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Today's News

  • Community briefs June 12

    Garden Tour

    Crestwood Civic Club - 2014 Garden Tour, Luncheon and Plant Sale will be Friday, June 20 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Starting location at 7215 Kavanaugh Road in Crestwood.. Lunch seatings at 11 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. Tickets: Tour & Luncheon: $17. Tour only: $12. To purchase tickets contact Anne Murner at 502-292-2701

     

    Summer Art Classes

  • Oldham County Community Scholarships
  • A perfect 13 years

    Oldham County Schools is so proud to have two graduates who will leave our district with 13 years of perfect attendance. Drew Greenwood (South Oldham High) and Shelbi Schooler (Oldham County High) have both earned this amazing accomplishment.

    Drew will be attending Bellarmine University and Shelbi will be attending Marymount Manhattan College in New York.

    --Submitted info

  • Four awarded national merit scholarships

    Four students have been awarded scholarships by the University of Kentucky as national merit finalists: Emily S. Dautenhahn (OCHS), Benjamin B. Frazier (SOHS). Aya Karmen Omar (OCHS) and Regan Breana Lee (NOHS).

  • Tell me your story

    When I was hired as the newest reporter for The Oldham Era, I knew that there was a certain reputation I would have to live up to; reputation of honesty and trust within this community.

    This newspaper is not only award-winning, it is also tradition in this community. I may not be from here but I do know that with tradition comes trust. And I’m hoping to help maintain your trust in our newspaper.

  • Scholarship organization a good thing for kids

    Kids today! Right?

    It seems like every day we hear of young people who, to put it lightly, aren’t making good choices. They run the gamut from pure laziness and lack of empathy to drugs and violence.

    That’s why events like last Tuesday’s Oldham County Community Scholarship Awards Ceremony are so refreshing. It was the first time I had been involved with the program, and I must say it was an absolute pleasure for several reasons.

  • As Grandma Whipple always said

    Every cloud has a silver lining. My great-grandma Whipple frequently expressed this sentiment. The first time I remember hearing it, I was sitting on the floor of her formal living room, enjoying a lollipop, because great-grandkids are allowed to do that sort of thing. And because she owned a candy shop.

  • A special kind of green

    Artists and art lovers flocked to downtown La Grange last weekend for Arts on the Green, which celebrated its 15th event this year. As part of the festivities, a champion of the arts was crowned and a special painting of Goshen was unveiled.

  • Luther Luckett employee arrested for taking bribes to smuggle drugs

    A Luther Luckett Correctional Complex (LLCC) employee was arrested in Jefferson County last Sunday and charged with conspiracy to traffic in controlled substances.

    Robert Massie was hired at LLCC in 2011 and was working as a maintenance and operations technician for the prison. Kentucky Department of Corrections (DOC) Internal Affairs Branch began an investigation on June 6 based on suspicion Massie was introducing contraband into the prison.

  • Fiscal Court approves new budget for 2015

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court has approved a nearly $26 million budget to operate on for the next year.

    The budget doesn’t include any new raises for county employees or magistrates and is mostly mirrors the previous year’s budget.

    It includes $13.7 million for the county’s general fund and nearly $3 million in the road fund.