Today's News

  • Prospect scout achieves at a rare age

    Becoming an Eagle Scout is a goal of thousands of Boy Scouts across the U.S., and is usually achieved by the time a scout reaches his late teens.

    So when Prospect resident Logan Salazar earned the honor before his 13th birthday, it took a big achievement and amplified it.

    “To be that focused and to get that much done at 12 years old is huge,” Don Vogel, Logan’s scoutmaster, said. “And it’s not lost on him.”

  • Returning the sparkle and shine


    The Duncan Memorial Chapel in Crestwood is getting a much needed face lift.

    The 21 stained glass windows that line the chapel are being restored to make them more visible from the outside, Ted Merhoff, secretary of the Floydsburg Cemetery, said.

    “Stained glass has a life time that requires a lot of maintenance,” Merhoff said.

  • Crestwood residents participate in Boston Marathon

    Two Crestwood natives joined thousands of others this week in showing the resolve of Boston by running in this year’s Boston Marathon.

    This year’s marquee race took place on Monday, roughly one year after bombings took place at the finish line that killed three and injured more than 200.

    Melissa Christensen and Ande Gorce, neighbors in the Magnolia Place subdivision, joined more than 36,000 in running the 2014 marathon.

    Christensen, who ran the marathon in 2012 as well, said the atmosphere this year was “incredible.”

  • La Grange Police investigating bank robbery

    La Grange Police are asking for help identifying a possible suspect in a bank robbery Wednesday morning.

    According to police, the Farmer's Bank of Milton, located at 2207 S. Highway 53 was robbed at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

  • Preschooler left on OCS bus for three hours


    EDITOR, The Oldham Era

    Oldham County Schools have made policy changes and two employees have resigned after a preschool student was left unattended on a bus for three hours April 21, OCS Superintendent Will Wells said.

    According to Wells, the student was unattended after all other students were dropped off for afternoon preschool at 11:30 a.m. April 21. When the child’s parents arrived to pick the student up at 2:20 p.m., school officials realized the student was missing.

  • South Oldham 8, Oldham County 7
  • North gets 10-goal win vs. South

    CRESTWOOD – North Oldham’s goal Tuesday night was to put rival South Oldham away early. That’s exactly what the Lady Mustangs did.

    Baylee Willett scored three of her game-high four goals in the first 11 minutes and North cruised to a 13-3 road win.

    The win was the Lady Mustangs’ third this year against their county rivals.

    “Our plan when we talked to the girls was to score early and score often,” coach Jaclyn Harbin said. “That’s what we have to do.”

  • CAL 16, South Oldham 12
  • KHSAA to officially sanction field hockey

    The KHSAA announced April 15 it will field field hockey as an official team sport starting this fall.

    Kentucky high school sports’ governing body said it will work in the coming months to select a site for a 2014 state field hockey championship and “put the infrastructure in place for field hockey to be an officially-sponsored KHSAA sport.”

    Field hockey will remain a fall, female-only sport while under the KHSAA’s governance.

  • McMurtrey named third-team all-state

    Oldham County girls basketball senior Ashley McMurtrey was named third-team all-state this weekend in the Courier-Journal’s poll of coaches across the state.

    McMurtrey averaged 23.9 this season. She finished her career as just the second player in Lady Colonel history to score at least 2,000 points in her career.

    OC won the District 29 regular season and tournament titles this season.

    The C-J named LaRue County’s Ivy Brown as Miss Basketball.