Today's News

  • Defibrillator, school staff help save OCHS student's life

    A defibrillator and the quick work of Oldham County High School faculty saved a student’s life last week when 16-year-old Cole Gibson went into cardiac arrest.

    Principal Brent Deaves said Gibson, a junior, was in class when the incident occurred.

    Teacher Joan Thompson immediately called the office and reported a medical issue and Assistant Principal Stan Torzewski rushed to the classroom.

  • Sports Primer 2.16

    It's been another busy week of sports in Oldham County.

    This week's edition of the Sports Primer is a bit different. I've compiled all the info that I would normally post as a story into an audio file.

    Each week, you can find an updated podcast with a rundown on the content in The Oldham Era's sports section, plus any other updates.

    Just a reminder to check out tomorrow's Grand Stamm — LIVE!, with North Oldham High School swimming coach Kris Krohn.

  • Oldham singers to perform at Smithsonian exhibit opening

    The Oldham County Singers Community Choir will provide a special performance on Oldham County’s famous songwriters as part of the Smithsonian Institute’s “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music” exhibit that opens March 10-April 21 at the Oldham County History Center.

    The program includes famous composers of Oldham County’s past such as 20th century pop artist, Buddy Pepper who wrote “Vaya Con Dios” and 19th century composer, W. S. Haye’s “Evangline”. 

  • Grand Stamm—LIVE! 2.17

    Guys and gals, welcome to our 10th Grand Stamm — LIVE! chat, set for Friday, Feb. 17 at 1:20 p.m.

    I hope you all enjoyed last week's chat, with Oldham County Middle school wrestling coach Tim Lange, whose wrestlers had an impressive showing at the state middle school meet.

  • North rules the pool

    LOUISVILLE — In the final event that would decide the county’s boys’ swimming championship, North Oldham High School sophomore Mark Scherer saw the task ahead of him.

    Oldham County jumped to an early lead in the 400-yard freestyle relay behind senior Christian Taylor’s opening swim. But after diving in the water for the second leg, Scherer passed the Colonels and the Mustangs kept the lead.

  • $1,000,000 Mega Millions ticket sold in La Grange

    Although no one hit the $51 million Mega Millions jackpot last night there was a ticket worth $1,000,000 sold in Kentucky.

    The $1 million ticket matched all five numbers but not the Mega Ball in Tuesday night’s drawing. The lucky ticket holder(s) also chose to play the Megaplier feature. The second prize would normally pay $250,000 but by selecting Megaplier, the prize is an automatic win of $1 million. Megaplier costs $1 per Mega Ball play.  

  • Autism Center serves adults in a child-centered industry

    A new project by Apple Patch is providing unique opportunities for adults with autism.

    The Autism Center at Apple Patch opened in early January in Crestwood Station and is at 50 percent capacity already, said Joe Spoelker, director of development and marketing.

  • Ethics panel reviews Oldham property assessor’s family hire

    An ethics hearing for Oldham County’s property assessor continued last week in Frankfort.

    Ron Winters is one of 11 property valuation administrators across the state accused of nepotism in a case that began in 2008. If found guilty, penalties can range up to $5,000.

    The county PVA is elected to assess the value of property for property taxes.

  • Crestwood's planning a comeback

    Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Crestwood Station is coming back to life.

    For 15 years, the shopping center has been dormant, with few but frequently changing tenants.

    But a revitalization in the center is taking hold, and a second All About Kids fitness facility will soon anchor the space.

    All About Kids is purchasing the 46,000-square-foot space and will remodel it to provide a place for gymnastics, cheerleading, tae kwon do, dance and swimming classes.

  • Pistols & a proposal

    Bullets weren’t the only thing in the air at Open Range Saturday — love was, too.

    Stefan Harp and his girlfriend, Lysa Shepard, arrived at the Crestwood gun range for what Lysa thought would be a normal day of shooting.

    She recalls being impressed that Harp thought to make a lane reservation in advance.