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Today's News

  • It’s as local as local weather can get

    When you meet Allen Brown, something rings in your head asking, “Where have I heard this voice before?”

    Well, if you’ve flown Delta recently, it’s his voice soothingly and sincerely guiding you through James Taylor. If you happen to fly on Air Force One, then you know the warm, rich voice.

  • Shooting star

    GOSHEN – Opponents are finding out the hard way that Alex Foley is turning into North Oldham’s silent assassin.

    Foley, a 5-foot-11 junior guard, is scoring points in bunches of late and the Mustangs are winning when he does it.

  • OCHS beats North 47-36

     GOSHEN – If Oldham County Lady Colonels coach Larry Just reached any player during his halftime speech – it was Emily Lape.

  • Property Transfers

    Buckner

    Eric Buck and Debra Buck Wipf to HSBC Bank USA, National Association as Trustee for The Ellington Trust, lot 90, Darby Pointe, 4007 Shannon Cove, Buckner, $220,000.

    Exit 17 Properties, LLC to Oldham County Board of Education, 17.43 acres on Old La Grange Road, Buckner, FCV $523,000.

  • Grant could benefit trails at Oldham park

    Recreational trails at Wendell Moore Park could soon be expanded.

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court unanimously approved Tuesday to allow Parks and Recreation to apply for a grant for the completion of trails in Wendell Moore Park. The grant is for about $112,000 with a 50/50 match. The county’s match is from in-kind donations and greenways, so fiscal court won’t have to pay the matching amount.

  • Colonels capture Capitol City Classic crown

    BUCKNER – The Oldham County High School wrestling team kept moving up the ladder Saturday as they won the team title at the Capitol City Classic in Frankfort.

    “Last year we won a duals meet at Moore, but I think it has been around four years since we have won an invitational,” OCHS coach Aaron Riordan said. “The kids were excited. They wrestled really well.”

  • Game Bytes

    Dunlap nominated for McDonald’s team

    When: Friday. 

    Where: Oldham County High School. 

  • One grande coffee

    It is all but official, but the city of Prospect seems to have the largest Kentucky Coffee Tree on record in the state. The tree, at center in picture, sits on a knoll in the Putney Pond preserve. Robert Bean, chief forester with the Kentucky Division of Forestry central office, measured the tree, which stands 105 feet tall, with an average spread of 48 feet and a circumference of 120 inches at 4.5 feet above the ground. The Kentucky Coffee Tree is the state heritage tree and known for a large seed pod.

  • Bertha Mae West Miller, 96

    Bertha Mae West Miller, 96, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at Oaklawn.

    She was a native of Elizabethtown, and a member of the Pewee Valley Presbyterian Church.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Herman Miller, and a sister, Pearl Detenber.

  • Micks Picks

    We’re unveiling a new feature at The Oldham Era this week with Mick’s Picks – a local sports You Pick ‘Em contest sponsored by Beef O’Brady’s in La Grange.