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Today's News

  • Locals compete at state swim competition

    A large group of county swimmers competed at the Lancaster Aquatic Center in Lexington last month for the Kentucky 13 and Over SC Championships.

    Grace Oglesby won the girls open 400 yard IM with a time of 4:22.64. Oglesby also won the girls open 100 yard fly with a time of 53.81 seconds.

    Lydia Jackson won the girls 13-14 200 yard free with a time of 1:52.44.

    Jackson also won the girls 13-14 500 yard free with a time of 5:08.25.

  • Johnson named National Player of Week

    Accolades have continued to pour in for South Oldham grad and Transylvania baseball pitcher Braden Johnson.

    Johnson was named the National College Baseball Writer’s Association’s NCAA D-III National Player of the Week last week.

    Johnson, a freshman right-hander from Crestwood, earned the award by hurling a no-hitter March 30 in a 12-0 win against Defiance College.

    The no-hitter was the first in the modern era of Transy baseball, per the school’s athletic department.

  • Cripe pitches North past South for Derby City title

    LOUISVILLE – District 29 play doesn’t start until next week, but North Oldham made a district statement Wednesday night.

    Evan Cripe pitched a complete game shutout as North beat cross-town rival South Oldham 1-0 in the championship game of the Derby City Baseball Classic at Butler High School.

    The senior left-hander gave up just four hits and two walks over seven innings as the Mustangs (7-3) notched their fourth win over three days to take the 16-team event.

  • County candidates to speak at Chamber forum

    Candidates for county positions ranging from property value administrator to county judge will take part in a candidate forum as the 2014 primary inches closer.

    The forum, hosted by the Oldham Chamber and The Oldham Era, will feature candidates vying for county attorney, sheriff, PVA, coroner, magistrate and county judge-executive.

    Deana Epperly Karem, executive director of the chamber, said the candidate forum is important for an informed voter base.

  • Crestwood to review proposed Walmart

    The Crestwood City Council has set a special meeting to take up an ordinance that would allow Walmart to return to the city.

    Crestwood Mayor Dennis Deibel said the council would meet Wednesday, April 16 to consider a rezoning ordinance that would clear the way for a Walmart SuperCenter to be built at 6701 Veterans Memorial Parkway, also known as KY-392 Bypass.

    Deibel said the reason for the special meeting, instead of the council’s regular meeting, is due to the significance of the issue.

  • AT&T seeks tower in Ballardsville

    Two months after abandoning plans to build a cell tower in Pewee Valley, AT&T is looking to build one in another Oldham County location.

    The company is proposing a 199-foot tower to be built off Ky. 22 in Ballardsville, according to a public notice filed by Ansco and Associaties, a Georgia-based company. However, no application to build the tower has been given to the Oldham County Planning and Zoning Commission, Assistant Director Brian Davis said.

  • Goshen man sent to grand jury

     

    A Goshen man has been referred to a Carroll County Grand Jury after a district court found probable cause that he drove under the influence during an early March crash in Carroll County.

    Donald Jefferies, 50, was arrested by Kentucky State Police after admitting he took too many prescription pills before being involved in the accident on Hwy. 36.

  • Private school handles any issue

     

    The definition of necessity took a whole new meaning for Heather Peavler when one of her children was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

    When Peavler’s children were enrolled in an area private Christian school, the diagnosis became an issue when the school went on to say it “was ill-equipped” to teach the child in question.

  • After long winter, county solicits bids to restore road salt levels

     

    At the end of a long winter full of snow and ice, the Oldham County Fiscal Court would like someone to pass the road salt.

    The court has advertised to buy 4,500 tons of road salt, after this past winter depleted its resources, Judge-Executive David Voegele said.

    “We’re pretty well all used up,” he said.

    According to county Road Superintendent Lance Lashley, road crews have plowed or salted 16 times this winter and used more than 3,000 tons of salt to clear county roads.

  • Sheriff hosts another drug take back event

    In partnership with the DEA, Sheriff Steve Sparrow and the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a Drug Take Back program on Saturday, April 26, as part of the National Drug Take Back Day Initiative.