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Today's News

  • Weather doesn’t delay work in State Senate

    Despite the rough weather conditions, the Senate convened this week and worked on a variety of legislation. I hope you are managing the weather safely and have avoided problems.

  • Prospect welcomes fuel station

    PHOTO by alix mattingly/the oldham era

  • Author dinner series returns

    J. D. Wilkes will be the first featured author for the History Press Author Dinner Series 2014 lineup on Thursday, Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m. This dinner series was hugely popular in 2013 for the Oldham County Historical Society. It promises to be just as exciting with a new lineup of Kentucky authors speaking on a variety of topics such as: Kentucky sweet treats, Canonero II (Kentucky Derby winner), the Battle of Perryville, the city of Lexington, country ham history and Rob Morris, La Grange resident, Poet Laureate of Freemasonry and founder of the Order of the Eastern Star.

  • Primary and kindergarten registration opens soon

    Registration for first-year primary and kindergarten students for 2014/2015 will take place Feb. 27 and Feb. 28 at the school in which they are districted to attend.

    These initial registration sessions are 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28.

    Parents can find their child’s assigned school on the district’s website, www.oldham.kyschools.us, or by calling 241-3500.

    Parents are required to bring a full size certified birth certificate (not a hospital certificate).

  • Local graduates basic training

    Air National Guard Airman Matthew R. Brown graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Brown is the son of Rene Brown of Prospect and a 2013 graduate of North Oldham High School.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Kentucky Arts Council
  • High school royalty
  • Valentine’s Day: A Celebration of Love

    A wife woke up one morning and said, “Honey, I just had a dream that you bought me a new gold necklace. What do you think it means?”

    “I don’t know, but Valentine’s Day is coming soon. Friday, you’ll know,” he replied.

    A few nights later, she again woke up after having a dream, “This time, I dreamed you gave me a pearl necklace. What do you think it means?”

    “You’ll know Friday,” he replied. Another dream about a pearl necklace elicited the same response.

  • La Grange Police warn about ‘Jamaican’ scam

    The LaGrange Police Department, along with the United States Postal Inspectors office, is alerting LaGrange residents to variations of the Jamaican Phone Scam.

  • Public Records Feb. 13

    KSP Arrests

    Feb. 8 -- Christopher N. Benoit, 27, Crestwood, DUI 1st; Speeding 26 MPH over the limit; Reckless driving; Improper lane usage/vehicle keep right except to pass; Failure to produce insurance card

    Feb. 8 -- Jose A. Santos, 23, Eminence, Promoting Contraband 1st; Tampering with Physical Evidence

    Feb. 9 -- Douglas L. Ginthum, 22, Crestwood, DUI 1st-Aggravated; Speeding 18 MPH over the limit; Improper lane usage/vehicle keep right except to pass; Possession of marijuana; Possession of drug paraphernalia