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Today's News

  • OC increases stanglehold on 29th district

    After entering the 2013 season with a 16-0 record against district teams over the past two seasons, the Oldham County Lady Colonels are at it again, claiming their first two victories of this year’s district campaign in convincing fashion.
    Fresh off embarrassing Trimble County 11-0 April 9, Oldham County made short work of South Oldham Wednesday night, blitzing the Lady Dragons 9-0.
    But that doesn’t mean Oldham County was flawlesss.

  • South Oldham baseball team routs rival North

    Just two days removed from an 8-5 loss to rival North Oldham, the South Oldham Dragons evened the season series Friday night, routing the Mustangs 13-6 to claim their first district win of the season.
    After a frustrating performance in the team’s first meeting, South Oldham coach Matt Wilson said he was proud of his team’s play in round two.
    “We came out together as a team and we changed what we did from Tuesday,” Wilson said, smiling. “We came out on top, and we came out big with 13 runs.”

  • Oldham County shakes up district picture with big 5-2 win over South

    After opening its season on a rough note, the Oldham County baseball team took a huge step toward righting the ship Tuesday night, dismantling rival South Oldham 5-2 to claim sole ownership of the 29th district lead.
    They certainly looked the part against the Dragons, mixing strong pitching and timely hits in the game’s opening innings to take control and never look back.
    Left-fielder Austin Norman started the scoring for the Colonels in the bottom of the first, ripping an RBI double to right field, and pitcher Sean Holton followed with an RBI single.

  • Drunk man arrested outside Oldham Co. Public Library

    La Grange Police arrested a homeless man outside the Oldham County Public Library for alcohol intoxication.

    Larry Marsee, 49, of La Grange, was arrested at 6:30 p.m. April 3, after police received several complaints of a man disturbing patrons at the library. According to police, he was unable to stand or walk due to intoxication.

    He pleaded guilty to the charges in Oldham district court, and said he keeps a stash of liquor under a culvert in La Grange.

  • Contractor arrested for smuggling balloons into La Grange prison

    A Pleasureville man claims he was asked by an inmate at the Kentucky State Reformatory to bring an envelope filled with cash inside the prison.

    But police say the envelope contained balloons with an unknown orange drug inside.

    Police arrested Richard D. Dwyer, 49, of Pleasureville, at the Kentucky State Reformatory on April 4. Court documents list Dwyer as a civilian contractor working at the prison.

  • Oldham police officer indicted on criminal charges

    A police officer arrested for ‘sexting’ a high school girl he met during a traffic stop has been indicted for his communication with the teenager and also for falsifying a police report for an unrelated DUI arrest.

    OCPD Officer Harry S. “Shane” Mosley resigned Sept. 28 as police pursued charges against him related to cell phone communication he had with a teenager.

    An Oldham County grand jury recently handed up two indictments with criminal charges for Mosley.

  • Goshen man charged for deadly property dispute

    A Goshen man who claims he shot his brother-in-law in self-defense Oct. 15 is now charged with reckless homicide and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

    Police arrested Emmitt Pendleton, 50, Oct. 15 after a shooting at Pendleton’s home in the 5200 block of U.S. 42.

    Pendleton told police he shot his brother-in-law, Richard Hild, in self-defense during an argument about a utility trailer.

    Police found Hild’s body in the driveway after Pendleton called 911.

  • Annual Blue Hydrangea Tea Party to benefit ovarian cancer research

    Historic Downtown La Grange will host its annual Progressive Blue Hydrangea Tea Party to benefit Ovarian Awareness of Kentucky at 1 p.m., April 21st.

    This is the sixth year for the event, which has drawn about 1,000 people and has raised more than $10,000 in past years.

    The Tea Party is considered a success each year by local businesses, attendees and the Ovarian Awareness of Kentucky organization.

  • Crestwood woman shares Boston experience

    The Oldham Era has heard from friends and family members of several local runners who competed in today's Boston Marathon.

    Kathy Riley, of Crestwood, is in Boston with friends Ashli Collins and Andrea Faulk who ran the race.

    Riley said the two runners crossed the finish line just moments before the blasts rocked the area. Fortunately, both are safe and unharmed.

    Jennifer Jones said via email that her brother-in-law Brian Jones, who also competed, is safe and back at his hotel room.

  • Four Oldham Co. runners in Boston safe, unharmed

     

    As news reports continue of the bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, The Oldham Era has learned several Oldham County residents competed in – and finished – the marathon today.