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  • This bodybuilder's all muscle

    Eight months of six meals a day and daily workouts finally paid off.

    Crestwood resident Chauncey Wilson, 27, claimed the title of Kentucky Mr. Muscle on Nov. 5. He beat 113 male contestants at the Kentucky Muscle Bodybuilding competition at Louisville’s Kentucky International Convention Center.

    Two weeks later, Wilson finished third overall at the National Physique Committee’s National Bodybuilding Championships in Miami.

    Wilson said he’s motivated by critiques at competitions.

  • Case against former La Grange mayor continues

    La Grange city officials filed a motion Dec. 1 for a judge to reverse his decision in their case against a former mayor.

    City officials claim Elsie Carter, whose term ended last December, left office with more than $4,500 in city property. 

    City Attorney Steve Emery requested default judgement after Carter failed respond within 20 days to a May court order. Carter filed a response several days after the deadline.

    But Oldham Circuit Court Special Judge Bailey Taylor denied default judgement and called the May court order ambiguous. 

  • Reading plan targets first-graders

    Changing the lives of students struggling to read is the focus of a new program at Oldham County schools.

    The district added the Reading Recovery partnership this fall, a short-term intervention program for first-grade students struggling to read. The program is used in more than 80 Kentucky school districts.

    The program pairs students one-on-one with a Reading Recovery teacher for 30 minutes a day for 12 weeks. 

  • Era readers support Blessings in a Backpack

    Tony Cotten, publisher of The Oldham Era, recently presented a $670 donation from the newspaper and its subscribers to Blessings in a Backpack CFO Kevin Beam.

    The Oldham Era hosted a subscription drive this fall with the promise that $10 from every full-price subscription would benefit Blessings in a Backpack, an organization designed to ensure students don't go hungry on weekends.

  • La Grange parent named to school board

    A new member joined the Oldham County Board of Education at Monday night’s meeting.

    Anne Coorssen, the district’s general counsel, swore in Jennifer Beckner to finish the division five term vacated by former board member Jennifer Jones in September. 

    Beckner, a former PTA president at La Grange Elementary, has a bachelor’s degree in counseling and rehabilitation and has worked for an adoption agency, youth homeless shelter and day care.

  • Retailers hopeful for holiday season

    Some say it takes a village to raise a child, but it’s also true it takes a village to keep a village going.

    And business owners in the “village” of downtown La Grange joined forces to attract holiday shoppers and promote Small Business Saturday to kickoff holiday shopping.

  • Local dancers perform tonight at The Palace

    If your children — or you — can’t sit through an entire production of “The Nutcracker,” consider the Cliffsnotes version starring 48 Oldham residents.

    “Nutcracker In A Nutshell” celebrates its fifth year with two public performances Saturday at the Louisville Palace.

    The show still includes the ballet’s major components, said spokeswoman Marie Gould, but condenses it to 65 minutes.

  • NOHS to start girls’ lacrosse

    For the first time, there will be more than one high school girls’ lacrosse team in Oldham County.

    The Oldham County Board of Education Monday night approved $4,858 for goals, lacrosse balls and player equipment to start a girls’ lacrosse club team at North Oldham High School.

    Until now, girls from NOHS, Oldham County and South Oldham combined to form one team. SOHS and OCHS girls will continue to play as a combined team.

  • Mustangs out-duals opponents in home, away meets

    More teams are learning they shouldn’t challenge North Oldham’s wrestling team to a dual.

    The Mustangs went 5-0 Saturday to win the Jeffersontown Charger Duals after they swept a home dual match Nov. 22 against St. Xavier and Wayne County.

    “Our strength is just really controlling our opponents, on our feet, on the mat and staying in a good position,” North Oldham coach Chris Shofner said. “There’s nothing we’re really doing bad, just a lot of things well.”

  • North takes overall at Dare To Care

    Two school records by North Oldham's girls' swim team and a strong meet from the boys' team made a formidable combination Saturday.

    North Oldham had the top combined score of 502 points, ahead of Christian Academy of Louisville’s 401 at the Dare To Care meet at  Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center in Crescent Hill. The boys' and girls' teams finished second.

    Sacred Heart Academy uses the event as a community service project, asking teams and parents to donate money and canned goods for Dare To Care Food Bank in Louisville.