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Today's News

  • Setting high standards

    Several years ago I was giving a talk to a group of high school students about the real meaning of success and about the most important choices we make in life. I urged them to look for the good, especially within themselves, to make good choices, to set high standards and to always give their very best.

  • Groundhog Day food

    Yes, I love the Bill Murray Groundhog Day movie. I am always interested in Groundhog Day. First because it is my birthday and second I want the little weather guy to give us some good news, like early spring. He did see his shadow and predicted six more weeks of winter. With the hard winter we are having who wants to hear about six more weeks of this kind of weather? How about a recipe for roasted groundhog?

  • Truitt: Fed up with the constant winter weather

    Two months ago, I was whooping and hollering with excitement. “Snow! I love snow! Bring on the snow!!”

    I’m not an outdoors person, but on the first two days of subzero temps, I spent more time outside than I have the last twelve summers combined. I was making snow angels and digging through drifts just for fun. I took a broom and eagerly brushed the light, fluffy snow from our vehicles, laughing gaily when a mound blew from atop hubby’s truck and landed squarely on my head. The air was still, the landscape pristine, and my heart was at peace.

  • Weather doesn’t delay work in State Senate

    Despite the rough weather conditions, the Senate convened this week and worked on a variety of legislation. I hope you are managing the weather safely and have avoided problems.

  • Prospect welcomes fuel station

    PHOTO by alix mattingly/the oldham era

  • Author dinner series returns

    J. D. Wilkes will be the first featured author for the History Press Author Dinner Series 2014 lineup on Thursday, Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m. This dinner series was hugely popular in 2013 for the Oldham County Historical Society. It promises to be just as exciting with a new lineup of Kentucky authors speaking on a variety of topics such as: Kentucky sweet treats, Canonero II (Kentucky Derby winner), the Battle of Perryville, the city of Lexington, country ham history and Rob Morris, La Grange resident, Poet Laureate of Freemasonry and founder of the Order of the Eastern Star.

  • Primary and kindergarten registration opens soon

    Registration for first-year primary and kindergarten students for 2014/2015 will take place Feb. 27 and Feb. 28 at the school in which they are districted to attend.

    These initial registration sessions are 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28.

    Parents can find their child’s assigned school on the district’s website, www.oldham.kyschools.us, or by calling 241-3500.

    Parents are required to bring a full size certified birth certificate (not a hospital certificate).

  • Local graduates basic training

    Air National Guard Airman Matthew R. Brown graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Brown is the son of Rene Brown of Prospect and a 2013 graduate of North Oldham High School.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Kentucky Arts Council
  • High school royalty