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Today's News

  • North Oldham grad killed in crash on U.S. 42

    A Goshen woman died Jan. 21 when her vehicle crashed on U.S. 42.

    According to Oldham County Police, the crash occurred about 9 a.m. in the 11900 block of U.S. 42.

    Elizabeth N. Disney, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say Disney’s vehicle struck a utility pole and a fence before coming to rest. She was not wearing a seat belt. 

    Disney, known as “Noel” to family and friends, is a 2007 graduate of North Oldham High School. She is the daughter of Paul and Nancy Taylor Disney.

  • Free tax prepation offered Feb. 5

    Tri-County Community Action Agency is offering FREE Tax preparation for people 60 and older regardless of income level and people of all ages with an annual income of $49,000 or less. 

    This is a one-day event and will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 5 at TCCAA, 1015 Dispatchers Way, Buckner. 

    For information, call 222-1349. 

  • Property Transfers

    Crestwood

    Brian and Kristina Gilbert to William and Carla Rich, lot 7, Lake Point, 7614 Lake Point Drive, Crestwood, $289,000.

    Julie Baker to Timothy Baker, quitclaim, lot 65, Heritage Place, 6801 Chimney Hill Road, Crestwood, FCV $305,000.

    Philip and Karen Osborne to Anthony and Heather Hargrove, lot 42, Ridgeview Place, Crestwood, $90,000.

    Rebecca and Rick Cook to Michelle and Stephen Unger, unit 6403-1-2 Madison Park Condominiums, 6403 Shelton Circle, No. 102, Crestwood, $135,900

  • A great American

     Oldham County native Dr. E. Bruce Heilman received a Great American Award in December from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and College of the Ozarks President Jerry C. Davis. Made evident by his work ethic and devotion to country, Heilman’s life and career reflect the values of a great American. 

  • Students show love for U.S. military

    Enthusiasm filled the cafeteria of La Grange Elementary school on Monday as children excitedly scrambled from table to table to assemble bags of personal care items. 

    Their small hands were hard at work filling brown bags with item such as snack foods, handheld games, deodorant, soap, mouthwash and other 

    essentials. 

  • Scherzer joins Baptist Medical Associates Crestwood

    Janet Scherzer recently joined Baptist Medical Associates Crestwood as a board-certified physician’s assistant. 

    She holds a bachelor’s degree in physician assistant studies from MCP Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. She was previously based at Baptist Medical Associates Taylorsville.

  • Athlete of the Week

    Name: Rebekah Phillips.

    School: Liberty Elementary School.

    Sport: Tae Kwon Do.

    Age: 7.

    Hometown: La Grange.

    Accomplishments: Phillips took up Tae Kwon Do in July and has quickly moved up the ladder at the Kentucky 

    Tae Kwon Do and Fitness Academy in Crestwood.

    She is already a member of the academy’s black belt club for students who are actively pursuing obtaining the belt.

  • The Oldham Era honored as Kentucky's best large weekly newspaper

     

    During the Kentucky Press Association's 141st convention, The Oldham Era received 21 awards in the Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers Competition for 2009.

    The Todd County Standard, Elkton; Springfield Sun; The Oldham Era, La Grange; The Sentinel News, Shelbyville; Kentucky New Era, Hopkinsville; Bowling Green Daily News; and Lexington Herald-Leader all received first place general excellence awards.

    The honor continues a five-year tradition for The Oldham Era as the best large weekly newspaper in the state.

  • Oldham schools boast 124 National Board Certified Teachers

     Oldham County ranks second in the state for National Board Certified Teachers with a total of 124.

    Nearby Jefferson County has 125 NBCTs. Kentucky added 226 new NBCTs in 2009, ranking the state 12th nationwide for NBCTs.

    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said teachers who achieve National Board Certification have “demonstrated a commitment to taking their teaching practice and the teaching profession to a different level.”

  • Warren, Brown take second in Dragon meet

     CRESTWOOD – South Oldham’s Spencer Warren and Adam Brown both took second place in their respective divisions to lead their team to an eighth place finish in the Dragon Wrestling Invitational Saturday.

    SOHS scored 113.5 points to lead the local teams with the eighth place finish. Oldham County scored 71 points to finish 12th while North Oldham was 17th with 47 points.

    Warren, a 171-pound senior, fell to top-ranked Brad Hitchings of Trinity 11-4 in the finals. Hitchings is ranked No. 1 while Warren is ranked No. 4.