Today's News

  • OC Schools raises tuition 70% for non-residents

    Tuition for Oldham County students who live outside district boundaries will jump 70 percent for the 2013-14 school year.

    Families who live outside Oldham County are eligible to enroll children in Oldham County Schools, provided that tuition is paid and the selected school has capacity for additional enrollment.

    Some of the district’s non-resident students are children of Oldham County Schools’ employees.

    Members of the Oldham County Board of Education increased the tuition rate by 70 percent for the upcoming school year.

  • Military couple receives mortgage-free home in Crestwood

    Crestwood’s newest residents got a first look at their new home Friday.

    James and Amanda Calton did what any new homeowners do: opened the kitchen cabinets, envisioned where furniture would go, disagreed over who would get more closet space.

    They also thanked Amanda Shaunessy over and over.

    Shaunessy is a housing case worker with Homes on the Homefront, a program organized by Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit that serves veterans and military families.

    Homes on the Homefront works with banks that donate foreclosed homes.

  • Crestwood man rescued from house fire

    Firefighters from Oldham and Jefferson counties responded to a house fire in the 9200-block of Foxtail Court in Orchard Grass Hills Tuesday.

    Some quick-thinking neighbors pulled 78-year-old Bob Hollander and his dog Bo from the house as fire spread through the back half.

    Hollander said he was taking a nap after mowing the grass when neighbors woke him up.

    Pewee Valley Fire Deputy Chief Carey Hirtzel said the fire is under investigation, but the cause was likely accidental.

    Email us about this story at: news@oldhamera.com.

  • School board members back budget cuts

    The Oldham County Board of Education is standing behind the school district in its request to eliminate $3 million and more than 50 jobs from next year’s budget.

    Under the proposed 2013-14 budget, the district would start its fiscal year July 1 with less money and fewer employees.

    Most jobs will come out of the classrooms and the transportation department.

    The district will fund at least 14 fewer teachers in 2013-14.

  • South Oldham High earns two national rankings for top high schools

    South Oldham High School was named the state’s second-best public high school on the U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings, just behind duPont Manual in Louisville.

    SOHS is ranked 406th nationally on the report.

    U.S. News and World Reports evaluated more than 21,000 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on state proficiency standards and how well they prepare students for college.

  • David Levitch plays in prestigious Derby Festival Classic
  • South Oldham evens OC series with win

    It was wet and wild but South Oldham found a way to win, outlasting rival Oldham County 5-4 April 17 in a game delayed for 45 minutes because of lightning.
    For the second time this season, the Dragons turned the table on a district opponent that had previously beaten them, upending the Colonels one day after a 5-2 loss muddied the district picture.
    But early on, it looked like OC was the team to beat.

  • North, OC claim titles at Oldham County Championships

    Taking to Goshen for the Oldham County Championships, both the North Oldham and Oldham County track and field teams captured big wins April 18, laying claim as the county’s best.
    The Oldham County boys finished with a total score of 71, while North Oldham claimed second with a score of 69 and South finished third with 45 points. The North girls grabbed their first-ever championship with 84 points, while OC finished second with 81 and South grabbed third with 21 points.

  • North Oldham improves to 4-1 in district with win

    Needing a win to stay alive in the district race, the North Oldham took a huge step closer to securing the 29th District’s No. 1 seed Tuesday night, dispatching Oldham County 7-1 to move to 4-1 in district play.
    The Mustangs didn’t waste any time getting started, plating one run in the bottom of the inning on a sacrifice fly from catcher Peter Sohn.
    They added two more in the bottom of the second following an error and a bases-loaded walk.

  • School district to cut $3 million

    Oldham County Schools will begin the 2013-14 fiscal year July 1 with less money, fewer employees and longer bus routes.

    District officials are cutting $3 million from the budget and also losing an untold amount of federal funds.

    A rise in expenditures is “beyond our control,” Superintendent Will Wells said.

    In August, Wells will ask school board members to raise the district’s tax rate.

    Mandatory step raises for teachers and contributions to employee and retiree health plans comprise most of those costs, he explained.