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Today's News

  • Council will host public hearing on sign

    The fate of an $11,000 city sign that doesn’t meet the city’s historic district commission guidelines is still up for debate.

    Members of the La Grange Historic District Commission met May 21 to discuss a sign outside La Grange City Hall and community center.

    The sign, which reads, “James T. Beaumont Community Center,” is internally illuminated and members of the historic commission say it doesn’t comply with guidelines.

  • SOHS girls win pair of relay titles

    LOUISVILLE – The South Oldham High School girls are two-time state champs. The accomplishment comes not from individual performances, but from teamwork.

    The Lady Dragons won the 400 and 800 meter relay titles.

    In the first race of Friday’s 2A state track championships the 4x800 relay team won class 2A state championship at the University of Louisville, beating a second-place Boyle County team by more than five seconds and setting a personal record by 19 seconds.

  • Shakespeare behind bars

    Prison inmates bring personal experiences to the tale of ‘Macbeth’ Every year, dozens of groups perform Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” But few, if any, actors understand the lead role at the level of Ron Brown.  Unlike other actors portraying the murdering Macbeth, Brown knows what it’s like to feel the weight of a man he murdered.

  • Tally Sheet

    Following is an account of action from the North Oldham Little League from the past week as received by The Oldham Era:

    NORTH OLDHAM

    BASEBALL

    MAJOR LEAGUE

    RAYS 6, PIRATES 4 - Winning pitcher Seth Russell hit a two-run homer in the first inning to key the Rays.

    He was supported by a triple from Patrick Mueller and a double from Luke Weihe.

    Grant Wiliams led the Pirates with a home run and two doubles.

    PHILLIES 15, A’S 2 - Laymon Durbin and John McCarthy homered to lead the Phillies to the easy win.

  • Athlete of the Week

    Name: Kadiesha Streble

    School: South Oldham Middle School

    Postition: Outfield

    Age: 13

    History: Streble, an eighth-grader at South Oldham Middle School has been a part-time starter in the outfield for the South Oldham High School varsity softball team this season.

    A solid defensive player with good range she has shown an improved arm through the season.

  • Trail cleanup needs volunteers

    The National Trails Day event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. June 6 at Oldham County’s Morgan Conservation Park, 1200 E. Ky. 524 in La Grange.  Volunteers will meet in the morning and work until lunch time. Lunch will be provided. Projects include putting in a new trail, mounting and placing bluebird boxes and removing invasive plants.  Register by Friday so organizers can plan lunch accordingly.

  • Norton Commons Farmers’ Market open through November

    The Norton Commons Farmers’ Market is open for the season, with new attractions, including crepes and coffee from Gelato Gilberto, omelets made fresh by Earth’s Promise farm, Great Harvest Bread Company and Holy Branch Gourds.  There’s live music, along with children’s attractions and chefs demos.

  • Athlete of the Week

    Name: Connor Heady.

    School: North Oldham Middle School.

    Position: Shortstop/pitcher. 

    Age: 14.

    History: Heady, an eighth-grader at NOMS, began the season at second base for the North Oldham High School varsity team before moving in the starting shortstop position a couple of weeks into the season. Heady has started every game this season and  has a .310  batting average.  11 RBIs, two doubles,

    a triple and a .381 on-base percentage.

  • Students cash in for college

     The Oldham County Dollars for Scholars program, funded by local businesses and organizations, distributed 53 college scholarships worth about $57,000 to local high school seniors May 11. Oldham County Dollars for Scholars scholarship donors and recipients include: 

  • Engagement Announcements

    Sabo-Sale Anthony and Donna Sabo of La Grange announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Renae Sabo to Ryan David Sale, son of David Sale and Debbie Sale of Louisville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Albert and Kathleen Sabo of Louisville and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kidwell of Campbellsburg.  She is a graduate of Oldham County High School and of International Academy of Hair Design in Daytona Beach, Fla.