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Today's News

  • Thoughts on Lent

    After Jesus was baptized the Gospel of Mark says, “The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him (Mark 1:12-13).”

    This scripture verse is the background for the Christian observance of the 40 days before Easter as a time of personal testing of one’s faith. This time is traditionally called Lent. We need such times in our life to take inventory of our values and beliefs, as this Arab fable illustrates.

  • Crews are removing campaign signs

    As the political campaign season heats up, Kentucky Department of Highways crews face an increasing number of campaign signs on the state highway right of way — signs that must be removed for safety

    purposes.

    Acting State Highway Engineer Steve Waddle said state highway workers are required to remove and discard hundreds of signs during each election cycle.

    The signs can pose hazards for drivers and for maintenance crews.

  • POLICE: Restroom looked like a ‘slaughterhouse’

    A 20-year-old Corbin woman charged with murder of her newborn says she doesn’t recall giving birth while visiting a La Grange prison. She told police she only remembers feeling ill and later cleaning blood off the bathroom floor.

    Police say Ashley Nicole Cox gave birth to a 6-pound, 5-ounce healthy baby girl March 7 in a visitor’s restroom at Roederer Correctional Complex before stuffing the infant’s mouth with toilet paper and concealing the body in a trash can.

  • Middle school league is growing

    CRESTWOOD – The Greater Oldham County middle school baseball league has grown by a team this year.

    The league now features a team from East Oldham Middle School joining clubs from North Oldham, Oldham County and South Oldham middle schools.

    Last year the league had a combined team with East Oldham and Oldham County middle school students.

    “We’re very pleased East was able to field a team this year. It just helps baseball in the county get a little better,” Aaron Beard, one of the league’s founders, said.

  • Candidates endorsed by local FOP

    Members of the Oldham County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 62 hosted a forum Tuesday for candidates in county-wide races.

    Lodge President Neil Johnson said 11 of 14 invited candidates attended the forum, including two candidates running unopposed.

    Among those in attendance include candidates for judge-executive, county attorney and county clerk. Jailer Mike Simpson attended but his opponent, David Harper, did not. Two of the candidates for mayor of La Grange attended – Bill Lammlein and Brian Oerther – but incumbent Elsie Carter did not.

  • Title IX regulations under fire at NOHS

    Some say a high school’s million-dollar fieldhouse has a figurative ‘No Girls Allowed’ sign out front. 

    The allegation has prompted officials from Kentucky High School Athletic Association reexamine whether North Oldham High School is meeting Title IX requirements.

    NOHS parent Dick Richards, who has a daughter on the Lady Mustangs’ track team, says unequal access to the school’s new fieldhouse raises issues of gender inequality.

  • The great debate

    Our goal at The Oldham Era is and always will be to strive to report the news in as timely a fashion as possible, as accurately and as objectively as possible. We work to educate, inform and also entertain our readers. That responsibility is one the entire staff of The Oldham Era takes very seriously.

    We are tasked with numerous challenges for various aspects of the newspaper operations at any given time. This is particularly true during the election season.

  • Goshen student named to high list at Episcopal High School

    Jesse Ling of Goshen was named to the High List – the academic honor roll at Episcopal High School in Virginia – for the fall     semester.

     

    Ling is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Siru Ling.

  • Bowl For Kids’ Sake fundraising event is Saturday and Sunday

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oldham County will host Bowl For Kids’ Sake Saturday and Sunday at Rose Bowl North. 

    Lanes are still available. For information,  call Kim Pitchford at 222-7473.

  • Local students named to dean’s list at Somerset Community College

    Four students from Oldham County were named to the dean’s list at Somerset Community College for the fall.

    The students are Robert Haney, Wesley Chapman, Gavin Connin and John Boshoff.

    To be named to the dean’s list, students must earn a 3.5 grade-point average.