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Today's News

  • Terry takes over North soccer

    North Oldham has turned to an administrator with nearly 20 years experience coaching soccer to lead the Mustangs.

    Associate principal Andrew Terry has been named boys soccer coach, athletic director Alan Yanke told The Era.

    Terry is taking over for Chad Niedert, who is leaving North to work in Cincinnati as an actuary. Niedert led the Mustangs to the state quarterfinals last fall in his only season as head coach.

  • Thomas qualifies for U.S. Open

    Oldham County will be represented when the U.S. Open tees off next weekend.

    Goshen native Justin Thomas qualified for the second of golf’s four major championships by shooting five-under Monday at a sectional qualifier in Columbus, Ohio.

    That score placed him in a first place tie with 1997 British Open champ Justin Leonard and South Korea’s Seung-yul Noh.

    “Couldn’t be more excited to have qualified for the #USOpen,” Thomas tweeted from his account, @JustinThomas34. “What a day!!”

  • Bank robbed by man for second time in two months

     

    A man believed to have robbed Farmer’s Bank of Milton in La Grange in late April once again robbed the bank earlier this week.

    Police believe the unidentified man robbed the bank on Highway 53 at 11:20 a.m. Monday. The previous robbery occurred April 23.

    According to police, the suspect, a white male, gave a note to a bank clerk demanding money on Monday. He then exited the bank with an undetermined amount of money and a red dye pack.

  • District 29 softball: OC wins fourth straight title

    BEDFORD – Make it 4-for-4 for Oldham County under coach Steve Leanhart.

    Delaney Sowell was 3-for-3 with two doubles Thursday as the Lady Colonels beat North Oldham 6-3 to win their fourth straight District 29 title. OC has won the championship all four years under Leanhart.

    The Lady Colonels (21-11-1) will draw a district runner-up at the Region 8 tournament next week in Gallatin County, while North (15-16) will draw a district champion.

  • Evridge takes lesser plea to avoid murder trial

     

    A man accused of murdering two Oldham County women has taken a plea deal to avoid trial.

    Ronald T. Evridge, 60, was charged with two counts of murder and tampering with evidence resulting from an altercation at his home in December 2011.

    Evridge had previously claimed he shot and killed two sisters — Heather Faulkerson, 21, and Sandy Allen, 24, both of Louisville — only after they attacked him with a knife at his north Oldham farm on 18-Mile Creek Road, according to records filed in Oldham Circuit Court.

  • Region 8 softball: OC falls in 12-inning marathon

    WARSAW – Oldham County's four seniors won't finish their careers the way they hoped, with a third straight trip to the state tournament.

    But if the Lady Colonels weren't going to end this season in Owensboro, they wanted to go out "leaving it all out on the field," senior right fielder Bri Cook said.

    They definitely did that Wednesday night.

  • Earley: Learning God’s promises at death

    Last Sunday we lifted up our prayer requests and celebrations. There were a lot of prayers for people whose loved ones had died or were dying. There were a couple of 40-something parents who were dying of cancer. We prayed for them and their children. There was the infant who died in a tragic accident. She was the only child her older parents were able to have.

  • Man accused of murder claims self-defense

    Two men accused of being involved in a murder near downtown La Grange have had their cases sent to the Oldham County Grand Jury for possible indictment.

    Henry Schultz-Eggenspiller, 22, and Roberto Cabrera Jr., 46, were arrested May 11 by La Grange Police on charges related to the death of Justin Rogers, 24, in what police have called a drug transaction that went south. All three men are from La Grange.

  • County’s first dog park to celebrate grand opening

    Dog owners looking for a place to get their pet some exercise will soon have a location to do so in Oldham County.

    Thanks to a partnership with the Louisville Dog Run Association, the Oldham County Parks and Recreation Department will hold a grand opening for a new dog run park in Wendell Moore Park.

    The ceremony will be Saturday at 11 a.m. It will feature a ribbon cutting and the first 50 guests will receive a free hot dog, Tim Curtis, director of the county parks department, said.

  • County remembers those who served

    More than 100 people turned out to remember those who served in the military during American Legion Post 39’s annual Memorial Day event on the courthouse lawn in La Grange.