Today's News


    As listed in The Oldham Era's Nov. 1 edition and submitted by candidates:

    Oldham County Board of Education, Division 1

    Donna Marie Claggett

    47, owner and operator, Skylight Country Store


    Husband: Tony Cash; son Matthew Claggett, graduate of OCHS; daughter, Brooke Claggett Asher, graduate of NOHS and Bellarmine University; stepson, Justin Cash, a freshman at the University of Louisville.

    Education/degrees: Graduate, Portland Christian.

  • New assessment results rank Oldham County School district seventh in state

    After the biggest change in state assessment in almost 30 years, the first round of Unbridled Learning scores are being released state-wide today.

    Oldham County is the highest-ranked county district in the state and the seventh-highest ranked overall. The top six schools are all independent districts.

    The new accountability system awards recognition levels based on percentiles.

    As a district, Oldham County is one of just two county districts in the state's nine Districts of Distinction, the highest recognition level.

  • Local teams ready for regional cross country meet

    With the 2012 cross country season winding down, local teams are gearing up to take their respective courses at the regional meet. For Oldham County, that means a quick trip down I-71 to EP “Tom” Sawyer Park, while North and South Oldham runners head out to Henry County High School in  Eminence.
    Each will face their own fair share of challenges though.
    Class 2A including NOHS and SOHS will kick things off Saturday with the first race scheduled to start at 10 a.m.

  • A season to remember: North Oldham volleyball team returns to state semifinals

    Three months ago, the North Oldham Mustangs entered the 2012 season with a nearly unbearable amount of pressure hanging on their shoulders. On Oct. 27, they lived up to expectations by returning to the state’s biggest stage and walking away with two wins.
    Though their run didn’t end quite the way they hoped — a 3-0 loss to Mercy in the state semifinal game — coach Brian Jones said he is proud of what his girls accomplished.

  • 10 horses perish in early morning barn fire

    Ten Thoroughbred horses died in a barn fire in L'Espirit early Monday morning, according to La Grange Fire Department officials.

    The department responded to a call at 3:40 a.m. to Park Shore Road and found the barn fully engulfed in flames.

    A neighbor called 911 after realizing the barn was on fire. 

    The horse owners were leasing the land; there is no home on the property.

  • Second half dooms South Oldham as they fall 33-21 to Shelby County

    Story by Randy Heite

    On a cold and rainy evening, the South Oldham Dragons lost to the Shelby County Rockets 33-21. The scoreboard tells a different story then what happened on Senior Night for the Dragons though.

  • Bardstown edges North Oldham 22-14.

    Friday night may have marked the end of the regular season for both the Bardstown and North Oldham football teams but it was certainly one to remember as the pair traded plenty of blows in a 22-14 Tigers’ win.

    North Oldham got out to a quick start, putting the games’ first points on the board just five minutes into the first quarter as Mustangs’ running back Josh Smith broke rambled in from 79 yards out.

  • Oldham County closes regular season with 16-12 win over Jeffersontown

    While the other local teams picked up losses Friday night, the Oldham County Colonels closed the regular season in style, knocking out host Jeffersontown 16-12.

    Senior running back Jacob Taylor got things started for the Colonels, ripping off a 51-yard scoring run just two minutes into the game.

  • I-264 ramp closures this weekend, Oct. 26-29

    If you're headed back to Oldham County from eastern Jefferson County, be mindful of several ramp closures that may impact your route. 

    According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, crews will be paving two ramps as part of the project to construct acceleration and deceleration lanes at the I-71/I-264 interchange.  

    The entrace ramp from US 42 to eastbound I-264 and the exit ramp from eastbound I-264 to northbound I-71 (exit 23A) will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, until 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29.

  • Louisville man, formerly employed as a police officer, pleas guilty to threatening a federal agent

    A Jefferson County resident, formerly employed as a police officer and officer with the Kentucky Department of Corrections, pled guilty today in U.S. District Court for mailing threatening communications to a federal law enforcement officer and knowingly depositing a firearm in the mail, according to David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.