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Today's News

  • Sheriff’s office to host drug take-back event

    In partnership the Drug Enforcement Administration,  Oldham County Sheriff Steve Sparrow and the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office will host a drug take back event Saturday as part of National Drug Take Back Day.

  • Winters served with pride

    Oldham County has lost a “gentleman’s gentleman” in Gilbert Winters, according to his colleagues.
    Winters, who lived in La Grange and served a magistrate for 17 years, died Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at age 85.
    He was a farmer and construction worker by trade, and served as a U.S. Marine in World War II.

  • Ross named principal of EOMS

    The East Oldham Middle School site-based decision-making council has selected a new principal.

    Associate principal Jim Ross will serve as principal effective July 1. Ross will replace Lynda Redmon who plans to retire after seven years as EOMS principal.

    Ross has served as associate principal and athletic director at East Oldham Middle School since it opened in 2005.

  • Locally trained and Derby bound

    By Janell Oliver, special to The Oldham Era

    The Run for the Roses wouldn’t be complete without a showing from Oldham County. 

    For the second consecutive year, a horse from an Oldham County training facility will break through the starting gate on the First Saturday in May to a crowd of more than 160,000 fans.

  • Kantor promoted in U.S. Air Force civil air patrol

    Justin Kantor has been promoted to Cadet Airman in Civil Air Patrol and received the Major General John F. Curry Achievement Award.
    The award is named in honor of Civil Air Patrol’s first national commander during the early days of World War II.
    The ceremony took place recently at the U.S. Army Reserve Center, located at Bowman Field.

  • Jury rules PBI Bank committed fraud in land deal

    By Janell Oliver, special to The Oldham Era

    An Oldham County jury has ruled in unanimous favor that an Anchorage bank committed fraud as a Prospect couple’s land deal went awry.

    And now, the bank is expected to pay hefty damages.

  • Magazine keeps kids 
on their toes

    Children throughout the state are benefitting from a new magazine that teaches them that healthy living is fun.
    FIT4FUN is a colorful magazine that encourages creativity, critical thinking and a healthy lifestyle for children in kindergarten through third grade.

  • Folding 1,000 cranes for a cause

    Sixth-grade students at St. Francis School in Goshen are spreading their wings, and some paper, to reach out to Japan in the country's time of need.
    This past fall, students read two books, "Hiroshima" and "One Thousand Paper Cranes," as part of a study about the atomic bombings of Japan by the United States.

  • La Grange teen earns perfect ACT score

    An Oldham County High School student must have eaten his Wheaties the morning of the American College Testing exam.
    Cory Smith, son of Tommy and Angela Smith of La Grange, earned a perfect score on the ACT, which has not been accomplished at his school in at least eight years, his guidance counselor said.

  • Exploring a playground of natural wonders

    By Janell Oliver
    special to the oldham era
    Saturday morning may have been chilly and wet but that didn’t stop dozens of adults and children from attending a wildflower open house at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen.
    The event included two Wildflower Walks led by flower expert and executive director, Tavia Cathcart.