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Today's News

  • Remembering why we’re free

    ’ve spent the past two Memorial Days the same way. Both years, I’ve headed to La Grange to attend – and photograph – the county’s annual Memorial Day service, honoring those who have fought and continue to fight for our freedom in the armed forces.

    I’ve listened as the names are read of the soldiers who have lost their lives fighting in our country’s wars. I’ve watched as veterans stand to salute the flag as the Oldham County Community Band plays a medley of each song representing the armed forces.

  • Oldham girls dominate
  • Simpson

    Owen Simpson Jr. and Shirley Kerby Simpson are celebrating 50 years of marriage.

    They married May 29, 1959. 

    They have three-daughters, seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.

  • Relay for Life

    The American Cancer Society’s Oldham County Relay for Life took place May 15-16 at Oldham County High School. While inclement weather moved the event indoors, participants representing 28 local fundraising teams packed the gym to honor cancer survivors and remember those who fought cancer.

  • Game Bytes

    Baseball

    Oldham County vs. Carroll County

    Score: 4-3 Carroll County.

    When: Monday. 

    Where: Shelby County High School. 

    Key players: Oldham County’s Dylan Chisholm, Nick DeNise and Blaine Whitehouse. Carroll County’s Zach Wise and Jesse Proctor. 

  • Holland picked to replace Forrest

    BUCKNER – Jason Holland experienced the highs and lows of coaching all in one day Friday when he was named the new boys’ basketball coach at Oldham County High School.

    “Friday was one of the happiest days of my life when I met with the Oldham County kids in the morning for the first time,” Holland said. “Then it was one of the saddest days of my life in the afternoon when I met with my kids at Henry County.”

    Holland comes to the OCHS program from Henry County where he served as the Wildcats’ head coach for five years.

  • Council will host public hearing on sign

    The fate of an $11,000 city sign that doesn’t meet the city’s historic district commission guidelines is still up for debate.

    Members of the La Grange Historic District Commission met May 21 to discuss a sign outside La Grange City Hall and community center.

    The sign, which reads, “James T. Beaumont Community Center,” is internally illuminated and members of the historic commission say it doesn’t comply with guidelines.

  • SOHS girls win pair of relay titles

    LOUISVILLE – The South Oldham High School girls are two-time state champs. The accomplishment comes not from individual performances, but from teamwork.

    The Lady Dragons won the 400 and 800 meter relay titles.

    In the first race of Friday’s 2A state track championships the 4x800 relay team won class 2A state championship at the University of Louisville, beating a second-place Boyle County team by more than five seconds and setting a personal record by 19 seconds.

  • Shakespeare behind bars

    Prison inmates bring personal experiences to the tale of ‘Macbeth’ Every year, dozens of groups perform Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” But few, if any, actors understand the lead role at the level of Ron Brown.  Unlike other actors portraying the murdering Macbeth, Brown knows what it’s like to feel the weight of a man he murdered.

  • Tally Sheet

    Following is an account of action from the North Oldham Little League from the past week as received by The Oldham Era:

    NORTH OLDHAM

    BASEBALL

    MAJOR LEAGUE

    RAYS 6, PIRATES 4 - Winning pitcher Seth Russell hit a two-run homer in the first inning to key the Rays.

    He was supported by a triple from Patrick Mueller and a double from Luke Weihe.

    Grant Wiliams led the Pirates with a home run and two doubles.

    PHILLIES 15, A’S 2 - Laymon Durbin and John McCarthy homered to lead the Phillies to the easy win.