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Today's News

  • Republicans fire up faithful at multi-county rally

    The Republican focus for the 2014 general election was made abundantly clear at a regional GOP rally in Henry County over the weekend.

    “The No. 1 priority is to keep Mitch McConnell in office, and not as minority leader, but as majority leader,” said Kentucky State Senator Paul Hornback, of Shelbyville. “We’ve got to recover this country because it’s not going in the right direction.”

  • Police, EMS honored for 9/11

    Photo by KENNY COLSTON/THE OLDHAM ERA

    Every year since that tragic day in 2001, employees at Cash Express stores across Kentucky and Tennessee and throughout the nation have visited first responders in early September to make a simple yet thoughtful gesture – they have delivered cakes to police and fire stations to show their gratitude for those who served.

  • Fiscal Court selects construction firms for new regional jail

    After months of waiting for a monetary dispute with the state to be resolved, the Oldham County Fiscal Court is once again taking steps to build a new regional jail facility.

    The dispute over whether the state will pay for engineer services for the new Oldham County Regional Detention Center is still unresolved, but that didn’t stop magistrates from approving an architect and construction manager for the project.

  • Girls soccer: North tops South, finishes county sweep

    CRESTWOOD – Playing in a district with Oldham County and South Oldham, North Oldham’s girls have been overshadowed in the past.

    The Lady Mustangs have sat and watched as the Lady Colonels and Lady Dragons both represented their district in the Region 8 Tournament in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

    North stopped that trend over the last week.

    The Lady Mustangs won 1-0 at South on Monday night at Dragon Stadium, four nights after beating OC 2-1 in Goshen.

  • Football: Padgett leads Conner past South

    Conner quarterback Kyler Padgett threw for 143 yards and a touchdown and ran for 123 yards and two more TD’s Friday in leading the Cougars to a 27-21 win over South Oldham in Hebron.

    The Dragons (3-2, 0-1 Class 5-A, District 5) have now lost two straight games after winning their first three.

    South quarterback Michael McGee was 15-of-29 for 198 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions against Conner (1-4, 1-0). McGee also ran for a touchdown.

    Keanan John and Jackson Skeeters each hauled in touchdown passes.

  • Stephens: Wildcats showcase defense in low-scoring win

    LEXINGTON – The University of Kentucky’s 17-7 win against Vanderbilt on Saturday wasn’t easy on the eye.

    Unless, of course, you’re a former defensive back, defensive position coach and defensive coordinator like UK coach Mark Stoops.

    “That was a thing of beauty,” Stoops facetiously said as he opened his postgame press conference. “For a defensive guy, it was.”

  • Football: Bullitt East handles OC

    Konnor Polson threw for 192 yards and four touchdowns and ran for 44 yards in leading Bullitt East to a 44-21 win over Oldham County Friday night in Buckner.

    The Chargers led 10-7 after the first quarter but took the game over in the second, scoring 27 points to take a 37-7 lead into halftime.

    Colonel quarterback James Harding was 14-of-39 for 185 yards with two touchdown passes and one interception.

    OC receiver Allan Farrow hauled in three passes for 87 yards and a touchdown. Justin Viar had six catches for 48 yards and a score.

  • Football: Mustangs blow chances, drop district opener

    TAYLORSVILLE – Several missed opportunities to score turned into one big missed opportunity for North Oldham to score a road win in its district opener.

    The Mustangs left 14 points on the field at Spencer County and lost 21-13 to the Bears Friday night in their first district game.

    Class 4A, No. 7 North (3-2) missed two field goals and an extra point. The Mustangs also came away empty on a 1st and goal chance from the Spencer 1-yard line late in the first quarter.

  • Girls soccer: Youngsters step up, North beats OC in PK's

    GOSHEN – Freshmen and sophomores didn’t play like freshmen and sophomores for North Oldham Thursday night.

    As a result, a young Lady Mustang squad got its first win over rival Oldham County in nearly eight years.

    Sophomore Emma Boyd tied the match with a late penalty kick and hit another during a shootout, and freshman goalkeeper Katelyn Kellogg saved two OC shots during that penalty shootout, including the one that clinched a 3-2 shootout edge and 2-1 victory.

  • Football: North, South start district play

    North Oldham and South Oldham will start trying to improve their playoff positions this Friday when they begin district play.

    The Class 4A No. 7 Mustangs (3-1) will play the first of their four District 3 games at Spencer County (2-2) at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

    Class 5A No. 6 South (3-1) will start the defense of its 2013 District 5 crown when it goes to Hebron to take on Conner (0-4) at 7:30 Friday night.