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Today's News

  • Bowl For Kids’ Sake fundraising event is Saturday and Sunday

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oldham County will host Bowl For Kids’ Sake Saturday and Sunday at Rose Bowl North. 

    Lanes are still available. For information,  call Kim Pitchford at 222-7473.

  • Local students named to dean’s list at Somerset Community College

    Four students from Oldham County were named to the dean’s list at Somerset Community College for the fall.

    The students are Robert Haney, Wesley Chapman, Gavin Connin and John Boshoff.

    To be named to the dean’s list, students must earn a 3.5 grade-point average. 

  • Prom Pitch

    A busy spring sports season is about to start with baseball, softball, track and tennis opening next week.

    Spring is known as a time of renewal and a time for young love and the North Oldham High School baseball and softball teams got their respective seasons off to a memorable start March 6 at the second Battle of the Sexes game.

    While the baseball team managed a 6-1 win over the softball team, the big winner of the day may have been NOHS senior pitcher Mike Gant.

  • WKU student newspaper staff members win awards

    Several staff members from the College Heights Herald, Western Kentucky University’s student newspaper, received awards from the annual Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association.

    Crestwood senior Mandy Simpson won first place for feature story and third for personality profile. Simpson, an Oldham County High School grad, worked at The Oldham Era as a high school intern during her senior year.

    December graduate David Harten of Louisville won second place for sports news story and honorable mention for sports feature.

  • Local students named to dean’s list at University of Dayton

    Three Oldham students were named to the dean’s list at the University of Dayton for the fall semester.

    Those students are Courtney B. Perkins of Goshen, and Brianna T. D’Alessio and Brittany J. Smithson of Prospect.

    To be named to the dean’s list, students must earn a 3.5 grade-point average.

  • Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve hosts Pet Day Saturday in Goshen

    Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve will host a Pet Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

    During the event, the preserve’s new pet fountain will be unveiled and the Humane Society of Oldham County will have animals available for adoption. The event also includes refreshments, crafts for kids and gifts for pets and pet  owners.

    The event is free and pet-friendly for pets on leashes.

    Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve is located at 12501 Harmony Landing Road in Goshen. For information, call 228-4362 or visit CreaseyMahanNaturePreserve.org.

  • Dickinson named to dean’s list at VMI

    Matthew T. Dickinson of Prospect was named to the dean’s list at Virginia Military Institute for the fall semester.

    Dickinson, a sophomore at VMI, is studying mechanical engineering.

    He is the son of Janine M. Diaz and Dean K. Dickinson.

    To be named to the dean’s list, students must earn a 3.0 grade-point average.

  • Restoring the Moravian Fire

    What is the most amazing prayer story you have ever heard? Whatever it is I can top it. Below is the story of a 110-year prayer vigil that changed the world, and the way churches think about missions.

    It is unbelievable to me how few people know the story, and it is time Christians tell it again, not so much in word, but in deed. That is on our knees with head bowed, praying for God to send a great revival to our country.

  • ‘Animal attraction’ show attracts local artists

    Local artwork is going to the dogs – and cats, and other animals.

    The Arts Association of Oldham County’s upcoming “Animal Attraction” show will display works by local artists that feature animals and pets.

    The artwork includes a variety of mediums such as oil, acrylic and watercolor painting, sculpture and photography and will be displayed at Gallery 104 in downtown La Grange.

  • Hartman is a finalist for 2010 Kentucky homecoming queen

    Mercedes Ashton Hartman of Crestwood is a finalist for Kentucky’s 30th annual Homecoming Queen Selection. The selection will take place May 8 and 9 in Louisville. Hartman is the South Oldham High School Homecoming Queen.

    Kentucky’s 2010 Homecoming Queen receives a cash scholarship and a trip to the national finals to compete for America’s Homecoming Queen.

    Hartman is the daughter of Ron and Rhonda Hartman.