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Today's News

  • Four Perfect Pebbles Writing Contest Winners

    More than 4,000 votes were cast in The Oldham Era and Oldham County Middle School’s school-wide writing contest inspired by the book “Four Perfect Pebbles” by Holocaust survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan. In an on-demand writing session students could either choose to write about a time in their life when something good resulted from a bad situation or write a letter to their teacher expressing their opinion on whether or not students should study the Holocaust in school.  Teachers chose finalists and readers chose the winners.

  • Happy Valentine's Day

    A 5-year-old came home from Sunday School excited. His teacher, he reported to his parents, had told the story of Adam and Eve and how Eve was created from Adam’s rib.

    A few days later he told his mother, “My side hurts. I think I’m having a wife.”

    How nice it would be to have a marriage that easily. But we married folk know a good marriage takes love, hard work, communication and romance. As Valentine’s Day approaches I share with you a beautiful story of romance.

  • Game Bytes

    BASEBALL

    OCHS baseball hosting breakfast

    When: Saturday.

    Where: Applebee’s restaurant, La Grange.

    What: The Oldham County High School baseball team will host a all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Applebee’s restaurant in La Grange Saturday.

    Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door or from any OCHS baseball player.

    BASKETBALL

    North Oldham vs. KCD

    Score: 67-58 North Oldham.

    When: Saturday.

    Where: Kentucky Country Day High School.

  • OCHS Hosting Regional Meet

    BUCKNER – Oldham County High School will host a wide-open regional wrestling tournament at 10 a.m. Saturday.

    The Colonels won their first regional crown last year and are one of five teams that could emerge as the team champion this year.

    “I don’t really think there is a favorite,” OCHS coach Aaron Riordan said. “It’s going to come down to some really tough matches in the finals to see who get the team championship.”

    Along with OCHS, South Oldham, North Oldham and Eastern have a title shot.

  • Letters to the Editor: Closing tanks was right thing to do

    To the editor:

    In the Jan. 28 edition, the Skylight Country store cries foul, claiming that EPA is trying to put small gas stations out of business. Is that really true? Of course not! Many environmental laws have been enacted to protect air, land and water that we humans require to sustain our lives. The Leaking Underground Storage Tank program is one such set of laws and regulations.

  • County’s CFO announces resignation

    Oldham County’s chief financial officer is resigning at the end of the month to work in Florida.

    CFO Shawn Boyle’s last day as a county employee is Feb. 28.

    Oldham County Judge-Executive Duane Murner read Boyle’s resignation letter to members of fiscal court Tuesday. Boyle said he’s leaving to “further a career in financial management.”

    Murner said Boyle has turned down several offers in the past to move on and has “rendered incredible services to us as CFO.”

    “We will all miss him,” he said.

  • Athlete of the Week

    Name: Hope Sample.

    School: Oldham County Middle School.

    Sport: Basketball.

    Age: 14.

    Position: Forward/center.

    Hometown: La Grange.

    Accomplishments: A 5-foot-7 forward/center for the Lady Colonels, Sample was a starter this year and has since moved up to play on the Oldham County High School freshman team. A well-rounded athlete, OCMS coach Danny Schulz said she runs the floor exceptionally well and is a solid defensive player inside and out.

  • Candidates file for 2010 election season

    The 2010 election season has attracted 59 Oldham residents campaigning for 30 elected positions. 

    From constables and magistrates to judge-executive and jailer, this election year brings seasoned veterans and newcomers alike to the political arena for what promises to be an exciting ride.

    Let the countdown to the May primary begin.

    The filing deadline for candidates in the 2010 election season was Tuesday.

  • Berry named to Drury University’s dean’s list

    Derek M. Berry of Crestwood was recently named to the dean’s list at Drury University. 

    To be named to the dean’s list, students must earn a 3.6 grade-point average.

  • La Grange to refinance golf course bonds

    La Grange city officials recently discussed refinancing bonds for Eagle Creek Golf Course.

    The city intends to approve the issuance of general obligation refunding bonds for $1,750,000 to acquire and improve the Eagle Creek Golf Course. 

    The bonds are dated March 1, 2000, and officials have determined substantial interest savings may be obtained through refinancing.

    The La Grange City Council will decide at the city’s March council meeting.