Today's News

  • Oldham-trained horse now a Derby favorite

    LEXINGTON — Sitting in a corporate box April 14 at Keeneland race course, Jerry Crawford kept smiling and shaking his head remembering the day he bought the thoroughbred, Dullahan, at the same place a year and a half earlier.

    Crawford paid $250,000 for Dullahan at the September 2010 Keeneland sale and said many around him thought he’d just bought a Kentucky Derby winner.

    Crawford is one step closer to that victory.

  • Concert to benefit Ind. tornado victims

    An internationally-known composer is lending his talent to help support victims of a tornado that destroyed Henryville, Ind., in March.

    Eric Genuis, a Simpsonville resident, will perform a benefit concert April 24 at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center.

    “I’m excited about using the music I compose to bring awareness to the need in Henryville,” he said.

    Often, support pours into a community immediately following a natural disaster, but wanes before the need is filled, he said.

  • Oldham softball eases past South

    BUCKNER — For five innings, Oldham County High School junior pitcher Jessica Leanhart cruised through the South Oldham High School softball team’s lineup.

    The Lady Dragons mustered a late run, but posed little threat in a 9-1 win for the Lady Colonels Thursday night.
    Leanhart pitched five innings, striking out 10 and allowing just one hit.

  • Grand Stamm—LIVE! 4.20

    Guys and gals, welcome to our 19th Grand Stamm — LIVE! chat, set for 12 p.m. Friday, April 20.

    With baseball and softball getting underway all around the country, this week's chat fits right in.

    We'll be having a roundtable discussion with members of the North Oldham Little League, coming off their World Series appearance and with the grand opening and parade at 8:45 a.m. I've invited president Brad Clifford and any board member or coach to chat with us, so feel free to ask any questions or post your thoughts!

  • EMS accepts bids for management

    Proposals for managing Oldham County EMS are now being accepted after the agency’s board of directors voted to release the request for proposal April 9.

    The proposal seeks to find a private company to manage Oldham County EMS while retaining current employees and programs.

    Board members released a draft of the RFP in March to solicit public input. 

  • Vehicle fire closes bank

     Firefighters arrived at PNC Bank Tuesday morning after a car burst into flames near the drive-up window.

    Employees said they heard a loud “bang” before seeing the car, which was just outside the drive-up overhang.

  • Tree one of state's largest

    The truck comes to a halt alongside Eden Parkway, then the driver pops it over the curb and comes to a stop in the grass. 

    “Oh, wow,” Pete Barber says as he drives past a clearing alongside the road. “That’s a big tree.”

    Barber should know. The South Oldham High School graduate is the urban partnership coordinator for the Kentucky Division of Forestry and is a certified arborist.

  • Goshen man partners with pregnant 'Jersey Shore' star to market children's products

    Snooki’s slippers may be a Shore thing, but they were an Oldham County thing first.

    That was before Goshen resident Pat Yates struck a deal with Nicole “Snooki” Pilozzi, the diminutive housemate with a larger-than-life personality on MTV’s hit reality show, “Jersey Shore.”

    And now, Pilozzi and Yates expect to strike gold – again.

    Yates owns Happy Feet, a slipper company his family started in 1995, long before Pilozzi hit the reality TV scene.

  • CARTOON: Snooki's Slippers
  • Sports Primer 4.18

    It's been another busy week of sports in Oldham County as schools are back from spring break and the Kentucky Derby nears next month.

    Catch another edition of this week's Sports Primer again in podcast format.

    Each week, you can find an updated podcast with a rundown on the content in The Oldham Era's sports section, plus any other updates.