Today's News

  • Sports Primer 3.21

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

    Catch another edition of this week's Sports Primer again in podcast format.

    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.

  • Discussion of Allen Lane widening project, overpass planned Tuesday

    An upcoming meeting will give Oldham County residents an opportunity to ask questions about road construction and a new overpass crossing I-71 Tuesday.

    Changes to Allen Lane in La Grange include widening the road and building a new overpass to link the Oldham Reserve Development to Commerce Parkway.

    Allen Lane currently runs from Ky. 146 at Covenant United Methodist Church to Commerce Parkway.

  • Orcas have fluid motion in the pool

    The members of the Orcas swim team are spread across three lanes of the pool during practice March 9.

    They swim to the other end of the pool in groups of three, their legs constantly kicking with the assistance of boogie boards.

    But this season, the swimmers haven’t needed much help.

  • Saying goodbye: Crestwood father, 34, dies from pancreatic cancer

    A young father of three lost his battle with cancer Sunday.

    Craig Merimee, 34, of Crestwood, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in October 2010.

    Merimee and his wife, Michelle, maintained a blog about the family’s journey.

    Michelle entered a final post Sunday, telling readers that Craig was surrounded by family when he died.

  • Agape thrift shop serves all

    The giving spirit in Oldham County extends year-round, not just after natural disasters.

    Several charities in the county help furnish needy families with clothing, household items and toiletries.

    The Agape Thrift Shop, part of Immaculate Conception Church, moved to a new location in February, more than doubling its previous space, according to Barb Johnson, the church’s business manager.

  • EMS board to accept proposals

    Frustration and fear dominated Monday’s Oldham County EMS board meeting as employees and board members discussed the organization’s future.

    Board members voted to move forward with creating a request for proposal to outsource management duties at Oldham County EMS.

    Employees learned about the RFP in a meeting two weeks ago, although Interim Director Jim Carman told employees they weren’t supposed to hear about it until Monday’s meeting.

  • Clover Leaf 5K Run/Walk results

    Oldham County Parks and Recreation hosted the Clover Leaf 5K March 15 at Briar Hill Park in Crestwood, which drew 89 participants.

    John Campbell won the overall race in 19:52, while Anna Young-Hobbs took the top female spot in 23:06. Below are the full race reults:

  • 3.20 Sports Buzzlines


    EOMS softball wins season opener

  • Martial arts students kick to gold medals

    The beginning of one of the top tae kwon do tournaments in the world didn’t go well for Kendall Yount.

    A student at Kentucky Tae Kwon Do in Crestwood, Yount faced a 6-0 deficit in her first round bout.

    But Yount came back to win the match on her way to capturing a gold medal in the 14-17-year old middleweight division Feb. 21-24 at the U.S. Open tae kwon do championships in Las Vegas.

    Another student at Kentucky Tae Kwon Do, Dana DeYoung, also won a gold medal in the 33-40-year old middleweight division.

  • Softball team beats cancer with a bat

    A silent killer became outed more on March 10.

    According to the American Cancer Society, one in four deaths in the U.S. are caused by cancer.

    In an effort to bring more attention to the deadly disease, the Oldham County High School softball team held the second Beat Cancer With a Bat series Saturday.

    OCHS, Owen County and Carroll County each played two scrimmages in a three-scrimmage series, with concession and ticket sales benefitting the National Foundation for Cancer Research.