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    On Saturday morning, nearly 3,000 athletes began the annual Ironman triathlon by wading into the murky waters of the Ohio River. 

    Over the course of the next 17 hours and 140 miles, several of Oldham County’s own finished. 

  • Local schools take to the road in week 3

    With week two in the books, the three local schools will turn to the road this week looking for wins.

    After a tough weekend in which only North Oldham emerged unbeaten, South Oldham and Oldham County look to rebound.

  • Ironman Diaries: A time to reflect

    The Era has chronicled training for Ironman Louisville through first-person accounts from local participants. Dannielle Hadaway is a 44-year-old personal trainer and mother and competed in her first Ironman Aug. 26.


    Over the last six months I swam 182,000 yards, cycled 3,251 miles and ran 581 miles to prepare for the Ironman triathlon on Aug. 26. 

    Despite my hard training I was not prepared for what happened to me on race day.

  • South Oldham edges Oldham County in boys' soccer thriller

    With three players returning from injury, South Oldham looked like a totally different team in their first visit to Buckner this season, blitzing the host Colonels 3-2 in a physical game.

    That bolstered depth certainly helped.

  • Oldham County blanks Lady Dragons in second meeting to move to 2-0 in 29th district play

    Less than a week after claiming a big 1-0 win over rival South Oldham, the ladies from Oldham County were at it again Monday night, moving to 2-0 in district play with a 3-0 win over the Lady Dragons.

    “We played much more of our game,” Oldham County coach Dan Schultz said. “Possession is so key for us and that created some big runs and good lucks early. We played great.”

    The OC defense, which has yet to allow a goal this season, was solid once again, keeping South contained for much of the game.

  • New ways to sweat

    American athletes earned more Olympic medals than any other team this year, yet the United States still has a higher rate of obesity than any other country.

    Local fitness instructors hope to change that.

    But from Astanga yoga to Zumba, Oldham County residents can find a wider variety of workouts than ever before, thanks to local classes and instructors.

  • Tacks pop tires at Ironman

    More than 2,500 athletes passed through Oldham County Sunday during the Ironman Louisville triathlon.

    Although police say the event went without major incident, they’re investigating tacks on U.S. 42 that left several cyclists – and others – with flat tires. 

    Oldham County Police Maj. Jimmie Laytham said data is still be compiled from the event but that it appears to have been “extremely well-managed and successful.”

  • Two-thirds of AP students in Oldham Co. pass exams

    Oldham County students passed more than 1,500 advanced placement exams in 2012, making them eligible to earn college credit before graduating high school.

    Students passed two-thirds of the 2,287 tests issued with a 3 or higher on the AP exams’ five-point scale.

    Most Kentucky public universities will accept a 3 or better for college credit.

  • 4 of 5 school board seats are contested in November election

    Presidential and congressional candidates are dominating the airways this election season, but expect to see signs cropping up for candidates for local offices as the Nov. 6 election approaches.

    The deadline for candidates to file for the general election was Aug. 14.

    Four of the five Oldham County Board of Education seats are contested, and no candidate is running unopposed.

  • Crash course: Hit-and-run reported at high school; vehicle strikes Crestwood Elem.

    There are fewer bricks in the wall after a vehicle struck the front of Crestwood Elementary School on Saturday afternoon along Ky. 146.

    Joshua Swartz, 20, was driving eastbound on Ky. 146 about 12:30 p.m. Saturday when he lost control of a 1998 GMC Jimmy, according to Oldham County Police spokesperson Sarah King.

    The SUV left the roadway, striking a tree before hitting the building.