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Today's News

  • Hamming it up

     

    Owners of a 15-month-old, 180-pound Vietnamese Pot-bellied pig from La Grange are trying their best to get their pet to the land of blockbuster motion pictures, red carpets and shining stars with the help of their local community.

    Oink, Oink, the mini pot-bellied pig who is far from being small, was brought to owner Mo Thomas of La Grange, when the animal was five months old and several months later he’s become part of the family.

    “He minds better than the kids,” Thomas said.

  • Girls basketball: South hires Conner to coach Lady Dragons

    South Oldham has selected its new girls basketball coach after a two-month search.

    Jessica Conner has been hired to coach the Lady Dragons, athletic director Mitchell Irvin told the Era Thursday. Conner takes over for Christy Higdon, who resigned in May after two years on the job.

    “She was clearly the best candidate for the position we had,” Irvin said. “I think she'll do a real good job.”

  • Effort to allow expanded alcohol sales in Oldham County begins

    A vote to expand alcohol sales in the county is forthcoming, after the Oldham County Chamber and Economic Development confirmed to county leaders they would spearhead the effort.

    Chamber Executive Director Deana Epperly Karem said her organization is targeting a March 2015 special election for county voters to decide whether to allow package alcohol sales throughout the county. An educational campaign will take place from August until October, before a petition drive to get the initiative on the ballot starts in November.

  • Adult classes schedule now online

    Looking for fun things to do for adults?

    The Oldham County Community Education bulletin is now online. Visit the Oldham County Schools website at www.oldham.kyschools.us/adulted. You can also find us on Facebook.com/OCCommunityEd or Twitter.com/OCAdultEd. You can also contact us by phone at 241-6018.

    Calligraphy, digital photography, genealogy, beginning Spanish, computer classes including: computer basics, Excel, 3-D design, video game design, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and Pinterest are some of the classes being offered during the fall semester.

  • Crestwood man pleads guilty to escape charge, co-defendant pending

     

    An Oldham County Jail inmate that was charged with escaping July 7 to buy alcohol and tobacco plead guilty in his district court hearing earlier this week.

    Dallas Dennison, 19, of Crestwood was sentenced to three months for facilitation to commit escape and five months for violation of probation.

  • Greenhouse providing new opportunities for Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

     

    Visitors to Yew Dell Botanical Gardens are used to seeing green, but a new greenhouse is doubling past efforts of the organization.

    In April, Yew Dell opened a new horticulture center, including the Mary Peabody and Henry Fitzhugh Greenhouse and Preston T. Ormsby Horticulture Building, allowing them to greatly expand their research, education programs and more, director Paul Cappiello said.

  • GED classes offered in August

    Do you or someone you know need a GED? These days most jobs require either a high school diploma or GED in order to even apply for a job. If you’re thinking about college or additional training, it’s a must.

    Preparing for the GED is free. Oldham County Adult Education has sites in Crestwood and La Grange with day and evening hours.

    For a limited time only you could save 66 percent on costs associated with taking the GED test.

  • Oldham County Middle re-opening

    Oldham County Middle School re-opening will be Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The community is invited. Meet the teachers and staff, tour the newly renovated building, join the PTSA and Booster club or buy spiritwear.

    --Submitted info

  • Back to school worship event

    Oldham County Schools’ Employees Back to School Worship Event with guest speaker Bob Russell, will be Aug. 11 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Crestwood Baptist Church.

    This service will be to support and encourage OCS staff as they prayerfully begin the 2014-15 school year This is a collaboration among communities of faith and not a church-sponsored event

    Questions? Contact Tish Cordrey at 938-1426 or Lauri Pytko at 295-3680.

    --Submitted info

  • Cooking class held

     

    The Oldham County Health Department partnered with the Arvin Center to offer a free cooking class. Sarah Long (left) receives help from Arvin Center graduate Kendall during the class. Kendall is a graduate of the Arvin Center’s culinary arts program. Chef Garrett Sanborn was the main instructor that taught the class.