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Today's News

  • Calling all candidates: Participate in The Oldham Era's election edition

    The Oldham Era will publish submitted bios and photographs of candidates in the upcoming General Election.

    Candidates are asked to complete this form by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29.

    The form is also available at this address: http://www.oldhamera.com/content/candidates-participating-nov-6-general-....

    Thanks and good luck in the General Election!

  • South Oldham falls 3-0 to St. X in state tournament opener

    For the better part of the 2012 season, South Oldham boys' soccer team just seemed to find themselves in the right places at the right times. As a result, a team that started the season hobbled by injuries, reeled off an impressive run en route to both a 29th district regular season and tournament championship and a unmatched march through 8th Region tournament play. But like all good things, it came to an end Tuesday night with a 3-0 loss to No. 1 St. Xavier in the state tournament opener.

  • Former Mustang honored for academic, athletic successes

    The University of Evansville is proud to announce that North Oldham High School alum Brandon Causey was honored at the Heritage Federal Credit Union Student-Athlete Academic Honors Breakfast on Sept. 27 in UE’s Eykamp Hall. 

    At the event, the University of Evansville was announced as the recipient of the 2011-12 Missouri Valley Conference All-Academic Award, given to the school whose student-athletes post the highest cumulative GPA.

  • South students attend leadership conference in Washington D.C.

    Raven Byars, a South Oldham High School junior, and her Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher, Diane Poe, recently returned from the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Capitol Leadership Training, held Sept. 30- Oct. 3, in Washington, D.C. 

    As the Kentucky FCCLA vice-president of finance, Byars had the opportunity to participate in the leadership academy program. 

    This powerful leadership development and certification program focuses on team building, service, professionalism, planning, communication, networking, and ethics. 

  • In-laws & Outlaws: Deadly shooting in Goshen is eerily similar to dispute that killed Oldham bus driver

    Two recent fatal shootings share remarkable similarities — and not just in the disputes, but in the victims’ backgrounds.

    Fatal shootings are uncommon in Oldham County — yet one occurred in Smithfield in September and one in Goshen earlier this month.

    Oldham County Police arrived Oct. 15 at a residence along U.S. 42 near Goshen to find the body of Richard Hild, 63, killed by a gunshot wound in the chest.

  • In-laws & Outlaws

    Two recent fatal shootings share remarkable similarities — and not just in the disputes, but in the victims’ backgrounds.

    Fatal shootings are uncommon in Oldham County — yet one occurred in Smithfield in September and one in Goshen earlier this month.

    Oldham County Police arrived Oct. 15 at a residence along U.S. 42 near Goshen to find the body of Richard Hild, 63, killed by a gunshot wound in the chest.

  • Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce presents fundraising check

    The Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce recently presented a check for $3,500 to The Council on Developmental Disabilities from the PACC’s Sept. 14 Golf Scramble.  

    The scramble, held at Eagle Creek Golf Course in La Grange, drew more than 70 golfers.

  • Around Oldham County — Oct. 26-28

    Pewee Valley Woman’s Club Arts and Crafts Day

    Arts and Crafts Day in Pewee Valley. 
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27
    Pewee Valley Presbyterian Church
    119 Central Ave., Pewee Valley
    Juried, indoor craft show
    Pancake breakfast in the town square 9-11 a.m.
    Proceeds benefit Oldham County Dollars for Scholars program.

    Downtown Trick-or-Treat 

  • State gives Bridge Hill, Ky. 393 a green light for expansion

    After the state legislature approved a two-year, $4.5 billion road plan in April, a number of projects are set to begin in Oldham County.

    Several projects will impact Oldham Reserve, the 1,000-acre business park owned by La Grange and Oldham County governments.

    A project to extend Allen Lane will benefit both Oldham Reserve and alleviate traffic on Ky. 53. 

  • Avoid deer-related collisions on Ky. roadways

    Autumn is in full swing in Kentucky decorating its landscape and roadways with vibrant, colorful foliage. 

    Fall colors serve to remind drivers that they will see an increased movement of deer throughout the Commonwealth. In addition, deer season begins Nov. 10 and motorists are more likely to encounter these animals on or near roadways.

    Spokesperson for KSP, Sgt. Rick Saint-Blancard says motorists need to take extra precautions when driving during fall months.