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Today's News

  • Baptist Health La Grange to hold prostate cancer screening

    One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. It’s the most common cancer in men with more than 2,500 men in Kentucky being diagnosed annually. And, African-American men and men with an immediate family member – father or brother – diagnosed with prostate cancer before the age of 65 are at increased risk of developing the disease.

    Men aged 50 and older can find out their risk at a free Prostate Cancer Screening Saturday, Sept. 20 at Baptist Health La Grange. Appointments can be made from 8 a.m. to noon by calling 502-222-3627.

  • Community briefs Sept. 11

    American Legion

    On behalf of American Legion Oldham County Post #39 we wish to “Thank You” to The Oldham Era for publishing the time and dates of our monthly meetings. Each meeting is held at 19:00 hours (7 p.m.) the first Thursday of each month. The date for next months meeting is Oct. 2. We would welcome any veterans from the area who would like to attend our meeting or any individuals who would like to see what your American Legion is involved in Oldham County. Any questions, you may contact our Commander, Joe Hamilton, at 548-8203 or myself at 645-4093.

  • Boys soccer: Colonels take first county match

    BUCKNER – Oldham County’s Shane Davis hadn’t scored a varsity goal going into the Colonels’ home match with North Oldham Tuesday.

    The OC freshman picked couldn’t have picked a better time for his first, scoring the go-ahead goal in a 3-2 Colonel win.

    No. 20 OC (5-1-1) is now 1-0 in District 29 play and will clinch the No. 1 district seed if it beats South Oldham Sept. 16 in Crestwood.

    “There’s no better feeling right now,” senior OC goalkeeper Adam Curry said.

  • Girls soccer: South handles intensity, beats OC

    BUCKNER – There were two top 25 teams, two full student sections and an official that was allowing plenty of physical contact Monday.

    No. 11 South Oldham (7-1) handled that atmosphere and came out with a 3-1 road victory at its archrival, No. 21 Oldham County (2-4).

    The win was the seventh straight for the Lady Dragons.

    It also broke an eight-game Lady Colonel winning streak in the series, including matchups last year in the regular season and District 29 and Region 8 championship games.

  • Football: Mustangs drop close loss at CAL

    Arien Beasley ran for touchdowns of 62 and 80 yards but Christian Academy-Louisville made the plays at the end to beat North Oldham 24-21 Friday in Louisville.

    Mustang quarterback Taylor Heckenberg left the game early with a separated right shoulder and will miss at least the next two weeks, coach Billy Martin said.

    North (1-1) tallied 214 rushing yards but got just 12 yards through the air. The Class 2A No. 4 Centurions (3-0) out-gained the Mustangs 234-226.

    “It was just a defensive battle, both teams,” Martin said.

  • Football: Colonels fall at Franklin

    Oldham County is off to a 0-3 start after losing 49-7 at Franklin County Friday night.

    Senior Carson Axtell returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a Colonel touchdown, but that was the only score all night for OC.

    The Flyers (2-0), ranked No. 4 in Class 5A, scored the game’s final 49 points.

    “Speed was the big issue,” OC coach Mike Shatzer said. “They had a lot of team speed and they just whipped us up front.

  • Football: Pick-six seals wild Dragon win

    CRESTWOOD – On a Friday night where neither team could get a stop, it was a Connor John defensive play that finished off a landmark South Oldham victory.

    John returned an Anderson County interception 35 yards for a touchdown with 1:25 left and his team up by just two points, sealing a 52-43 South win at Dragon Stadium.

    The win was the Dragons’ (2-0) first ever in 11 tries against the Bearcats (1-1).

  • Field hockey: Lady Dragons handle St. Francis

    CRESTWOOD – South Oldham scored the first four goals Thursday and eased to a 6-2 home win at Dragon Stadium against St. Francis.

    Lady Dragon freshman Emily Durham and junior Storm Thompson scored two goals each.

    “We communicated well and worked hard,” Thompson said.

    Durham scored South’s first goal with 17:02 left in the first half off a Thompson assist.
    Thompson made the Lady Dragon lead 2-0 more than 10 minutes later off an Avery Periard assist.

  • Boys soccer: South pleases big crowd with win over St. X

    CRESTWOOD – As the clock ticked down Wednesday night a South Oldham administrator stood in front of the entrance of a packed student section.

    He allowed one student to go out and remove two metal barricades separating the rubber track at Dragon Stadium from the turf field.

    The administrator then temporarily held back the students while waiting for South and St. Xavier soccer players to shake hands.

  • South cheerleaders hold fundraiser

    South Oldham High School cheerleaders will hold a pancake breakfast fundraiser, Sept. 13 at 8 a.m. at Applebee’s in La Grange. The South Oldham High School cheerleaders will be hosting a pancake breakfast to raise money for competition fees including one to Orlando, Fla. Tickets are $7 each and can be purchased at the door. Please show your support for your local cheerleaders. For more information contact Angie Wolff at angie.wolff@me.com or 502-314-3505.

    — Submitted info