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Today's News

  • The Oldham Era honored as Kentucky's best large weekly newspaper

     

    During the Kentucky Press Association's 141st convention, The Oldham Era received 21 awards in the Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers Competition for 2009.

    The Todd County Standard, Elkton; Springfield Sun; The Oldham Era, La Grange; The Sentinel News, Shelbyville; Kentucky New Era, Hopkinsville; Bowling Green Daily News; and Lexington Herald-Leader all received first place general excellence awards.

    The honor continues a five-year tradition for The Oldham Era as the best large weekly newspaper in the state.

  • Oldham schools boast 124 National Board Certified Teachers

     Oldham County ranks second in the state for National Board Certified Teachers with a total of 124.

    Nearby Jefferson County has 125 NBCTs. Kentucky added 226 new NBCTs in 2009, ranking the state 12th nationwide for NBCTs.

    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said teachers who achieve National Board Certification have “demonstrated a commitment to taking their teaching practice and the teaching profession to a different level.”

  • Warren, Brown take second in Dragon meet

     CRESTWOOD – South Oldham’s Spencer Warren and Adam Brown both took second place in their respective divisions to lead their team to an eighth place finish in the Dragon Wrestling Invitational Saturday.

    SOHS scored 113.5 points to lead the local teams with the eighth place finish. Oldham County scored 71 points to finish 12th while North Oldham was 17th with 47 points.

    Warren, a 171-pound senior, fell to top-ranked Brad Hitchings of Trinity 11-4 in the finals. Hitchings is ranked No. 1 while Warren is ranked No. 4.

  • Fuel tanks removed from Skylight Country Store after inspection

     EPA officials removed fuel tanks outside the Skylight Country Store recently and store owner Donna Claggett said she thinks the agency is trying to push smaller stations out of business to make room for national fuel retailers.

    When she bought the country store about 14 years ago, Claggett said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency required certain fuel upgrades. But the upgrades come with a hefty price tag, which forced many small filling stations out of business, she said. 

  • Fundraiser to benefit St. Francis School

    St. Francis School in Goshen will host an annual dinner and auction Saturday to benefit the children of the St. Francis community. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. at The Henry Clay.

    There will be a silent auction from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a buffet dinner at 8 p.m. followed by a live auction. 

    The auction includes several unique items, including a home on the beach in Mexico, a week at a dude ranch, kids creations done by our students and more. 

  • NOHS swimmers third at Indian meet

     RICHMOND – The North Oldham High School swim team won third in the Madison Central Indian Invitational Saturday.

    The meet featured swimmers from 16 schools from across the state. NOHS scored 229 points, losing only to the Madison Central and Lexington Catholic.

    The girls were led by freshman Anne Scherer and seventh-grader Emma Brazeau. Scherer placed third in the 200-yard freestyle and third in the 100-yard freestyle, breaking her own school record in the 100.

  • Oldham officials to participate in count of homeless residents

     Local agency coordinating count in Oldham, Trimble

    Local officials will soon participate in a statewide count of homeless people to determine how much funding will be available for homeless assistance in Kentucky.

    The count begins at midnight Jan. 28 and continues 24 hours. 

  • Speelman graduates from basic training

    U.S. Army National Guard Pvt. Paul D. Speelman II recently graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Knox.

    During the nine-week training period, Speelman received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, armed and unarmed combat, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions and core values.

    He is the son of Judy A. and stepson of Barry J. Lamoreux of Prospect.

     

  • Lape sets new Lady Colonels’ record

    BUCKNER – Emily Lape thought she had seen just about everything in her four-year basketball career at Oldham County High School.

    But Lape surprised even herself Jan. 20 when she scored 45 points to lead the Lady Colonels to an 85-49 win over Spencer County.

    The 45 points sets a new school record in the storied Lady Colonels’ tradition breaking the old mark of 41 points set by Bethany Martin in 1992.

  • South Oldham High School hosts college and career night

    South Oldham High School’s February College and Career Night program is scheduled 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 9. The program, Blue and Red Night or University of Kentucky versus University of Louisville – will feature a mini-college fair showcasing specific departments from UK and U of L.

    College admissions directors will field questions and distribute materials throughout the evening while individual departments from the schools will give 15-minute presentations on a rotation basis until 8 p.m.