Today's News

  • The Era honored by Kentucky Press Association

    At its convention Friday in Lexington, the Kentucky Press Association announced winners of its Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers competition for 2011.

    Staff members of The Oldham Era earned several awards in the Large Weekly Newspaper division.

    Awards include:

  • Skating in sync

    The temperature at Iceland Sports Complex in Lyndon is supposed to be in the low 20s but it's cold enough that it feels like the country.

    The 15 members of Louisville Skating Academy’s open juvenile synchronized skating team stand in three lines, their heads cocked down and to the left. As music from the movie “Beetlejuice” plays, they fluidly move as one to the song, "Jump In The Line."

    Each skater wears a matching smile in their identical black dresses with their hair swept into a bun.

  • State before state

    BUCKNER — Individual high school wrestlers might have their sights set on the state tournament next month in Lexington, but Oldham County High School will be going a few weeks sooner as a team.

    The Colonels are headed to the state duals tournament, following their 47-19 win over Eastern Saturday in the region five duals meet. Both teams, along with the top two teams from each region in the state will wrestle Jan. 28 at the state tournament at Henry Clay High School in Lexington.

  • CARTOON: Ship captain bails
  • Traffic alert — Pewee Valley

     Friday, Jan. 20 — Ky. 146 at Dogwood Lane is blocked while LG&E replaces a utility pole stuck by a car this morning.

    The crash occured around 9:30 a.m., according to Pewee Valley Police Chief Mike Losik. The driver veered off the road and struck the pole, although Losik said the cause of the crash is not known.

    EMS transported the driver of the car to Norton Brownsboro. She was conscious and talking after the accident. There were no passengers in the vehicle.

  • GINGER: I’d be better off in Australia

    Like Alexander in, “The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” there are times when I think I’d be better off living in Australia.
    For example, take last Wednesday. (Please!) In order to get a jumpstart on my to-do list, I set the alarm for 6:40 a.m.
    At 5:40, the child who is typically impossible to drag out of bed before noon made a surprise appearance. She nestled her head into my armpit, her knee into my stomach and fell back to sleep.

  • Grand Stamm—LIVE! 1.20

    Guys and gals, welcome to our sixth Grand Stamm — LIVE! chat.

    I hope you all enjoyed last week's chat, with Aaron Riordan, wrestling coach at Oldham County High School. I'm glad many of you made it to the chat and loved hearing the feedback you've given me since then, especially Saturday at the region five duals meet.

  • Rocket Man Inc. is Super Bowl bound

    If a fan buys a beverage from a walking vendor at the 2012 Super Bowl at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Feb. 5, they will be doing business with the same Oldham County company that serves beverages at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, Churchill Downs and Kentucky Speedway.  
    Rocket Man Inc., based in Buckner, manages the walking vendor program at Lucas Oil Stadium, host of the NFL championship and home of the Indianapolis Colts and other events.

  • Picking up the pressure

    GOSHEN – First, Mary Dye, a South Oldham High School girls’ basketball senior forward, came up with a steal, followed by an outlet pass to senior guard Jasmine Whitfield for a layup.

    Then came another Dye steal and Whitfield lay-in followed by a Whitfield steal and Dye layup.

    With a pressure defense that worked the half-court trap to near perfection, the visiting Lady Dragons had no problem with North Oldham, coasting tonight to a 74-32 win.

  • From the heart

    The members of Oldham County’s girls’ basketball team sat dejected in their locker room following their 59-31 loss to Martha Layne Collins.

    Coach Stephen Mullins and Assistant Coach Jeff Walton spoke to the team after the game, but Walton didn’t offer the typical pick-me-up.