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Today's News

  • Apple Patch Community, Inc. receives $60,000 grant

      Apple Patch announced that it recently received a $60,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program to assist with the purchase of two Americans with Disabilities Act compliant six-passenger wheelchair-accessible vans.  This grant will have a tremendous impact on local individuals with disabilities who face mobility challenges in accessing their community.

  • Kentucky Gents Derby Extravaganza

     The Kentucky Gents Derby Extravaganza will be held Thursday, April 7 at 6 p.m. at Windy Meadows Farm, 1309 Bluegrass Parkway in La Grange.

    The fashion show features a “Dandy Duds for Derby Studs” jacket competition. The Dandy Duds jackets will be on display at Oxmoor Center from March 22 through May 31.

  • Community Holy Week Services March 21-25

    Come join Christians of all faiths for Holy Week worship together at La Grange Christian Church, 214 N. 1st Ave. in La Grange, the Monday through Friday of Holy Week, March 21 through 25, from noon to 1 p.m. Everyone is invited. 

    Worship will be from noon to 12:30 p.m. Special music will be provided by community choirs and vocalists. On Friday, the Oldham County High School Madrigals will sing the sermon. 

  • Cedar Lake Golf Tournament, June 20

    Cedar Lake Golf Tournament, June 20

    The sixth annual Cedar Lake Golf Tournament, sponsored by Commonwealth Bank and Trust Company, will be held Monday, June 20, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Hurstbourne Country Club. 

    In addition to the golf scramble, the event will include prizes, giveaways and a cookout buffet. 

  • Academic teams advance to state

     Middle schools competed in Governor’s Cup academic team competition Feb. 13, with high schools competing Feb. 20.

    North Oldham Middle School earned the regional team title, with students from NOMS, Oldham County Middle and South Oldham Middle advancing to the state level competition in March.

  • March 2016 Living Treasure

    I was born 1935, in Hart County, Canmer, Ky. and my parents were Henry and Bernice Sturgeon McDonald.  I am the oldest, and had two brothers and a sister: Wesley, Glenda and Joe.  Dad was a house painter and mother was a homemaker.  There were just two stores in the town of Canmer.  We moved to Munfordville when I was in the first grade and when I was in the 5th grade we moved to Buffalo in LaRue County.  I went to Buffalo School which was grades one through 12 and I graduated from Buffalo.  There were 19 in our graduating class.

  • KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 Preview: South’s Jo Griffin carries on family legacy into state tournament

    CRESTWOOD — South Oldham junior Jo Griffin will carry on a family legacy when he steps into Rupp Arena Thursday.

    Griffin will become the fifth member of his family to represent an Oldham County school on the state’s biggest high school sports stage when South Oldham tips off against Owensboro Catholic at 8 p.m. in the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16.

  • Business Trip: South Oldham searches for first state tournament win

    CRESTWOOD —South Oldham senior Isaac Fields remembers the surreal feeling when the Dragons first stepped into Rupp Arena when he was a freshman.

    That was three years ago, and Fields said that feeling will probably come up again this year even if it is South Oldham’s third time since 2013 to play in the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16.

  • From the ground up: How lacrosse in Oldham County grew from a dream to reality

     It’s a chilly Friday night in Crestwood, Jim Murphy is standing on the sidelines just minutes after a three-hour drive from his new job in Columbus, Ohio to watch the 2016 season opener for South Oldham lacrosse.

    Just two years ago, this was his routine as the previous head coach of three seasons.

    “Hustle, hustle, hustle,” he says, still offering his occasional two cents of coaching. “Trevor get out of the box.”

  • For Mickey

     About this time a year ago, I moved to Oldham County and didn’t know a soul. My first assignment was the boys’ Eighth Region basketball tournament at Henry County.

    I introduced myself to longtime Henry County athletic director Todd Gilley and told him I was the new sports editor at The Oldham Era. The first words Gilley said were, “Oh, don’t turn out to be like Mickey Patterson.”