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Today's News

  • Watson awarded Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship

    Anthony Watson of Prospect was recently awarded a Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship to help pay for his college education. This scholarship award is $1,500 a year for four years of college.

    Watson will attend the University of Louisville to study psychology.

    He is one of only 30 graduates in the state this year to receive a Byrd Scholarship, a federally funded program administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. 

    KHEAA also administers other student aid programs, including the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship.

  • Johnson named to dean’s list at Somerset Community College

    Kimberley Johnson of Oldham County was recently named to the dean’s list at Somerset Community College for the spring semester.

    To be named to the dean’s list at SCC, students must earn a 3.5 grade-point average.

  • The Era teams with local businesses to offer makeover

    The Oldham Era, Baptist Hospital Northeast, Mortenson Family Dental and a host of local businesses are teaming up to offer a makeover for one lucky Oldham County mom. 

  • Smith awarded presidential scholarship

    Aaron M. Smith, a graduate of Oldham County High School, was recently awarded a presidential scholarship to attend the University of Kentucky.

    The Presidential Scholarship is worth more than $31,500.  It provides the cost of in-state tuition for four years.

    Smith is the son of Jeff and Diane Smith.

  • Paranormal Excursions offers services to Oldham County

    Paranormal Excursions, owned by Dean Blevins and Krissy Davis, has recently begun offering ghost hunting services to Oldham County. With no set hours, this service offers anyone the opportunity to conduct their own ghost hunt from start to finish.

    For information about setting up a ghost hunt, visit paranormalexcursions.net or call 489-0468.

  • Officials’ terms long expired

    Members of the La Grange Historic District Commission received certified letters recently indicating some terms expired two years ago.

    Commissioner Linda Corbin said the letter she received from the city explains terms have expired and commissioners must apply to be reappointed. 

    She’s served on the historic district commission about 18 years, however, city documents only show her service in recent years.

    Corbin’s letter said she was appointed in January 2005 and her term expired in 2007.

  • Property transfers

    Buckner

    Donald and Barbara Gentry to Weichart Relocation Resources Inc., lot 9, Darby Pointe, 5016 Fox Run Road, Buckner, $191,750.

    Weichert Relocation Resources Inc. to Daniel and Shannon Pfaff, lot 9, Derby Pointe, 5016 Fox Run Road, Buckner, $191,750.

    Crestwood

    Robert and Angela Jones Jr. to Robert and Joann Jones Sr., lots 20 and 21, Camden Acres, 5934 Camden Acres Drive, Crestwood, $170,000.

    Stephen and Patricia Hunt to Howard and Tory Herron, lot 161, Kentucky Acres, 3015 Shady Trace Court, Crestwood, $220,000.

  • Hettinger named to dean’s list at NKU

    Nicholas Hettinger of La Grange was recently named to the dean’s list at Northern Kentucky University for the  spring semester.

    To be named to the dean’s list at NKU, students must earn a 3.6 grade-point average.

    Hettinger is a 2008 graduate of Oldham County High School and earned the honor as a freshman studying history. 

    He is the son of Terry and Alisa Hettinger.

  • Oldham students attend Gatton Academy at WKU

    The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at Western Kentucky University was recently named to Newsweek’s 2009 list of “The Public Elites.” 

    Oldham County student Jess Heichelbech, a 2009 Academy graduate, is participating in a WKU study abroad trip to Germany this summer and is studying the German Language and Culture.

    Oldham County students Chandler Santos, Tyler Scaff and Benjamin Venable are all members of the Class of 2011 and will be attending the academy in the fall.

  • Rawlings’ donation used for skate park

    Without notifying the city council, the mayor of La Grange recently used donated funds to purchase equipment for the city’s skate park.  The city of La Grange – and Oldham County government – each received $200,000 in anonymous donations in 2008.