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Today's News

  • Arts offer competition

    Students from across Oldham County were recognized during the annual PTA Reflections Celebration at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center.

    PTA Reflections is America’s oldest and is the largest arts education program of its kind. It was started in 1969 to encourage students to explore their talents and express themselves through various artistic forms. Each year, students are recognized for bringing the year’s theme to live through film production, dance choreography, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts.

  • Water main break delays district basketball

    The District 29 boys and girls basketball tournaments scheduled to begin tonight at North Oldham have been postponed to tomorrow, North AD Alan Yanke said Tuesday afternoon.

    The reason for the postponements is a water main break in Goshen, which has affected water pressure in the area.

    Repairs are expected to be completed by Tuesday night, a Lousville Water Company spokesman told The Era Tuesday morning.

    Here is the new tournament schedule:

    Wednesday

    –Girls: No. 1 Oldham County vs. No. 4 North Oldham, 6 p.m.

  • Water boil advisory for Goshen in place

     The Louisville Water Company has put the city of Goshen under a water boil advisory for the next 24 hours.

    Customer service representative Daron McDonald said a 12 inch water main near US Highway 42 burst Monday night, causing a loss in pressure for nearly 3,400 customers in Goshen.

    "We are asking customers to boil their water as a precaution because of the loss of pressure," McDonald said.

  • Rusch finishes 3rd, Wilkerson 4th at state wrestling

    LEXINGTON – Two county wrestlers made the top four in their weight classes at the KHSAA state wrestling championships Saturday at the Alltech Arena.

    North Oldham senior Mitch Rusch finished third in the 160-pound weight class, losing 4-2 in overtime of a semifinal match with eventual state champion Dominic Lampe of St. Xavier.

    Rusch beat Central Hardin’s Cole Overman 9-2 in the third place match to finish his senior season 53-5.

  • North loses, but Salinas the star

    GOSHEN – After seven years spent in the background of North Oldham’s boys basketball program, Tee Salinas got his time in the spotlight Friday night.

    Salinas, a North senior who has Down syndrome, has been manager for the Mustangs since sixth grade. Friday against DeSales, Salinas put on a white North uniform and took his place in the starting lineup.

    Salinas scored a layup on the Mustangs’ first possession in North’s 51-32 loss to the Colts.

  • South seniors come up big in final home game

    CRESTWOOD – Thursday night against Woodford County was the last time a group of nine South Oldham players took the Dragons’ home floor.

    South needed just about all of them to hold off the Yellow Jackets.

    Senior guard Zach McWilliams scored a team-high 18 points and the Dragons were able to beat Woodford 74-71 in their regular season finale.

  • 'Mentally ill' individual puts two Oldham County schools into lockdown

    Two Oldham County High Schools were put on lockdown Thursday after Oldham County Police became aware of a situation involving a former student and current OCS student, police and school officials said. 

    Oldham County High School and North Oldham High School were put in seperate lockdowns Thursday morning. OCHS was put into lockdown first at 9:30 a.m., while NOHS went into lockdown at 10:30 a.m., Oldham County Schools Communications Director Tracy Harris said. Both schools were released from lockdown at 11 a.m., she said.

  • Proposed Walmart in Crestwood before Planning Commission

    A proposal to build a new Walmart in Crestwood is set to go over its first legislative hurdle next week.

    On Tuesday at 9 a.m., the Oldham County Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing and vote on two items related to the proposed new location on Veterans Memorial Parkway/Ky. 329 Bypass.

    The planning commission will decide whether to re-zone the area Walmart is proposing to build on from C-2 and C-3 to C-4, highway service. It will also decide whether to approve the development plan for the new store.

  • Marker sought for black cementery

     

    A walk down Third Street in La Grange will bring you to a plot of land rich with history.

    The La Grange Historic African-American Cemetery is the final resting place for 115 people, according to the cemetery’s plot chart. Notable people dating back to the days of slavery are buried in the land where Third and Fourth Streets meet.

    With February being Black History month, the Oldham County Historical Society is applying for a historical marker that will be placed outside the gates of the cemetery next February if approved.

  • Nay remembered as Oldham County icon

     

    Wallace “Wally” Nay was an avid gardener, lover of ice cream, driving enthusiast and all-around good guy according to his friends. Known as “Sugar” to his wife, Nay was a father, husband and Oldham County icon.

    Nay passed away on Feb. 7 at the age of 79, surrounded by family at his home in La Grange. He was laid to rest in the Valley of Rest Cemetery.

    Nay was probably best known for his civic service to Oldham County and the city of La Grange, according to longtime friend Jean Knight.