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  • 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.

  • Police accepting applications for Citizens’ Police Academy

    The La Grange Police Department is now accepting applications for the upcoming 2010 Citizens’ Police Academy.  

    During the academy, participants meet at 6 p.m. Thursdays from March 18 to May 20 to learn about local police and the justice system. 

  • Three file for state senate seat

    State Sen. Ernie Harris is seeking re-election in November and faces two Oldham residents for his seat. 

    Harris is in his fourth term in the Kentucky Senate.

    La Grange resident John Black, a Democrat, and Goshen resident Don Godfrey, a  Republican, also seek the 26th district seat. 

    The state’s 26th Senate District, includes Carroll, Oldham, Trimble, Henry and a portion of Jefferson counties. 

    Harris, 62, a Crestwood resident,  works as a pilot for UPS when the Kentucky Legislature is not in session. 

  • Super Supper series continues at Irish Rover Too

    eeThe second of the Oldham County History Center Super Supper evening programs takes place Wednesday. 

    “Kentucky Afield: A Nightee with Tim Farmer” is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Irish Rover Too.

    “Kentucky Afield” host, director and producer Tim Farmer, will give a history of the world’s longest-running television show, “Kentucky Afield.”ee Vintage wildlife films by Carl Maslowski will be featured as background entertainment during dinner. 

  • ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ may return to Kentucky

    Producers for ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition are looking for families in the greater Louisville area whose homes are in desperate need of help. 

    Casting Supervisor Rebecca Shumsky said they’re “looking for deserving people and inspiring families that America can really root for.” 

    Interested families should e-mail a short description of their family story to: castingky@gmail.com. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 12. 

  • Storm water postcards will include recipe

    Oldham residents will soon receive postcards with information about storm water management to keep in their recipe books.

    Kevin Eldridge, board chair for the county’s Storm Water Management District, updated county officials Tuesday on the district’s progress as well as a unique way to inform 

    residents.