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Today's News

  • Tourism needs local help with FarmFest

    By TAYLOR RILEY

    REPORTER, The Oldham Era

    Oldham County Tourism has been in fruition since 1995, but this year is the first that it will bring a statewide event to the county.

    Kentucky Farm Fest, coming to Crestwood’s 20-acre farm “The Maples” in July, will be an event for adults and children.

    The event is projected to bring in 5,000 to 10,000 people to the county with live demos, workshops and activities, said Kim Buckler, executive director of Oldham County Tourism.

  • King Me!

    Hundreds gathered at CityPlace in La Grange last Saturday for the Kentucky Chess Association’s Quad B regional tournament.

    The quad was set up like “the NCAA tournament” in its bracketing, with teams playing others to advance to a state competition in Lexington, organizers said.

    There were five different competition levels starting with kindergarteners and first-graders and leading up to seniors in high school.

    The Chess Performance group will hold another state competition for individuals at CityPlace on Feb. 28.

  • Wrestling squads tune up for region

    The county’s three wrestling programs are hoping some final tune-ups will help propel them to better performances at the regional meet.

    Both North Oldham and Oldham County’s wrestling teams finished fourth in their class at State Duals two weeks ago in Union County. The non-sanctioned KHSAA event takes place two weeks before the state’s event in Lexington.

  • Swim teams heading to postseason meets

    The county’s best swimmers are hoping months of meets will translate to championships as regionals get underway.

    All three county schools will compete on Thursday and Friday at Ralph R. Wright Natatorium at the University of Louisville, squaring off against each other and perennial swimming champions like St. Xavier and Sacred Heart.

    “We’re in the strongest region in the state,” Oldham County swim coach Michael Williams said. “All of (the schools) are powerhouse swim schools.”

  • EOMS staff help on summer water project

    In June, four East Oldham Middle staff members will be going on a trip. But this isn’t your ordinary summer vacation. Each year, a team from EOMS travels to another country to install water purification devices using funds raised by students and staff, as well as donations from other local organizations and residents.

  • Educations briefs Feb. 12

    Capstone AP

  • 13th District PTA honors several students

    Each year, the national Parent Teacher Association holds the Reflections Arts Program, providing students of all ages an opportunity to create original works in a variety of categories. Students were asked to base their pieces on the theme “The world would be a better place if …” This year’s district PTA Reflections Celebration was held Jan. 26 at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center.

  • Foundation holds annual spring showcase

    The Oldham County Educational Foundation held its annual Spring Showcase Feb. 8 at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center. The showcase provides an opportunity to highlight programs and initiatives supported by OCEF, which includes the OCS Arts Center.

    The showcase featured performances by the OC Performance Troupe, OC Youth Theatre, OC Chamber Ensemble and OC Jazz Connections.

  • Local mason honored for 75 years of service

    Roy Geoghegan was born July 1916 in Jefferson County. He served as a motorcycle patrolman in the 30’s and 40’s first riding an Indian Motorcycle and later riding a Harley. He said he liked the Indian motorcycle much better.

    He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in Germany. After his honorable discharged he married and started a family. He had three children. He built a home on Belknap Beach in Oldham County doing much of the construction himself.

  • Community Briefs Feb. 12

    SOFD fundraiser

    Please join us at Rikishi Japanese Restaurant Sunday Feb. 22 (4 to 9 p.m.), Tuesday Feb. 24 or Wednesday, Feb. 25. A portion of every sale generated by this fundraiser will be given back to the South Oldham Fire Department Auxiliary. Mention SOFD with your dine-in or carryout order. Come enjoy some good Japanese food and help SOFD Auxiliary support our fire department.

    Health screenings