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Today's News

  • One-two punch

    CRESTWOOD –It was as simple as one, two, three for the South Oldham Dragons as they routed Oldham County 85-64 Saturday.With junior Drew Kraemer and sophomore Casey Jackson each scoring 26 points, the Dragons dominated the second half outscoring OCHS 43-24 to win going away with their drive, kick out and shoot attack.“Coach had us prepared really well,” Kraemer said.

  • It's never to late to get into good physical shape

    Looking for inspiration to get in shape? On Dec. 14, a buddy of mine, Bob Bowes, celebrated his 65th birthday in style. No, he did not go on a Caribbean cruise.He didn’t bar hop. As a matter of fact – he didn’t eat a piece of birthday cake.Bob invited friends and relatives to join him in South Carolina to do a “Century Ride” on bicycles.Yes, that word century means 100. Yes, we’re talking miles and yes, bikes that have pedals – not Harleys.

  • Chilewich zoning change denied

    La Grange council members knocked down a zoning request for an “affordable” apartment complex Monday, arguing the city needs to end its reputation as the core of low-income housing in the county. Council members unanimously denied a zoning change for Chilewich Apartments, a 34-apartment development proposed for 5.6 acres off Ky. 146 with 11 units designated for people with physical and mental disabilities.

  • Weathering extremes

    There are some jobs that stay cold all year long, even in the 70 degree weather that covered Oldham County like a blanket earlier this week.But when the weather dropped almost to single digits Jan. 2 and 3, Jesse Parker was literally left out in the cold.Starting his shift as the sun was setting, Parker collected the hundreds of carts in the Wal-Mart parking lot Jan. 3 as customers hurried past to the warmth inside.

  • OCSO, clerk's budgets reviewed

    After working magistrates and county financial officers, two county agencies have tightened budgets by reducing labor costs in 2008, saving the county an estimated $200,000. Magistrates met with Sheriff Steve Sparrow and County Clerk Julie Lentz on Dec. 20 to review options that would trim costs down in the sheriff’s and county clerk’s budgets by reducing raises, overtime and shifting positions. Oldham County Fiscal Court approved the projected budgets for both offices on Jan. 2.

  • Game Bytes

    Basketball

  • Inside game powers Lady Dragons over Lady Colonels

    CRESTWOOD –The front line was just that for the South Oldham Lady Dragons as they beat Oldham County 42-30 Saturday.On a night when star guard Lauren Jones was a bit off her game, Lady Dragons’ center Amber Conniff and forward Allison Reynolds carried the day by controlling the interior against the bigger Lady Colonels.“I felt like we stepped up from the middle of the game to the end,” Conniff said.

  • Newspaper's parent company for sale

    Landmark Communications Inc., owner of The Oldham Era and its parent division, Shelbyville-based Landmark Community Newspapers Inc., has announced the decision to explore selling its properties.The company, based in Norfolk, Va., announced last week that it had hired two national investment firms, JPMorgan and Lehman Brothers, to “assist us in exploring strategic alternatives, including the possible sale of Landmark’s businesses,” according to a memorandum sent to employees.A formal announcement to employees at all Landmark properties was made Ja

  • Dollars and sense

    Lean government seems like an understatement – Oldham County is trimming expenses for services down to bare bones. A police officer doubles as the county’s Internet technology specialist. The emergency management director also runs dispatch services. Oldham County offers a self-serve recycling center and runs a police force that hasn’t had funding to expand with a growing population in eight years. A nearly $3 million deficit acquired by county government in the past year is the outcome of a simple equation: revenue minus spending.

  • A sale we didn't expect

    I like to think of my adoption into the Landmark Community Newspapers family as an act of divine intervention.Poor economic conditions, nightmarish hours and bad management left me questioning my latest employment decision at age 24. Frustrated and eager to advance my career, I found myself on that day staring at a blank screen as I gathered the nerve to write a resignation letter before having another job lined up to pay the bills.