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Today's News

  • Oldham County Team of the Year

    What made Oldham County’s girls soccer season so remarkable wasn’t just how far the team advanced, but how thoroughly it beat its opponents.

    Coach Dan Schulz’s Lady Colonels played six playoff games from Oct. 16-Nov. 2, covering the district title games, three region tournament games and two state tournament games.

    During that time OC out-scored its opposition 30-0, even after having to change goalkeepers following an injury to starter Caitlyn Mason.

    OC walloped Elizabethtown 6-0 in the semi-state round at home.

  • NOLL, SOLL 12 nationals ready for tournament

    The two local Little League programs will be looking to get their postseasons off to a strong start over the coming days.

    The 12-year-old National Little League Baseball Tournament began here Tuesday with South Oldham hosting Nelson County in a pool play game played after The Era’s press deadline.

    Wednesday North Oldham traveled to Nelson County in a game also played after deadline.

    At 6 Thursday night North will host South at Walsh Park in La Grange in the final pool play game.

  • La Grange designer wins logo contest

    Michael Manning knew the logo for Louisville City Football Club, the area’s new pro soccer team, wasn’t professionally done when he first saw it.

    “I didn’t think it was that good, honestly,” Manning said.

    A lot of people agreed and the team responded by opening a contest to design an improved logo.

    Manning, a New Albany, Ind., resident who works as a production specialist at Take Note Designs in La Grange, read about the contest on Twitter and entered.

  • Baseball: NO’s Millem pledges to Butler

    With rule changes made to college baseball in recent years, there’s become more of an emphasis on speed, defense and top-of-the-order hitting.

    Those changes fit right into Roman Millem’s game.

    Millem, a North Oldham rising senior shortstop, committed June 20 to play baseball at Butler University in Indianapolis. Bulldog coaches had offered Millem a scholarship in January, he said, and he decided last month to accept it.

  • Stephens: Local race off to bumpy start

    SPARTA – NASCAR fans in Kentucky had to wait more than a decade for Kentucky Speedway to be given a Sprint Cup Series date.

    Now after its fourth Sprint Cup race, there remain questions about the track and its future.

    Kentucky hosted the fourth annual Quaker State 400 Saturday night and this time it avoided the problems that plagued the first three editions of the race.

    In 2011 inadequate parking led to an estimated 10,000 fans entirely missing the inauguarl race because they were instead stranded in traffic.

  • Keselowski dominates Kentucky, claims Quaker State 400

    SPARTA – Friday night Brad Keselowski had the strongest car in the Kentucky Nationwide race, but didn't win because of a pit road speeding gaffe.

    Saturday Keselowski again had the best car and this time he finished the job.

    Keselowski and his No. 2 Miller Lite Ford led a Quaker State 400 record 199 laps and won the fourth edition of Kentucky's Sprint Cup series event.

  • Stephens: Penske the team to beat Saturday

    SPARTA – Joey Logano was promised precipitation that arrived too late to Kentucky Speedway Friday.

    The driver of the No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford was leading after the first round of qualifying, turning in a 29.049-second lap in the face of imminent rain.

    Logano again led the second round, completing a lap in 28.783 seconds.

  • Republican women’s club honors two

    The Oldham County Republican Women’s Club awarded high school senior Mackenzie Weiland their annual Scholarship Award. Mackenzie will attend Centre in the fall. Pictured at left, Debby Pate, President of OCRWC, and Mackenzie Weiland, right, recipient. Oldham County Republican Women’s Club Parliamentarian, Anne Murner, was awarded the Oldham County GOP Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Service to the Republican Party for 2013-2014. Anne, pictured in the photo at right. was presented with her award by GOP Chairman, Phil Feigel.

  • Oldham County native, veteran returns for talk at history center

    Join the Oldham County History Center in celebrating the life and adventures of WWII veteran and Oldham County native, Dr. E. Bruce Heilman on Friday, July 18. In 2008, Heilman published his memoir, An Interruption That Lasted a Lifetime: My First Eighty Years. He will present a short program based on his book and also have copies available for sale and signing. Lunch is included in the ticket price for this program.

  • Two graduate from Kentucky Boys State program

    On June 13, Chris Hidalgo, graduated from Kentucky Boys State. Kentucky Boys State is a premier leadership program for male juniors in high school to teach them about the working of local and state government in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. There is a similar program for females with Girls State. This week-long program takes place during the summer, this year from June 8 - 15, at the Wendell H. Ford Training Center in Greenville. Established over 74 years ago, this leadership program is highly regarded by scholarship programs, ROTC and Academy appointments and employers.