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Today's News

  • Learning to protect your heart during February

    It’s no coincidence that during the month of February Americans celebrate both Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month. When you celebrate the love in your life – be sure to include yourself! That means learning about your risks for heart disease and stroke and staying “heart healthy” for yourself and your loved ones.

  • Academies help prepare kindergarteners

    Recent headlines screamed: “only half of Kentucky’s children are prepared for kindergarten.”

    So, now what?

    What will it take to ensure our children are prepared for kindergarten, ready to learn?

    Through public/private partnerships in the state of Kentucky, I believe we’ve found a way to give young children a stronger foundation, to get them ready for school, before they even enter kindergarten. We think a big part of the solution is United Way Born Learning Academies.

  • Cupid plays too many practical jokes

    As I sit here eating my way through my second bag of Conversation Hearts, trying to ignore the fact that there are 60 calories per serving and 34 servings in a bag, I reflect back on what made this Valentine’s Day so “special.” What exactly brought me to this lowly state of sugar binging?

    Hubby and I don’t have a great Valentine’s history. Out of 26 (or is it 27 now?), years since he became my valentine, we have had probably three good ones. Actually, make that two. I forgot about that year there was a rat in our dinner.

  • Time to stop double taxing Social Security

    On Jan. 28, I introduced the Senior Citizens Tax Elimination Act (H.R. 589). This bill would assist our struggling middle class by eliminating an unnecessary and unjust double-tax on seniors.

  • Public Records Feb. 19

    La Grange Police Arrests

    Feb. 6 -- Nogues Chabeli Domineguez, 18, Louisville, was cited for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • EOMS scores well in chess quad

    A team from East Oldham Middle School came in second at the Regional Tournament, Quad B that was held at City Place Feb. 7. From left to right: Ethan Willis, Elijah Nance, Sean Bolen, Rusty Thomas, Tamm Omar and Grant Gilmet. Tamm Omar won first place, Grant Gilmet won 10th place. The team finished 2nd place overall.

  • Family music night at Arts Center

    Free Family Music Night at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center, Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 6 to 7 p.m. Sample a free class for ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Bring the whole family. Refreshments provided. The Arts Center is located at 7105 Floydsburg Rd. For more information call (502) 241-6018 or visit www.ocsartscenter.org.

  • OCHS holds STEM fair

    OCHS hosted a STEM College & Career Fair Jan. 28 to encourage students to learn about colleges, universities and businesses through which they can pursue science, technology, engineering and math. Thank you to the OCHS PTSA for organizing this great event, and thanks to sponsors the Oldham County Environmental Authority, Encompass and Rent & Rave.

  • Boys Basketball: Colonels avoid senioritis in win

    By KENNY COLSTON

    EDITOR, The Oldham Era

    Faced with playing the last game ever on their home court, Oldham County’s five seniors had a choice: make a statement or rack up a third loss at home.

    The Colonels decided to make a statement.

    Led by senior Hayden Hawes’ 19 points, the Colonels (23-4) blitzed Christian Academy Louisville 67-46 Friday night.

  • Swim: Olgesby breaks another record, North takes second in combined meet

    Led by its standout girls squad, the North Oldham swim team finished a solid second in the team combined scores at the KHSAA Region 5 swim meet last week.

    The Mustangs, were runner-up to DuPont Manual High School by three points, with the title coming down to the final event, North Oldham coach Randy Scherer said.

    “We did much better than we thought,” he said. “We lost by about three points out of 400. We had a pretty good showing that will move onto state.”