Today's News

  • North football sees district chances slip away at Collins

    SHELBYVILLE – If it could’ve gone wrong for North Oldham football Friday night, it did.

       That’s how Mustang coach Billy Martin diagnosed North’s 35-6 loss at Titan Stadium, a defeat that cost the Mustangs a chance to win Class 4A, District 3 outright.

       North (6-3, 3-1 district) instead finishes second in the district behind Collins (7-2, 4-0) and must go on the road if it makes the second round of the playoffs.

  • Q&A: Scouting Bowling Green

       North Oldham will continue its postseason run against Region 4 champion Bowling Green at 5 p.m. Saturday at Henry Clay High School in Lexington. The Era talked with Zach Greenwell, prep sports reporter at the Bowling Green Daily News, to learn more about the Purples in advance of Saturday’s game.

    Q: What has Bowling Green done well this season to get to the state quarterfinals for the second straight year?

  • Oldham home to some quality soccer

       It’s been a pretty special soccer season this fall here in town.

       The last two weeks especially have showcased just how competitive the beautiful game is in our county.

       North Oldham, Oldham County and South Oldham’s boys and girls soccer teams have spent the recent days going through the postseason, from districts to region to state. During that time the county has showed it’s far and away the soccer class of Region 8.

  • South granted new lacrosse team

    CRESTWOOD -- South Oldham High School is adding a new sport to its athletic department, thanks in part to start up fees being allocated by Oldham County Schools.

       The Dragons will field a girls lacrosse team this spring, after getting approval to receive more than $40,000 from the school board on Monday night. The fees will help pay for equipment and jerseys for the new squad.

       Girls lacrosse is a club sport in Kentucky, because not enough schools play the sport for it to be sanctioned by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

  • North advances after PK shootout

    GOSHEN – Penalty kick karma remains squarely in the North Oldham boys soccer team’s corner.

       The Mustangs scored their only regulation goal on a penalty kick, then won a PK shootout to clinch a 2-1 win over Central Hardin Monday in the semi-state round of the KHSAA boys soccer tournament.

       North’s victory came in its first-ever state tournament game. The Mustangs (20-4-1) clinched a spot in the state quarterfinals, where they’ll meet Bowling Green at 5 p.m. Saturday at Henry Clay High School in Lexington.

  • OC girls cruise past E-town

    BUCKNER – Oldham County’s first step on its road to a state girls soccer championship proved not to be too tough at all.

       The Lady Colonels blitzed Region 5 champion Elizabethtown 6-0 Tuesday night in the semi-state round. OC scored four first half goals and cruised to the victory.

       “I think we’re all playing really well together,” senior defender Karigan Owens said. “We’re peaking at the time, finally realizing where everyone is on the field. We’re all playing really well.”

  • Public Records

    La Grange Police Dept. Arrests

    10-23-13, Savannah D. Richardson, 20, LaGrange, was cited and released for shoplifting at Walmart.  The charge is TBUT or Disp Shoplifting U/$500.  Her amt was $43.97.  All items were returned.

    10-22-13 Gary L. Donovan, 37, LaGrange, was arrested for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place at 12:56 a.m.

    Property Transfers Week of Oct. 21-25

    Woods of Glen Oaks, LLC to Signature Contracting Holding, LLC, lot 19, The Woods of Glen Oaks, Prospect, $106,000

  • Laughter is the best medicine

    What human act am I describing?  Our body performs “rhythmic, vocalized, expiratory and involuntary actions.”

    Fifteen facial muscles contract and there is electrical stimulation of the zygomatic major muscle. That’s the muscle that extends from each cheekbone to the corners of the mouth. This raises the corners of the mouth. Currents of varying intensity produce a wide range of facial responses.

  • Being Kind & Generous

    We need to be kind, truly kind, for the sake of other people and for our own sake too.

    It is impossible to stretch out to other people through your emotions, imagination, concern, interest and actions without also benefiting yourself.  Your world grows larger and you problems grow smaller.

  • Tricks & Treats

    Throughout my life, Halloween has always been a mixed bag.  And the bag wasn’t always full of treats. 

    The first few years of growing up, I celebrated just like all the other early 1970’s kids.  Mom and I made homemade popcorn balls in various colors.  She distributed them to trick-or-treaters while daddy and I dressed up and collected treats from the neighbors.