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Today's News

  • WINTERS ELECTED FIRST FEMALE PVA

    The current chief deputy of Oldham County’s Property Valuation Administration will take the top spot come December.

    Barbara Winters defeated Albert Harrison in a Republican primary on Tuesday by more than 300 votes to become the next PVA. No Democrat or independent candidates filed for the PVA race, meaning Winters’ win solidifies her spot.

    The PVA race was the only open seat this election cycle in Oldham County, as current PVA Ron Winters is retiring.

  • Boys Lax: North’s Smith hired by KCD

    North Oldham boys lacrosse coach Ryan Smith has left to take the same job at Kentucky Country Day, North athletic director Alan Yanke confirmed to The Era last week.

    Smith coached the Mustangs for four seasons, winning the District 4 title every year but this one.

    Smith informed his team May 15 that he was going to coach the Bearcats, he said.

    “I have nothing but good things to say about North Oldham,” Smith said. “It’s been an incredible opportunity.”

  • Lady Colonels take a bat to cancer

    Oldham County hosted its “Take a Bat to Cancer” game May 15 against Henry County.

    The game, which the Lady Colonels won 6-0, served as a fundraiser for the National Foundation for Cancer Research.

    The teams raised about $800 for the organization through admission receipts, t-shirt and wristband sales, baked goods and concessions.

    Both teams wore pink t-shirts. A list of cancer survivors and those that have fallen to the disease was read after the third inning.

  • District 29 baseball: Lively no-hits Trimble

    GOSHEN – Last month Drew Lively teamed with fellow senior pitcher Eddie Mathis to throw a perfect game against Trimble County.

    Monday Lively nearly repeated that feat on his own.

    Lively pitched five no-hit innings as South Oldham beat Trimble 10-0 in the first round of the District 29 tournament at North Oldham.

    The win clinched No. 1 seed South a spot in Wednesday’s district title game, which was played after The Era’s press deadline. The Dragons also punched a ticket to the Region 8 tournament, which begins Monday at Henry County.

  • KHSAA State Tennis: Pitts makes run to quarters

    LEXINGTON – Jordan Pitts achieved his best finish last weekend in his fourth boys singles state tennis tournament.

    The South Oldham sophomore advanced to the state quarterfinals before losing Friday afternoon to St. Xavier’s Brandon Lancaster, the eventual state champion, at the University of Kentucky’s Boone Tennis Center.

    Pitts lasted one round longer than last year, when he advanced to the round of 16.

  • May 2014 Living Treasure: Eugene Ernst
  • Candidate bios: Constable

    Constable, District 1

    Name: Stuart Strickler

    Education: BA, Political Science/Furman University/June 1985

    Paralegal Degree/National Center for Paralegal Training/May 1986, Master of Education/University of Louisville/December, 1993

    Relevant experience/community involvement: Resident of Oldham County since 1990. Appointed District 1 Constable in May, 2010; elected to full term in November, 2010. St. John UMC. OC Police Citizens Academy, 2009. FBI Citizens Academy, 2011.

    Why are you the best candidate?

  • Candidate bios: Coroner

    Name:  Brett Donner

    Campaign Website/Facebook Page:  ReelectBrettDonner  (Facebook)

    Education:  Oldham County High School, The Kentucky School of Mortuary Science, Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training, Master Coroner Kentucky Coroners Association

  • Candidate bios: La Grange Council

    Name: Jean Knight

    Campaign Phone: 502-494-6429

    Education: Mount Clair High School, California

    Relevant experience/Community involvement: Volunteered for hospital, traveled 25 years with the high school band, first female president of Kiwanis, president of the Oldham County Fair Board, 12 years as a council member.

    Why are you the best candidate?

  • Candidate bios: Magistrates

    Magistrate, District 2

    Name: Wayne Theiss

    Campaign Website/Facebook Page: District2andYou.com and District2andYou

    Campaign Phone: 502-609-0567 or 502-222-9449

    Education: B.A., University of Louisville

    Relevant Experience/Community Involvement: Magistrate, Chairman of Finance Committee, La Grange City Council, Planning & Zoning, La Grange Utilities, Oldham County Chamber, Tri-County Community Action Agency

    Why are you the best candidate?