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Today's News

  • AUDIO: Oldham-trained horse a Derby front-runner after win

    LEXINGTON — The focus all week leading up to the Toyota Bluegrass Stakes April 14 at Keeneland race course in Lexington had been on Hansen.

    Though Hansen, an Oldham County bred horse, was the favorite, the focus was more on the white thoroughbred's owner than on the race itself because of the media attention Dr. Kendall Hansen drew. Hansen (the doctor) wanted to dye the horse's tail blue to match his silks.

  • Students lead project to provide books to low-income families

    A group of Oldham County students gave younger students a special treat just in time for Easter weekend.

    Members of the Oldham County Leadership Academy delivered books to more than 350 younger students as part of their capstone service project, “Reading is Magic.”

    The OCLA is made up of 24 juniors, eight each from Oldham County, South Oldham and North Oldham high schools, and meets seven times throughout the school year to develop leadership skills.

  • Grand Stamm—LIVE! 4.13

    Guys and gals, welcome to our 18th Grand Stamm — LIVE! chat, set for 6 p.m. Friday, April 13.

    It's hard to follow up last week's chat, in which we talked with three time Olympic gold medalist track and field star Jackie Joyner-Kersee, but I've got a good guest again.

  • First and worst: Oldham ranks high for healthy residents, but not healthy foods

    An annual health report shows Oldham County ranked first — and last — among Kentucky counties.

    The County Health Rankings report is produced by the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute and compares nearly every county in all 50 states.

    Overall, Oldham County remains the healthiest in the Commonwealth, based on mortality and morbidity rates, health behaviors, clinical care and social/economic factors.

  • Sports Primer 4.11

    It's been another busy week of sports in Oldham County even though schools are out on spring break.

    Catch another edition of this week's Sports Primer again in podcast format.

    Each week, you can find an updated podcast with a rundown on the content in The Oldham Era's sports section, plus any other updates.

  • Blue Hydrangea Tea benefits cancer education

    More than tea and crumpets will be served at the fifth-annual Blue Hydrangea Tea next weekend.

    A health and wellness room will offer free mini-massages and reiki treatments, along with health information and checks from event-sponsor Baptist Hospital Northeast. 

    The wellness message is in keeping with the event’s purpose of benefiting Ovarian Awareness of Kentucky, a Louisville-based group educates women and healthcare professionals about the subtle signs of ovarian cancer. OAK also has a monthly support group.

  • Student shows food smarts in essay contest

    More than 400 elementary students submitted essays for a contest honoring school nutrition month.

    The “Get Your Plate In Shape” essay challenged students to write how they stay healthy and active with family in friends — in 100 words or less.

    Avery Dobson, a Locust Grove fourth grader, won the contest.

  • School system to host superintendent forum

    The three finalists for the Oldham County Schools superintendent’s position will participate in a public forum tonight (Thursday).

    The finalists include Houston Barber, principal of Fern Creek High Traditional High School; Lisa Stone, director of school improvement for Montgomery County Schools; and William Wells, assistant superintendent of instruction for Oldham County Schools.

  • Expansion could add 200 jobs

    More than 200 new jobs could be added through a possible expansion to a Buckner facility.

    The Carriage House Co. is a subsidiary of Ralcorp that currently employs about 280 workers at the Oldham County location.

    The company is the nation’s largest supplier of store-brand preserves, jellies, peanut butter, syrups and dressings.

  • South water skier among best in the country

    She sits down in the calm water, clutching a rope.

    Suddenly, the boat takes off, lifting South Oldham High School senior Elizabeth Fowler out of the water on a slalom ski.

    She curves around a series of buoys with ease and grace.

    A competitive water skier, Fowler is one of the best in the country. She’s also an instructor and this fall, she’ll be swimming with elite skiers at the University of Alabama.