Today's News

  • County natives present research inside state Capitol
  • Student selected for Naval Academy summer seminar

    The U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) invited a select group of approximately 2,550 young men and women from around the nation and abroad to attend the Naval Academy Summer Seminar program this year. Summer Seminar is a fast-paced leadership experience for rising seniors in high school. This program helps educate, motivate and prepare selected students who are considering applying for admission to USNA.

    Nicolas Ferrera, a student at South Oldham High School, will participate in the 2014 U.S. Naval Academy Summer Seminar program.

  • Selby gets plea offer


    At his second court appearance Jon Selby, a La Grange man who was arrested and charged with indecent exposure, set a new court date of April 2.

    An undisclosed plea deal was offered by the Commonwealth’s Attorney and Selby and his lawyer will deliver a decision to the court at his next appearance.

    Selby was found by Oldham County Police masturbating in a school parking lot and pleaded not guilty during his first court appearance.

  • KSP taking applications for new cadet class

    The Kentucky State Police is now accepting applications for its 92nd cadet class, which is scheduled to begin on August 3. Interested applicants should visit the KSP website at www.kentuckystate police.org, click on the Career Opportunities, Recruitment Home and How To Become A Kentucky State Trooper links.

  • Showcasing our county

    Photos by Alix Mattingly/THE OLDHAM ERA

    Top, The Oldham County Performance Troupe entertained community members at the annual Showcase Oldham County in Buckner. Local merchants set up booths at the event which served as a networking opportunity for the community. Left, Hudson Pence, 3, of Prospect, colors at the arts and crafts table at the Showcase Oldham County event on Friday. The showcase featured local merchants sharing their services with the public. And above, visitors enjoyed stopping by the Blooms by Essential Detail booth.

  • Public Records March 13

    La Grange Police Arrests

    March 5 -- Anthony A. Branham, 20, La Grange was arrested for possession of schedule 3 controlled substance, unlawful transaction with minor 2nd degree and unlawful transaction with minor 3rd degree

    March 5 -- Richard T Roberts, 34, Stamping Ground, was arrested for speeding 15 mph over, failure to wear seat belt, operating on suspended/revoked operators license, failure to produce ins card, failure of non-owner operator to main req insurance, 1st offense, improper display of registration plates.

  • Greenwood comes up clutch for South Tuesday

    NEW CASTLE – South Oldham has had different seniors step up throughout the postseason on its way to a second-straight Region 8 title.

    Thursday night it was Drew Bullock scoring a career-high 25 points and hitting seven 3's to send South past Owen County 84-77 in the first round. Monday in the semifinals Kyle Young scored 30 points, including 17 in the first quarter, to push the Dragons past Collins 63-62 in overtime.

  • New Team, Dream Accomplished

    NEW CASTLE – South Oldham’s team motto all season has been “New Team, Same Dream.”

    The Dragons now have a new motto, according to senior guard Drew Bullock.

    “ ‘New Team, Dream Accomplished,’ that’s what it is!” Bullock said Tuesday night.

    South accomplished its dream of going back to the Boys Sweet 16, beating Simon Kenton 50-47 Tuesday at Henry County in overtime of the boys Region 8 title game.

  • South survives Collins, advances to finals

    NEW CASTLE – Collins had four chances to end South Oldham's season Monday night in the boys Region 8 semifinals. But after 36 minutes of play, the Dragons had survived and advanced.

    South held on to beat the Titans 63-62 in overtime Monday at Henry County, advancing to Tuesday night's regional championship. The Dragons will play Simon Kenton at 7 p.m. Tuesday, looking to win their second straight and second ever Region 8 title.

  • Colonels come back, then fall to Simon Kenton

    NEW CASTLE – Oldham County did the hard work in climbing out of a late 13-point hole Monday night against Simon Kenton.

    But once the Colonels finally got a lead, they couldn't quite finish the job.

    Simon scored five points in the final minute to stun OC 60-57 in the boys Region 8 semifinals at Henry County, ending the Colonels' season one night short of the region title game. The Pioneers will play South Oldham at 7 p.m. Tuesday for the Region 8 championship.