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  • Crews are removing campaign signs

    As the political campaign season heats up, Kentucky Department of Highways crews face an increasing number of campaign signs on the state highway right of way — signs that must be removed for safety

    purposes.

    Acting State Highway Engineer Steve Waddle said state highway workers are required to remove and discard hundreds of signs during each election cycle.

    The signs can pose hazards for drivers and for maintenance crews.

  • POLICE: Restroom looked like a ‘slaughterhouse’

    A 20-year-old Corbin woman charged with murder of her newborn says she doesn’t recall giving birth while visiting a La Grange prison. She told police she only remembers feeling ill and later cleaning blood off the bathroom floor.

    Police say Ashley Nicole Cox gave birth to a 6-pound, 5-ounce healthy baby girl March 7 in a visitor’s restroom at Roederer Correctional Complex before stuffing the infant’s mouth with toilet paper and concealing the body in a trash can.

  • Candidates endorsed by local FOP

    Members of the Oldham County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 62 hosted a forum Tuesday for candidates in county-wide races.

    Lodge President Neil Johnson said 11 of 14 invited candidates attended the forum, including two candidates running unopposed.

    Among those in attendance include candidates for judge-executive, county attorney and county clerk. Jailer Mike Simpson attended but his opponent, David Harper, did not. Two of the candidates for mayor of La Grange attended – Bill Lammlein and Brian Oerther – but incumbent Elsie Carter did not.

  • Title IX regulations under fire at NOHS

    Some say a high school’s million-dollar fieldhouse has a figurative ‘No Girls Allowed’ sign out front. 

    The allegation has prompted officials from Kentucky High School Athletic Association reexamine whether North Oldham High School is meeting Title IX requirements.

    NOHS parent Dick Richards, who has a daughter on the Lady Mustangs’ track team, says unequal access to the school’s new fieldhouse raises issues of gender inequality.

  • The great debate

    Our goal at The Oldham Era is and always will be to strive to report the news in as timely a fashion as possible, as accurately and as objectively as possible. We work to educate, inform and also entertain our readers. That responsibility is one the entire staff of The Oldham Era takes very seriously.

    We are tasked with numerous challenges for various aspects of the newspaper operations at any given time. This is particularly true during the election season.

  • Bowl For Kids’ Sake fundraising event is Saturday and Sunday

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oldham County will host Bowl For Kids’ Sake Saturday and Sunday at Rose Bowl North. 

    Lanes are still available. For information,  call Kim Pitchford at 222-7473.

  • Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve hosts Pet Day Saturday in Goshen

    Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve will host a Pet Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

    During the event, the preserve’s new pet fountain will be unveiled and the Humane Society of Oldham County will have animals available for adoption. The event also includes refreshments, crafts for kids and gifts for pets and pet  owners.

    The event is free and pet-friendly for pets on leashes.

    Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve is located at 12501 Harmony Landing Road in Goshen. For information, call 228-4362 or visit CreaseyMahanNaturePreserve.org.

  • Dickinson named to dean’s list at VMI

    Matthew T. Dickinson of Prospect was named to the dean’s list at Virginia Military Institute for the fall semester.

    Dickinson, a sophomore at VMI, is studying mechanical engineering.

    He is the son of Janine M. Diaz and Dean K. Dickinson.

    To be named to the dean’s list, students must earn a 3.0 grade-point average.

  • ‘Animal attraction’ show attracts local artists

    Local artwork is going to the dogs – and cats, and other animals.

    The Arts Association of Oldham County’s upcoming “Animal Attraction” show will display works by local artists that feature animals and pets.

    The artwork includes a variety of mediums such as oil, acrylic and watercolor painting, sculpture and photography and will be displayed at Gallery 104 in downtown La Grange.

  • U.S. Census questionnaires are being mailed to residents

    Census questionnaires are being mailed to more than 120 million households across the country.

    The 10-question form is the shortest decennial census since the country’s first, commissioned by the U.S. Government in 1790.

    For every 1 percent who mail in their forms, taxpayers save between $80 and $90 million – the cost of sending census takers door-to-door to collect information needed for a complete and accurate count of the nation.

    For information about the Census visit2010census.gov.