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Today's News

  • Costume Craze

    Pick up this week's edition of The Oldham Era for 152 photos of kids in costume!

    Princesses, puppies and superheroes galore!

    Halloween festivities in Oldham County attracted hundreds of children and their families during the month of October. Flip though this week's costume-packed edition of The Oldham Era and you’ll find a healthy dose of ghosts, goblins and other cute creatures.

    Interested in copies of any of the photos or pages you see?

    Email a description of the photo, what page it appears on and how many copies you would like to:

  • World-famous pianist will play at North Oldham High School

    Judy Carmichael, a swing pianist in the tradition of Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, and Willie The Lion Smith, will perform at 6 p.m. Friday at North Oldham High School for the grand opening of the high school’s new auditorium. 

    Her appearance, arranged by Gist Piano Center, is part of a fundraiser organized by NOHS senior Rachel Richards to raise money for a Steinway grand piano for the auditorium. 

    Advance tickets are advised for this benefit concert – with a recommended donation of $10 per ticket, open seating. 

  • Community plans fundraiser for terminally-ill La Grange resident

    A fundraiser for MacKindsey Walker, a 7-year-old from La Grange, will take place 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at La Grange Elementary School.

    Walker was diagnosed with an inoperable tumor on her brain stem in mid-October. This type of cancer is rare and almost always terminal. She was recently transported to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for radiation and an experimental treatment program.  

    Her grandmother, Debbie Webster, as well as family and friends are organizing the fundraiser with the help of her employer, Steve O’s Italian Kitchen.  

  • Fundraising event will help fight autism

    Aleksander’s Song will host a fundraiser to help fight autism from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the John Black Community Center in Buckner.

    The event includes a bake sale, silent auction, refreshments and several guest speakers.

    Aleksander’s Song is a local private organization creating and promoting autism awareness in Oldham County and the surrounding community. The organization is named for and founded by the family of Aleksander Martinez, a 5-year-old boy from La Grange, who was diagnosed with Autism at age 2.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Teacher is grateful for community support

    To the editor:

    To the North Oldham community, thank you for braving the cold temperatures, wind, and rain in order to make the Walk 4 Will such a tremendous success. 

    It is humbling to see such consistent and widespread support from the community for my battle against cancer.  The myriad number of students, parents, and school groups that participated really reflects the love, faith, and cohesiveness of the community that it has been my pleasure to serve over the past six years. 

  • Goshen takes second in state

    LEXINGTON – The Goshen Elementary girls’ cross country team took second place in the state meet Saturday at Masterson Station Park in Lexington.

    The Lady Gators scored 185 points, behind Pulaski County with 173.

    Goshen was led by Nicole Gredi in 24th place and Hannah Teasdale in 47th. Locust Grove’s Rachel Gibson was the top individual in 17th place. 

    Goshen also led the local boys’ teams with a sixth-place finish. Mason Rice led in fourth place.

  • Athlete of the Week

    Name: Jack Schaller.

    School: Oldham County Middle School.

    Sport: Basketball

    Age: 13.

    Hometown: La Grange.

    Accomplishments: A 5-foot-10 swingman, Schaller is expected to be a key player for the Oldham County Middle School Colonels this season.

    He will play multiple positions inside and out for the Colonels to take advantage of his athleticism.

  • Angel Food Ministries announces November menu

    Angel Food Ministries recently announced the menu for November. Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational organization that provides fresh and frozen food items sold at about half the price to help people with their grocery bills.  Anyone of any income level can buy the food.

    The $30 menu includes:  

    •1.5 pounds ribeye steaks, three 8-ounce;

    •1 pound boneless center cut pork chops, four four-ounce;

  • St. Aloysius hosting Veterans’ Day concert

    St. Aloysius will host a Veteran’s Day concert at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 11 in the gym. 

    Under the direction of Sue Beer, music director, the eighth-grade students will honor veterans and celebrate patriotism with songs. A flag ceremony and readings will start the production. The concert includes patriotic songs from the American Revolution, War of 1812, Civil War, World War I and II Korean, Vietnam and Gulf War. The public is invited to attend.

     

  • Game Bytes

    FOOTBALL

    North Oldham vs. Elizabethtown 

    When: 7:30 p.m. Friday. 

    Where: Elizabethtown High School.