Today's News

  • Wrestler ranked No. 23 nationally

    Though already well known in the bluegrass for his wrestling prowess, Oldham County’s John Shirkey is generating media buzz on the national level. Shirkey, a sophomore, as the No. 23 ranked wrestler in the 126-pound weight class by Wrestling USA magazine.
    “I really was surprised,” Shirkey said. “It was one of those things I’ve been working for ever since I started wrestling really. It was a big deal because I’ve devoted so much to the sport. It’s an honor.”
    Shirkey’s work ethic is well-known.

  • Shelby Sharks perform well at Carmel Invite

    By The Oldham Era
    Staff report

    Whether it be on the pool walls, in the lobby hall of fame — which showcases a number of great swimmers ­— or in the waters of the pool itself, IUPUI’s Natatorium in Indianapolis exudes an aura of championship swimming.
    That certainly made the Shelby Sharks, a Shelbyville based swim team with plenty of Oldham County flavor, feel right at home as they took to the water at the Carmel Invite.

  • Too little, too late: Dragons rally from 13-point deficit but fall just short in loss

    Six days after finishing their district schedule with a perfect 3-0 record, the South Oldham Dragons looked like a different team for the first three quarters of Monday’s game against visiting Jeffersontown.
    Though they did fight in the fourth quarter to erase a staggering 13-point deficit, it was too late as a combination of hot shooting from the Chargers and sloppy ball handling from the Dragons led to a frustrating 71-69 loss.

  • Plans to spray, swipe South Oldham school for flu germs Saturday are canceled

    Plans for volunteers to spray and swipe South Oldham Middle School surfaces with disinfectant on Saturday, Feb. 2 are canceled.

    An army of parent volunteers planned to attack student desks, lockers, door handles and other surfaces at SOMS with disinfectant spray and Clorox wipes to decrease spread of the flu and other viruses.

    SOMS parent Daryl Baer coordinated efforts to rid the school of germs.

    "We do our best to stay on top of it in our homes," Baer said, "but our kids are the school more hours than at home."

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  • South Oldham prepares for rivalry game with pep rally

    With Tuesday night’s district showdown between rivals South and North Oldham looming, the Dragons took to the court a little early Jan. 29, ending the school day with a blacklight themed pep rally to prepare students for one of the most important games of the season ­— a rivalry game that was the deciding factor for the 29th district race.
    In addition to recognizing many winter athletes, the rally pitted students against their peers and the faculty members in a series of challenges, including a dance-off.

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  • South Oldham rolls past Trimble County to finish 3-0 in district play

    Nearly 10 months after closing the 2011-12 with a loss in the regional final, the South Oldham Lady Dragons took the first step Monday in a return appearance, sweeping their district schedule with a 56-39 win over Trimble County.
    It certainly didn’t take long for them to assert themselves as a 17-3 push in the games’ opening minutes was enough to give South all the momentum needed for the rest of the game.

  • South Oldham boys win 29th district regular season championsip

    It may not have been his team’s prettiest game but South Oldham head coach Steve Simpson certainly won’t argue with the results after his team’s gritty defense and flair for the dramatic set the stage for a memorable 72-65 win over rival North Oldham Tuesday night.
    It also earned the Dragons the school’s second 29th district championship in as many days.

  • Officials will redistrict students for 2014-15 school year

    Oldham County Schools officials are planning to redistrict students before the 2014-15 school year.

    Decreased birth rates have lowered enrollment projections and school board members voted to close Liberty Elementary while postponing the building of a new elementary school late last year.

    Tracy Harris, the district’s communications director, said administrators understand the difficulties and frustrations that can arise from redistricting.