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Today's News

  • A brand-new Norton

    Norton Brownsboro Hospital opened Aug. 26 – the not-for-profit system’s fifth hospital in Louisville. The hospital is located in northeastern Jefferson County in Old Brownsboro Crossing, a retail, office and medical space development off Brownsboro Road, near Interstate 71 and the Gene Snyder Freeway, just east of The Summit shopping center. 

  • Two from La Grange earn National Merit scholarships

    Andrea Atkin and Elizabeth Schaller, both of La Grange, were recently named National Merit scholarship winners. The girls are two of more than 2,800 awarded college-sponsored scholarships.

    Officials of each sponsor college selected their winners from among finalists in the National Merit scholarship Program who will attend their institution. College-sponsored awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.  

  • Athlete of the Week

    Name: Trenton Fryman.

    School: North Oldham Middle School.

    Sport: Cross country.

    Age: 11.

    Hometown: Goshen.

    Accomplishments: Fryman, a sixth-grader, has stepped right in as a top runner for the NOMS program this year.

    In the Mustangs’ first meet Saturday at the St. X  Tiger Run he led NOMS to the team title while running seventh with a time of 10:36.22. NOMS edged Holy Trinity 77-86 for the team title. 

  • Residents appointed to local posts

     Members of Oldham County Fiscal Court made the following appointments at their meetings Aug. 19 and Sept. 1:

    • Vickey Grace, appointed to the Oldham Planning Commission, four-year term. 

    • Loren Kloft, appointed to Oldham County Code Enforcement Board, three-year term.

  • Local students graduate from Indiana Wesleyan

    Among the students at Indiana Wesleyan University earning degrees at graduation Aug. 8 were several from La Grange.

    Graduates include Mary L. Anthony, who earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing online; Pamela Derbin, bachelor’s degree in nursing; Rhonda Harrison, master’s degree in nursing, primary care; Jamie Hayden, bachelor’s degree in management online; Pamela Kirby, bachelor’s degree in nursing online; and Kelly Miller, associate’s degree in business.

  • Planning commission recommends parks plan

    A new plan for parks in Oldham County passed a hurdle Aug. 25 as members of the Oldham County Planning Commission gave approval. 

    The plan calls for nearly doubling the park acreage in the county with a wish list of about 600 new acres of parkland at a cost of about $72 million. While not all the elements of the plan may come to fruition in the near future, it is a blueprint of what’s desirable. 

  • Williams joins the staff of The Oldham Era

    The Latest: A newspaper professional with strong connections to Kentucky is the new general manager of The Oldham Era newspaper, The Marketplace shopper and OldhamEra.com.

    Clarissa Williams joined the staff of The Oldham Era as general manager Aug. 5. 

  • Oldham County FFA earns awards in Kentucky State Fair competition

    Members of the Oldham County FFA Chapter recently competed at the Kentucky State Fair. The Floriculture Team members, Corey Hatfield, Jessica Caswell, Heidi Gorbandt, Daniel Dunaway and Kristen Caldwell placed first in the state event among 34 teams. Heidi Gorbandt earned the State High Individual Award. 

    The team will represent Kentucky at the National event finals at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis Indiana in October.     

  • Sheriff's reports

    Joel M. Rivenburg, 24, Roederer Correctional Complex, arrested by OCSO Aug. 20, failure to pay fines.

    Joshua B. Durbin, 21, 4418 W. Ky. 146, Buckner, arrested Aug. 19, flagrant non-support.

    Wayne E. Kindrick, 33, 721 Jericho Road, La Grange, arrested by OCSO Aug. 19, failure to comply.

    Mary K. Koontz, 19, 8420 Todds Point Road, Crestwood, arrested by OCSO Aug. 19, failure to appear.

    Corey B. Wayne, 18, 7306 Lark Road, Crestwood, arrested by OCSO Aug. 18, failure to comply.

  • Ideal Dentistry office entered in national healthcare design contest

    Cosmetic dentist Dr. Christian Hahn of Ideal Dentistry in Prospect believes most dentist’s offices aren’t designed with visitor experience in mind.

    Dr. Hahn set out to create a contemporary, European-inspired design for his pracitce that was soothing and welcoming. He chose Louisville-based design firm Rowland Design because of its portfolio of exceptional healthcare designs.