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  • Operation: SPIRIT to host open house at new location

    Operation: SPIRIT, a local non-profit organization dedicated to parents and caregivers of teenagers and pre-teens, will unveil its new headquarters at 10 a.m. Feb. 15. 

    Scheduled speakers include Sen. Ernie Harris, Oldham County Schools’ Superintendent Paul Upchurch, and Operation: SPIRIT Founder and President Jean Schumm. The new 5,000-square-foot facility, located in Middletown at 13029 Middletown Industrial Blvd., is a donation from Paul Lichtefeld Sr. and Lichtefeld Inc. 

  • La Grange woman faces arson charge

    A La Grange woman’s alleged attempt to burn the trailer she lived in isn’t the first arson charge leveled against her. 

    Melinda L. Bayorek, 45, was indicted Jan. 14 by a Henry County grand jury for one count second-degree arson – a class B felony. 

    Bayorek is charged in connection with attempting to burn her rented trailer Dec. 9 in Henry County. 

    If convicted, Bayorek could face 10-20 years in prison.

  • South Oldham hosts college, career night

    South Oldham High School will host a college and career night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the  SOHS cafeteria.

    The topic isee alternatives to attending a four-year college and allows students to learn what options are available to those who may not want to or be able to attend a four-year college right out of high school.ee 

    Representatives from local career schools and community colleges will discuss programs available to high school graduates.

  • Some ID customers will see rate increase due to billing error

    Industrial Disposal’s commercial customers in La Grange will notice an eight-percent increase due to an ID billing error. 

    La Grange officials approved an eight-percent increase for ID’s residential and commercial customers in 2008, however, ID spokesperson Mike Patterson told the city council Monday the company had only billed residential customers for the increase. 

    Due to the billing error, commercial customers haven’t seen an increase in more than two years, he said.

  • St. John United Methodist Church hosts banquet

    eeThe “Ignite the Spirit” Wild and Mild Banquet will take place at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at St. John United Methodist Church. 

    Tickets are $10 for a meal, and guest speaker is Jeff Miller. The church is located at 12700 W. U.S. 42 in Prospect. 

    For information, call 228-2897 or visit www.stjohnprospect.com

  • Dollars for Scholars awards money for college

    The Latest:  Oldham County Dollars for Scholars, a non-profit organization established five years ago, offers more than 60 scholarships from local businesses to help Oldham County students with the rising cost of higher education. 

    Application forms went online Monday and are due in less than 30 days. Scholarships for 2010 range from $500 to $5,000. By submitting only one application, students can apply for multiple scholarships. Some scholarships require essays.

  • Green Thumbs Garden Club meets Monday

    The Green Thumbs Garden Club will meet 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Oldham County Extension Office in La Grange. The annual membership drive meeting will feature guest speaker Monty Justice, founder and developer of Monty’s Plant Food products.

    For information, call 222-9453.

  • Book about county history will be released this month

    A new book on Oldham County’s history, “Oldham County: Stories from the River’s Edge,” will be released later this month. 

    Dr. Nancy Stearns Theiss, executive director of the Oldham County Historical Society, describes the muddy waters of the county’s beginnings, through turbulent times and along the currents of progress.

    Through the efforts of the Oldham County Historical Society, the stories have been preserved through court documents, old newspapers and other artifacts from Oldham County.ee

  • Relief efforts are continuing in Haiti

    Relief efforts are continuing in Haiti, with many around the world donating what they can in terms of food, supplies, money and time to help. In Oldham County, healthcare workers and several schools are getting involved. One family is providing a friend from Haiti a place to stay.  The Oldham Era will soon profile local efforts to support Haiti. Send your photos and information to news@oldhamera.com by noon Monday to let us know how you’ve joined the relief effort.

  • Library’s board of trustees meets today

    The Oldham County Public Library board of trustees meets at 6:30 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Main Library in La Grange.ee

    For information call library director Susan Eubank at 222-9713.