Today's News

  • Right for Ray: South Oldham gives injured senior special memory in rivalry game

     There wasn’t anything special about the pregame routine for the North Oldham and South Oldham girls lacrosse Tuesday evening in Goshen. South Oldham coach Bob Newton began announcing his team’s lineup. No surprises with the starters until he called the last name.

    “Hannah!” he shouted.

    And there was senior Hannah Ray. Standing near the outside of the huddle and like she had all season, not given any thought to her name in the lineup.

  • North Oldham sets school records at Eastern Relays

    The University of Louisville hosted 91 schools in its annual Eastern Relays at the Oswley B. Frazier Cardinal Park Friday and Saturday. Teams across Kentucky and surrounding states gathered to compete in 22 events. North Oldham continued it's strong performances in both the boys and girls events, with North Oldham setting two new school records. Maggie Mollack set a record in the discus throw with 126.8 and Erin Edmunson set a school record in the mile with a time of 5:10.04.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Mustangs make statement with 4-2 win over Oldham County

    GOSHEN -- The North Oldham softball team’s mission to be heard for 2015 is working at the right time, and timing was everything in that next step Wednesday night against Oldham County.

    The result was a long time coming for the Lady Mustangs.

    Trailing 2-0, North scored four unanswered runs to defeat the Lady Colonels 4-2 Wednesday night in Goshen for the first time in five years.

    The Lady Mustangs have won six straight, shutting out three opponents and allowing just three runs during that stretch.

  • State funnels $142,000 to Oldham project

    Governor Steve Beshear announced last week that Oldham County would be awarded $142,435 in Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funds for a project to improve safety and air quality.
    The funds will be used at Apple Patch for the Park and Ride Project that has been in development for roughly eight years, said Apple Patch Executive Director Joe Spoelker.
    The project cost is $1.8 million total and all of the funding is now currently in place, according to Jim Urban with Oldham County Planning and Development Services.

  • Turf War: Dispute between Kiwanis and Fair Board threatens to bring down the house, or at least the barn.

    It may surprise readers to find out that the Kiwanis Club building at the Oldham County Fairgrounds has become one of the hottest piece of real estate in town.

    Despite its moldering state of disrepair, the $75,000 pole barn remains at the center of a territorial dispute between The Kiwanis Club of La Grange and the Oldham County Fair Board.

  • NOFD and Countryside merger may be off

    It was just last month that the Era reported Countryside-River Bluff would be merging with North Oldham Fire Department and both parties thought that was the end of story, but not quite.
    At North Oldham Fire’s regular meeting last week, Countryside-River Bluff board member Cathy Miller told the NOFD Board of Trustees that her department did not agree to the circumstances previously discussed.

  • Liquor may be quicker, but beer may be near

    Last year, the Oldham Chamber and Economic Development Board of Directors decided to pursue expanded alcohol sales for Oldham County and last week, its efforts were continued with a request for a special election that was sent out to approximately 30,000 residents.
    According to OCED, in order for a special election to take place nearly 6,000 signatures are needed.

  • A sip of Blue Hydrangea Tea

    Sponsored by Discover Downtown La Grange and Baptist Health, April 19 marked the 8th annual Blue Hydrangea Progressive Tea Party in historic downtown La Grange. The event raises funds for O.A.K., Ovarian Awareness of Kentucky. Kathy McCann, event co-chair and registered nurse, reports that 100 percent of ticket sales and donations collected from the event go to O.A.K. for education and information about ovarian and other reproductive cancer symptoms.

  • Rawlings to add 700 jobs in La Grange

    Construction has begun on the 75,000 square-foot addition to the Rawlings Group campus. When completed the three-building campus will span 230,000 square feet.
    Rawlings Group, which handles health insurance payments, estimates that the construction will take a year to complete, aiming for an April 2016 deadline.

  • Highlights from Goshen City Commission

    The following are key points from the regular City of Goshen Commission Meeting held on April 20:

    Door rattling concerns
    Several citizens spoke of their concerns on their home’s front doors being rattled at night. Mayor Bobby Thacker said he was one of those concerned citizens. Thacker said the police were contacted in each of those incidents, but there are currently no leads. Thacker said he thought the events were isolated and would not happen again.

    Not another speed bump