Today's News

  • Girl Scouts host Aerospace Day

    A Girl Scout Aerospace Day is planned 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Bowman Field in Louisville.

    Kentucky Bluegrass 99s, an international organization of licensed women pilots, is working in conjunction with Girl Scout troops 197 and 300.

    More than 200  Junior Girl Scouts have registered and will complete the requirements for earning the aerospace badge through eight workshops. 

    For information, call Terri Donner at 419-7938 or Terri Sanders at 222-0646.

  • Crestwood Civic Club meets FridayThe Crestwood Civic Club will meet at 10L30 a.m. Friday at the Civic Club’s clubhouse, located at 7216 Kavanaugh Road in Crestwood. For information, call 241-0231.

    The Crestwood Civic Club will meet at 10L30 a.m. Friday at the Civic Club’s clubhouse, located at 7216 Kavanaugh Road in Crestwood.


    For information, call 241-0231.

  • Hebel named to dean’s list at Murray State

    Keith Hebel of La Grange was named to the dean’s list at Murray State University for the fall semester.

    Hebel is a graduate of South Oldham High School.To be named to the dean’s list at MSU, students must earn a 3.5 grade-point average.

  • Hughes performs for Steinway fundraiser

    University of Louisville musician Patrick Henry Hughes will perform a concert at 4 p.m. Saturday at North Oldham High School.

    NOHS senior Rachel Richards has been working all year to raise money for a new grand piano for the school’s auditorium. She hopes to be able to purchase a 7-foot Steinway piano that costs about $70,000. She has organized several events benefitting the Steinway initiative, including a performance by world-famous jazz pianist Judy Carmichael.

  • Your church is a great church

    A pastor was greatly annoyed by one of his elderly members who fell asleep during his sermon every Sunday. He told the man’s grandson if he could keep him awake he would pay him $1 a week. This worked for two weeks, but on the third Sunday, he fell sound asleep.

    After the service the pastor called the boy over and said, “I am disappointed in you. Didn’t I promise you $1 a week to keep your grandfather awake?”

    “Yes,” replied the boy, “but Grandpa gives me $5 not to disturb him.”

  • AG calls for changes on Topix.com

    Topix.com, a Web site that posts information pulled from The Oldham Era and other news outlets, provides a message board that allows anyone to post comments on local and national issues.

    But that same message board has also been the source of controversy because some users post defamatory and derogatory comments about others in those forums.

    Now, the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office and the Connecticut Attorney General’s Office are pushing for Topix.com to make changes.

  • Library hosts seminar for local authors

    Local writers and book enthusiasts were given a chance to pick each other’s brains Feb. 26-27 during the La Grange Writers’ Seminar at the Oldham County Public Library. An evening of good company, live music and hors d’oeuvres united artists with different writing styles and from various genres for a night of casual meet-and-greet and networking.

    Seminar organizer Linda Goin wanted local authors to have a chance to support and learn from one another.

    “It’s a good way for local writers to meet each other and network,” Goin said.

  • Hettinger named to dean’s list at NKU

    Nicholas Hettinger of La Grange was named to the dean’s list at Northern Kentucky University for the fall semester.

    Hettinger is a 2008 graduate of Oldham County High School. He is the son of Terry and Alisa Hettinger of La Grange. To be named to dean’s list at NKU, students must earn a 3.6 grade-point average.

  • Baptist Hospital Northeast hosts support groups, classes

    A colon cancer support group will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday at Baptist Hospital Northeast.

    The group is open to anyone affected by colon cancer.

    For information, call 290-0288.

    The Living Well with Diabetes support group will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at the hospital.

    Angela Sandlin, director of Pharmacy at Baptist Hospital Northeast, will discuss “Understanding Your Diabetes Medications.”

    The meeting will also feature an open forum.

    For information, call Angela Madden at 222-3344.

  • Conservation District hosting tree contest

    The Oldham County Conservation District is hosting a big tree contest for Oldham County residents. Though the species of tree will change each year, for this, the first year of the contest, the conservation district has chosen the Sugar Maple as the tree to find.

    There are five categories – each will be awarded $50. The overall winner will receive $50 and family memberships to the Oldham County History Center and to Yew Dell Gardens.