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Today's News

  • 10 horses perish in early morning barn fire

    Ten Thoroughbred horses died in a barn fire in L'Espirit early Monday morning, according to La Grange Fire Department officials.

    The department responded to a call at 3:40 a.m. to Park Shore Road and found the barn fully engulfed in flames.

    A neighbor called 911 after realizing the barn was on fire. 

    The horse owners were leasing the land; there is no home on the property.

  • Second half dooms South Oldham as they fall 33-21 to Shelby County

    Story by Randy Heite

    On a cold and rainy evening, the South Oldham Dragons lost to the Shelby County Rockets 33-21. The scoreboard tells a different story then what happened on Senior Night for the Dragons though.

  • Bardstown edges North Oldham 22-14.

    Friday night may have marked the end of the regular season for both the Bardstown and North Oldham football teams but it was certainly one to remember as the pair traded plenty of blows in a 22-14 Tigers’ win.

    North Oldham got out to a quick start, putting the games’ first points on the board just five minutes into the first quarter as Mustangs’ running back Josh Smith broke rambled in from 79 yards out.

  • Oldham County closes regular season with 16-12 win over Jeffersontown

    While the other local teams picked up losses Friday night, the Oldham County Colonels closed the regular season in style, knocking out host Jeffersontown 16-12.

    Senior running back Jacob Taylor got things started for the Colonels, ripping off a 51-yard scoring run just two minutes into the game.

  • I-264 ramp closures this weekend, Oct. 26-29

    If you're headed back to Oldham County from eastern Jefferson County, be mindful of several ramp closures that may impact your route. 

    According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, crews will be paving two ramps as part of the project to construct acceleration and deceleration lanes at the I-71/I-264 interchange.  

    The entrace ramp from US 42 to eastbound I-264 and the exit ramp from eastbound I-264 to northbound I-71 (exit 23A) will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, until 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29.

  • Louisville man, formerly employed as a police officer, pleas guilty to threatening a federal agent

    A Jefferson County resident, formerly employed as a police officer and officer with the Kentucky Department of Corrections, pled guilty today in U.S. District Court for mailing threatening communications to a federal law enforcement officer and knowingly depositing a firearm in the mail, according to David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Oldham County XC sweeps weekend races

    The Oldham County High School cross country teams turned in a good performance over the weekend in the Woodford County Invitational, capturing first place in all four races they contested, including boys’ and girls’ varsity and junior varsity.
    They also had individuals who performed well, including several who broke personal records.
    Casey Vandenbark started things off nicely in the junior varsity girls’ race with a win win in 20:47, while Drew Maddy took second in his third junior varsity race with a time of 18:26.

  • Oldham County XC sweeps weekend races

    The Oldham County High School cross country teams turned in a good performance over the weekend in the Woodford County Invitational, capturing first place in all four races they contested, including boys’ and girls’ varsity and junior varsity.
    They also had individuals who performed well, including several who broke personal records.
    Casey Vandenbark started things off nicely in the junior varsity girls’ race with a win win in 20:47, while Drew Maddy took second in his third junior varsity race with a time of 18:26.

  • FCA hosts Fields of Faith event at South Oldham

    Story by RANDY HEITE
    The Fellowship of Christian Athletes hosted its annual Fields of Faith event on Oct. 17.
    The event attracts nearly 100 students and their parents every year from the different schools in the county.
    Many students and parents return annually to enrich their faith, while others are attracted by the prospect of starting a path to Christianity.
    The evening’s main speaker, former University of Louisville wide receiver Scott Long, had plenty to tell Oldham County’s attendees.

  • Olympian visits local swim team

    The Oldham Era, Staff report
    For nearly 90 minutes on Oct. 2, the Shelby Sharks USA Swim Team relished a visit from Olympian and Louisville native Clark Burckle at the Family Activity Center in Shelbyville.  
    Burckle answered questions about swimming-related challenges, swam for 30 minutes in the pool demonstrating some stroke technique and signed autographs.