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Today's News

  • Athlete of the Week

    Name: Jordyn Garland.

    School: Kenwood Station Elementary School.

    Sport: Tae Kwon Do.

    Age: 10.

    Hometown: Crestwood.

    Accomplishments: Garland has been a fast learner since taking up Tae Kwon Do at the Kentucky Tae Kwon Do and Fitness Academy in Crestwood.

    She is already a member of the academy’s black belt club and also a member of the Splits Club, where membership is earned by being able to do a full split.

  • Choir concert is Sunday

    Faces of Our Children Sickle-Cell Unity Choir will be in concert 4 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church of La Grange.

    For information call Jesse Harris, promoter and founder of the Sickle-Cell Choir  at 741-7842.  

    The concert is free and a love offering will be taken.

  • SOHS student hospitalized after incident

    A South Oldham High School student collapsed recently during an activity. 

    SOHS Principal Dorenda Neihof said a 14-year-old male student collapsed at school Sept. 15. At the time of his collapse, he was participating in a voluntary activity with U.S. Marines who were visiting the school, she said.

    Neihof said the on-site school nurse rendered aide immediately and the student was transported to the hospital via ambulance. The student remains hospitalized, she said.

  • Health department now offering seasonal flu vaccinations

    On Oct. 22, the Oldham County Health Department will host a seasonal flu clinic. They want to make sure as many people in the county that wish to be vaccinated have the opportunity to do so.

    The vaccination for seasonal flu is important, especially for those at high risk, including children ages six months to 19 years, pregnant women, elderly people and people with chronic medical conditions. 

    Schedule an appointment by calling 222-3516.

  • Foster finds gastronimical surprise in peru

    Below are excerpts from former staff writer John Foster’s blog about his adventures in Peru. Foster and his wife, Lori, left the Bluegrass state Sept. 15 and traveled to Peru where they’ll spend nine months working in an orphanage. 

    Staffers of The Oldham Era were particularly moved by a photograph taken by Foster of a young boy listening to a volunteer’s iPod in a garden outside the orphanage, and the image of the boy’s toes poking through the bottom of his shoe soles. 

  • Game Bytes

    FOOTBALL

    Oldham County vs. Scott County

    When: Friday. 

    Where: Scott County High School. 

    Score: 33-20 Scott County.

    Key players: Oldham County’s Kirk Yepko and Corbin Axtell. Scott County’s Josh Walls.

  • Hampton graduates with honors from Northern Kentucky University

    Tripp Hampton recently graduated summa cum laude from Northern Kentucky University, with a bachelor’s degree in musical theatre. 

    While at NKU, Hampton performed in several theater productions and was a member of the musical theatre tour troupe, dance tour troupe and accompanist for the Broadway Chorus tour troupe. 

    He also founded Fierce Follies, a student-led, student-run cabaret. 

  • Secretariat movie still in need of extras

    Casting crews are still looking for extras – especially males – for the upcoming movie, “Secretariat.” 

    They are looking for adult males of all types, golfers, businessmen, those with military experience, law enforcement backgrounds, jockeys, horse handlers and other track positions.

  • North stops South

    GOSHEN – For Mica Watson it was simple – beat the guy in front of you and everything else will take care of itself.

    Watson, a North Oldham High School lineman, and the rest of the Mustangs’ front were able to do just that Friday as NOHS rolled by South Oldham 31-7.

    “We just wanted to work harder than they did, that was our goal coming into the game,” Watson said. “We really thought if we could control the line, we could win.”

  • Fund established for family of man who allegedly started fire

    Family and friends are collecting donations for a Westport woman and three children left homeless by a house fire police say her boyfriend intentionally set. 

    Keith Evridge, 36, remains in jail on a $250,000 bond after a fire Sept. 12. His charges include three counts of attempted murder and arson.

    The couple has two children, a 5-year-old boy and 6-year-old girl, and the woman also has a 17-year-old daughter. The woman and children are staying with family in La Grange.