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Today's News

  • Dragons Upset No. 5 J-town 76-71

    CRESTWOOD – Things could be coming together for the South Oldham High School Dragons as they picked up another big win Monday with a 76-71 upset win over No. 5 ranked Jeffersontown Monday.

    Fresh from an emotional win over county rival North Oldham in overtime to clinch the top district seed and a blowout over regional foe Gallatin County, the Dragons had one of their best overall games against J-town.

    “We’re in a good place right now,” SOHS coach Steve Simpson said. “We’re playing very relaxed.”

  • Letters to the Editor: Election season should have clean campaigns

    To the editor:

    2010 is an election year for many city, county and state offices. Many candidates have filed to run against incumbents.

    I would like to issue a challenge to all parties seeking election to run clean campaigns.

    In some elections, candidates use fault-finding, mud-slinging tactics, even lawsuits in a desperate attempt to get votes. Voters in Oldham County are weary of this type of politics.

    A candidate should promote his or her qualifications, experience and knowledge of the office they seek, not attack the opponent.

  • Take care of yourself

    A warm, reviving shower is a cue for me to find ways to nurture myself. A supportive letter or e-mail from a friend is a reminder of my duty to nurture others. Whenever I feel burned-out, I vow to take care of myself.

  • Protein powerhouse

    Over the years beans have been a staple food for many people in many countries.

    Beans and other legumes such as lentils and peas are powerhouses of protein, folic acid, iron and zinc; as well as a good source of low glycemic carbohydrates. Beans are rich in soluble fiber, beans can help lower cholesterol, reduce colon cancer risk and contain beneficial nutrients. There are many creative ideas for using  beans in your diet. Add to soups, salads or puree for dips. They’re an important part of a vegetarian diet.

  • Residents question cleaning contract, use of inmate labor

    Residents are questioning why inmates from the county jail are cleaning portions of the Fiscal Court Building after Oldham fiscal court recently awarded a $25,000 year-long contract for cleaning services.

    The county’s maintenance director, Bill Tucker, says the issue “has been blown out of proportion.”

  • Trial set for one of two men charged in shooting death

    A trial date is set for one of two men charged in connection with the shooting death of a La Grange man in February 2009.

    James E. Bailey, 33, died Feb. 1, 2009, in La Grange during an apparent burglary at his apartment. Three days later, police arrested two men charged in connection with his death – Raymond Carrion II and Jason Parr.

    Both men recently appeared in Oldham circuit court and a judge has decided they will be tried separately.

  • GUARDING THE CREASE

    CRESTWOOD – There was a time when Brian Czerwonka wondered if he had made the right decision.

    After switching from attack to goalie in lacrosse, Czerwonka had doubts if he was suited for the position.

    “I switched because my coach said it was a chance to get more playing time,” Czerwonka said. “After I did it I was not sure what I got myself into. I hated it the first two years.”

  • Sheriff’s reports

    Warrant arrests

    Daniel L. Baker, 34, 1218 East Erie Ave., Lorain, Ohio, arrested by OCSO Jan. 13, flagrant non-

    support.

    Wendy L. Branham, 30, 7110 Floydsburg Road No. 32, Crestwood, arrested by OCSO Jan. 17, probation violation.

    Shelly A. Chance, 42, 405 E. Maria Drive, Greenwood, Ind., arrested by OCSO Jan. 13, failure to appear.

    Keith T. Evridge, 36, 5215 18-Mile Creek Road, Westport, arrested by OCSO Jan. 12, indictment.

    Ronnie Evridge, 55, 5215 18 Mile Creek Road, Westport, arrested by OCSO Jan. 21, violation of EPO/DVO.

  • Athlete of the Week, Wrestling: Noah Forrest

    School: North Oldham Middle School.

    Sport: Wrestling.

    Age: 12.

    Divison: 103 pounds.

    Hometown: Goshen.

    Accomplishments: The 12-year-old Forrest made his varsity wrestling debut for the North Oldham Mustangs Saturday in the Mustang Invitational. Forrest wrestled for the North Oldham Middle School program this year and moved up to varsity by the NOHS staff at the completion of the NOMS season to wrestle at 103-pounds.

  • Four Perfect Pebbles Writing Contest Winners

    More than 4,000 votes were cast in The Oldham Era and Oldham County Middle School’s school-wide writing contest inspired by the book “Four Perfect Pebbles” by Holocaust survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan. In an on-demand writing session students could either choose to write about a time in their life when something good resulted from a bad situation or write a letter to their teacher expressing their opinion on whether or not students should study the Holocaust in school.  Teachers chose finalists and readers chose the winners.