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Today's News

  • Public Records Feb. 27

    Grand Jury Indictments

    February

    James F. Barger, one count promoting contraband in the first degree, one count persistent felony offender in the first degree

    Steven W. McCormick, promoting contraband in the first degree, one count persistent felony offender in the second degree

    Nikko M. Hopson, trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree

    Ameir L. Kashan, two counts trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree, one count persistent felony offender in the first degree

  • Academic teams headed to state

    Oldham students earned 13 top 5 finishes at the regional academic team competition, including nine individuals from all three high schools and the Future Problem Solving and Quick Recall teams from North Oldham High, all of whom move on to state.

    Senior David Glenn led NOHS to an overall second-place team finish, earning the district’s only first place award through his win in mathematics. This is Glenn’s second year as regional champion in mathematics. Last year, he finished fourth at state.

  • Arts offer competition

    Students from across Oldham County were recognized during the annual PTA Reflections Celebration at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center.

    PTA Reflections is America’s oldest and is the largest arts education program of its kind. It was started in 1969 to encourage students to explore their talents and express themselves through various artistic forms. Each year, students are recognized for bringing the year’s theme to live through film production, dance choreography, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts.

  • Water main break delays district basketball

    The District 29 boys and girls basketball tournaments scheduled to begin tonight at North Oldham have been postponed to tomorrow, North AD Alan Yanke said Tuesday afternoon.

    The reason for the postponements is a water main break in Goshen, which has affected water pressure in the area.

    Repairs are expected to be completed by Tuesday night, a Lousville Water Company spokesman told The Era Tuesday morning.

    Here is the new tournament schedule:

    Wednesday

    –Girls: No. 1 Oldham County vs. No. 4 North Oldham, 6 p.m.

  • Water boil advisory for Goshen in place

     The Louisville Water Company has put the city of Goshen under a water boil advisory for the next 24 hours.

    Customer service representative Daron McDonald said a 12 inch water main near US Highway 42 burst Monday night, causing a loss in pressure for nearly 3,400 customers in Goshen.

    "We are asking customers to boil their water as a precaution because of the loss of pressure," McDonald said.

  • Rusch finishes 3rd, Wilkerson 4th at state wrestling

    LEXINGTON – Two county wrestlers made the top four in their weight classes at the KHSAA state wrestling championships Saturday at the Alltech Arena.

    North Oldham senior Mitch Rusch finished third in the 160-pound weight class, losing 4-2 in overtime of a semifinal match with eventual state champion Dominic Lampe of St. Xavier.

    Rusch beat Central Hardin’s Cole Overman 9-2 in the third place match to finish his senior season 53-5.

  • North loses, but Salinas the star

    GOSHEN – After seven years spent in the background of North Oldham’s boys basketball program, Tee Salinas got his time in the spotlight Friday night.

    Salinas, a North senior who has Down syndrome, has been manager for the Mustangs since sixth grade. Friday against DeSales, Salinas put on a white North uniform and took his place in the starting lineup.

    Salinas scored a layup on the Mustangs’ first possession in North’s 51-32 loss to the Colts.

  • South seniors come up big in final home game

    CRESTWOOD – Thursday night against Woodford County was the last time a group of nine South Oldham players took the Dragons’ home floor.

    South needed just about all of them to hold off the Yellow Jackets.

    Senior guard Zach McWilliams scored a team-high 18 points and the Dragons were able to beat Woodford 74-71 in their regular season finale.

  • 'Mentally ill' individual puts two Oldham County schools into lockdown

    Two Oldham County High Schools were put on lockdown Thursday after Oldham County Police became aware of a situation involving a former student and current OCS student, police and school officials said. 

    Oldham County High School and North Oldham High School were put in seperate lockdowns Thursday morning. OCHS was put into lockdown first at 9:30 a.m., while NOHS went into lockdown at 10:30 a.m., Oldham County Schools Communications Director Tracy Harris said. Both schools were released from lockdown at 11 a.m., she said.

  • Proposed Walmart in Crestwood before Planning Commission

    A proposal to build a new Walmart in Crestwood is set to go over its first legislative hurdle next week.

    On Tuesday at 9 a.m., the Oldham County Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing and vote on two items related to the proposed new location on Veterans Memorial Parkway/Ky. 329 Bypass.

    The planning commission will decide whether to re-zone the area Walmart is proposing to build on from C-2 and C-3 to C-4, highway service. It will also decide whether to approve the development plan for the new store.