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Today's News

  • Athlete of the week: Isaiah Wynder

    Team: North Oldham Little League Rookie division Diamondbacks.

    Age: 8.

    Accomplishments: Wynder recently won the local and regional Aquafina Water Pitch, Hit and Run competition sponsored by Major League Baseball.

  • Council members consider on-time tax discount

    Pewee Valley council members heard the first reading of a property tax rate Monday night that will allow punctual residents to receive a 10 percent discount on their taxes.

    If the council passes the budget at its Aug. 4 meeting, the tax rate will be $.1440 per $100 assessed property, the same as last year.

  • SON tournament seeking sponsors

    BUCKNER – In just two years the SON Cup Classic soccer tourney has emerged as one of the state’s best early season girls’ high school tournaments and the three local high school coaches are hoping to make it bigger and better.

  • La Grange passes budget

    The City of La Grange’s budget for the 2008-09 fiscal year passed after Monday’s second reading, but the vote was a close one.

    The council voted 4-3 to approve the budget. Council member Debbie Pollard was absent.

    After the budget was read, Councilman Jason Taylor had a number of questions. Among the items he questioned were administrative salaries, employee insurance and money allotted for paving.

  • Residents receive newspapers wrapped in Ku Klux Klan fliers

    The staff of The Oldham Era has learned several newspapers were dropped in driveways in Crestwood and Pewee Valley this week containing fliers for the Ku Klux Klan.

    Readers reported to The Era that they received the newspapers, either dated June 26 or July 3, in their driveways Tuesday morning.

  • South graduate participates in Lipscomb engineering competition

    Crestwood student Casey Burkhart was one of nine Lipscomb University engineering students who competed in the 2008 Baja SAE Competition, an off-road vehicle 100-mile endurance race held annually by the Society of Automotive Engineers.

  • Getting the county's financial house in order

    A year ago, a group of 20 Oldham Countians, called the vision council, delivered to us a well-thought-out document described as a roadmap for the future of Oldham County. Six months ago, fiscal court adopted that document as a guideline. But there is an oft-quoted statement (Congressman Hal Rogers may be the original author) that says, “A vision without financing is a hallucination.”

  • School's out, fun's in

    Reading, writing and arithmetic are sooo regular school year.

    Students at Harmony Elementary School’s summer academy instead learned June 23-27 about the three “Cs” — climbing, crawlies and choreography.

  • A soggy celebration

    Clouds covered the sky all day Friday, with spurts of rain throughout the afternoon and evening. While it was enough to cancel some events, the Independence Day celebration at Wendell Moore Park went on as scheduled, almost.

  • Sewer district faces choice

    Board members of the Oldham County Sewer District met Tuesday – the first time since Oldham County Fiscal Court offered a recommendation on how to deal with the district’s $16 million debt.

    OCSD discussed the court’s proposal at their meeting. OCSD Executive Director Vince Bowlin said two of the court’s recommendations had been discussed by the sewer district before the proposal was made.