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Today's News

  • Local students graduate from Indiana Wesleyan

    Among the students at Indiana Wesleyan University earning degrees at graduation Aug. 8 were several from La Grange.

    Graduates include Mary L. Anthony, who earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing online; Pamela Derbin, bachelor’s degree in nursing; Rhonda Harrison, master’s degree in nursing, primary care; Jamie Hayden, bachelor’s degree in management online; Pamela Kirby, bachelor’s degree in nursing online; and Kelly Miller, associate’s degree in business.

  • Planning commission recommends parks plan

    A new plan for parks in Oldham County passed a hurdle Aug. 25 as members of the Oldham County Planning Commission gave approval. 

    The plan calls for nearly doubling the park acreage in the county with a wish list of about 600 new acres of parkland at a cost of about $72 million. While not all the elements of the plan may come to fruition in the near future, it is a blueprint of what’s desirable. 

  • Williams joins the staff of The Oldham Era

    The Latest: A newspaper professional with strong connections to Kentucky is the new general manager of The Oldham Era newspaper, The Marketplace shopper and OldhamEra.com.

    Clarissa Williams joined the staff of The Oldham Era as general manager Aug. 5. 

  • Oldham County FFA earns awards in Kentucky State Fair competition

    Members of the Oldham County FFA Chapter recently competed at the Kentucky State Fair. The Floriculture Team members, Corey Hatfield, Jessica Caswell, Heidi Gorbandt, Daniel Dunaway and Kristen Caldwell placed first in the state event among 34 teams. Heidi Gorbandt earned the State High Individual Award. 

    The team will represent Kentucky at the National event finals at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis Indiana in October.     

  • Sheriff's reports

    Joel M. Rivenburg, 24, Roederer Correctional Complex, arrested by OCSO Aug. 20, failure to pay fines.

    Joshua B. Durbin, 21, 4418 W. Ky. 146, Buckner, arrested Aug. 19, flagrant non-support.

    Wayne E. Kindrick, 33, 721 Jericho Road, La Grange, arrested by OCSO Aug. 19, failure to comply.

    Mary K. Koontz, 19, 8420 Todds Point Road, Crestwood, arrested by OCSO Aug. 19, failure to appear.

    Corey B. Wayne, 18, 7306 Lark Road, Crestwood, arrested by OCSO Aug. 18, failure to comply.

  • Ideal Dentistry office entered in national healthcare design contest

    Cosmetic dentist Dr. Christian Hahn of Ideal Dentistry in Prospect believes most dentist’s offices aren’t designed with visitor experience in mind.

    Dr. Hahn set out to create a contemporary, European-inspired design for his pracitce that was soothing and welcoming. He chose Louisville-based design firm Rowland Design because of its portfolio of exceptional healthcare designs.

  • South Oldham students attend Governor’s Scholars program

    More and 1,000 Kentucky high school juniors attended this year’s Governor’s Scholars Program for five weeks.

    Among the participants are several from South Oldham High School, including Alyssa T. Badinger, Ashley S. Boerrigter, Timothy N. Boyles, Nicole E. Brown, Christine E. Doolin, Jennifer S. Gorce, Joshua K. Jennings, Whitney L. Menser, Anna J. Roederer, Garrett P. Shields, Austin R. Sipp and Katherine J. Taylor.

  • Training for the cure

    GOSHEN – Pauline Morris celebrated her first day of retirement with a training walk at Seneca Park.

    It’s all par for the course for Morris, who retired as a special education teacher at Oldham County High School this week, as she trains to walk a half-marathon for the Team in Training program.

    “I have been training since May,” Morris said. “It’s a light day and I have to keep going.”

  • Learning capacity

    When officials announced plans in April to tighten the school district’s budget and layoff more than 50 teachers, they speculated that employing fewer teachers would increase the student-teacher ratio for Oldham County Schools district-wide by one student. Students, teachers and parents are now seeing evidence of it. At OCMS and other schools, fewer teachers means 32 students (or more) in a classroom equipped for 25. 

  • Children’s choir performs Sept. 13

    The Hope For Africa Children’s Choir of Uganda is traveling through Kentucky in the next few weeks and will perform a free concert at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at Covenant United Methodist Church in La Grange.

    Hear the message of The Tuli Bantu Be tour, which means “We are God’s People. ” The children are residents of the United Methodist Humble School in Kampala, Uganda. They range from 5 to 12 years old and they have been traveling in the U.S. since May.