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Today's News

  • Two vie for school board

    Love for children and a long history of volunteerism have prompted the two candidates to run for a seat on the Oldham County Board of Education.

    Jennifer Jones is challenging incumbent Doug Obradovich, who was appointed in January to fill the spot vacated by the resignation of longtime board member Linda Theiss.

    It is the only contested local election on the Nov. 6 ballot full of mostly statewide elections.

    The past nine months have been one of the best experiences of his life, Obradovich, 49, of Centerfield, said.

  • Whitehouse sentenced to 25 years

    William Whitehouse III, who was charged with the murder of his infant daughter, was sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to revised charges of wanton endangerment and manslaughter on Oct. 12.

    Whitehouse, who is from Crestwood, was arrested and charged with the murder of his four-month-old daughter Baileigh Estes in March 2006. He entered a guilty plea in September.

    He will be eligible for parole after serving 85 percent of his sentence.

  • Thumbs up, thumbs down

    Every month, The Oldham Era's editorial board gives a thumbs up or thumbs down to several local issues. But you can weigh in too: to submit your thumbs up or thumbs down on a particular issue, send an e-mail to editor@oldhamera.com. Please include your full name, address and telephone number for verification purposes.

  • Children's therapy center coming to Crestwood

    Oldham County approved the rezoning of a half-acre of land on Ky. 329 from residential to community business property for The Chatter Box, a diagnostic and theraputic center for children with disabilities.

    Kristie Lindemier and Julie Murray, who specialize in child therapy, will treat the house as a center for group therapy. Their clients are referred from Seven Counties Services and state programs. The applicants agreed to add a paved parking lot and handicapped space as part of the development plan.

  • Red Cross changes location for La Grange blood drive

    A blood drive planned Saturday (Oct. 27) in Oldham County has changed locations.

    The blood drive will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the La Grange Fire Department, 121 W. Main St. in La Grange.

    Donors must be 17 years old, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good general health. Idenitification is required.

  • Breakfast gala to benefit The HDB Service Group

    The HDB Service Group Inc. will host a gourmet breakfast gala at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 16 in the fellowship hall at at LaGrange Baptist Church. The event is sponsored by Baptist Hospital Northeast

    Features full breakfast buffet prepared by guest chef Garrett Sanborn. Sanborn is a chef, caterer and instructor who launched the Culinary Arts Academy for the Oldham County Schools. Norma Jean Burley, owner of Norma Jeans Restaurant, will assist with the buffet.

  • First shots seminar offered at Openrange

    Openrange at 6401 Cross Keys Blvd. in Crestwood will offer a First Shots seminar offering Louisville-area residents a free introduction to hand gun ownership, safety and shooting.

    This seminar is for first time shooters and will include classroom and range time. This event will be 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

    Pre-registration is requested. For information or to register, call 243-8282.

  • Seniors find ways to help themselves

    Oldham County seniors raised their hands, role played and some even took notes when they went back to school at La Grange town hall on Oct. 19.  The Oldham County TRIAD Crime College students learned ways to ensure their safety and protect their property in the two-hour crash course part of a county initiative to educate seniors on ways to "help themselves." 

  • Emerson named teacher of the year

    Chandra Holloway Emerson, a teacher at Oldham County Middle School, has been named the 2008 Kentucky Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Department of Education and Ashland Inc. Raymond "Ed" Farrar, a teacher at South Oldham High School, has been named the 2008 high school teacher of the year.

    Emerson was awarded with a $10,000 prize and will represent Kentucky in the 2008 National Teacher of the Year competition. The winner of that competition will be announced from the White House in April or May.

  • Oldham County named healthiest in state

    A study released by the Kentucky Institute of Medicine ranks Oldham County as the healthiest county in the state based on an assessment of the population's health risks, including rates of obesity, smoking and cancer.

    But in a state that lags behind in many areas of health, a top ranking doesn't mean Oldham County can't improve its overall health. In fact, the study shows the county still has high rates of cancer and smoking when compared with national averages.