Today's News

  • EMS may outsource

    After a tumultuous year, Oldham County EMS employees could see their worst fears realized.

    OCEMS Interim Director Jim Carman that board members are considering outsourcing management duties.

    Employees are worried the change could result in longer response times and a different system for prioritizing medical emergencies versus transports. 

    “We want to be here for Oldham County residents,” said Jennifer Jones, an EMT and member of an employee committee formed to work with administration.

  • Grand Stamm—LIVE! 3.16

    Guys and gals, welcome to our 13th Grand Stamm — LIVE! chat, set for Friday, March 9 at 3 p.m.

    I hope you enjoyed last week's chat, with Oldham County High School boys' basketball senior forward Tyler Wesley, whose Colonels take on Bowling Green at noon today in the Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena. He leads the state in blocked shots.

    We've got somewhat of a return guest. Well, actually, it's another attempt at a past guest.

  • The Era – Oldham County's Newspaper
  • Grand Stamm: NOHS basketball player still battling

    Once one of the eighth region’s leaders, Nicole Bryant could only spectate the eighth region championship game on Sunday.

    A series of injuries derailed what could have been a banner season for the North Oldham High School senior forward.

    Bryant concluded her high school girls’ basketball career with a 78-43 loss to South Oldham in the 29th district basketball tournament.

    She’s a testament to strong-will and has displayed a willingness to not give up even though she had every opportunity to do so.

  • Special Olympics basketball concludes season

    Their faces are somber, and they’ve shed a few tears.

    The Oldham County All-Stars basketball team just lost its first game of the season. It came in the state tournament no less.

    But coach Bob Osmer isn’t concerned with the outcome.

    He looks each player in the eye and asks one question: “Did you try your best?”

    Two Oldham County teams, the All-Stars and the Eagles, both concluded their seasons March 3 at the Special Olympics state basketball tournament at Hoops Indoor Sports Complex in Louisville.

  • Runner found dead along Old La Grange Road

    Police discovered the body of a runner Sunday afternoon along Old La Grange Road in Crestwood.

    Kenneth "Kenny" Durr Gilliland III, 44, of Crestwood, was pronounced dead on the scene when police and the coroner arrived at 4:30 p.m.

    Foul play is not suspected, said Mike Head, Oldham County Police Department spokesman.

    Gilliland appears to have died from natural causes.

    He is survived by his wife, Terra; and two daughters, Alexandra and Abigail Gilliland. He was a U.S. Army reservist.

  • CARTOON: Spring Forward
  • Local athletes run on Mason-Dixon Games’ wooden surface

    LOUISVILLE — Inside Broadbent Arena, it sounds like a stampede.

    But there’s no cattle or horses.

    It’s the sound of runners at full speed on an elevated wooden track with banked corners and older than the Nixon administration.

    A number of Oldham middle school and high school runners conquered the track March 2 and 3 at the Mason-Dixon Games at Broadbent Arena in Louisville. Albeit with a few repairs, the track is the same used in the first running of the games in 1960.

  • Prepping professionally in Oldham

    A couple of big guns are training for football in the same place Oldham County children compete.

    Linebacker Dexter Heyman, who just finished his senior season at the University of Louisville, stretches March 1 at the Oldham County YMCA’s indoor arena.

  • Grand Stamm—LIVE! 3.9

    Guys and gals, welcome to our 13th Grand Stamm — LIVE! chat, set for Friday, March 9 at 3:30 p.m.

    I apologize for not having a chat last week, but our scheduled guest, Philadelphia Eagles cornerback and former University of Kentucky star Trevard Lindley had to cancel to seek shelter Friday in the storms that swept through the area. I'll still try to reschedule Lindley to join us here.

    But we're back this week and with a big guest!