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Today's News

  • American Legion Memorial Day

    Oldham County Post 39 of The American Legion will host a Memorial Day program on May 26 at the veterans’ memorial on the corner of Main Street and KY 53 in La Grange. The Oldham County Community Band will present a music program before the ceremony that begins at 10 a.m. The Oldham County Singers will perform special music during the program.

    The guest speaker will be Vietnam veteran Army MG (RET) Silverthorn.

  • Boys Basketball: Veteran coach Burton takes over at North

    North Oldham’s boys basketball program has struggled to establish stability in its short history.

    North athletic director Alan Yanke hired a coach last week he thinks can bring that stability.

    Assistant Rob Burton was hired to fill the Mustangs’ head coaching vacancy, the school announced May 14.

    Burton, a North assistant the last six years, replaces Chris Stobaugh, who wasn’t retained after two years as North’s head coach. Stobaugh went 29-28 over two seasons, including an 11-17 mark in 2013-14.

  • District 29 baseball: North run-rules OC, punches region ticket

     

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    GOSHEN – Oldham County had the big swing to start its District 29 semifinal Tuesday against North Oldham.

    The Mustangs responded with lots of bunts, some steals and good pitching.

  • 2014 Primary Election Results

    Judge Executive

    David Voegele 5,135 69.08%

    David Howley 2,298 30.92%

    Sheriff

    Steve Sparrow 6,028 77.68%

    Ricky Simmons 1,732 22.32%

    PVA

    Barbara Winters 3,802 52.20%

    Albert Harrison 3,481 47.80%

    County Attorney

    John Carter 5,019 68.79%

    Galen Clark 2,277 31.21%

    Coroner

    Brett Donner 5,086 74.39%

    J. Buford Cobb 1,751 25.61%

    County Surveyor

    David Garber 4,395 72.37%

    C. Robert Vinsand 1,678 27.63%

  • Davenport, Oerther face off for mayor

    A longtime fixture in La Grange politics will start the general election with a lot of momentum in his bid to become the next mayor of the city.

    Councilman Joe Davenport was the top vote getter in the mayoral primary Tuesday night, gathering more than 700 votes and nearly 48 percent of ballots cast in the race.

    Davenport will be joined in the general election by Brian Oerther, a teacher for Jefferson County Public Schools who previously ran for mayor in 2010 but did not survive a three-person primary then.

  • Sparks’ re-election means no changes to Fiscal Court

    Four years ago, JD Sparks and Iva Davis had the closest magisterial primary in Oldham County, with Sparks winning by 13 votes. The only difference between this year and 2010 is Sparks’ margin of victory.

    In what was once again the county’s closest primary for the office of magistrate, Sparks, the current District 5 magistrate, topped Davis by 49 votes to win re-election for the first time.

    Sparks was nearly breathless after confirming his victory at the county clerk’s office.

  • WINTERS ELECTED FIRST FEMALE PVA

    The current chief deputy of Oldham County’s Property Valuation Administration will take the top spot come December.

    Barbara Winters defeated Albert Harrison in a Republican primary on Tuesday by more than 300 votes to become the next PVA. No Democrat or independent candidates filed for the PVA race, meaning Winters’ win solidifies her spot.

    The PVA race was the only open seat this election cycle in Oldham County, as current PVA Ron Winters is retiring.

  • Boys Lax: North’s Smith hired by KCD

    North Oldham boys lacrosse coach Ryan Smith has left to take the same job at Kentucky Country Day, North athletic director Alan Yanke confirmed to The Era last week.

    Smith coached the Mustangs for four seasons, winning the District 4 title every year but this one.

    Smith informed his team May 15 that he was going to coach the Bearcats, he said.

    “I have nothing but good things to say about North Oldham,” Smith said. “It’s been an incredible opportunity.”

  • Lady Colonels take a bat to cancer

    Oldham County hosted its “Take a Bat to Cancer” game May 15 against Henry County.

    The game, which the Lady Colonels won 6-0, served as a fundraiser for the National Foundation for Cancer Research.

    The teams raised about $800 for the organization through admission receipts, t-shirt and wristband sales, baked goods and concessions.

    Both teams wore pink t-shirts. A list of cancer survivors and those that have fallen to the disease was read after the third inning.

  • District 29 baseball: Lively no-hits Trimble

    GOSHEN – Last month Drew Lively teamed with fellow senior pitcher Eddie Mathis to throw a perfect game against Trimble County.

    Monday Lively nearly repeated that feat on his own.

    Lively pitched five no-hit innings as South Oldham beat Trimble 10-0 in the first round of the District 29 tournament at North Oldham.

    The win clinched No. 1 seed South a spot in Wednesday’s district title game, which was played after The Era’s press deadline. The Dragons also punched a ticket to the Region 8 tournament, which begins Monday at Henry County.