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Today's News

  • Kantor promoted in U.S. Air Force civil air patrol

    Justin Kantor has been promoted to Cadet Airman in Civil Air Patrol and received the Major General John F. Curry Achievement Award.
    The award is named in honor of Civil Air Patrol’s first national commander during the early days of World War II.
    The ceremony took place recently at the U.S. Army Reserve Center, located at Bowman Field.

  • Jury rules PBI Bank committed fraud in land deal

    By Janell Oliver, special to The Oldham Era

    An Oldham County jury has ruled in unanimous favor that an Anchorage bank committed fraud as a Prospect couple’s land deal went awry.

    And now, the bank is expected to pay hefty damages.

  • Magazine keeps kids 
on their toes

    Children throughout the state are benefitting from a new magazine that teaches them that healthy living is fun.
    FIT4FUN is a colorful magazine that encourages creativity, critical thinking and a healthy lifestyle for children in kindergarten through third grade.

  • Folding 1,000 cranes for a cause

    Sixth-grade students at St. Francis School in Goshen are spreading their wings, and some paper, to reach out to Japan in the country's time of need.
    This past fall, students read two books, "Hiroshima" and "One Thousand Paper Cranes," as part of a study about the atomic bombings of Japan by the United States.

  • La Grange teen earns perfect ACT score

    An Oldham County High School student must have eaten his Wheaties the morning of the American College Testing exam.
    Cory Smith, son of Tommy and Angela Smith of La Grange, earned a perfect score on the ACT, which has not been accomplished at his school in at least eight years, his guidance counselor said.

  • Exploring a playground of natural wonders

    By Janell Oliver
    special to the oldham era
    Saturday morning may have been chilly and wet but that didn’t stop dozens of adults and children from attending a wildflower open house at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen.
    The event included two Wildflower Walks led by flower expert and executive director, Tavia Cathcart.

  • BITS & BITES: The News of Food

    The Oldham County History Center presents dinner lecture series
    Join the Oldham County History Center for a series of entertaining and educational evenings with great food and drink at the Irish Rover Too.
    Reservations are required with discounts for history center members.
    All events take place at 6 p.m. Wednesdays.

  • Top Chef: Culinary school leader caters to students’ interests

    If you didn’t know better, you might think the culinary arts class at the Oldham County Schools Arvin Center is a show on the Food Network.
    Students wearing red, black and white chef jackets huddle around stainless steel work tables.
    A girl peers into a massive commercial mixer.

  • Taking a giant leap into space exploration

    A Crestwood native is taking one small step toward a career as an astronaut.
    Jake Gamsky, 23, a physics major at the University of Kentucky and 2006 graduate of South Oldham High School, was recently admitted to the International Space University space studies program.

  • PUBLISHER: Government-owned papers and community driven news

    In my second year as a newspaper publisher, a lady called to share her disgruntlement with a columnist our newspaper published.
    She did not share this man’s view and somewhat comic approach regarding the talk of melting ice on the poles of our globe and the good things that could come of it.