Today's News

  • Compton earns Pillars of Excellence award

    Odell Compton was recently recognized with Baptist Hospital Northeast’s Pillars of Excellence Award. 

    She was nominated because she saw a need for a wound/ostomy/incontinence nurse at Baptist Hospital Northeast through her work as a nurse on TCU. 

    She sought training, created her own position and wrote her own policies and procedures. She also set up the first preceptor program at Baptist Northeast.

  • OCHS Governor’s scholars students named

    The 2009 Governor’s Scholars include several local students. From Oldham County High School, Caroline Collins, Chelsea Corbin, Jared Dabbs, Beata Durcanova, Hadiya Jones, Rachael Kelley, Derrick Lewis, Benjamin Norton, Brandy Pearson, Paxton Roberts, Ruby Run and Irena Chi Mai Tran will spend five weeks at Bellarmine University, Centre College and Morehead State University attending college level classes.

    The program is open to high-achieving students entering their senior year of high school and is free.

  • Oldham residents appointed

     Members of the Oldham County Fiscal Court made the following recommendations and appointments at their meeting Tuesday:

    • Anna Perry, re-appointed to Oldham County Sheriff’s Office Merit Board, one-year term;

    • Stephen Moss, appointed as alternate to Code Enforcement Board, one-year term; and

    • James G. Sawyer Jr. approved for employment as deputy coroner, effective June 1 with a $12,300 annual salary.

  • Quotable

    The future of an $11,000 sign marking the James T. Beaumont Community Center is unclear as residents, council members and members of the city’s historic district commission continue to disagree. The sign doesn’t comply  with the city’s historic district ordinance.  Council members scheduled a public hearing to take place during Monday’s council meeting, however, the council voted during that meeting to table the public hearing and form a committee of individuals representing all parties.  


  • Open Response

    In the May 28 edition, The Oldham Era’s six-member editorial board questioned the $49,200 Oldham officials plan to spend during the next four years on One Call Now, an emergency notification system used for one emergency during the past year. 

    The Oldham Era took issue with the fact that One Call Now sat silent during the aftermath of Hurricane Ike in September and again during January’s ice storm – two weather-related events that left thousands of Oldham residents without electricity. 

  • Oldham residents have two options for recycling

    Oldham residents have two options to start recycling their household items – contract curbside service from Industrial Disposal and a self-service dropoff center in Buckner maintained by Oldham government. 

    For $4.50 a month, ID offers curbside removal of recyclables every other week. 

    LaVerne Howze, ID’s customer service manager, said the company has completed two of five phases within the county to get residents signed up. Residents should receive a postcard with information about purchasing the service. 

  • Your life principle

    I’ve often wondered why we don’t live more fully. Why don’t we savor every moment of this great opportunity called life? The average person uses only 10 percent of his or her potential during the course of life. What happens to the other 90 percent? 

    I have a theory I’d like to propose. In my theory, there is a vision of reality that controls everything else about us and our lives. Each of us perceives reality differently. 

  • North Oldham gym opens at last

     No more practices until 10:30 p.m. No more playing neutral site games against in-county rivals. No more middle school gym. And, finally, no more waiting.

    The new gym at North Oldham High School is complete. North Oldham athletes and coaches christened it Friday with cheers and speeches. They recognized the senior athletes who didn’t have a chance to play in the glistening new facility. Former NOHS and current Bellarmine University player Kevin Allen sank a ceremonial first basket.

  • Contract nurse charged with trying to smuggle contraband into prison

    A contract nurse working at the Kentucky State Reformatory was recently arrested after she allegedly tried to smuggle drugs and other contraband into the institution.

    Lisa Evans, 40,  of Louisville, is charged with first and second-degree promoting contraband. The contraband included five pounds of tobacco, an ounce of marijuana, a large quantity of pornographic DVDs, four cellphones and a lighter. 

  • Letters to the Editor

    Golf carts have no business on roads

    To the editor:

    I think the use of a golf cart on public roadways is a great idea and should be passed once the carts are outfitted with the same required safety equipment as cars and trucks. 

    Once you add headlights, turn signals, a horn, air bags, stop lights, a windshield, emission control items and seat belts it’s a great idea. 

    The idea gets even better once you add insurance premiums into the mix.