Today's News

  • Mike Montgomery: The radio voice of Oldham

    One of the top free throw shooters in the state, North Oldham High School boys’ basketball’s David Levitch stepped to the free throw line Jan. 13 at Oldham County High School.

    From the press table three rows from the floor, Mike Montgomery commented on Levitch’s 88 percent free throw percentage for the season. Montgomery is the play-by-play announcer for Pegasus Sports, an internet radio broadcast station.

    Levitch missed his next free throw.

  • CARTOON: Rush limbos lower
  • Crossing guards provide barriers for bikers

    In her neon yellow safety vest, Linda Coffey warms her hands Feb. 25 while standing on Walnut Street in front of La Grange Coffee roasters. She keeps an eye on the nearby traffic on Jefferson Street in La Grange.

    Coffey’s job is to keep vehicles from entering the course of the La Grange Urban Short Track Series.

    Coffey claps and cheers as bikers breeze by throughout the race. She recognizes most of the bikers from the eight races she’s worked.

    A woman in a blue and black racing suit zips by on her bike.

  • Large turnout of bikers battle buildings, caution tape in La Grange Urban Short Track Series

    She had already conquered biking through buildings and across gravel, pavement, mud and wood.

    But unlike previous competitions, Shelbyville’s Shera Clark fell into an unexpected trap Saturday.

    Biking with a La Grange Urban Short Track-record 30 other bikers in the category three race, Clark tried to pass a group of bikers while crossing Walnut Street. But Clark got too close to a strip of caution tape on the course, which wrapped tight around her gear shaft.

  • Crestwood man dies on Sleepy Hollow Road

    A Crestwood man died in a car crash Sunday evening on Ky. 1694 (Sleepy Hollow Road) near his home.

    David Klosterman, 57, died when his vehicle left the roadway and overturned.

    According to Oldham County Police, the crash occured about 8:20 p.m. in the 3100 block of Ky. 1694.

    Police have not determined the cause of the crash. Anyone with information is asked to call OCPD at 222-1300.

    Klosterman is survived by his wife, Sharon; and two children, Nicole and Derrick.

  • PUBLISHER: Great communities are informed communities

    The older we get, the more we realize the importance of our parents’ influence upon us. Growing up, a normal evening at the Cotten household included supper at the kitchen table with mom and dad, followed by time to relax.
    At the time, I did not know the repetition of a normal evening would play an important role in a life observation at 46.
    The observation is one of my dad after supper, pulling the arm of his recliner with a squeak and spring locking out the footrest. In his hands would be our local newspaper with a cup of coffee on the end table next to him.

  • South comes up short again in region tourney

    LAWRENCEBURG — There’s been only one team in the eighth region that’s been able to claim superiority over the South Oldham High School girls’ basketball team.

    On Sunday afternoon, it happened again.

    Despite cutting a 12-point deficit to one with over a minute to go, the Lady Dragons again couldn’t catch Walton-Verona, falling 52-47 in the eighth region championship game at Anderson County High School.

  • North takes fifth at state behind eighth graders

    LOUISVILLE — North Oldham High School’s girls’ swimming team has put itself in elite company.

    Behind a pair of strong-limbed swimmers, the Lady Mustangs are among the top five teams in the state for the first time in school history.

  • Grand Stamm—LIVE! 3.2

    Guys and gals, welcome to our 13th Grand Stamm — LIVE! chat, set for Friday, March 2 at 1:30 p.m.

    I hope you all enjoyed last week's chat, with South Oldham High School senior girls' basketball player Jasmine Whitfield, who's been a part of a dynamic run this season for the Lady Dragons. She'll be playing for the University of Cincinnati this fall.

  • Sports Primer 2.29

    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.

    And just a reminder to check out tomorrow's Grand Stamm—LIVE! with a special guest that I'm ironing out the details on. I'll be announcing the time officially on my Facebook page, The Oldham Era's Sports Guy.