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Today's News

  • Local students compete in district governor’s cup

    Academic team members from all Oldham County middle schools and St. Aloysius recently competed at South Oldham Middle School during the district Governor’s Cup competition, an event sponsored by the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition.

    The Governor’s Cup features eight events, including future problem solving, quick recall, written composition, and five subject-area written assessment tests. 

  • News Briefs

    Green Thumbs Garden Club meets Monday

    The Green Thumbs Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. April 12 at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve, located at 12501 Harmony Landing Lane, Goshen.

    Tavia Cathcart will lead a discussion on wildflowers.

    For information, call the Oldham County Extension Office at 222-9453.

    History center hosts spring lunch series

    The Oldham County History Center will host “It’s About the Hat!” at noon Saturday.

  • NOMS off to perfect 6-0 start

    GOSHEN – It’s been a banner first season so far for the North Oldham Middle School softball team.

    The Lady Mustangs have posted a 6-0 record in the Jefferson County Middle School softball league and are in first place in the East division, a game ahead of Barrett Traditional.

    “They have really been above and beyond our expectations,” NOMS coach Scott Adell said. “We knew we had a couple of players with some experience. These girls have really worked their tails off.”

  • Letters To The Editor

    Donations to park are appreciated

    To the editor:

    The board of Veterans Memorial Park of Kentucky Inc. appreciated the article in the April 1 edition of The Oldham Era about the program and looks forward to the park’s development.

    Support for the park may be in the form of a donation or a $2,000 sponsorship of one the markers that will provide information about a war/campaign where Americans fought and died serving their     country.

  • Dollar General CEO to present leadership seminar in Oldham

    The retired chairman and CEO of Dollar General Corp. will visit Oldham County later this month to speak during a leadership seminar in Crestwood.

    Cal Turner Jr., who served as CEO from 1977 to 2002, will host “Lessons in Leadership” scheduled April 20 at Kavanaugh Life Enrichment Center.

    Turner’s father and grandfather started the business in Scottsville in 1939 as a dry goods wholesaler. Under his leadership, the company grew to more than 6,000 stores and $6 billion in sales.

  • Police cruiser or campaign car?

    What looks like a city police cruiser adorned with stickers promoting a local mayor’s campaign for re-election has caused quite a stir among residents.

    The vehicle, parked outside the city council’s monthly meeting Monday night, is painted with the same black and white details of a La Grange Police cruiser. However, its emergency  lights are missing and instead of police markings, it’s covered in stickers that say “Re-Elect Elsie Carter, City of La Grange.”

  • Life lesson

    As part of their senior project, a group of North Oldham High School students recently hosted a two-day simulation of a fatal drunk-driving accident.

    Caitlin Hagan, Jacob Grady and Olivia Cleary worked together on a project that brought in several local agencies to show other students the results an accident due to drinking and driving can cause. On the first day of the simulation, students witnessed police and rescuers at the scene of a mock DUI crash. Senior Allison Olive portrayed a student fatally injured in the crash.

  • Gunning them down

    BUCKNER – In his first two outings on the mound Oldham County’s Wade Mason is living every pitcher’s dream.

    Supported by double-digit runs, Mason has opened the year with a 2-0 record and is on his way to establishing himself as one of the best arms in the region.

    “Lots of runs help for sure,” Mason said. “It takes a lot of worries away when you have a big lead.”

  • Window to the past: A glimpse into The Oldham Era’s archives

    30 Years Ago: April 10, 1980

    Two employees from the state reformatory arrested for marijuana

    Two Kentucky State Reformatory employees, one guard and one driver from the motor pool, were arrested recently for possession of marijuana. 

    The guard was caught trying to bring four ounces of the drug into the reformatory.

    Elbert Lowell Tarrants of Crestwood, Kentucky was arrested on March 26 while attempting to bring four ounces of marijuana into the state reformatory. 

  • The rewards of volunteering

    I ‘ve volunteered for many different organizations over the years including Hosparus, Home of the Innocents, Rotary and various churches. Each time I volunteer, I receive far more than I give. We have some 400 volunteers at Hosparus of Louisville. They constantly give thanks for being a hospice volunteer because of all they receive from the experience. We’re grateful for their work and are humbled by their willingness to serve.