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Today's News

  • OCHS class of 1955 meets for reunion

    The Oldham County High School Class of 1955 met Thursday, July 16, for its 60th anniversary. Pictured are, first row: Sonny McHargue, Betty Kirby Brewington, Carrie Jean Hicks, Betty Hancock Goodridge, Ida Rogers hall, Jean (Tom) Tate Evans, Margaret Morgan Parrish, Doris Green Compher and Jimmy King. Second row: John Lea, Richard Beard, Alice Faye Brown Thacker, Ray Shroder, Ben H. Abbott, Shirley Patterson Smith and Barbara Billingo Williams. Third row: Wesley Shanks, Clifford Green, Jay O. Evans, Jimmy Marcum and Bobby Fishback. Not pictured is Garrett Waters.

  • Community in Brief - Week of July 30, 2015

    Special Olympics

    The Special Olympics Oldham County Picnic will be held Aug. 16 at 3 p.m. at the John W. Black Community Center Outdoor Pavillion. If interested in volunteering or have a potential athlete with Intellectual Disabilities (must be eight years or older), come join the local Special Olympics teams for a picnic.
    RSVP by email to ocspecialolympics@yahoo.com. Lunch will be provided (Subway sandwiches), so an RSVP will be necessary to have enough food for all attendees.

    Pleasant View Baptist Church Homecoming

  • Rotarians reach polio milestone

    July 24 marked one year since the last case of wild poliovirus was found in Nigeria, the only remaining country in Africa where polio had never been stopped. This achievement could signal that the world will soon see a polio-free Africa, a major milestone in global public health. Kentucky Rotarians have long supported efforts to end this crippling disease, through donations to The Rotary Foundation, fundraising activities, raising awareness, and polio immunization campaigns around the world.

  • Hudson Charles goes to camp
  • Tilling life lessons from the garden

    In our home of 15 years we have an acre of grass and vegetation which I love tending. It’s my therapy and I learn a great deal from the yard I manage.
    Each season, grasses, flowers, shrubs and trees let a part of themselves go in the form of seed, every one of which is a point of life containing the full potential of the parent. In the quest to find a rooting spot, they are buffeted by winds, parched by the sun and soaked by rain. And they often encounter cement or stone rather than fertile soil.

  • Going in search of great adventures in life

    Last week I got to experience one of the great adventures in my life.
    I was able to take my boy scouts on a 120-mile canoe trip on the Au Sable River in Michigan. Scouting has allowed me to travel all over this country to experience the most amazing adventures.

  • Public Records -- July 30, 2015

    The Oldham Era reports property transfers, police reports, arrests, misdemeanors, felonies and grand jury indictments. Charges or citations reported to The Oldham Era do not imply guilt.
    Information on this page is public information.

    KSP Arrests

    Roger D. Wilson, 21, La Grange – arrested July 20 on S. First Avenue in La Grange by Trooper Samu executing a warrant

  • Crestwood family killed by drunk-driver in fiery accident

    Services were held this weekend for a Crestwood family of three who were killed July 11 by a drunk driver in New Jersey as they were heading home from vacation in New York.
    The accident claimed the lives of 2009 South Oldham High School graduate Russell Hitt, 24, his fiancé, Briana Mae Anderson, 21, and their one-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Charlotte. The couple was engaged in July 2013 and was expecting a baby in December.

  • Family fun in the sweltering summer sun

    Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve held its Family Fun Day on Saturday. The day consisted of an ice cream eating contest, firehouse spray down and foot races among other family-friendly activities.

  • Woman spends 87 years in Oldham County, named Parade Grand Marshal

    As local organizations, businesses, marching bands, food vendors and artists gathered for the 2015 Oldham County Day celebration last Saturday on the Oldham County courthouse lawn and surrounding streets in downtown La Grange, a notable celebration was in store for one resident who knows the area like the back of her hand.