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Today's News

  • SOHS cross country sets practice times

    The South Oldham High School girls’ and boys’ cross country teams will practice at 7 a.m. at Tom Sawyer Park Monday through Friday until the start of school.

    For information, contact coach Stan Clark by e-mail at stanrunner@aol.com or by cell phone at 592-4834.

    Athletic packets are available at SOHS or online at www.sohs.net.

  • Runners fight intense heat

    Welcome to the 30th annual Oldham County Festival YMCA Sweat-fest! That’s the best way to describe the annual 5K run and one-miler that took place Friday.

  • County events

    Thursday, July 24

    Postpartum and Newborn Care class. 7 to 9 p.m. Baptist Hospital Northeast. Free. 222-3627 or baptistnortheast.com.

    La Leche League of Oldham County. 6 p.m. All mothers and mothers-to-be interested in learning more about breastfeeding welcome to attend. 222-2886.

  • Locals help East defeat West

    LOUISVILLE – The Oldham County connection was strong in the Kentucky High School Coaches Association/Gatorade East/West Junior All-Star Games Saturday at Bellarmine University.

    The East, led by North Oldham’s Dale Tingle, Oldham County’s Eric Dunlap and Brandon Mason and South Oldham’s Drew Kraemer, cruised 120-92 over the West stars made up of players from the Fifth and Sixth regions.

  • Two awarded Byrd Honors Scholarship

    Kenny Minielly of Prospect and Joel Lowery of Crestwood recently earned a four-year Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship for $1,5000 per year.

    Minielly, a 2008 graduate of Louisville Trinity High School, will attend Vanderbilt University to study biological sciences.

    At Trinity, Minielly was a member of the quick recall team, lacrosse team, National Honor Society, Beta Club, environmental club and Spanish club.

  • Miss Oldham County Fair

    Brooke Radcliffe was the winner of the 2008 Miss Oldham County Fair pageant Tuesday night. Radcliffe is also the previous winner of the Little Miss, Princess, Preteen and Teen pageants at the fair. She will be a senior at Oldham County High School in the fall and aspires to be a United Nations adviser or state senator.

    She said she believes, “If you put your faith in Jesus and work hard, you can accomplish all that you set out to do in life.”

  • JCTC honors dean's list students

    Four local students made the spring semester dean’s list at Jefferson Community and Technical College-Carrollton Campus. The students include Kristina Nichole Bell, Leigh Anne Parise, Jason Townsend and Ben Patrick Oliver. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn a minimum grade-point average of 3.5.

  • Sewer district responds to coverage

    After reading the article and editorial in the June 26 Oldham Era concerning the Oldham County Sewer District, I wanted to clear up some misunderstandings about OCSD’s finances and options for the future.

    Here are some facts about the Oldham County Sewer District:

    • Our last rate increase was in 2005. Over the past three years almost every expense associated with our business has increased.

  • Freedom only a new bike brings

    There’s only one thing that could make me feel as free as an 8-year-old with a new bike.

    Only one thing that can recall the days of freedom, sweet freedom. Days of, who cares if I don’t have a ride to the pool or to Bryan’s house to jump on the trampoline. That’s allright, I’m mobile. I’m free to go anywhere I want in the whole world whenever I want, provided my mom lets me and it’s within five miles.

  • Quigley to play charity exhibition match

    Four-time state high school tennis champion Eric Quigley will play a charity exhibition match against future University of Kentucky teammate Bruno Agostinelli at 7 p.m. Friday at the home of Mark and Sarah Hyland, 7500 Briarwood Drive, Crestwood.

    The event will benefit the Apple Patch community.