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Today's News

  • Region 8 boys soccer: South beats North for championship

    SHELBYVILLE – The first two times No. 12 North Oldham and No. 8 South Oldham met this season, close games and tough play fueled the rivalry between the two squads.

    Meeting for the third time last Thursday at Collins with the Region 8 title on the line, the play was still rough but not as close as South Oldham came out with a 2-0 victory, punching a ticket to the state tournament.

  • Region 8 girls soccer: Rowland nets three, South wins region

    VERONA – South Oldham enjoyed four relatively stress-free matches to begin its postseason.

    Stephanie Rowland and the Lady Dragon defense allowed South to enjoy a fifth Thursday night.

    Rowland scored three first-half goals and the No. 8 Lady Dragons beat Anderson County 3-1 at Walton-Verona in the championship game of the Region 8 Tournament.

    South (19-4), whose 395 wins are the most among all Kentucky high school teams, will go back to the state tournament for the first time since 2009.

  • Football: North, OC host key district matchups

    Two county football games Friday will carry heavy implications for playoff seeding.

    Oldham County (2-6, 1-1) will host Ballard (5-3, 2-0) at 7:30 p.m. at Bell Field with the chance to win Class 6-A, District 5 in coach Mike Shatzer’s first year.

    North Oldham (5-2, 2-1) will host Collins (4-4, 3-0) at the same time at Mustang Stadium. A Mustang win could give them the chance at their first Class 4-A, District 3 title.

    Ballard at Oldham County

  • Former minister charged with child sex crime

    By TAYLOR RILEY

    REPORTER, The Oldham Era

    Howard Key Chambers, 62, a former minister of music at DeHaven Baptist Church in La Grange, is being charged by the United States Attorney for child enticement after allegedly placing a sexually explicit ad on Craiglist.

    Chambers was suspended from the church without pay pending the court hearing, but after the church personnel met last week, Chambers was terminated from his position and his desk was cleared, according to Senior Pastor Ross Bauscher.

  • District 29 volleyball: Lady Mustangs beat OC for third time

     BUCKNER – North Oldham and Oldham County have played three times this season and will likely play a fourth time next week with a Region 8 title at stake.

    If that match goes like the first three, the Lady Mustangs will be the ones dog-piling and holding up a trophy at the end.

    No. 12 North beat No. 8 OC 3-1 (25-18, 25-14, 22-25, 25-19) on Wednesday night at OC for the District 29 championship.

  • Biblical preparation for Halloween

    Comic Jim Gaffigan shares some humorous thoughts about Halloween. He says, “My favorite holiday is Halloween, and not because women use the opportunity to dress like prostitutes… As a kid Halloween was amazing. You dress like a super hero, bang on your neighbor’s door and they give you some candy. If I do that today then my neighbor wants me arrested.”

  • La Grange mayor candidates focused on economy

    The two men hoping to become the next mayor of La Grange say their most important priority is economic development, they just disagree on how to go about it.

    Current councilman Joe Davenport will face off against Brian Oerther on Nov. 4 to replace the outgoing Bill Lammlein as mayor. Davenport has spent 19 years on the city council, while Oerther is running for the mayor’s office for the second time.

    The two men were the top vote getters in the May primary, which former mayor Elsie Carter also ran in.

  • Rematch for family court judge

    It will be a flashback to 2006 as two candidates vie for the position of Family Court Judge of the 12th Judicial Circuit.

    Incumbent Judge Tim Feeley will be up against long-time family law attorney Michael Pate for the same position Feeley won by nearly 7,500 votes in 2006.

    Feeley has been Family Court Judge for Oldham, Henry and Trimble Counties since 2005, but before that he was a Major in the U.S. Army. He served seven years as Assistant U.S. Attorney and nine years in private law practice in Oldham County.

  • County offices already decided

    Several county offices will be on the November ballot, but voting for the candidates running for those seats won’t matter much.

    Of the eight countywide offices, all eight have candidates unopposed in the general election, making them the de facto office holders since the May primary.

    Current County Judge-Executive David Voegele will be elected to another four-year term in November, since no Democrats filed for the seat.

  • Senate race headlines Oldham ballot

    There’s no denying who is at the top of the ballot in Kentucky this fall: U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, who is battling for re-election against Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.

    But after that marquee match-up, Oldham County faces a mixed bag of intriguing races for federal and state offices.

    After the U.S. Senate race, Congressman Thomas Massie, a Republican, is hoping for his first re-election, running against Democrat Peter Newberry. The race is for Kentucky’s Fourth Congressional District, of which Oldham is a part.