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Today's News

  • Saints kick cancer, kick off new partnership

    BUCKNER -- The River City Saints indoor soccer team lost their exhibition game 7-5 to a team from Evansville, Ind., Saturday at the YMCA of Greater Louisville.

    But for the Saints, the night was still a success.

    The event known as the Kick Cancer game raised $300 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation and for Team KCT, a fund supporting Kailen Combs Taylor, a Buckner native.

    Taylor, a University of Kentucky student, was diagnosed last year with Stage 4 breast cancer. She had already been dealing with a blood clot disorder and Crohn’s disease.

  • Stephens: 'Cats fine-tuning before season heats up

    LEXINGTON – It's not even Thanksgiving and John Calipari's University of Kentucky basketball team is miles ahead of where most coaches could hope their teams will be at the end of a year.

    The Wildcats notched a solid-but-not perfect win over Texas-Arlington, 105-76, Tuesday night in Rupp Arena.

    They were out-rebounded 21-17 in the first half, weren't talking enough on defense and weren't executing well in half-court for much of the night.

  • Southeast Christian buys land for Oldham Campus expansion

    Southeast Christian Church will become the new landowner of the Crestwood Station Shopping Center, the church announced.  

    The church, which opened a campus in the shopping center nearly three years ago, has an agreement in place to become the center’s landowner for $3.3 million. The agreement excludes the space currently occupied by All About Kids.  

  • Franklin ends South's season in OT thriller

    CRESTWOOD – Friday night's result between South Oldham and Franklin County wasn't reflective of the teams on the field, according to South coach Jamie Reed.

    “The better team didn't win tonight” Reed said. “That's for certain.'

    But it was a combination of Dragon errors and a monster performance by Franklin County's Chris Roberts that led to a 27-21 overtime Flyers win Friday at Dragon Stadium in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs.

  • North runs over Western to quarterfinals

     LOUISVILLE ‑‑ All it took was one play for North Oldham to exert its dominance over fellow Class 4A school Western on the Warriors' home field Friday night.

    North running back Arien Beasley raced 60 yards for a touchdown on the very first play from scrimmage and the Mustangs (9-3) never looked back in a 49-6 rout of the Warriors (6-6).

    “We played really well, in all phases of the game,” North coach Billy Martin said. “It was a dominating performance I knew our guys were capable of.”

  • Honoring our vets: Annual event gets female perspective

    By ALIX MATTINGLY

    Reporter, The Oldham Era
     

    The room was a buzz with cheerful hellos as men in patriotic lapel pins set out extra chairs for the unexpected large audience. The mood quickly shifted to a silent sense of dignity as Ned Snow, commander of American Legion Post #39, took to the lectern to open the annual Veteran’s Day program at the John Black Community Center in Buckner Monday.

  • Johnson indicted on 25 sex charges

    A La Grange man accused of multiple counts of sexual abuse of a minor and possession of child pornography has been indicted on all 25 counts he was charged with in September.

    Richard Wayne Johnson, 35, was indicted by the Oldham County Grand Jury on Friday. He is charged with one count of incest, one count of second degree sodomy, eight counts of first degree sexual abuse, one count of distribution of obscene matter to a minor, two counts of distribution of child pornography and twelve counts of possession of child pornography.

  • The Hunt Is On
  • ‘Honored and astounded’

    Reliable. Accountable. Cornerstone. Balanced. Compassionate. A true servant leader.

    All words used to describe Gayle Johnson, who can now claim the accolade of Oldham Countian of the Year.

    “I’m stunned that he hasn’t previously been recognized as Oldham Countian of the Year,” said. Duane Murner, a former county judge-executive who shared the award with his wife, Anne, last year.

  • Two more gang cases sent to grand jury

    Two cases regarding individuals charged with gang activity and drug offenses are being sent to a grand jury.

    Gabrielle Beach, 22, and Keaton Lee, 19, both of La Grange, each waived their right to a preliminary hearing for probable cause on their charges last Wednesday, putting their cases in the hands of a grand jury.

    La Grange Police arrested Beach and Lee last month with six other individuals, alleging the eight were part of the Southside Crips gang.