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Today's News

  • Dragon Invitational canceled

    An expected winter storm has already wiped out a traditional county sporting event.

    Saturday's South Oldham High School Dragon Invitational wrestling event has been canceled, South athletics director Mitchell Irvin announced Friday morning.

    "Unfortunately, with the incoming overnight winter storm tonight with a prediction of 1-3 inches and Blizzard conditions from 3 a.m. until 10 a.m. tomorrow we are going to CANCEL the 2014 SOHS Dragon Invitational Tournament scheduled for Saturday, January 25," Irvin wrote in an email.

  • UPDATED: North at OC boys hoops postponed to Jan. 30

    North Oldham and Oldham County will have to wait a little bit longer to play their basketball rivalry game.

    The North at OC game scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Buckner has been postponed to Jan. 30 due to inclement weather, OC athletics director Kevin Combs said Thursday afternoon.

    The game had originally been scheduled for Jan. 17 before also being postponed due to weather.

    Follow @EraBrad on Twitter for updates on game cancelations and rescheduling announcements.

  • Businessman elected to new hall of fame

     

    Jerry McCandless typically isn’t seen.

    Whether it’s his business, often represented by “guys in white suits” cleaning up after traffic accidents or his work in higher education, McCandless typically eludes the spotlight.

    But in March, McCandless will be center stage as one of 27 inductees into the new Kentucky Veteran’s Hall of Fame, located in Frankfort.

  • Miss Kentucky encourages students

     

    Miss Kentucky Jenna Day has a message for the students of Oldham County: never give up on your goals and dreams.

    Day, who was crowned Miss Kentucky last July, recently visited students at Locust Grove Elementary and East Oldham Middle School to talk to them about making healthy choices and gaining self confidence.

    A Louisville native and University of Kentucky student, Day told students they needed to do three things to be successful: take care of their minds, their bodies and their hearts.

  • New Fiscal Court districts in effect

     

    A new map laying out magistrate districts passed by the Oldham County Fiscal Court in 2011 will finally go into effect this year.

    Every 10 years, the maps that dictate district boundaries for elected officials, from Congress down to local governments, are reviewed and revised as needed. The process usually takes place six months to a year after the latest U.S. Census data is released and goes into effect during the next election cycle.

  • With one week left, only one candidate for La Grange mayor

    With less than a week until the filing deadline, only one person has filed to run for mayor in the City of La Grange.

    Joe Davenport, a longtime member of the city council, has officially filed his paperwork to run for mayor after telling the Era he would do so two weeks ago.

    Only one current member of the city council has filed for re-election, Tad Humble, as of Monday. Hugh Blair joins Charles Turner Sr., as two challengers who have filed for the council.

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  • Minimizing the parenting risks leads to successful children

    Recently, I read a claim that parents who do not allow their children to take risks are setting them up to fail in life. Half the time, I forget I even have kids. Hubby, on the other hand, is extremely overprotective. When we saw the movie “The Croods” every one of our children looked straight at their dad when the caveman father exclaimed, “Never not be afraid!”

    They are not allowed to climb trees. (But if it will make a good photo op, I make sure hubby never sees the photo.)