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Today's News

  • Clerk’s office releases voter info for elections

    The May primary is fast approaching, and officials from the Oldham County Clerk’s Office are reminding voters to be prepared.

    For the 2010 election season, voters are reminded to verify their party affiliation, address and precinct by contacting the clerk’s office prior to election day. For information, call 222-0047.

    Absentee voting will be conducted at the clerk’ s office in La Grange beginning April 21.

    Those eligible to vote by machine starting on that date include:

    • voters who will be absent from the county on election day;

  • E.ON U.S. launches online map for power outages

    A new online map launched by E.ON U.S. will show power outages in real-time for E.ON customers.

    According to a press release from the company, the online outage map shows outages across service territories of Kentucky Utilities, Louisville Gas and Electric Co. and Old Dominion Power.

    The map is accessible by smartphone.

    Regardless of storms or clear days, officials said the map will be available online year-round and a tutorial is offered to navigate the system.

  • Debate about the debate continues

    A representative from Insight Communications advised members of Oldham fiscal court Tuesday that broadcasting a political debate on Insight Channel 25 is possible, but risky.

    Keith Hall, senior vice president and deputy general counsel for Insight, detailed the partnership between Insight and county government. Oldham County’s franchise requires one channel – Insight Channel 25.

  • Peters selected as principal of Goshen Elementary School

    Members of Goshen Elementary School’s site-based decision-making council recently selected Lisa Peters as the school’s new principal.

    Peters has accepted the position effective July 1.

  • Game Bytes

    Basketball

    Jackson invited to all-star tryouts

    When: April 16-17.

    Where: Campbellsville University.

    What: South Oldham High School senior Casey Jackson is one of 11 players from the Louisville area invited to tryout for the Kentucky All-Star basketball team in the annual summer series with Indiana. There were 43 seniors nominated for the tryouts.

    Jackson, a 6-foot-3 swingman, led the Dragons to a 27-6 record and the regional finals this season and was named to the all-region team for the second time.

  • Debates important for voters as well

    There’s nothing more revealing about the abilities of candidates than their participation in a good, well-run and fair debate.

    Debates are an important part of any campaign. They can give voters a balanced picture of where the candidates stand on similar issues raised through debate questions. By many counts, they can truly help voters decide which person to support when they step up to cast their ballots on Election Day.

  • Local students compete in district governor’s cup

    Academic team members from all Oldham County middle schools and St. Aloysius recently competed at South Oldham Middle School during the district Governor’s Cup competition, an event sponsored by the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition.

    The Governor’s Cup features eight events, including future problem solving, quick recall, written composition, and five subject-area written assessment tests. 

  • News Briefs

    Green Thumbs Garden Club meets Monday

    The Green Thumbs Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. April 12 at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve, located at 12501 Harmony Landing Lane, Goshen.

    Tavia Cathcart will lead a discussion on wildflowers.

    For information, call the Oldham County Extension Office at 222-9453.

    History center hosts spring lunch series

    The Oldham County History Center will host “It’s About the Hat!” at noon Saturday.

  • NOMS off to perfect 6-0 start

    GOSHEN – It’s been a banner first season so far for the North Oldham Middle School softball team.

    The Lady Mustangs have posted a 6-0 record in the Jefferson County Middle School softball league and are in first place in the East division, a game ahead of Barrett Traditional.

    “They have really been above and beyond our expectations,” NOMS coach Scott Adell said. “We knew we had a couple of players with some experience. These girls have really worked their tails off.”

  • Letters To The Editor

    Donations to park are appreciated

    To the editor:

    The board of Veterans Memorial Park of Kentucky Inc. appreciated the article in the April 1 edition of The Oldham Era about the program and looks forward to the park’s development.

    Support for the park may be in the form of a donation or a $2,000 sponsorship of one the markers that will provide information about a war/campaign where Americans fought and died serving their     country.