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Today's News

  • OCHS grad found dead on local farm

    An Indiana man has been arrested and charged in connection to a body found on a Oldham County property last week.
    Police in Watertown, N.Y. arrested Miles J. Matthews, a 27-year-old male from Corydon, Ind., on Sunday, after he was identified as the suspect in the death of 34-year-old Adam N. Gregg, of Louisville.  Matthews has been charged with murder and theft by unlawful taking in the case.
    As of Tuesday, Matthews was still being held in the Jefferson County, N.Y. Correctional Facility after being arraigned Monday afternoon.  

  • Murder charges dropped for two

    Two La Grange men have seen murder charges against them dropped, despite being indicted on other charges in relation to a May 11 incident in the city.

    Henry Schultz-Eggenspiller, 22, had been accused of murdering Justin Rogers, 24, that day after a drug deal between the two went south. But the murder charge against Schultz-Eggenspiller has been dismissed after an Oldham County Grand Jury did not indict him on it.

  • La Grange council considering law to allow chickens in city limits

    A death from an alleged drug deal could lead to the city of La Grange allowing chickens to be owned inside the city limits.

    It’s a process La Grange Mayor Bill Lammlein said was hard to follow, but was brought up weeks ago, after a shooting occurred on Washington Street. In that incident, Justin Rogers, 24, was found dead allegedly killed by Henry Schultz-Eggenspiller after police said a drug deal went bad. Schultz-Eggenspiller was originally charged with murder in the case, but the charge was dismissed after a grand jury did not indict him on it.

  • Two arrested, charged with escape from county jail

    Two inmates are being charged with escape after one took a 10-minute trip to get alcohol and tobacco and bring it back to the Oldham County Jail.

    Jacob Fields, 22, of La Grange, and Dallas Dennison, 19, of Crestwood, are being charged with escaping the jail on July 7 around 8 p.m.

    According to the arrest report, Fields left the jail while on work detail, sneaking out through a back door of the work release cell. The report cites video evidence that Fields left then returned to the cell 10 minutes later with alcohol and tobacco.

  • OCEA gets approval for sewer, surcharge increases

    Customers of the Oldham County Environmental Authority can expect to see an average increase of seven and a half dollars in their monthly bills soon.

    OCEA, also known as Veolia Water, was granted a 4.5 percent rate increase for sewer charges, as well as a $5.59 flat increase to a monthly surcharge by the Oldham County Fiscal Court Tuesday. According to figures given by OCEA, the increases amount to an extra $7.43 a month for the average customer.

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court approved the increase by voice vote at its bi-monthly meeting Tuesday.

  • Vipers hosting tryouts

    The Vipers Baseball Club is hosting 2015 tryouts over the coming weeks at Bellarmine University.

    7U-14U tryouts will take place Aug. 16-17, with 15U-18U tryouts happening Sept. 13-14.

    There’s a $40 tryout fee per player.

    For more info and to register visit www.vipersbaseballclub.com.

  • Walling works out at top camp

    Oldham County native and Class of 2018 quarterback Ben Walling competed at a prestigious football camp last week.

    Walling, who plays for Llano High School in Llano, Texas, competed at Football University’s TOP GUN at the Dublin Jerome High School in Dublin, Ohio from July 21-23.

    Walling is the son of Wade Walling and grandson of Dave Walling, both of whom played football at Oldham County. He moved to Texas as a child.

  • McLarty named to Team Kentucky

    Oldham County baseball junior Griffin McLarty has been named to Team Kentucky for the Prep Baseball Report Future Games.

    The Futures Games feature top Class of 2016 prospects from across the Midwest, according to a PBR release.

    The Futures Games will take place Thursday through Saturday at Grand Park in Westfield, Ind.

    Hundreds of scouts from across the country will be in attendance, per the release.

    McLarty, a 6-foot-2, 165-pound right-hander, will be on the field as a pitcher.

  • KHSAA emphasizing softball safety

    The KHSAA is recommending softball players at certain positions take further steps to protect themselves from injury.

    Earlier this month the KHSAA Board of Control passed a proposal recommending the use of protective headgear for softball pitchers, first basemen and third basemen.

    The proposal did not apply to baseball.

    The Board made its recommendation after studying national injury data and after consulting the state’s sports medicine advisory committee, per a KHSAA press release.

  • High school season set to begin

    Summer break is quickly coming to an end and the 2014-15 high school sports season is ready to begin.

    High school golf tournaments will begin in the coming days, with cross-country, volleyball, soccer, field hockey and football playing their first games in the weeks that follow.

    Look for fall sports team previews over the next few weeks in the Oldham Era.

    Once the season begins, you can keep up with the North Oldham, Oldham County and South Oldham action this fall and beyond by logging onto oldhamera.com and following @EraBrad on Twitter.