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Today's News

  • Summer robotics camp keeps students learning

     

    School may be out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean some students aren’t still learning important lessons.

    Oldham County Schools held a FIRST Lego League Robotics Camp last week, joining together fourth and fifth graders preparing for their first season in the league and members of the high school-age division, Engineers of Tomorrow.

  • Oldham County Female Athlete of the Year

    Haley Kemper was the powerful playmaker for OC’s state semifinalist girls soccer team.

    Kemper scored a team-high 22 goals and tallied a team-high 12 assists as the Lady Colonels went to their best season in school history.

    The Eastern Kentucky University signee teamed with Louisville signee Shelby Cohen to provide the OC offense up the middle.

    For her efforts Kemper was named first-team all-state west for the second straight year.

  • Oldham County Male Athlete of the Year

    It was hard to find many positives about Oldham County’s 2013 football season.

    The Colonels ended the year with six straight losses, limping home to a 2-9 record and first round playoff exit.

    But while everything else was going wrong for OC, they could at least rely on the right foot of their senior kicker.

    Sean Nuernberger was named first-team all-state by the Courier-Journal after hitting 13 of 20 field goals in 2013.

    That included a 57-yarder he booted in a loss to Ballard.

  • 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.