls’ events and four boys’ events.
    But unlike in years’ past, this meet came down to the wire.
    “This year was the closest meet ever between first and second,” North Oldham swim coach Kris Krohn said, “It was a very exciting meet with great results.”
    Despite not winning the boys’ or girls’ portions of the event, the Mustangs were able to pull out a win with two second place finishes.

  • Oldham County girls roll 75-41


    Oldham County’s Lady Colonels defeated Atherton Dec. 28, moving to 6-5 on the season. The win moved them into the finals of Oldham County’s Holiday Invitational, where they faced Fairdale High School in a game that was played after press time.
    Oldham County came out of the gates firing, taking control of the game with their defense and fast break offense to open up 14-2 run to start the first quarter.
    Atherton attempted to slow down the Lady Colonels with a time out but Oldham County finished the quarter leading 16-6.

  • South Oldham, Oldham County set to square off

    Some things in life will never change — death, taxes and, since 1989, the rivalry between South Oldham and Oldham County.
    That certainly won’t be the case this season anyways as the schools meet on the hardwood once again, taking to Oldham County Jan. 4 for the rivalry’s 25th regular season meeting.
    And like most years, postseason implications will be on the line as inside shot at the district’s No. 1 seed awaits the winner.

  • Milton-Madison Bridge reduced to one lane Jan. 10

    The Milton-Madison Bridge, which carries US 421 across the Ohio River from Milton, KY to Madison, IN, will be reduced to one lane on Thursday, January 10 from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. 

    Engineers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) will be monitoring items on the bridge that were highlighted in previous inspections. 

    The Cabinet implemented a monthly inspection frequency in 2012 to review these locations.  The goal is to keep the Milton-Madison Bridge operational during the super-structure replacement project.