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Today's News

  • Students show love for U.S. military

    Enthusiasm filled the cafeteria of La Grange Elementary school on Monday as children excitedly scrambled from table to table to assemble bags of personal care items. 

    Their small hands were hard at work filling brown bags with item such as snack foods, handheld games, deodorant, soap, mouthwash and other 

    essentials. 

  • Scherzer joins Baptist Medical Associates Crestwood

    Janet Scherzer recently joined Baptist Medical Associates Crestwood as a board-certified physician’s assistant. 

    She holds a bachelor’s degree in physician assistant studies from MCP Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. She was previously based at Baptist Medical Associates Taylorsville.

  • Athlete of the Week

    Name: Rebekah Phillips.

    School: Liberty Elementary School.

    Sport: Tae Kwon Do.

    Age: 7.

    Hometown: La Grange.

    Accomplishments: Phillips took up Tae Kwon Do in July and has quickly moved up the ladder at the Kentucky 

    Tae Kwon Do and Fitness Academy in Crestwood.

    She is already a member of the academy’s black belt club for students who are actively pursuing obtaining the belt.

  • 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.