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Today's News

  • NOLL All-Stars finish baseball season

    North Oldham Little League all-star season came to a close July 27 as the 12-year-old team lost to Knox County 5-3 in the State Championship game, after defeating Morehead 15-4 in the semifinals.

    In the junior league state tournament, NOLL lost to Paintsville 5-3 in the state championship game July 25. For North Oldham, Grant Larimore had two hits, while Zack Nicholas and Jackson Mason added base hits as well.

    The 11-year-old team hit a bump as well as they lost to Campbellsville 8-5. Caleb Jones had a double and Ben Gibson and Anthony Reynolds each had two hits

  • Saying goodbye

    Writing a goodbye column is never easy. I know because I’ve written this one about a half dozen times already.
    No matter how many times I try to put the words to paper, they just don’t seem to makes much sense. None of it really does right now.

    I started this job almost 15 months ago and since the very beginning have loved nearly every second. Part of that has been the fact that my time here has overlapped with one of the most special years in Oldham County history.

  • South Oldham swimmer breaks record

    Taking to the pool at the University of Louisville’s Ralph Wright Natatorium July 20, South Oldham swimmer Julia Roy clocked an impressive time in the 11-12-year old girls’ 100-meter butterfly, winning the race and breaking a 36-year-old state record set by Mary T. Meagher with a time of 1:03.92.

    Meagher set the record for 12 and under girls with a time of 1:04.20 on January 7, 1977.

    Prior to the race, Roy’s previous lifetime best had been 1:05.05.

  • Bringing home hardware

    The Kentucky Tae kwon do and Fitness Academy may put more emphasis on improvement  than accolades but that doesn’t mean the martial arts school in Crestwood hasn’t seen its fair share of medals over the years.

    After watching former student Kendall Yount capture two gold medals at the USA Tae kwon do National Championships in July 2012, the school is at it again, racking up nine medals at the 2013 USAT Tae kwon do National Championships July 2-8 in Chicago, Ill.

  • Never too late to start studying the Bible

    Elliot’s wife asked him to leave their home. He had spent most of his life on drugs and alcohol. His life was crashing down around him; with nowhere to stay, he checked into a hotel on Christmas Eve.

    He was contemplating suicide when he noticed a Gideon’s Bible on top of the TV.

    “Who needs that,” he said to himself as he smacked it off the TV and onto the floor.

  • Don’t cultivate greed

    The seeds of greed are present in every human heart.  In some, these seeds subtly take root and gradually begin to influence our decisions, preventing us from achieving what we value most.

    In others, they grow into giant weeds that choke the joy out of life. Greed is a deep longing for something that drives us to the point where we are willing to do whatever it takes to acquire it.

  • State’s revenue future looking brighter

    They may be relatively unknown and their subject matter may be a little dry, but the eight economists who comprise the Consensus Forecasting Group have a powerful role to play: They determine just how much money state government can expect each year.

    As anyone who has ever put a budget together knows, it can be tough to predict what a year will bring. Their job, however, is even more difficult: They have to look more than 30 months ahead, to cover not just the two-year span for the budget but also the six additional months needed to prepare, pass and implement it.

  • ENGAGEMENTS

    Don Hopper of Louisville and Martha Hopper of Taylorsville announce the engagement and approaching wedding of their daughter, Tachelle Banfield Hopper, to Tommy Burgin, son of Darlene Burgin of Campbellsburg and the late Charles Burgin.

    The bride-elect lives in Taylorsville and is a 1985 graduate of the Christian Academy of Louisville. She earned an associate’s degree in paralegal studies in 1987 from Sullivan University. She is the mother of Augustus and McMillan Ludwick.

  • Fiscal court approves appointments to several boards

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court approved various board appointments during its regular meeting Tuesday, July 16.

    Two men were assigned to the Ballardsville Fire Protection District. Mark Osborne has been reappointed and Douglas Wingert will replace Eugene Satterwhite. Both terms expire June 30, 2016.

    Judge-Executive David Voegele also appointed Tom Emanuel to the Oldham-La Grange Development Authority board for a term ending June 30, 2017.

  • Fire departments in need
 of dedicated volunteers

    By Wesley Robinson
    News intern, The Oldham Era

    The South Oldham Fire Department wants you.

    The department is holding an open house from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 27, at its department at 6310 Old LaGrange Road, Crestwood.