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Today's News

  • Beauty pageants, new rides the draw for county fair

    It’s the golden anniversary of pageantry in Oldham County and this year’s fair is preparing for big crowds, smiles and prizes.

    The first pageant will be held for the crowning of Miss Oldham County at 7:30 p.m. on July 29. Each girl will have the opportunity to receive a $500 prize to go toward higher education. This will be held after the opening night ceremony with Brandy Neeley, former American Idol Contestant, singing her rendition of the “National Anthem.”

  • Larimore wins in Buckner

    La Grange’s Grant Larimore won boys 15-16 division of the KYPGA Junior event July 17 at Oldham County Country Club in Buckner.

    Larimore, an Oldham County golfer, shot a 7-over 78.

    He beat Louisville’s Timo Imhoff (+8) by one stroke.

    La Grange resident Michael Brown (+9) finished tied for third. Fellow La Grange native Marco Valenzuela (+11) was fifth.

    La Grange’s Drew Wallace shot a nine-hole 4-over 40 to claim the boys 10-and-under division.

  • Edlin named player of year

    Prospect’s Taylor Edlin was named last week as champion of the 11-13 girls division of the Musselman-Dunne Junior Golf Tour.

    Edlin played nine events and accumulated 2,250 points.

    She edged Louisville’s Molly Bebelaar (2,125) for the series title.

    Other top five series finishers included

    –Drew Wallace, La Grange, 10-and-under boys (4th, 10 events, 1,440 points)

    –Lyman Brackett, Goshen, 10-and-under boys (5th, 10, 1,350)

    –Phil Nelson, Pewee Valley, 17-18 boys (5th, 7, 917.5)

  • Danner wins 5K

    Andrew Danner finished in 16:26.71 this weekend to win the Oldham County Festival Race.

    Danner beat second-place Mike Baird (16:56.20) by nearly 30 seconds.

    The top five male finishers were:

    1. Andrew Danner

    2. Mike Baird

    3. Brian Ruggles (17.22.40)

    4. Nate Dotterwiech (17:34.92)

    5. Sean Robison (17:38.40)

    The top five female finishers were:

    1. Lynn Riedling (21:21.24)

    2. Melissa Christensen (22:07.58)

    3. Roberta Meyer (22:43.05)

  • Cochran III repeats as Open champ

    Paducah’s Rick Cochran III defended his Kentucky Open title last week, winning the event at Hunting Creek Country Club in Prospect.

    Cochran became the first player since current PGA pro J.B. Holmes in 2003 and 2004 to repeat as Kentucky Open champ.
    Cochran shot a three-day 12-under 204.

    He finished with five-under 67’s in the final two rounds Wednesday and Thursday.

    Louisville’s Jared Wolfe was second at 8-under.

  • EOMS hosting fundraiser

    The Apple Gold Group, a franchisee of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar, is proud to partner with the football team from East Oldham Middle School to host a Flapjack Fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 2.

    Funds raised by the athletes will be used throughout the season to help purchase new uniforms and equipment for the team.

  • State Little League Tournament: NOLL 10’s finish on high note at state

    BOWLING GREEN – North Oldham’s 10-year-olds went into their last game of the Little League State Tournament Monday playing for pride.

    NOLL had already been eliminated from advancing after losing its first two games, 14-13 to Hazard/Perry Saturday and 12-11 to Bowling Green East Sunday.

    So in facing Ashland American Monday, NOLL was looking to end its state tournament trip on a high note.

    That’s what the NOLL 10’s did, holding on for a 9-7 win on a sun-baked afternoon at Ephram White Park.

  • Locals earn taekwondo medals

    CRESTWOOD – Sean Ramey sent another Kentucky Taekwondo and Fitness group to U.S. Nationals earlier this month in San Jose, Calif., and the local competitors came back with a collection of awards.

    The group combined to win a sliver medal and four bronze medals, which Ramey, the facility’s owner and operator, called an “amazing accomplishment.”

    Dana DeYoung won the silver medal in the 33-40 women’s middleweight black belt division.

    Ty Clayton won bronze in the 8-9 boys black belt board breaking competition.

  • State Little League Tournament: North 12's run away with Pool A

    BOWLING GREEN – North Oldham’s 12-year-olds left no doubt this weekend that they were the class of their pool at the Little League State Tournament.

    NOLL went 3-0 in Pool A play at Ephram White Park, winning its three games by a combined 36 runs. That earned the squad a spot opposite Paintsville in a state semifinal that was played Tuesday night after the Era’s press deadline.

    NOLL capped off its perfect pool play record with a 10-4 win against a Campbellsville team that won the state title last season as 11-year-olds.

  • State Little League: NOLL 12's clinch pool title

    BOWLING GREEN – North Oldham has earned itself a day with no pressure after taking care of business this weekend.

    The NOLL 12's beat Corbin 16-6 in five innings Sunday afternoon in their second Pool A game of the state Little League tournament at Ephram White Park.

    That win, coupled with a 21-1 demolition of (Lexington) Eastern American Saturday and the results of the other two Pool A games, clinched NOLL a No. 1 seed for the tournament semifinals Tuesday.