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City News

  • Honoring Famous Oldham Countians Series continues

     RICHARD JAMES OGLESBY DAY  June 27 at the                                            Peyton Samuel Head Family Museum

                           

  • Oldham County mother honored in Washington as “National Young Mother”

    At their annual 80th Annual Conference in Washington D.C. this weekend, Heather Spencer from Prospect, Kentucky was named National Young Mother, by American Mothers, Inc.®, a national non-profit dedicated to honoring and supporting mothers around the world.
    “We could not be more proud to honor Heather Spencer as the 2015 ‘National Young Mother. She’s truly a role model for young mothers across our country and she is well-deserving of this award and recognition,” said Diane Callister, American Mothers national president.

  • Historic Dress: A special program by Jo Ross

    Jo Ross has spent 48 years in the fashion industry learning the ins and outs of fast-paced runway shows, working internationally to produce shows in places such as Peru, Prague and Mexico, reporting on fashion for local newspapers and TV stations and curating costume exhibits for many local museums. In all that time she has learned a wealth of information she often shares with others through special programs relating to the textile industry.

  • Community briefs

    Board of Directors meeting

    Tri-County Community Action Agency’s Board of Directors will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 16 at the Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg. The public is invited to attend. Tri-County Community Action Agency provides services in Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties.

    “Spring Pops”
     
    The Oldham County Singers, a mixed-voice chorus directed by Walter Anderson, will perform a program including a variety of choral music, including several popular songs, at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 26.

  • RCC Employees of the Quarter

    Debbie Payne, Roederer Correctional Complex (RCC) Captain, has been selected as the Supervisor of the Quarter for April-June 2015.

  • Community briefs

    Cheese class offered at Extension
    Readers looking to learn the basics of cheese-making will have an opportunity on Thursday, March 26. At 1:15 p.m., Jane Proctor will be hosting “Cheese Basics.”
    The class will be held at the Oldham County Extension Office, 1815 N. Hwy 393 in Buckner. Proctor is a County Extension Agent for Family & Consumer Sciences in Trimble County.  Admission is free and the class is open to the public.

    Chamber group to meet in La Grange

  • Study names La Grange 3rd best place to retire in Kentucky

    La Grange has been named among the top places to retire in Kentucky.

    In a recently released study by data company SmartAsset, La Grange has earned the number three spot among the top ten places for Kentuckians to retire. The study took four main factors into its accounting: taxes, the number of doctors’ offices, and opportunity for recreation and a social life.

    Managing Editor of SmartAsset A.J. Smith explained the methodology of the study to The Oldham Era in a phone interview.

  • PRESS RELEASE: Apple Patch receives funds, recognition

    A Crestwood organization dedicated to serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities garnered attention in the halls of the state Capitol last Friday.

    On Mar. 6, the organization Apple Patch received its charitable contribution from the Prospect Chamber of Commerce and the formal recognition before the state Senate chamber in Frankfort via Sen. Ernie Harris. R- Prospect.

  • Head Family Museum suffers damage after heavy precipitation

    The Oldham County Historical Society announced last week that the Peyton Samuel Head Family Museum, part of the Oldham County History Center campus, will be temporarily closed for repairs of damage caused by recent weather conditions.

    The museum was founded in 1998, but the building, located on the corner of North 2nd and West Jefferson Streets, dates back to 1840 and is in need of immediate repairs that make it unsafe for visitors at this time, according to Dr. Nancy Stearns Theiss, Executive Director of the Oldham County History Center.

  • Multi-vehicle accident on I-71 leaves one dead, five injured

     

    Oldham County Police responded to a cluster of accidents on I-71 northbound, involving 10 vehicles on Mar. 7.

    According to reports, at approximately 1:13 a.m. Saturday police arrived at mile marker 17 to find that two separate collisions had caused damage to 10 vehicles. Seven of the vehicles were carrying passengers. Three of the vehicles were semi-tractor trailers.