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Today's News

  • AUDIO: OCHS overcomes poor shooting for quarterfinal win

    LEXINGTON — The Oldham County High School boys' basketball team's go-to-player hadn't been himself.

    With four fouls, senior forward Tyler Wesley hadn't scored for the first 31 minutes of the Colonels' 36-34 win over Knott County Central on Friday in the state tournament quarterfinals at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

    But in trying to hold the ball for the final shot, OCHS Coach Jason Holland had no doubt who he planned on turning to for the Colonels' most important shot of the game.

  • OLDHAM IN STATE SEMI-FINALS

    LEXINGTON — For over 31 minutes, the Oldham County high school boys’ basketball team’s leading scorer didn’t score.

    But when his team needed him most, Colonels senior forward Tyler Wesley came through.

    Wesely gave OCHS the lead for good with 3.9 seconds left on a layup and free throw and the Colonels lucked out on missed Knott County Central free throws to come away with a 36-34 win in the quarterfinals of the KHSAA Sweet 16.

  • Agenda for March 20 fiscal court meeting

     

    Oldham County Fiscal Court
    March 20, 2012
    2:00pm
    Oldham County Fiscal Court Building, 2nd Floor


    Welcome

    Pledge Of Allegiance

    Roll

    Approval Of Agenda

    Approval Of Minutes

    Public Comment

    Public Comment Response

    Proclamation – National Surveyors Week

    Rural Secondary Roads Presentation – KYTC

    Bid Opening – Safe Routes To School

  • AUDIO: OCHS Sweet 16 first round post-game press conference

    LEXINGTON — Oldham County had to fight to get it, but the Colonels picked up their first win at the KHSAA Sweet 16 since 2003.

    OCHS took the lead with three minutes remaining in the first quarter and never trailed again, taking a 55-48 win over Bowling Green Thursday in the first round of the state tournament at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

    After the game, seniors Tyler Wesley, Sam Gruber and Jacob Kopp addressed reporters at the podium, along with Colonels Coach Jason Holland.

  • Oldham families make signs pointing to Rupp Arena

    Julie Gruber knows how important the boys’ basketball state tournament is in Kentucky.

    She found out watching her son, Oldham County High School junior guard Sam Gruber, during the Colonels’ state tournament appearance last year.

    To help energize the team, Julie Gruber and 14 other parents of the OCHS’ boys’ basketball team gathered Sunday in the school’s cafeteria to craft signs showing their well-wishes. The signs will be placed along Ky. 146 for the team to see on their bus ride Wednesday to Rupp Arena in Lexington.

  • Colonels hang on for first-round win

    LEXINGTON — In a close game, Oldham County High School pulled out a win in the first round of state championship play Thursday.

    OCHS defeated Bowling Green High School 55-48 at Rupp Arena during open rounds of the KHSAA Boys' Sweet Sixteen Basketball Tournament.

    "Coming in we knew it was gonna be a great game because Bowling Green's a good team," OCHS Coach Jason Holland said. "We tried to slow them down and I was proud of my guys for battling for 32 minutes."

  • Relay for Cuteness Contest

    Think you have the cutest baby or pet around? 

    The Era is sponsoring a contest to raise funds for Relay For Life.

    Winning babies will be selected in two age categories: birth to 1 year and under 3 years old. All pets are eligible.

    Each entry costs $5 and can be dropped off or mailed to The Era. We prefer emailed photos; however, payment will need to be sent seperately. 

  • Voters pass liquor sales at golf course

    Golfers can celebrate Tuesday's special election with a cold one at Eagle Creek Golf Course after voters approved selling alcohol at the course.

    Residents of the La Grange precinct surrounding the golf course voted overwhelmingly to permit serving alcoholic beverages by the drink.

    A registered 1,561 voters live in the precinct, however, only 56 cast a ballot Tuesday.

    Of those, 51 voted to approve alcohol sales and 5 voted against.

    City officials hope the alcohol sales will increase revenue at the city-owned golf course.

  • Knock, knock: Spring storms bring door-to-door salespeople without a permit

    Girl Scouts aren’t the only ones ringing Oldham County doorbells this spring. Residents in several parts of the county are reporting numerous door-to-door salespeople — and many are not showing proper permits.

    Roofing and tree service crews have knocked on doors after recent rounds of storm damage.

    Orchard Grass Hills resident Jennifer Lee estimates she’s had salespeople from 13 different companies knock after recent storms.

  • At home on the range

    Last in a three-part series.
    Part one | Part two | Part three.

    It’s a Saturday morning, and 40 people are squeezed into a classroom.