Today's News

  • Birth


    Anthony and Tamara Longo of Bloomingdale, N.J., announce the birth of a daughter, Kayla Marie Longo, Feb. 10 at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J.

    She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 20 and a half inches.

    She joins a brother, Christian Anthony Longo, 2.

    Maternal grandparents are Michael McClish of Salem, Ind. and Linda Maultsby of Crestwood. Great-grandmother is Ruth McClish of Fern Creek.

    Paternal grandparents are Jack and Fran Longo of Wayne, N.J.


  • Bill makes school board less accountable

    In a landmark decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, Justice William Brennan wrote this country has “a profound national commitment to the principle that debate on public issues should be uninhibited, robust, and wide-open, and that it may well include vehement, caustic, and sometimes unpleasantly sharp attacks on government and public officials.”

    Kentucky legislators failed to honor that principle when they voted to allow elected school board members to evaluate the performance of school superintendents in secret.

  • Book celebrates unique sports

    “Authors Michael J. Rosen and Ben Kassoy went to the ends of the earth to find the most extreme sports, the silliest pastimes, the most unique rivalries and competitions that are taken very seriously.”


    This year, like last, you tried out for your favorite sport. And this year, like last, you made the team. So far, you’ve proven yourself to be a definite asset.


    I mean, seriously, somebody’s got to hold down the bench and shout encouragement, right?  What would the team do without you?


  • Crash and Learn

    A group of North Oldham seniors hosted a mock drunk-driving crash for their fellow students Tuesday as part of their senior project. With the help of emergency crews, the students set up a simulation that showed the effects of drinking and driving. Crews airlifted one student from the scene, another was taken away by the county coroner. A mock funeral took place Wednesday morning for that student. Above, Allison Olive acts as the fatally-wounded victim during the simulation. Far left, Olive and Carly Melia check out their make-up before the simulation.

  • Military News

    Smith serving with U.S. Marine Corps

    Lance Corporal Taylor J. Smith, daughter of Chris and Kim Smith of La Grange, is now overseas. Smith was deployed Feb. 12 from Camp Pendleton in San Diego to serve with the  U.S. Marine Corps First Batallion Intelligence Unit.

    She is stationed in Afghanistan at Camp Leatherneck.

    Dillie graduates from basic training

    U.S. Air National Guard Airman Clifford E. Dillie recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

  • Soccer coverage: Simply a bad call

    Size matters.

    Just ask the dozens of athletes who recently competed in the Play for the Cure soccer tournament in Elizabethtown.

    In the March 25 edition of The Oldham Era, we published photos of two winning teams – the LSA East Under-12 girls’ soccer team and the Oldham County Thoroughbreds Under-12 combined boys’ soccer team.

    We love recognizing local students and athletes for their accomplishments, and rely on teachers, coaches and  parents to submit photos of those accomplishments.

  • News Briefs

    Arbor Day Foundation names La Grange Tree City USA Community

    The City of La Grange was recently recognized by the non-profit Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA Community for its commitment to urban forestry. It is the sixth year La Grange has earned this national designation.

    The program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.

  • Tech Support

    The Oldham County Public Library’s free computer classes have proven very successful. More than 60 people have taken advantage of classes offering basics, mid-level use of common word processing, spreadsheet applications and various informational databases and are explained by friendly and knowledgeable library staff.

  • Tea benefits ovarian cancer awareness

    Merchants in downtown La Grange will host a progressive Blue Hydrangea tea party to benefit Ovarian Awareness of Kentucky from 1 to 5 p.m. April 18. The event is in its third year. In 2009, 470 people attended raised more than $5,000.

    Baptist Hospital Northeast is the signature sponsor, and the Masonic Lodge No. 47 F&AM also offered sponsorship.

    The event is organized by Lisa Adams in memory of the late Cindy Adams, a long-time La Grange merchant who founded the event and died in 2009 from ovarian cancer.

  • Reinhardt is 2010 Oldham County Day grand marshal

    Members of Project Guild of La Grange recently selected Pewee Valley resident Vivien Hoskins Reinhardt as grand marshal of the 2010 Oldham County Day parade.

    Reinhardt, who served 13 years as mayor of Pewee Valley, is also known for her work with troubled juveniles at Charterton, an alcohol and drug abuse hospital formerly in La Grange. She raised seven children and also served as a foster parent to eight children.