Today's News

  • Short story about a tall family

    Occasionally, I will see someone whose height catches my eye. It doesn’t happen very often though, because I live with tall people. So, if someone appears tall to me, that means they are extraordinarily giant like.

    At 6’4”, hubby is a full foot taller than I am. For years, he was the tallest in the family until our son bypassed him, topping out at 6’6”. Our daughter tried to catch up, but stopped growing at just over six foot. None of them play basketball, but thank you for asking.

  • Uncle Bob's Cooking: Fish Fry Time

    Buy it or cook it yourself

    Almost every country in the world has fish as a major food source.  Fish as a food source has a history thousands of years old. 

    Ancient Romans, Vikings, and Pilgrims that colonized America ate fish. 

    All of the immigrants that came to America brought recipes for fish from Ireland, France, Italy, England, China, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Greece and hundreds more. 

    Over the thousands of years of fish as food catching fish included hand gathering, spearing, netting, angling, and trapping. 

  • Metro United Way heads to state Capitol for Live United Day


  • DANCE: Oldham County Dance Team snags second place at state

    The Oldham County High School dance team competed Feb.27 in Frankfort at the State Dance Team competition. The team brought back second place in the small jazz division. This is the third time in a row the Oldham County dance team has made it to the state finals and has placed second each year.

  • WRESTLING: County wrestling teams heavily represent at state

    After the event was postponed due to inclement weather, the KHSAA State Wrestling Tournament finally took place Mar. 9-10 at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. While results from the tournament were not available by the Era’s press time, the area participants are listed:


    Austin Alemi - 145

    Sam Jenkins - 132

    Drew Johnson - 106

    Landin Jones - 285

    Val Liu - 120

    Dallas Ochsenbein - 113

    Collin Portman - 195

    John Reitnauer - 152

    Hunter Stuart - 138

  • North Oldham ends season in regional opener

    NEW CASTLE - North Oldham coach Rob Burton couldn’t have asked for a better start from his team to open the Region 8 Tournament versus Owen County. But rather than delivering a victory speech in the locker room after the game, he thanked the Mustangs for what he calls a successful first season complete as coach.

    North Oldham couldn’t hang on for 32 minutes with the hot-handed Owen County as the Rebels move on to the semifinals with a 67-61 win, ending the Mustangs’ season at 16-16.

  • Oldham County’s Region 8 run cut short by Collins, 53-42

    NEW CASTLE - Oldham County’s path through the Region 8 Tournament leading up to the championship game Tuesday night was easy. The Colonels defeated two opponents by a 29 point average and put up over 70 points in each game. Unfortunately for the Colonels, there was a team waiting to change that trend.

    Oldham County never could find it’s rhythm against Collins Tuesday night in a 53-42 loss in the Region 8 Final held at Henry County.

    The Titans won the rematch with Oldham County after a big 68-43 loss in Buckner on Jan. 20.

  • Pratt: Who’s the new guy?

    Hey there, Oldham County!

    A few of you have already met me, but for those who haven’t, I’m the new sports guy.

    Let me share some things about this new guy.

  • Lady Colonels’ effort not enough in tournament loss to Simon Kenton

    Oldham County girl’s basketball coach Jace Bryant hoped his team’s underdog mentality would give them the push they needed to put up a fight to Simon Kenton in the first round of the Region 8 Tournament.

    But Simon Kenton took care of the underdog early and cruised to a 55-32 win over the Lady Colonels at Carroll County High School. The Lady Pioneers will play Shelby County in the 8th Region semifinals.

  • St. Francis sparks basketball interest with new facility

    GOSHEN - Athletics at St. Francis School in Goshen hasn’t necessarily been a conversation starter in recent years. Thanks now to a brand new gymnasium built last summer, it’s the talk among many area private schools. The new gym has increased interest in basketball at the St. Francis Goshen campus with participation numbers on the rise among the lower and middle school teams.

    The gym, built on the foundation of an outdated facility that stood for a few decades, was completed last July costing $2.4 million.