Today's News

  • Oldham County XC sweeps weekend races

    The Oldham County High School cross country teams turned in a good performance over the weekend in the Woodford County Invitational, capturing first place in all four races they contested, including boys’ and girls’ varsity and junior varsity.
    They also had individuals who performed well, including several who broke personal records.
    Casey Vandenbark started things off nicely in the junior varsity girls’ race with a win win in 20:47, while Drew Maddy took second in his third junior varsity race with a time of 18:26.

  • FCA hosts Fields of Faith event at South Oldham

    Story by RANDY HEITE
    The Fellowship of Christian Athletes hosted its annual Fields of Faith event on Oct. 17.
    The event attracts nearly 100 students and their parents every year from the different schools in the county.
    Many students and parents return annually to enrich their faith, while others are attracted by the prospect of starting a path to Christianity.
    The evening’s main speaker, former University of Louisville wide receiver Scott Long, had plenty to tell Oldham County’s attendees.

  • Olympian visits local swim team

    The Oldham Era, Staff report
    For nearly 90 minutes on Oct. 2, the Shelby Sharks USA Swim Team relished a visit from Olympian and Louisville native Clark Burckle at the Family Activity Center in Shelbyville.  
    Burckle answered questions about swimming-related challenges, swam for 30 minutes in the pool demonstrating some stroke technique and signed autographs.

  • Lady Colonels fall 2-0 to Assumption

    Walking off the field after Monday night’s state tournament game, the Oldham County Lady Colonels couldn’t help but smile.
    Though their season had just ended in heartbreak with a close 2-0 loss to 7th Region champion, Assumption, they had plenty of reasons to celebrate.
    Chief among those was the historic season they had just completed, advancing to the final field of 16 for one of the few times in school history.

  • Local duo breaks pair of school records

    On the soccer field, Brittany Moshos and Stephanie Rowland couldn’t be any more different.
    Moshos, a senior goalkeeper for the  Oldham County Lady Colonels, takes pride in her ability to keep the ball out of the net, while Rowland, a sophomore forward for the South Oldham Lady Dragons, does her very best to put it there.
    Despite their differences, the duo does have one very important thing in common — they’re very good at what they do.

  • Calling all candidates: Participate in The Oldham Era's election edition

    The Oldham Era will publish submitted bios and photographs of candidates in the upcoming General Election.

    Candidates are asked to complete this form by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29.

    The form is also available at this address: http://www.oldhamera.com/content/candidates-participating-nov-6-general-....

    Thanks and good luck in the General Election!

  • South Oldham falls 3-0 to St. X in state tournament opener

    For the better part of the 2012 season, South Oldham boys' soccer team just seemed to find themselves in the right places at the right times. As a result, a team that started the season hobbled by injuries, reeled off an impressive run en route to both a 29th district regular season and tournament championship and a unmatched march through 8th Region tournament play. But like all good things, it came to an end Tuesday night with a 3-0 loss to No. 1 St. Xavier in the state tournament opener.

  • Former Mustang honored for academic, athletic successes

    The University of Evansville is proud to announce that North Oldham High School alum Brandon Causey was honored at the Heritage Federal Credit Union Student-Athlete Academic Honors Breakfast on Sept. 27 in UE’s Eykamp Hall. 

    At the event, the University of Evansville was announced as the recipient of the 2011-12 Missouri Valley Conference All-Academic Award, given to the school whose student-athletes post the highest cumulative GPA.

  • South students attend leadership conference in Washington D.C.

    Raven Byars, a South Oldham High School junior, and her Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher, Diane Poe, recently returned from the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Capitol Leadership Training, held Sept. 30- Oct. 3, in Washington, D.C. 

    As the Kentucky FCCLA vice-president of finance, Byars had the opportunity to participate in the leadership academy program. 

    This powerful leadership development and certification program focuses on team building, service, professionalism, planning, communication, networking, and ethics. 

  • In-laws & Outlaws: Deadly shooting in Goshen is eerily similar to dispute that killed Oldham bus driver

    Two recent fatal shootings share remarkable similarities — and not just in the disputes, but in the victims’ backgrounds.

    Fatal shootings are uncommon in Oldham County — yet one occurred in Smithfield in September and one in Goshen earlier this month.

    Oldham County Police arrived Oct. 15 at a residence along U.S. 42 near Goshen to find the body of Richard Hild, 63, killed by a gunshot wound in the chest.