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  • Paws Behind Bars

     In the middle of a prison yard, there is probably only one thing that can so easily melt the hearts of dozens of men: puppies. 

     “You can have a big guy you’ve never seen smile before going crazy over a couple of puppies,” said Angela Howard, program coordinator for the Paws Behind Bars program, while several men she oversees in the program nodded in agreement. 

  • Lead found in two SOHS water fountains

     Routine water fountain testing at South Oldham High School (SOHS) uncovered two water fountains that were contaminated with lead.  

    According to Lori McDowell, interim director of communications at Oldham County Schools (OCS), the school disconnected both fountains upon learning they were contaminated with lead, permanently cutting one from the water source and entirely removing the other.  

  • Business closes after 16 years

    Prospect residents have always had a wealth of local business options to choose from, but they will soon be saying goodbye to one.

    Prospect Jewelers, a Prospect fixture for more than a decade, will soon be closing its doors forever.  

    Co-owner Rob Prince said he and Terry Chambers, the other owner, are moving on to allow for more personal time.  

  • Online voter registration system proves problematic for clerks



    With Kentucky’s online voter registration system launch March 14, it’s easier than ever to register to vote. But that simplicity doesn’t necessarily hold true for the county clerks across the state who are diligently working through a few kinks in the system before the primary. 

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  • Public records - April 7, 2016

     La Grange Police


    James D. Jackson Jr., 33, of La Grange – arrested March 27 on a Jefferson County warrant of three charges


    Dogabier Maldonado Mendez, 31, of Cleveland, Tenn. – arrested March 28 for no operators license; and operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol or drugs


  • Corrections - April 7, 2016

     •In the March 24 edition of The Oldham Era, in a story about Oldham County ranking healthiest in the state Teresa Gamsky, Oldham County Health Department director of public health, was quoted as saying the county measures at 14 teen births per 100,000 of the population, when the survey states the measurements were actually 14 per 1,000 teens ages 15 to 19.

  • School district plans graduation, vacation dates

    Graduation dates for three district high schools and amended dates for the last days of school were set during the Oldham County Schools board meeting March 28. 

    All graduations will be held at Freedom Hall, June 4, with North Oldham High at 11 a.m., South Oldham High at 2:30 p.m. and Oldham County High at 6 p.m., with the exception of Buckner Alternative, which will hold its graduation services at the Oldham Schools Arts Center on the last day of school for students.

  • Checkmate at three state tournaments

     Chess is known as a strategic exercise of the individual mind, but for one middle school student, the game involves the whole family.

    Tamm Omar, who plays for East Oldham Middle School’s chess team, won his third state tournament March 5, 2015.

  • Wreck takes life of South Oldham student

     A South Oldham High School student was fatally injured in a traffic accident Saturday, April 2, while traveling with his family to Orlando for a spring break vacation. 

    Jacob Davis, 15, sustained terminal injuries during the afternoon crash and was airlifted to Tallahassee, Fla., where he died Sunday, according to his grandmother, Barbara Webb. No other family members were injured in the accident.