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Today's News

  • Irish Rover Closing, New Restaurant Will Open Soon

    The Irish Rover Too is closing this week ending roughly a decade on La Grange’s Main Street.

    A sign on the door of the restaurant says the business will close this Saturday, August 31st, but another restaurant will take its place.

    Irish Rover owner Michael Reidy says he has enjoyed his time running his second location in Oldham County, saying the community has “supported us, we felt loved and needed” during 10 years in the area.

    Reidy’s first location, the Irish Rover, is located in Louisville.

  • Oldham County Chamber hosts golf scramble

    The Oldham County Chamber of Commerce held its annual golf scramble on Aug. 9. Local businesses created their own teams and competed against each other in the one day tournament.

    The winners (pictured above with Deana Karen, executive director) were the Dark Horse Creative Team of Mike Minogue, Darrel Current, Mike Prather and Charlie Watts.

    Second place (center) was the LG&E/KU Team of Alan McGinnis, Bruce Heilelbech, Mark White and Dave French.

    An award was also given out to the Most Honest team which was the team finishing in last place.

  • La Grange's Grogan wins women's Fastline 5k

    Margaret Grogan of La Grange and Kyle McHall of the Bronx, N.Y., took home the women’s and men’s titles respectively, Aug. 10 at the Fun-Raising Fastline 5K.

    Grogan completed the race in 20:33.14, nipping Caroline Grogan, also of La Grange, at the finish line.

    Rounding out the top five were third-place Mary Elizabeth Rumsey of La Grange (21:30.58), fourth-place Roberta Meyer of Shepherdsville (21:53.14) and fifth-place Melissa Christensen (22:19.74).

  • Local Ironman will lead to road closings in Oldham

    The annual Ironman Louisville triathlon will be held this Sunday, Aug. 25. That means Oldham County residents can expect some heavy delays if trying to travel on several roads in the county.

    As in years past, the main portion of the 112-mile bike ride will go through Oldham County which leads to the closing of many roads.

  • North boys soccer win season opener in Mustang classic

    GOSHEN – North Oldham didn’t waste time laying claim to its own tournament Monday night.

    The Mustangs scored two goals within a minute and a half of each other less than 15 minutes into the match and then held on for a 3-1 win over Kentucky Country Day in the opening round of the Mustang Classic.

    The season-opening win was the first for new North coach Chad Niedert.

    “We weren’t particularly pleased with the possession we played… but that’s splitting hairs when you win 3-1 to start a season,” Niedert said.

  • Back home

    Oldham County is a special place to me.

    I first came to this county in the summer of 2011 as a 20-year old college kid. My only day-to-day journalism experience to that point had been a spring on the Western Kentucky baseball beat for my college paper.

    As a summer intern I was going to get my first taste of sports reporting at a professional newspaper.

    Then two weeks before I started Mickey Patterson, Era sports editor since sometime during the Reagan Administration, stepped down.

  • Local rugby champion

    While Oldham County is not considered a hot bed for rugby players, the county can now say it has produced a national champion.

    Erin Overcash, a 2009 graduate of North Oldham High School, recently won the USA rugby’s club national championship.

    Overcash was a very talented athlete for the Mustangs. She played basketball and track, winning two state championships in the high jump.

  • Local residents to participate in Frankfort art fair

     

  • History Tots fall session begins Sept. 4

     

  • American Heritage Girl Troop meeting