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Today's News

  • Letters to the Editor

    Oldham County residents, stop polluting

    To the editor:

    I think the people of Oldham County need to stop polluting the air. One reason is that polluting the air can kill plants and animals. Polluting the air is like a smelling garbage can stinking up the room. Polluting the air is causing global warming and melting the ice caps. Please Oldham Countians, stop polluting the air.

  • $1,000 reward offered for info about vandalism

    On several occasions between October and February, the Oldham County Country Club has been the victim of vandalism, causing a large amount of damage to trees on their property.

    Members of the club are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individuals responsible for the crimes.

  • Beer goggles offer glimpse at DUI

    OCHS students participated in a drunk-driving simulation Monday, sponsored by Oldham County Police and Challengers. Students donned goggles to simulate the vision of someone driving under the influence and drove an obstacle course with two students riding along to experience impaired driving. Goggles show a white line in front of the right lens skewed to the far left. Students wearing the goggles struggled to pass the field-sobriety test.

  • Crestwood teen charged with rape

    A 17-year-old Crestwood male is charged with the alleged rape of a 16-year-old female in Crestwood sometime late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

    Police and court officials said they could not confirm the name of the male. He is charged with first-degree rape, a class B felony.

  • Nancy Martin is inducted into state's hall of fame

    GOSHEN – Nancy Martin has had some thrilling moments in her life, but her induction into the Dawhares/Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame April 12 may have beat them all.

    “It was beyond anything that I had expected,” Martin said. “It was a very, very nice night.”

  • Thumbs up, thumbs down

    Every month, The Oldham Era’s editorial board gives a thumbs up or thumbs down to several local issues. But you can weigh in too: to submit your thumbs up or thumbs down on a particular issue, send an e-mail to:

  • South Oldham alums lead RFL fight card

    LOUISVILLE – There’s plenty of local connections to the Revolution Fight League’s Hostile Takeover ultimate fighting card Saturday at Broadbent Arena.

    RFL president Bryan Van Houten grew up in Goshen and graduated in 1992 from South Oldham High School while RFL fighter Mike Yanez was a standout wrestler at SOHS and a 1992 graduate.

  • Sikkema named to Liberty dean's list

    Liberty University student Caitlyn Sikkema of Crestwood has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester.

    To receive dean’s list commendation, full-time students must earn a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or above on a four-point scale.

  • Local Transy students featured in music program

    North Oldham High School graduate and Transylvania University junior Kelly Spratte-Lennington, Oldham County Senior High School graduate and Transylvania freshman Sarah Conn and South Oldham High School graduate and Transylvania freshman Elizabeth Higgins recently performed in the Transylvania music program’s “An Evening at the Cabaret: A Night on Broadway.”

  • County Events

    Thursday, April 24

    Midwest Margaritaville fundraiser for Apple Patch. 5:30 to 11 p.m. Call 657-0103 or e-mail dbayers@applepatch.org for ticket or volunteering information.

    Aerobics class. 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. La Grange Community Center, 307 W. Jefferson St. 225-6474.

    Kiwanis Club of La Grange. 7 p.m. Oldham County Fairgrounds clubhouse, La Grange.222-3035.

    Ballardsville Rural Fire Protection District. 7 p.m. 4604 Ky. 53, Ballardsville. 222-1593.