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Today's News

  • State soccer: South teams learn first-round opponents

    South Oldham’s boys and girls soccer teams figured out on Saturday night who they’ll be playing this week in the first round of their respective state tournaments.

    The No. 8 Lady Dragons will take on Mercy at 7 p.m. Monday at North Oldham. The Jaguars beat Bullitt East 3-0 on Saturday night in the Region 6 final.

    South (19-4) clinched a spot in the state tournament with a 3-1 win against Anderson County on Thursday in the Region 8 championship.

    The Lady Dragons didn’t meet Mercy (14-11-1, Maher Rankings No. 31) in the regular season.

  • Football: Ballard wins big at OC

    Ballard scored five straight touchdowns Friday to break a 7-7 tie and went on to a 49-22 win over Oldham County in Buckner.

    The Bruins (5-3, 3-0 Class 6-A, District 5) clinched the district’s No. 1 playoff seed with the win. OC (2-7, 1-2) finishes third in the district and will open the playoffs two weeks from now on the road.

    The Colonels tied the game at 7-7 in the third quarter when senior quarterback James Harding threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to senior receiver Carson Axtell.

  • Football: Mustangs blank Collins for first win in series history

    GOSHEN – North Oldham didn’t just brush what coach Billy Martin called “King Kong” off its back Friday night.

    North wrestled the gorilla to the ground, punched it repeatedly and then kicked it through the Mustang Stadium goalposts.

    The Mustangs beat district enemy Collins on Friday for the first time in program history by a score of 43-0.

    North out-gained the Titans 324-31, forced a running clock in the third quarter and denied them a fourth straight Class 4-A, District 3 title.

  • Region 8 boys soccer: South beats North for championship

    SHELBYVILLE – The first two times No. 12 North Oldham and No. 8 South Oldham met this season, close games and tough play fueled the rivalry between the two squads.

    Meeting for the third time last Thursday at Collins with the Region 8 title on the line, the play was still rough but not as close as South Oldham came out with a 2-0 victory, punching a ticket to the state tournament.

  • Region 8 girls soccer: Rowland nets three, South wins region

    VERONA – South Oldham enjoyed four relatively stress-free matches to begin its postseason.

    Stephanie Rowland and the Lady Dragon defense allowed South to enjoy a fifth Thursday night.

    Rowland scored three first-half goals and the No. 8 Lady Dragons beat Anderson County 3-1 at Walton-Verona in the championship game of the Region 8 Tournament.

    South (19-4), whose 395 wins are the most among all Kentucky high school teams, will go back to the state tournament for the first time since 2009.

  • Football: North, OC host key district matchups

    Two county football games Friday will carry heavy implications for playoff seeding.

    Oldham County (2-6, 1-1) will host Ballard (5-3, 2-0) at 7:30 p.m. at Bell Field with the chance to win Class 6-A, District 5 in coach Mike Shatzer’s first year.

    North Oldham (5-2, 2-1) will host Collins (4-4, 3-0) at the same time at Mustang Stadium. A Mustang win could give them the chance at their first Class 4-A, District 3 title.

    Ballard at Oldham County

  • Former minister charged with child sex crime

    By TAYLOR RILEY

    REPORTER, The Oldham Era

    Howard Key Chambers, 62, a former minister of music at DeHaven Baptist Church in La Grange, is being charged by the United States Attorney for child enticement after allegedly placing a sexually explicit ad on Craiglist.

    Chambers was suspended from the church without pay pending the court hearing, but after the church personnel met last week, Chambers was terminated from his position and his desk was cleared, according to Senior Pastor Ross Bauscher.

  • District 29 volleyball: Lady Mustangs beat OC for third time

     BUCKNER – North Oldham and Oldham County have played three times this season and will likely play a fourth time next week with a Region 8 title at stake.

    If that match goes like the first three, the Lady Mustangs will be the ones dog-piling and holding up a trophy at the end.

    No. 12 North beat No. 8 OC 3-1 (25-18, 25-14, 22-25, 25-19) on Wednesday night at OC for the District 29 championship.

  • Biblical preparation for Halloween

    Comic Jim Gaffigan shares some humorous thoughts about Halloween. He says, “My favorite holiday is Halloween, and not because women use the opportunity to dress like prostitutes… As a kid Halloween was amazing. You dress like a super hero, bang on your neighbor’s door and they give you some candy. If I do that today then my neighbor wants me arrested.”

  • La Grange mayor candidates focused on economy

    The two men hoping to become the next mayor of La Grange say their most important priority is economic development, they just disagree on how to go about it.

    Current councilman Joe Davenport will face off against Brian Oerther on Nov. 4 to replace the outgoing Bill Lammlein as mayor. Davenport has spent 19 years on the city council, while Oerther is running for the mayor’s office for the second time.

    The two men were the top vote getters in the May primary, which former mayor Elsie Carter also ran in.