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  • 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.”

  • Early intervention with kindergarteners shows success

    Only 10 percent of Oldham County Schools kindergarteners are still considered “not ready” on the Brigance Kindergarten screening assessment after students were retested early this year.

    The board of education reviewed this data at the Feb. 23 meeting.

  • Student receives honor

    Senator Ernie Harris (R-Prospect) welcomed Emma DuVall to the Capitol. Emma served in the Senate as a Legislative Page. She is a fifth grade student at LaGrange Elementary School.

  • Genealogy often tells a good story

    By Helen McKinneyBy Helen E. McKinney

    Educator/Genealogist Oldham County History Center

    Everyone loves a good story, right? Well, what if it came straight from your own family?

    Genealogy has become a popular hobby and a very creative way to tell such stories, in addition to learning more stories about ancestors you never knew existed. Getting a good story to go with the ancestors’ name makes that person more real.

  • Public Records: March 19, 2015

    La Grange Police Arrests

    Mar. 13 -- Chelsy R. Hardy, 21, La Grange, was arrested for possession of marijuana, possession drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, endangering welfare of minor.

    Mar. 13 -- Nicholas M. Forrester, 26, La Grange was arrested for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, endangering welfare of minor, possession of a controlled substance.

  • Study names La Grange 3rd best place to retire in Kentucky

    La Grange has been named among the top places to retire in Kentucky.

    In a recently released study by data company SmartAsset, La Grange has earned the number three spot among the top ten places for Kentuckians to retire. The study took four main factors into its accounting: taxes, the number of doctors’ offices, and opportunity for recreation and a social life.

    Managing Editor of SmartAsset A.J. Smith explained the methodology of the study to The Oldham Era in a phone interview.

  • Cub Scouts’ 60th annual Pinewood Derby rolls into La Grange

    It’s a tradition that’s lasted 60 years for the Cub Scouts of America: tiny cars are carved out of wood, propelled by gravity, and raced down a track to the sounds of cheering families. It’s the Pinewood Derby, and it’s barreling into Oldham County.