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  • State health rankings emerge, highlighting frontrunners and strugglers

    Out of 120 counties in Kentucky, Oldham County is still considered one of the top five healthiest in a new county health rankings survey released last week.

    A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation survey concluded that Oldham County is ranked no. 2, falling behind Boone County in first place, in a statewide health assessment.

  • Golden Alerts help those in danger of losing golden memories

    When George Clayton Holcomb, 67, a sufferer of brain trauma, wandered off from his Oak Leaf Drive home earlier this month for the second time in two years, his family thought they would never see him again.

    Holcomb’s family, along with help from the La Grange Police and Fire Department and an area search and rescue team, searched for nearly six hours trying to locate the man, who was later found hiding from weather conditions at Falling Rock Quarry, according to Kevin Nuss, Director of Oldham County Emergency Management.

  • Public records -- April 2, 2015

    La Grange Police Arrests

    March 30 -- Dale R. Cox, 25, La Grange, was cited for no registered plates, failure of owner to maintain required ins, 1st offense, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license, failure to surrender revoked operator’s license, possession of a controlled substance, 2nd degree, prescription controlled substance not in proper container, 2nd offense.

  • Rocky roads no treat for drivers

    Mark Husband says that he’s filled roughly 100 potholes in Oldham County so far this year.
    Husband is the Assistant Superintendent of the Oldham County Roads Department, and although he says the department is mostly caught up on the county’s patch work, he points out that his crew filled potholes on nearly 30 county roads this season.

  • Vet hopes to raise money for service dog

    Veterans sometimes come back after serving overseas feeling helpless, anxious, fearful and sometimes guilty because of the trauma he or she endured. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, hasn’t been all that uncommon in recent years.
    After two tours in Iraq, Nick Milburn came home to Oldham County and his wife and two kids with both PTSD and debilitating seizures.

  • Hidden Horses of HighPointe

    By Elliott Pratt and Taylor Riley

    Stephen Dunn grew up a race track brat.
    As a kid from Lexington, he was raised around horse racing. He was always with his father at the track and knew it was in his blood.

  • Backyard Politics: Rand's plans unveiled, state candidates vetted and county leadership put to the test at Oldham County GOP Women's Club

    Eager to piggyback on an expected wave of statewide Republican momentum, the Oldham County Republican Women’s Club will be sponsoring a gubernatorial debate among all four Republican candidates--Matt Bevin, James Comer, Hal Heiner and Will Scott--on Tuesday, April 7.

    The same day, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky, is expected to announce his decision to run for the U.S. presidency in 2016.

  • KET spotlights local group

    Lights, camera, action! Again.
    Operation: PARENT, an organization located in La Grange that provides resources and education for local parents raising teens and pre-teens, welcomed Kentucky Educational Television (KET) into its office last week for an upcoming documentary entitled, “What Does Every Teen Need?”

  • Portrait of endurance

    An Oldham County mother got the shock of her life when her daughter, an eighth-grader who was complaining of neck pain, was later diagnosed with a rare brain disease and was told she would be dealing with the disease for the rest of her life.
    Macy Paradis thought her heavy backpack was giving her the neck pain, loss of balance, numbness in her limbs and dizziness, but after her mother, Nancy Schema Paradis, noticed how often her daughter was complaining about the pain, she decided to seek medical attention.

  • Artists shine at Gallery 104

    Gallery 104 has named Rebecca J. Burke Artist of the Month for April.
    Gallery 104 Executive Director Kathy Dowling described Burke in a release sent to The Oldham Era:
    “She is a freelance graphic designer by day, working with such clients as one-person start-ups to multi-million dollar corporations. Her true passion, however, lies with making Western-bound books and Japanese side-stitched notepads.”