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Today's News

  • A Saturday tradition

    As the weather heats up, so does the action at the North Oldham Little League

    The Rangers and the Orioles went at it Saturday in the North Oldham Little League rookie division.

    The Rangers defeated the Orioles 10-2 behind a triple from Caleb Jones and a double from Donavan Schneider. For the Orioles, Trent Mills and Denver Trimble each had two hits.

     

  • La Grange City Council meets regarding city's historic district

    While some say the city’s historic district ordinance is undermining property values in La Grange, others say the ordinance is the city's only hope for preservation. Guidelines for new or renovated property in the historical district include restrictions regarding work to awnings, cornices, decks, doors, fencing, gutters, brickwork, porches, driveways, sidewalks, retaining walls, roofs, siding, signs, skylights, and windows.

  • Kline is still the ace

    LEXINGTON – Lauren Kline didn’t play a lot of high school tennis this year, but when it really counted she came through.

    Kline, a North Oldham High School senior, won her second straight state singles tennis title Saturday with a 1-6, 6-3, 6-0 win over Samantha Maddox of Lexington Catholic. Kline took the title after deciding at the last minute to play and barely making the minimum four regular season matches to qualify for the regional tourney.

  • OCHS falls to Shelby 6-3 in finals

    SHELBYVILLE – A return to the regional finals is familiar territory for the Oldham County High School softball team, but it may have come a year early.

    The Lady Colonels fell 6-3 to Shelby County May 27, in a year in which many felt they were building toward a third regional title in the last four years.

    “We lost and we didn’t play our best game, but I am in no way upset with the girls,” OCHS coach Dennis Summitt said. “We expect to be right back here again next year, right back into contention.”

  • Athlete of the Week

    Name: Keith Henry.

    School: Oldham County Middle School.

    Sport: Track/football.

    Age: 14.

    Position: Sprinter in track and running back/linebacker in football.

    Hometown: La Grange.

    Accomplishments: A two-sport star for OCMS, Henry is a standout in track and in football for the Colonels.

    In track, he set a new school record this spring in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.96 seconds.

    He also ran the 100-meter dash and was a member of the relay teams.

  • New community brand revealed

    The Oldham County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Oldham County Fiscal Court, Oldham County Tourism Commission and The Oldham Era unveiled a new community brand Tuesday. The new brand is expected to be recognized throughout Oldham County and utilized on community and business letterheads, public signage, economic development, tourism and other community marketing materials.  More than 100 slogans/logos were submitted through a contest facilitated by the 2007 and 2008 classes of Leadership Oldham County.

  • County renews agreement for One Call Now service

    Members of the Oldham County Fiscal Court plan to extend the county’s agreement for the One-Call Now service.

    Judge-Executive Duane Murner will sign the agreement after officials from the county’s six incorporated cities sign an interlocal agreement to extend service for four years. 

  • On the other side of the story

    While I drearily stood in the grass near a train car early Saturday morning, South Oldham Fire Department Sergeant John Fekete placed his hand on my shoulder and smiled.

    “So you’re gonna be the victim, huh?”

    Dumbfounded by his question, I politely smile and nod.

    “Yep, that’s me,” I say. “The victim.”

    Little did he know how little I knew of the situation I was getting myself into.

  • Golf cart owners want green light for road use

    Cautiously creeping up to the intersection of Ky. 146 and Third Street, La Grange Mayor Elsie Carter looks to each direction before crossing the street.

    “Yee haw!” she yells as she firmly presses the gas pedal of her E-Z-Go golf cart – a $4,000 investment she made a year ago, which includes padded seats, flames on the side, chrome wheels, two tall orange flags and no seat belts.

    “You oughta get yourself a golf cart because it’s fun,” Carter said, chuckling. “You see things you never see when driving a car.”

  • Living Treasure: Cornelia Hampton Nay

    Cornelia Elizabeth Hampton Nay was born on a farm on June 25, 1911. Her parents were Maude Adalaide Brown Hampton and Grover Wade Hampton. She had two brothers, Grover and John. 

    Oral history transcribed by Nancy Theiss, Oldham County History Center. Photos by John Foster and submitted.