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Today's News

  • Oldham County Shootout brings more than 70 teams to Buckner

    Nearly 70 teams descended on Buckner Jan. 5 for the Oldham County Shootout, an annual basketball tournament for elementary and middle school teams ranging from third to eighth grade.
    The two-day event provided plenty of interesting matchups as county teams squared off on the hardwood for a shot at the title.
    See oldhamera.com for full results as well as tournament brackets for each division.

    Email us about this story at:
    sports@oldhamera.com.

  • Oldham County finishes fifth at Woodford County

    Traveling to Woodford County for the last weekend of 2012, all three local wrestling teams competed in the Woodford County Invitational.
    Of those, Oldham County was the highest finisher, grabbing fifth place with a score of 161. North Oldham and South Oldham finished back-to-back at 16th and 17th with scores of 76 and 65, respectively.

  • South Oldham rallies from 8-point halftime deficit to defeat Colonels 49-44

    For the first 16 minutes of Friday night’s heavyweight showdown between rivals Oldham County and South Oldham, defense was at a premium. Though both squad’s entered the game averaging more than 65 points a contest, neither found their rhythm early on, grinding out to a 22-14 Oldham County lead at halftime.
    That all changed after the break as the Dragons roared to life early in the third quarter and never let up, outscoring the Colonels 35-22 down the stretch to claim a gutsy 49-44 win and improve to 2-0 in 29th district play.

  • South Oldham delivers knockout punch to rival Oldham County

    The South Oldham Lady Dragons may have started the season 2-11 but that didn’t matter Jan. 4 as they traveled to Buckner for a district showdown with rival Oldham County.
    After falling behind 3-0 in the game’s opening minutes, the Lady Dragons went on the offensive the rest of the way, going toe-to-toe with the Lady Colonels over the next two quarters.
    That would lead to a slim 17-20 halftime advantage and all the momentum South Oldham needed as they pushed ahead from there, outscoring Oldham County 20-13 in the fourth quarter to win 54-43.

  • School district celebrates careers of support staff

    Oldham County Schools said goodbye to two very familiar faces last week.

    Nancy Stivers and Diane Miller were both honored during a retirement reception at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center Jan. 4.

    Photo slideshow

    Both women worked for the school district for more than 20 years apiece — Stivers as the superintendent’s administrative assistant and Miller as the front desk receptionist.

  • Baxter, Rash are sworn-in as Commonwealth’s Attorney, Oldham Circuit Clerk

    Newly-elected officials Courtney Baxter and Rick Rash took their oaths of office Jan. 4 at the Oldham County Courthouse. 

    Rick Rash was sworn-in as Oldham County Circuit Clerk by Family Court Judge Tim Feeley. Rash, a former magistrate, will serve a six-year term and replaces Lynn Mason, who retired after 18 years as circuit clerk.

  • Neighbors provide clothes, gifts after fire destroys Briarhill home

    "Sometimes the most unexpected tragedy can lead to unexpected blessings,” members of the McManus family wrote in a recent thank-you letter to neighbors in Briarhill Estates.

    On Dec. 10, a fire in the master bathroom spread through the attic of the McManus home on Cambridge Drive, destroying the attic and damaging much of the residence.

  • Goshen residents report late-night gunfire, damage

    A Prospect man’s New Year celebrations started off with a bang — and led to his arrest.

    Demond Colbert, 33, fired his gun into the air multiple times from his backyard in the 1300 block of Pine Hill Court, off Locust Circle. 

    According to Oldham County Police, two rounds went into Colbert’s neighbor’s home. 

    No one was injured.

    Colbert was arrested and charged with two counts of wanton endangerment. His arraignment is scheduled Jan. 14.  

  • Equipment stolen from North Oldham High

    North Oldham High School officials say someone stole equipment worth thousands from school grounds this weekend.

    Between Jan. 5 and 6, someone broke into outdoor storage units and stole two John Deere Gators, two zero-turn lawn mowers, an air compressor and several smaller items.

    Also stolen was the band trailer — a black, enclosed trailer that is kept near the front parking lot.

    Anyone with information related to the theft should call Oldham County Police at 222-1300. 

  • The Oldham Era debates South Oldham vs. Oldham County

    I've included some points to watch out for because the video is so long:

    Opening statements- :30

    What is the most important part of the game for your team? - 1:30

    Who on the opposing team are you most worried about? - 6:00

    Can the OC student section match the South student section? - 9:00

    Who has the advantage at each position in the starting lineups, on the bench and on the sideline? - 11:20

    Thanks to Tyler Anderson and Billy Rutledge for taking part.