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Today's News

  • Louisville Youth Orchestra hosts auditions

    The Louisville Youth Orchestra recently announced winter auditions for all interested brass players for the remainder of the 2009-10 season at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Youth Performing Arts School in Louisville.

    Performance opportunities will include a side-by -side with the Louisville Orchestra and the opportunity to play Scheherazade.

    Call 896-1851 to register or visit lyo.org.

  • Colonels facing Bulldogs for regional crown

     BUCKNER – The Oldham County High School football team has faced plenty of challenges this year and managed to overcome most of them.

    None of those challenges, however, may equal what faces the Colonels at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Elizabethtown when they go to John Hardin High School for the regionaltitle.

    “They’re fast, they’re athletic and they have a ton of players at every position,” OCHS coach Matt Brown said. “They are just a very good football team.”

  • 2,000 receive H1N1 vaccine

    The Oldham County Health Department distributed about 2,000 doses of the H1N1 vaccine during a clinic at La Grange Baptist Church Saturday, nearly depleting OCHD’s supply of the injectable vaccine. 

    OCHD Director Teresa Gamsky said the clinic was a success in part because of the church’s facility and several areas where volunteers administered the vaccine. Volunteers opened lines for adults only, people with special needs and for families, which Gamsky said offered privacy and quiet for parents waiting with young children to receive the vaccine.

  • Pridemore wins first place in law school competition

    William K. Pridemore II, of Milwaukee, won the $600 First Prize in the Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition at Marquette University law school.

    The winning essay is entitled “Foul Ball! Why the Digital Millennium Copyright Act Strikes Out on Fair Use.”

    The competition is sponsored annually by ASCAP in memory of ASCAP’s first general counsel who died in 1936. 

  • Change adds up at St. Aloysius

    Students at St. Aloysius School in Pewee Valley contributed  their loose change Oct. 23-Oct. 29 to buy pies for Kentucky Harvest for holiday meals for the homeless. The PTO sponsored "dough for donuts" The class that raised the most money during that time period received a donut party.  About $1,015 was collected in five days by the students - enough to buy 101 pies from Market Day. 

  • Lammlein files to run for mayor of La Grange

    La Grange businessman Bill Lammlein filed Nov. 4 to run for mayor of La Grange, according to records on file with the Oldham County Clerk's Office. As of Tuesday, Lammlein was the only candidate to file for the office. Filing deadline for mayoral candidates is 4 p.m. Jan. 26. 

    La Grange Mayor Elsie Carter told the Oldham Era Monday she couldn't say if she would seek another term.

  • Veterans deserve respect from government

    As Veterans Day is upon us, we must remember that our country stands tall because of what veterans did and the values they've always stood for. Although many of our country's giants were veterans, it's important to remember that many of the veterans who pledged their lives for our freedom are quiet heroes, common folk that we know as neighbors and friends and family members.

    In my time in the state Senate, we've taken a number of steps to make sure our veterans are recognized, appreciated and get the help they deserve after the sacrifices they've made for our nation.

  • North Oldham High School hosts artisan and spirit fest

    From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, North Oldham High School presents the Artisan and Spirit Fest 2009 "Tis the Season" in the old high school gymnasium. 

    The Spirit Fest will be stomping out in the newly constructed gymnasium; showing support for the North Oldham Campus boys basketball program. 

    A scrimmage will take place with students from sixth grade through 12th, including play by two of the regionÕs top 10 players, organized by head coach Danny Edelen. 

    For information, call 442-3173 or visit nohsartisanfest.com.

  • Good Shepherd Baptist Church hosts fall revival

    Good Shepherd Baptist Church will host a fall revival with Evangelist Donnie Pollard at 7  p.m. nightly Nov. 16-20 at the church.

    There will be special singing at every service and a nursery will be available.

    The public is invited to attend the services.

    Good Shepherd Baptist Church is located at 7533 Ballardsville Road in Smithfied. For information, call Pastor Arvill Duncan at 845-2294.

  • Oldham Grand Jury indicts 10

     An Oldham County grand jury recently handed up the following indictments:

    • Matthew C. Smith, 20, is indicted for second-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking over $300.

    According to the indictment, on July 16, he allegedly entered or remained unlawfully in a home at 6184 Schader Lane in La Grange and took a 32-inch television and a safe with its contents, all belonging to Carl Ackerman.