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Today's News

  • Education Briefs May 1

    OCHS students in summer programs

    Three Oldham County High School students have been accepted to prestigious programs that will give them unique opportunities to further their education and deepen their knowledge.

  • Columnist makes endorsements in county primary races

    Ed. note: These endorsements reflect the views of Mike DiGiuro. They are not the views or endorsements of the Oldham Era or its staff.

    One of the best things about being an “opinionist” is that I get to tell people what I think. On the other hand, it’s easy to offer an opinion, and I appreciate that even the most abject failure in a campaign for public office is more courageous than I. That being said, here are my thoughts on the primary election coming up on May 20. My conclusions are based on conversations and responses from most of the candidates.

  • Uncle Bob’s Cookin
  • Truitt: Please, no White House invitations for us

    When my sisters and I were growing up, my mom saw only two possible life paths for us. We were either going to be bank robbers or achieve something significant that would get us invited to the White House. There was no average life on the agenda for me. I was going to jail or having dinner with the President. (Note: In those days, moms hadn’t yet learned to say to their little girls, “Someday you could be President.” The pinnacle of a girl’s achievement was simply being invited to dinner with him.)

  • Mueller: Learning that you can’t change the weather

    There’s a mountain in the heart of Kauai in the Hawaiian Islands that is one of the wettest places on the earth. It almost never stops raining. It’s absolutely beautiful in the surrounding areas, but can you imagine what it would be like if that’s all there was, weather-wise? Try telling a ski enthusiast that snow is bad or a windsurfer that we can do without wind. It’s all necessary and it’s all perfect in its own way.

  • ‘Junior’ High

    As one of the biggest names in racing and a family lineage in stock cars, it seems odd NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. would have considered anything but racing cars in his lifetime.

    But one of most popular racers ever said he has always had a backup plan if racing on Sunday afternoons in stock car racing’s highest circuit didn’t work and encouraged students at Oldham County High School to “always have a backup plan” during a visit to the school last week.

  • Road director resigns during investigation

    The county’s road superintendent has resigned in the midst of an investigation into the misappropriation of materials during his tenure, Oldham County Judge-Executive David Voegele announced.

    Lance Lashley resigned last Friday, Voegele said in a statement, after being put on paid leave on April 2 after allegations arose that Lashley had misappropriated materials from the road department.

    Voegele asked Oldham County Police to investigate and the matter is still ongoing, Voegele said.

  • School board approves security plan funding

    Oldham County Schools are undertaking a new district-wide security update, after the school board approved funding for the measure at Monday’s meeting.

    The board approved funding for phase 1 of the project, which will include installation of new electronic door hardware, video surveillance systems, emergency communications systems, electronic visitor management systems and new signage throughout the entire district.

  • Veteran organization takes recovery ride through Oldham County

    More than 100 injured veterans spent Monday on a wet ride through Oldham County, all in the name of raising awareness of their cause.

    The cyclists were part of the United Healthcare Ride 2 Recovery Bluegrass Challenge, a weeklong, 450-mile cycling trip from Covington to Nashville, Tenn.

    Their trip led them down U.S. 42 on Monday for a quick lunch stop at the North Oldham Fire Department’s Skylight station. Kroger and the United Service Organizations (USO) provided lunch. It was the second day of the seven-day journey south.

  • Public gives input on La Grange parkway project

    La Grange residents got a renewed look at the proposed La Grange Parkway at a public information meeting held Monday night.

    The parkway, formerly called Ring Road, will connect the currently under construction overpass over Interstate 71 with Highway 53 south of La Grange and the Eagle Creek Golf Course.

    The road is currently designed to be four lanes, with sidewalks on each side. The road eventually will connect all the way to Highway 146, acting as bypass of traffic-clogged areas.