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Today's News

  • Fashion statement – a faux pas or just ‘fail’?

    As we were leaving for an annual bluegrass party, hubby glanced at me and remarked, “Oh. You’re wearing that.”

    “You told me you like this shirt.”

    “I do like it. I just didn’t know you were actually wearing it.”

  • Strides made, but health issues still concern in Kentucky

    Of all the challenges Kentucky can expect to face in the years ahead, few are bigger than improving our collective health.

    In some key areas, we already have a head start. Kentucky is among the top 20 states in fighting infectious diseases, for example, with the use of vaccines high and the percentage of our older citizens getting a flu shot above the national average.

  • ‘A genuine, 
honest person’

    By Wesley Robinson
    News Intern, The Oldham Era

    Prospect Councilman Mike Scott, a resident of the Hunting Creek neighborhood, died suddenly July 12.

    Scott had served on Prospect’s City Council since November 2008, having been re-elected in 2010 and 2012. He was a licensed investigator and insurance consultant. He also served as a member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee and the Prospect Ethics Commission.

  • Second reading Aug. 5 for new La Grange tax

    A special meeting of the La Grange City Council has put a new compensation tax on the fast track. A new version of the controversial proposed tax could be passed after a second reading at the next meeting, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5.

    The proposed tax, one of six new ordinances having a first reading Monday, would take 1 percent of salary or hourly wages paid to anyone working within La Grange city limits.

    Mayor Bill Lammlein said last week he was going to try to get the tax up for a vote as soon as possible.

  • Clean water for China

    For some teachers, summer break means time to relax or go on vacation. For a group of teachers from East Oldham Middle School, summer meant working in rural China.

    The group was overseas finishing a fund-raising project started during the school year by the seventh-grade class at EOMS. That grade has raised money for water purification systems for the past seven years.

    The systems are sent to poor, underdeveloped countries struggling to get clean water to remote areas.

  • Oldham County 
Property Transfers

    Landmark Custom Homes LLC to Julia and Dimtriy Zilberman, lot 113, Longwood, 1701 Wellington Lane, Goshen, $328,335

    Terese Halton to Marjan Keener, lot 4, Locust Run, 4706 Three Lakes Road, Crestwood, $188,800

    Misty McNichols to Paul and Donna Kerr, lot 277, Orchard Grass Hills, 9308 Apple Orchard Place, Crestwood, $152,500

  • Prospect council selects Evans to serve as mayor

    By Wesley Robinson
    News Intern, The Oldham Era

    It took less than 20 minutes for the Prospect City Council to pick its new mayor during a special-called meeting Monday night.

    John Evans was unanimously appointed mayor and will serve out the remainder of the term, which became vacant when Ken Corey resigned July 1. Evans’ term ends Dec. 31, 2014.

  • 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.