Today's News

  • What you need to know about the Republican caucus

     For the first time in Kentucky history, Republican voters will choose their presidential candidate more than two months before the May primary. As the Commonwealth’s inaugural caucus, a few peculiarities need be noted.

    On March 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., all registered Republican voters within the county may meet at one location to participate in the Kentucky Caucus: Oldham County High School, 1150 Ky. Route 393, Buckner. 

  • Family hopes to bring new flavors to county

     Crestwood residents who are hungry for a new restaurant option have something new to add to their palette, “A Taste of Thai.”


    The exotic new restaurant opened its doors for lunch-only Feb. 19, and will continue to expand hours as its three new owners develop the business, said part-owner, Darwin Cotton.

  • Young band rocks OC

    An Oldham County band is beginning to make waves in the community despite their youth.

    Pope Lick is composed of South Oldham High School brothers Ayars King on lead vocals and guitar, Ruairi King on drums and friend Eddie Lentz on bass.  

    The three have been involved in the local music scene for a while, but have not been playing together the whole time.  

  • Softball: North Oldham remains unbeaten in districts with 9-1 win over South Oldham

    GOSHEN — North Oldham has had a season of streaks. The Lady Mustangs hope a recent turn of good fortune continues for the remainder of the year.

    North Oldham used five runs in the sixth inning to top South Oldham 9-1 Tuesday to sweep the regular season series with the cross-town rival.

    Senior Erin Parker went 4-4 at the plate with two runs scored and sophomore Anna Maiocco earned the win from the circle while also driving in two runs in a 2-3 effort at the plate.

  • Kormanis to play for Centre
  • Reyna-Padilla signs with Bellarmine
  • Track and Field: Area runners earn record times at Eastern Relays

    Local runners turned in record performances against the top talent from surrounding states at the Eastern Relays.

    North Oldham’s girls team turned in eight total personal records and the boys team produced two school records at the meet held at the University of Louisville’s Cardinal Park.

    South Oldham turned in two school records and Oldham County turned six personal records.

  • Turning the Corner: Skaggs preps for national championship race with pro career in sight

    BUCKNER — Hundreds of trophies are organized into a section of Dylan Skaggs’ basement. There’s hundreds more plaques somewhere else in the home. He estimates about 400 total.

    He’s a four-time state champion and this Sunday he’s going after a national championship. His sport doesn’t involve a team and a ball or running long distances.

    It’s just Skaggs, a Kawasaki and a lot of dirt.

  • Harper: Control or Chaos in Derby 142?

    By Chuck Harper
    Guest Columnist

    Many of you Era-ites of my generation will remember the early 1970s sitcom, Get Smart. It featured the bumbling exploits of Agent 86, Maxwell Smart, of the counterintelligence agency Control. Control’s archenemy was the evil organization known as C.H.A.O.S. Follow me now because there’s a deep parallel here that can help you determine the outcome of Kentucky Derby 142.

  • Baseball: Mustangs show improvement with offensive adjustments

    North Oldham is finding itself caught between competing and learning how to win. Right now, Mustangs coach Zach Ivester believes his team is in the process of learning while showing frequent signs that North can compete with the best of the best.

    “We’re starting to come together and round into form a little bit and I’m excited to see it,” Ivester said.