Today's News

  • Local sports teams show their support during Breast Cancer Awareness month

    Though pink isn’t a color typically associated with sports, it has been popping up in plenty of places all over Oldham County in October as local athletes have donned the color in support of breast cancer awareness month.
    The OC Tigers and Oldham County Middle School baseball teams have shown their support with pink armbands to raise awareness about the disease, which claims the lives of more than 40,000 women annually.
    Breast cancer remains the most common form of cancer diagnosed in women, affecting 1 in 8 at some point in their lifetimes.

  • Police identify man killed during shooting at Goshen horse farm

    Police have identified a man after a shooting midday Monday on a horse farm near U.S. 42 and Ky. 393.

    The shooting took place outside a rental home in the 5200 block of West U.S. 42 at Wanaja Farm near Ky. 393.

    Oldham County Police found the body of 63-year-old Richard Hild in a driveway near the home.

    Hild, of Crestwood, suffered a single gunshot wound to the chest after a verbal argument over a utility trailer escalated.

    According to police Emmitt Pendleton, 50, fired a handgun at Hild during the dispute. 

  • South clinches share of first place in district with win over Scott

    After last week’s heartbreaking 21-14 loss to Cooper, the South Oldham Dragons needed to rebound with a big win in the district finale and that’s exactly what they got, blitzing Scott 47-21 to secure at least a share of first place. 

    Early on, the Dragons had plenty of trouble getting started as Scott kept the ball out of their hands for much of the first quarter, scoring at the 3:57 mark to go up 7-0. When South finally did the ball, they didn’t do much with it.

  • North Oldham routs Atherton 53-7

    Traveling to Atherton Friday night, the North Oldham Mustangs picked up their second district win after routing the host Rebels 53-7.
    Atherton did manage to hang with North for the first 12 minutes, ending the first quarter down only 13-7, but it got ugly from there as the Mustangs hung 40 unanswered points on their district foes.
    North didn’t just win though, they dominated, limiting Atherton to only 12 yards of total offense on the night with no first downs, while picking up 443 yards of their own.

  • Oldham County falls 51-7 to Eastern

    After last week’s 37-6 win against Fern Creek, Oldham County entered last night’s game with plenty of momentum. That would be short lived however as Eastern dealt the visiting Colonels a devastating 51-7 loss.

  • Outburst led to Oldham teacher's 8-day suspension

    A middle school teacher was recently suspended for an outburst that prompted him to throw items in his classroom and grab a student's face. 

    According to documents from the Oldham County Board of Education's Sept. 24 meeting, East Oldham Middle School teacher Kevin Cox was suspended eight days without pay.

    His suspension followed a three-day holiday weekend and spanned Sept. 4-13. 

    Cox, the school's band director, politely declined The Era's requests for comment.

  • Never say die: North Oldham rallies from 2-1 hole to claim 29th district championship

    Entering the season with high expectations after a semifinal appearance in the 2012 state tournament, the North Oldham Mustangs took a step closer to a repeat appearance Wednesday night, outlasting South Oldham 3-2 to claim the 29th district crown.

    The Dragons gave them all they wanted though.

  • Oldham County rolls past South 4-0 for district title

    Taking to Dragon Stadium for the final of girls' 29th district soccer tournament, Oldham County scored two early goals against South Oldham and coasted from there, winning 4-0. Their first goal came in the first three minutes and they added another five minutes later to gain control and from there, Oldham was able to control the possession of the ball, limiting South's scoring chances over the next 60 minutes.

  • South edges Oldham County in district title thriller.

    The crowd goes crazy, the lights are on and the stage could not be any bigger for the South Oldham Dragons after defeating the Oldham County Colonels in penalties Wednesday night for the boys’ soccer district title.

  • Oldham’s elected officials lead the Commonwealth

    In an event as rare as horse racing’s Triple Crown, three Oldham County elected officials are serving as presidents of their respective state organizations.

    Julie Barr, county clerk, takes office as president of the Kentucky County Clerks Association in November. Already in office are Mike Simpson, jailer, and Steve Sparrow, sheriff.