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Today's News

  • Pendleton woman, 43, killed in Westport motorcycle crash

    Police are investigating the cause of a fatal motorcycle crash Saturday evening in Westport.

    The driver, Edward Scott Weeks, 46 and passenger, Jeanette Weeks, 43, both of Pendleton, crashed about 7 p.m. while traveling eastbound on Ky. 524.

    Jeanette Weeks died at the scene. For obituary information, see page A2. Her husband, Edward, suffered minor injuries.

  • Public Records

    Property transfers

    Crestwood

    Kenneth and Tiffany Bright to Richard and Linda Bartlett, revised lot 43, Shelburn Oaks, 6502 Shelburn Circle, Crestwood, $160,000.

    Bobbie Mercer to Stephan and Linda Daugherty, lot 101 Heritage Place, 4206 Timothy Way, Crestwood, $192,000.

    Dean and Sue Ann Hedges to Dean Hedges Landscape Specialists, 3 tracts, 7110 Floydsburg Road, Crestwood, FMV $215,000.

    Ball Homes LLC to Jeffrey and Megan Deem, lot 87, Williamsgate, 8010 Williamsgate Circle, Crestwood, $238,004.

  • Graduation dates announced

    School board members approved graduation dates Monday for the Class of 2010.

    Ceremonies for Buckner Alternative High School graduates are planned at 7 p.m. June 4 at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood.

    Other graduation ceremonies are planned the following day at Freedom Hall in Louisville.

    Graduation ceremonies for North Oldham students begin at 11 a.m.; South Oldham ceremonies begin at 2:30 p.m.; and ceremonies for Oldham County high school students begin at 6 p.m. June 5.

  • Letters To The Editor

    Political signs seem to disappear

    Political signs

    seem to disappear

    To the editor:

    Over a period of several weeks, supporters of David Harper have been placing political signs in the community for the upcoming election and the signs have been disappearing at night. ... I hope readers are aware that the theft and/or removal of these signs is a crime and punishable by law, as is the defacement of the signs.

  • Spring is time for examinations

    For the past few months, many of us at The Oldham Era have been discussing how best to mark our community’s achievements as a local newspaper residents can be proud of.

    We’re examining everything about the The Oldham Era from its purpose and its place in our readers’ lives to its content and design. We are asking our readers, advertisers and employees how we can make The Oldham Era an even better newspaper.

  • Birth

    Longo

    Anthony and Tamara Longo of Bloomingdale, N.J., announce the birth of a daughter, Kayla Marie Longo, Feb. 10 at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J.

    She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 20 and a half inches.

    She joins a brother, Christian Anthony Longo, 2.

    Maternal grandparents are Michael McClish of Salem, Ind. and Linda Maultsby of Crestwood. Great-grandmother is Ruth McClish of Fern Creek.

    Paternal grandparents are Jack and Fran Longo of Wayne, N.J.

     

  • Bill makes school board less accountable

    In a landmark decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, Justice William Brennan wrote this country has “a profound national commitment to the principle that debate on public issues should be uninhibited, robust, and wide-open, and that it may well include vehement, caustic, and sometimes unpleasantly sharp attacks on government and public officials.”

    Kentucky legislators failed to honor that principle when they voted to allow elected school board members to evaluate the performance of school superintendents in secret.

  • Book celebrates unique sports

    “Authors Michael J. Rosen and Ben Kassoy went to the ends of the earth to find the most extreme sports, the silliest pastimes, the most unique rivalries and competitions that are taken very seriously.”

     

    This year, like last, you tried out for your favorite sport. And this year, like last, you made the team. So far, you’ve proven yourself to be a definite asset.

     

    I mean, seriously, somebody’s got to hold down the bench and shout encouragement, right?  What would the team do without you?

     

  • Crash and Learn

    A group of North Oldham seniors hosted a mock drunk-driving crash for their fellow students Tuesday as part of their senior project. With the help of emergency crews, the students set up a simulation that showed the effects of drinking and driving. Crews airlifted one student from the scene, another was taken away by the county coroner. A mock funeral took place Wednesday morning for that student. Above, Allison Olive acts as the fatally-wounded victim during the simulation. Far left, Olive and Carly Melia check out their make-up before the simulation.

  • Military News

    Smith serving with U.S. Marine Corps

    Lance Corporal Taylor J. Smith, daughter of Chris and Kim Smith of La Grange, is now overseas. Smith was deployed Feb. 12 from Camp Pendleton in San Diego to serve with the  U.S. Marine Corps First Batallion Intelligence Unit.

    She is stationed in Afghanistan at Camp Leatherneck.

    Dillie graduates from basic training

    U.S. Air National Guard Airman Clifford E. Dillie recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.