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Today's News

  • Game Bytes

     Baseball

  • Athlete of the Week

    Name: Danielle Hempel. School: South Oldham Middle School. Sport: Softball. Age: 14. Hometown: Crestwood. Accomplishments: An eighth-grader at South Oldham Middle School, Hempel moved into the starting lineup for the South Oldham High School varsity softball team this season and has claimed the position as her own. One of several middle schoolers starting for the Lady Dragons, Hempel has become a solid pitcher this season. “High school ball is more of a challenge, but I really like it,” Hemp

  • Audit finds schools paid "reasonable" price in $2.7 million land deal

     A state auditor’s report concludes that Oldham County Schools paid a reasonable price — and did not offer kickbacks to developers — when members of the school board negotiated a nearly $2.7 million deal in October 2009 to acquire 112 acres of Brownsboro farmland for a future school site. 

  • Traveling with diabetes

    As the weather warms our minds naturally turn to thoughts of travel; whether it is to going to the beach or out of state to see family it is important for people with Diabetes to plan carefully when preparing for travel. With careful planning and a few special precautions you can ensure a trouble-free and enjoyable trip. When preparing for your trip it is recommended that you get a check-up. Also have documentation of what your current medical condition is along with a list of medications in case you should require emergency care.

  • Retail secured for Oldham Reserve

     Louisville-based Hocker Group, LLC will develop a number of retail businesses at Oldham Reserve off Ky. 53 in La Grange, according to reports from county government and business officials.  

  • Trial date set for Parr

     A trial date has been set for the second man charged in connection with the shooting death of a La Grange man in February 2009.

  • The Oldham Era and the Oldham County History Center present May’s Living Treasure

     Lou DeVincentis was born July 26, 1939 in McKeesport, Pa., which is a suburb of Pittsburgh. His parents were Alfred DeVincentis  and Josephine Park DeVincentis. His grandparents came over from Italy and settled in western Pennsylvania. The following is his oral history, as recorded and transcribed by Oldham County History Center Director Nancy Theiss. Photos submitted by DeVincentis. Portrait by Marian Klein Kohler.

  • Letters To The Editor

     Several volunteered during ‘Day of Service’

  • Heart recipient grateful for donor’s gift

     April was Organ Donor Awareness Month. As a recent heart recipient, I want to share the letter I sent to my donor family. I hope this touches your life and you will consider becoming an organ donor— a decision to give others a second chance at life.

  • Military News

     Wassel graduates from training at Ft. Sill

    U.S. Army Pfc. Andrew S. Wassel recently graduated from the Fire Support Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. The field artillery specialists serve in intelligence activities including target processing in field artillery, cannon battalions, division artillery, artillery and maneuver brigade and headquarters and fire support elements. Wassel is the son of Donald A. and Wendy A. Wassel of La Grange. He is a 2004 graduate of Oldham County High School.