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Today's News

  • South Oldham stars win second in state

    CRESTWOOD – It came down to the tying run on third and winning run on first before the South Oldham Little League 10-year-old all-stars finally fell in the state championship game.

    South fought to the East Daviess County all-stars out of Owensboro 5-4 in the title game in Richmond that took two days to play due to rain delays.

  • Truck strikes pedestrian on Ky. 146

    A La Grange man is hospitalized after being hit by a truck on Jefferson Street this afternoon.

    About 2:45 p.m., a Chevy S-10 pickup truck driven by a New Castle resident struck a man in the 300 block of E. Jefferson Street. 

    Witnesses told police the man darted into traffic for an unknown reason.

    Oldham County EMS took the man to University Hospital in Louisville for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

     

  • First Birthday

    Easton Lee Shelton celebrated his first birthday June 20.

    He joins siblings Ryane, 13, and Sadie, 2.

    He is the son of Chris and Christy Shelton of Shelbyville.

    Grandparents are Wayne and Joyce Shelton of Pleasureville and Jim Puckett and Candy Miller of Crestwood.

    Great-grandparents are Marvin and Alice Carpenter of Middletown.

  • Combs is new field rep for Congressman Davis

    McKenzie Combs has replaced Christina Poole as the field representative for Congressman Geoff Davis. Poole recently moved to San Antonio.

    Combs is a resident of La Grange and a graduate of Western Kentucky University.

  • The Era welcomes general manager from Florida

    The Oldham Era is welcoming a new staff member this week. 

    Clarissa Williams has been named general manager effective Aug. 5.  

    Williams most recently served as publisher of the News-Sun in Sebring, Fla. She has served as the advertising and circulation director at the Richmond Register in Richmond and as publisher at the Register-News in Mt. Vernon, Ill. She has 13 years of newspaper experience in a variety of roles.

  • Letters to the Editor

    There’s no place like home to find Miss OC

    To the editor:

    I wonder if most people realize our newly crowned Miss Oldham County 2009 is from Henry County. I am appalled our county is not represented by a resident who actually lives in Oldham County. 

  • Here comes that rainy day feeling again

    It’s another rainy day at the Oldham County Aquatics Center and lifeguards are starting to get slap-happy. The song “My Girl” blares from the PA system.

    “I’ve got sunshine... on a cloudy day,” one lifeguard sings. 

    She’s one of the six that remain at noon Tuesday after a full crew showed up to work. 

    The staff drew names to see who would have to go home on this rainy day like so many others so far this summer.

  • Athlete of the Week

    Name: Shelby Cohen.

    School: Oldham County Middle School.

    Sport: Soccer.

    Age: 13.

    Position: Midfielder.

    Hometown: La Grange.

    Accomplishments: Cohen, who will enter the eighth grade at OCMS this fall, is one of several middle school players who are expected to play a key role for the Oldham County High School girls’ varsity soccer team this fall.

    A midfielder, she is the youngest of three sisters to go through the Lady Colonels’ program following in the footsteps of Rachael and Maggie, a senior on the OCHS team this year.

  • Hettinger named to dean’s list at Northern Kentucky University

    Nicholas Hettinger of La Grange was named to the dean’s list at Northern Kentucky University for the spring semester,

    To be named to the dean’s list at NKU, students must earn a 3.6 grade-point average.

    Hettinger, a 2008 graduate of Oldham County High School, is studying history at NKU. He is the son of Terry and Alisa Hettinger.

  • The SON shines again

    BUCKNER – The SON Soccer Invitiational will field another strong field again this year.

    The tourney, hosted by the South Oldham, Oldham County and North Oldham high school girls’ soccer programs, features a 12-team field with play starting Aug. 17 at all three local schools.

    “It’s a really strong field,” OCHS coach Danny Schulz said. “All three Oldham County teams should be very good before the year is over and three or four of the teams should be ranked in the top five in the state.”