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  • 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. 

  • Cowboy Church welcomes the Alvarado Road Show

     Alvarado Road Show, presented by the Christian County Cowboy Church, will perform in concert 8 p.m. Friday at the Oldham County Fairgrounds. Admission is free. For information call 222-7857 or 553-3696. For information about Cowboy Church, e-mail cowboychurch@insightbb.com.

  • AARP will offers free tax help at library

    Beginning Monday, AARP will offer free tax help at the Oldham County Public Library in La Grange.

    Two weekly four-hour sessions will be offered – Mondays from noon to 4 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. –  in the library’s meeting room. Sessions end April 9. The sessions are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • Holy Trinity Lutheran Church has one service this Sunday

     Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 2416 S. Ky. 53 in La Grange, will have one service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.