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Today's News

  • Middle school league is growing

    CRESTWOOD – The Greater Oldham County middle school baseball league has grown by a team this year.

    The league now features a team from East Oldham Middle School joining clubs from North Oldham, Oldham County and South Oldham middle schools.

    Last year the league had a combined team with East Oldham and Oldham County middle school students.

    “We’re very pleased East was able to field a team this year. It just helps baseball in the county get a little better,” Aaron Beard, one of the league’s founders, said.

  • Candidates endorsed by local FOP

    Members of the Oldham County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 62 hosted a forum Tuesday for candidates in county-wide races.

    Lodge President Neil Johnson said 11 of 14 invited candidates attended the forum, including two candidates running unopposed.

    Among those in attendance include candidates for judge-executive, county attorney and county clerk. Jailer Mike Simpson attended but his opponent, David Harper, did not. Two of the candidates for mayor of La Grange attended – Bill Lammlein and Brian Oerther – but incumbent Elsie Carter did not.

  • Title IX regulations under fire at NOHS

    Some say a high school’s million-dollar fieldhouse has a figurative ‘No Girls Allowed’ sign out front. 

    The allegation has prompted officials from Kentucky High School Athletic Association reexamine whether North Oldham High School is meeting Title IX requirements.

    NOHS parent Dick Richards, who has a daughter on the Lady Mustangs’ track team, says unequal access to the school’s new fieldhouse raises issues of gender inequality.

  • The great debate

    Our goal at The Oldham Era is and always will be to strive to report the news in as timely a fashion as possible, as accurately and as objectively as possible. We work to educate, inform and also entertain our readers. That responsibility is one the entire staff of The Oldham Era takes very seriously.

    We are tasked with numerous challenges for various aspects of the newspaper operations at any given time. This is particularly true during the election season.

  • Goshen student named to high list at Episcopal High School

    Jesse Ling of Goshen was named to the High List – the academic honor roll at Episcopal High School in Virginia – for the fall     semester.

     

    Ling is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Siru Ling.

  • Bowl For Kids’ Sake fundraising event is Saturday and Sunday

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oldham County will host Bowl For Kids’ Sake Saturday and Sunday at Rose Bowl North. 

    Lanes are still available. For information,  call Kim Pitchford at 222-7473.

  • Local students named to dean’s list at Somerset Community College

    Four students from Oldham County were named to the dean’s list at Somerset Community College for the fall.

    The students are Robert Haney, Wesley Chapman, Gavin Connin and John Boshoff.

    To be named to the dean’s list, students must earn a 3.5 grade-point average. 

  • Prom Pitch

    A busy spring sports season is about to start with baseball, softball, track and tennis opening next week.

    Spring is known as a time of renewal and a time for young love and the North Oldham High School baseball and softball teams got their respective seasons off to a memorable start March 6 at the second Battle of the Sexes game.

    While the baseball team managed a 6-1 win over the softball team, the big winner of the day may have been NOHS senior pitcher Mike Gant.

  • WKU student newspaper staff members win awards

    Several staff members from the College Heights Herald, Western Kentucky University’s student newspaper, received awards from the annual Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association.

    Crestwood senior Mandy Simpson won first place for feature story and third for personality profile. Simpson, an Oldham County High School grad, worked at The Oldham Era as a high school intern during her senior year.

    December graduate David Harten of Louisville won second place for sports news story and honorable mention for sports feature.

  • Local students named to dean’s list at University of Dayton

    Three Oldham students were named to the dean’s list at the University of Dayton for the fall semester.

    Those students are Courtney B. Perkins of Goshen, and Brianna T. D’Alessio and Brittany J. Smithson of Prospect.

    To be named to the dean’s list, students must earn a 3.5 grade-point average.