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  • The Oldham Era honored as Kentucky's best large weekly newspaper

     

    During the Kentucky Press Association's 141st convention, The Oldham Era received 21 awards in the Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers Competition for 2009.

    The Todd County Standard, Elkton; Springfield Sun; The Oldham Era, La Grange; The Sentinel News, Shelbyville; Kentucky New Era, Hopkinsville; Bowling Green Daily News; and Lexington Herald-Leader all received first place general excellence awards.

    The honor continues a five-year tradition for The Oldham Era as the best large weekly newspaper in the state.

  • Fuel tanks removed from Skylight Country Store after inspection

     EPA officials removed fuel tanks outside the Skylight Country Store recently and store owner Donna Claggett said she thinks the agency is trying to push smaller stations out of business to make room for national fuel retailers.

    When she bought the country store about 14 years ago, Claggett said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency required certain fuel upgrades. But the upgrades come with a hefty price tag, which forced many small filling stations out of business, she said. 

  • Fundraiser to benefit St. Francis School

    St. Francis School in Goshen will host an annual dinner and auction Saturday to benefit the children of the St. Francis community. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. at The Henry Clay.

    There will be a silent auction from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a buffet dinner at 8 p.m. followed by a live auction. 

    The auction includes several unique items, including a home on the beach in Mexico, a week at a dude ranch, kids creations done by our students and more. 

  • Oldham officials to participate in count of homeless residents

     Local agency coordinating count in Oldham, Trimble

    Local officials will soon participate in a statewide count of homeless people to determine how much funding will be available for homeless assistance in Kentucky.

    The count begins at midnight Jan. 28 and continues 24 hours. 

  • South Oldham High School hosts college and career night

    South Oldham High School’s February College and Career Night program is scheduled 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 9. The program, Blue and Red Night or University of Kentucky versus University of Louisville – will feature a mini-college fair showcasing specific departments from UK and U of L.

    College admissions directors will field questions and distribute materials throughout the evening while individual departments from the schools will give 15-minute presentations on a rotation basis until 8 p.m.  

  • OLDA board continues negotiations with retail developer for Oldham Reserve

     Members of the Oldham-La Grange Development Authority are one step closer to finalizing a deal with a developer for Oldham Reserve.

  • American Red Cross hosts blood drive Sunday

    A Red Cross blood drive will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the cafeteria at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Pewee Valley.

  • U.S. 42 crash claims the life of 21-year-old

    A Goshen woman died Jan. 21 when her vehicle crashed on U.S. 42.

    According to Oldham County Police, the crash occurred about 9 a.m. Thursday in the 11900 block of U.S. 42.

    Elizabeth N. Disney, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say Disney's vehicle struck a utility pole and a fence before coming to rest. She was not wearing a seat belt.

    Disney, known as "Noel" to family and friends, is a 2007 graduate of North Oldham High School. She is the daughter of Paul and Nancy Taylor Disney.

  • Feigel named to fire board

    Members of Oldham County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to approve the appointment of Phil Feigel to the La Grange Fire Protection District Board.  Feigel will fill the unexpired term of the late Ricky Rahm. The term expires June 30.  Feigel is employed by the La Grange Police Department.

  • BBB warns against text donations for earthquake relief

    In the wake of the earthquake disaster in Haiti, Americans are donating via text message more than ever before.