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  • Sheriff’s office, Southern Police Institute host Lebanon National Police

    On Saturday, the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Steve Sparrow and the Southern Police Institute hosted 35 officers of the Lebanon National Police at Skylight Training Center.

    The police officers are taking classes through the month of November at SPI in Louisville on American policing techniques. 

    Judge-Executive Duane Murner spoke at the event, which allowed the foreign officers to see Kentucky thoroughbreds up close and to speak with local law enforcement. 

  • Sheriff's Reports

    Courtney Rebecca Clark, 21, 2104 Rose Island Road, Prospect, arrested by OCSO Nov. 6, failure to appear, Hardin County warrant.

    Ryan H. Hill, 43, 1328 Navajo Court, Louisville, arrested by OCSO Nov. 6, terroristic threatening.

    Willis Lowe Jr., 31, 1346 Walnut St., Cincinnati, arrested by OCSO Nov. 7, failure to comply.

    Thomas E. Phillips, 44, 6015 Old Floydsburg Road, Crestwood, arrested by OCSO Nov. 14, fourth-degree assault.

  • Letters to Santa are due Dec. 9

    Letters to Santa are due Dec. 9 for publication in an upcoming edition of The Oldham Era. 

  • Friends of Oldham County Parks meeting is Tuesday

     There will be an informational meeting for people interested in forming a “Friends of Oldham County Parks” group at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at the John W. Black Community Center in Buckner. 

    The meeting is for anyone interested in being part of a grassroots effort to improve and develop parks and recreational opportunities in Oldham County. 

    There will be a brief overview of the Oldham County Parks and Recreation Department and a discussion of how to best achieve the goals set forth in the recently completed comprehensive master plan. 

  • Jurich is rotary club’s guest speaker

    Tom Jurich, Vice President for Athletics at the University of Louisville for the past 12 years, will be the guest speaker at the South Oldham Rotary Club’s meeting Dec. 4.  

    The club meets Fridays at 7:30 a.m. at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center. Visitors are welcome.  

    For information, visitsoutholdhamrotary.org or call 727-6768

  • Meeting planned for Friends of Westport

     Friends of Westport will host a monthly business meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, 6535 Jacob Drive in Westport.

  • Holy Trinity Lutheran Church has one service this Sunday

    Holy Trinity Lutheran Church will have one service, at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

    Holy Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 2416 S, Ky. 53 in La Grange.

  • ‘Taking Care of History’ series continues Dec. 3

    The next lecture in the Oldham County History Center’s “Taking Care of History” brown bag series takes place Dec. 3. 

    The lecture, called “Who Am I?” will be led by staff genealogist Dot Carraco. 

    Carraco will give tips for research on local family history. She has led the research on genealogy and cemeteries for the Oldham County History Center. 

    Classes are free but registration is required. Refreshments will be served and participants are encouraged to bring their own “brown bag.” 

  • Annual Youth For Food collection benefits Eastern Area Community Ministries

    On two Saturdays in November, two local churches will join together to collect food for Eastern Area Community Ministries in the annual Youth For Food collection. Boy and Girl Scouts will be collecting in Crestwood, Pewee Valley and La Grange and several food pantries and community food drives will benefit, including Immaculate Conception Parish Food Pantry in La Grange. In addition, a school collection at St. Mary Academy will also benefit the Immaculate Conception Parish Food Pantry. 

  • Post office hours will be limited Nov. 25, 27

    Before heading to your local post office on Nov. 25 and 27, check to make sure it’s open.