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Today's News

  • North Oldham students accepted to governor’s scholars program

    The 2009 Governor’s Scholars includes several local students. From North Oldham High School, Caitlin Hagan, Austin Major, Kathleen Newman, Lauren Renaud and Rachel Richards will spend five weeks at Bellarmine University, Centre College and Morehead State University attending college-level classes.

    The program is open to high-achieving students entering their senior year of high school. The program is free.

  • Oldham teachers earn pay increase, despite budget cuts, layoffs

     There may be 50 fewer teachers next year in Oldham County Schools, but those that remain will see a pay raise of 3.1 percent on average. This comes in a year when the cost of living dropped .7 percent according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

  • SOHS Governor’s scholars students named

    The 2009 Governor’s Scholars include several local students. From South Oldham High School, Alyssa Badinger, Ashley Boerrigter, Timothy Boyles, Nicole Brown, Christine Dolin, Jennifer Gorce, Joshua Jennings, Whitney Menser, Anna Roederer, Garrett Shields, Austin Sipp, Katherine Taylor and Megan Ward will spend five weeks at Bellarmine University, Centre College and Morehead State University attending college-level classes.

    The program is open to high-achieving students entering their senior year of high school and is free.

  • Centerfield students earn Rising Star Award

    Two students from Centerfield Elementary — Leah Seward and Winston Jordan — earned recognition at the state level for the Christa McAuliffe Rising Star Award, recognizing students who have improved their grades, attendance and character.

    The award is given in honor of the late Christa McAuliffe, the teacher-turned-astronaut who died in the Challenger space shuttle.

  • Gov. Beshear appoints locals to statewide posts

    Gov. Steve Beshear recently appointed two Oldham County residents to statewide posts. 

    Beshear recently appointed Donald W. Helton to the Advisory Board for Veterans’ Affairs to serve for a term expiring May 10, 2012. Helton, of Pewee Valley, is a consultant and broker.  He represents Veterans of Foreign Wars.  

  • Compton earns Pillars of Excellence award

    Odell Compton was recently recognized with Baptist Hospital Northeast’s Pillars of Excellence Award. 

    She was nominated because she saw a need for a wound/ostomy/incontinence nurse at Baptist Hospital Northeast through her work as a nurse on TCU. 

    She sought training, created her own position and wrote her own policies and procedures. She also set up the first preceptor program at Baptist Northeast.

  • OCHS Governor’s scholars students named

    The 2009 Governor’s Scholars include several local students. From Oldham County High School, Caroline Collins, Chelsea Corbin, Jared Dabbs, Beata Durcanova, Hadiya Jones, Rachael Kelley, Derrick Lewis, Benjamin Norton, Brandy Pearson, Paxton Roberts, Ruby Run and Irena Chi Mai Tran will spend five weeks at Bellarmine University, Centre College and Morehead State University attending college level classes.

    The program is open to high-achieving students entering their senior year of high school and is free.

  • Oldham residents appointed

     Members of the Oldham County Fiscal Court made the following recommendations and appointments at their meeting Tuesday:

    • Anna Perry, re-appointed to Oldham County Sheriff’s Office Merit Board, one-year term;

    • Stephen Moss, appointed as alternate to Code Enforcement Board, one-year term; and

    • James G. Sawyer Jr. approved for employment as deputy coroner, effective June 1 with a $12,300 annual salary.

  • Quotable

    The future of an $11,000 sign marking the James T. Beaumont Community Center is unclear as residents, council members and members of the city’s historic district commission continue to disagree. The sign doesn’t comply  with the city’s historic district ordinance.  Council members scheduled a public hearing to take place during Monday’s council meeting, however, the council voted during that meeting to table the public hearing and form a committee of individuals representing all parties.  

     

  • Open Response

    In the May 28 edition, The Oldham Era’s six-member editorial board questioned the $49,200 Oldham officials plan to spend during the next four years on One Call Now, an emergency notification system used for one emergency during the past year. 

    The Oldham Era took issue with the fact that One Call Now sat silent during the aftermath of Hurricane Ike in September and again during January’s ice storm – two weather-related events that left thousands of Oldham residents without electricity.