.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • COLUMN: Can cell phone threat improve public health?

    Doctors need to stay “connected” as part of our job. We need to be available for our patients, hospital staff and families.

    In the past, I remember lugging around an inconvenient bundle of a cell phone, pager, Palm Pilot and keys everywhere I went. But now, thanks to technology, it’s all on my smartphone.

    So imagine my surprise when I heard that a World Health Organization panel classified cell phones as “possibly carcinogenic.”

  • Grand Stamm—LIVE! 12.23

    Guys and gals, welcome to our third Grand Stamm — LIVE! chat.

    Merry Christmas and happy holidays! I'm sure some of you have already gotten a jump on heading to other places for the holidays, but there's always plenty going on in the world of sports. I hope this will give you some more fodder over eggnog and Christmas presents!

  • Occupy Christmas
  • An All-American's welcome home

    He’d been in the South Oldham High School gymnasium hundreds of times before.

    But standing five feet from the ticket table at the entrance of the gymnasium with other SOHS alums, Eric Quigley seemed unsure.

    The basketball court isn’t Quigley’s comfort zone. But give him a tennis court, including those at SOHS named for him, and watch Quigley play with ease.

  • To the man in red: The Era's wish list for Oldham County

    Dear Santa,

    We’ve tried to be very, very good at The Oldham Era this year. We might have been naughty once or twice, but hopefully you’ll embrace the holiday spirit and forgive us. We have a few things to ask you for this year — hopefully they’ll fit under our tree...

  • Still biking strong

    As bicyclists crossed the finish line Saturday during the La Grange Urban Short Track Series, race organizer Jon Kindig motioned with his right hand and called out the number of each racer as they finished.

    “310!” Kindig yelled as Louisville’s Tom Brockman won the toughest category.

    But as runner-up Nick Barbieri of Louisville approached, he kept his head down, as his earphones blasted music from his Ipod.

    “11!” Kindig yelled when Barbieri crossed.

  • Same case, different place

    The county’s only wildlife rehabilitation center continues to fight efforts to shut down the facility, including a civil lawsuit filed in November.

    Attorney Steve Emery filed a motion Dec. 14 to dismiss the lawsuit against Second Chances Wildlife Center’s owners, Bruce and Brigette Williams.

  • CAT FIGHT: Struggle over stray cat lands neighbors in court

    A calico cat will return to its original owner after a district court judge’s ruling last week.

    “Just because you feed it doesn’t mean you can keep it,” Judge Diana Wheeler said at the conclusion of a two-hour bench trial.

    Fraught with vocal allegations of lying, objections and hearsay, the case involved two families on Harvest Drive in Crestwood. 

    Both families claim to own the cat, which answered to “Safari” on one block and “Jasmine” on the next.

  • Educators see suspensions drop after altering treatment options for drug, alcohol offenders

    After a major spike in drug-and alcohol-related suspensions three years ago, Oldham County school officials developed a plan to reduce those numbers — and it’s working.

    Projections for this school year estimate the number of student suspensions will be half what they were in the 2008-09 school year, the year before the plan’s implementation. This school year there have been 23 suspensions, compared to 53 at the same time last year.

  • The Sports Primer: 12.20

    I got a real treat Thursday as I shadowed South Oldham High School alum Eric Quigley, now a tennis star at the University of Kentucky.

    Quigley returned to his alma mater for the first time in three years to be honored for his collegiate All-American recognitions at UK the past two years. SOHS raised a banner in his honor.

    I'd heard plenty about Quigley since I arrived at The Oldham Era in August. I realized that he meant a great deal to SOHS and the surrounding community, but I wanted to see how people received him.