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Today's News

  • Colonels win wrestling regional

     

    For the fifth time in a row, Oldham County’s wrestling team has risen to the occasion when it comes to winning a regional championship.

    Buoyed by six regional champions and one runner-up, the Colonels head into the state meet this weekend with a lot of momentum.

    “It’s something that’s special,” Oldham County coach Aaron Riordan said of the win.

  • Oldham County High, North Middle win academic competitions

    Oldham County High School captured the district’s Governor’s Cup crown Jan. 24, led by strong performances in math, science and Future Problem Solving.

    This is the first round of competition for the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition state tournament, with the top five individual finishers in each category moving on to regional competition Feb. 14.

  • Community Briefs Feb. 19

    American Legion

    The monthly meeting of the Oldham County Post #39 American Legion will be held on the first Thursday of each month. This month’s meeting is Thursday, March 5, at 7 p.m., lower level American Legion Post #39 building, 2301 West Highway 146, east end of Oldham County Fairgrounds. Refreshments furnished after the meeting. All veterans welcome.

  • Local circuit court judges participate in annual training

    Circuit Court Judges Karen Conrad and Tim Feeley participated in the 2015 Circuit Judges Winter College that took place Jan. 25-28 in Louisville. The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the education program for the state’s circuit judges.

  • Fundraiser to benefit local scouts groups

    Ja Hillebrand, Friends of Scouting Chair, invites the community to one of scouting’s largest events. The Leadership Luncheon benefiting Scouting in your local community will be held Feb., 24. The event will be at 12 p.m., at the Galt House-Grand Ballroom. The guest speaker will be Chad Pennington, former NFL quarterback.

  • Business honors road department workers

    Brian Watt, owner of Independent Hardware-Oldham County Rental presented Certificates of Attendance to Ben Kimbler of the Oldham County Road Department and his team for participating in a presentation of “Safe Operation and Maintenance of Handheld Equipment.” The presentation was arranged by Independent Hardware with the help of ECHO and SHINDIAWA at Oldham County Road Department Facility on Jan. 15. Independent Hardware is proud to support the crew at the Oldham County Road Department and thanks them for the great job they do in our community.

  • McLean named February artist of the month

    Brad McLean has been painting ever since he took the same beginning algebra course at least twice. Others recognized his aptitude for art and encouraged him in it. He has had an urge to create for as long as he can remember and expresses himself well through visual art.

    Life has taken McLean through a variety of experiences. The understanding he received from those experiences he now draws upon for portraits, landscapes, homesteads, still life and historical romanticism.

  • Fire Departments join together for volunteer recruitment

     

    The county’s six fire departments are stepping out of their individual territories to hold a first-ever countywide volunteer recruiting class.

    The class, which will take place in early March, is designed to increase volunteer numbers, said Captain Matt Nelson of the South Oldham Fire Department.

    Before this year, only one or two departments would partner for the classes.

    “It’s better if we work together,” Nelson said. “It’s easier to put all the students in one class.”

  • Concealed carry hopefuls now start process online

     

    A change is moving at least one part of the process to get a concealed carry license online.

    Those interested in a Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon, or CCDW, license can now go online to begin that process. New to the certification process, applicants may find out at the beginning whether or not they will be prohibited from carrying a gun.

    Those interested may fill out the application online and receive a background check and can also see where he or she is in the process of receiving the permit.

  • Tourism needs local help with FarmFest

    By TAYLOR RILEY

    REPORTER, The Oldham Era

    Oldham County Tourism has been in fruition since 1995, but this year is the first that it will bring a statewide event to the county.

    Kentucky Farm Fest, coming to Crestwood’s 20-acre farm “The Maples” in July, will be an event for adults and children.

    The event is projected to bring in 5,000 to 10,000 people to the county with live demos, workshops and activities, said Kim Buckler, executive director of Oldham County Tourism.