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Today's News

  • 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. 

  • Letters to the Editor

    Field hockey team deserves coverage 

    To the editor:

    I’d like to take this opportunity to let your readers know, South Oldham High School has a field hockey team. This program began six years ago at the high school. 

    You may not know this because The Oldham Era, for reasons unknown, does not report any coverage in their paper for this team. 

  • Students participate in international art project

    South Oldham Middle School recently participated in an international art and literacy project – “Pinwheels for Peace.” As part of the project, students planted pinwheels with messages of peace in front of the school. 

    Students at SOMS created their pinwheels and wrote thoughts about war and peace and living in harmony with others, and drew a representation of their feelings. Stoess Hardware donated materials for the project.

    For information visit pinwheelsforpeace.com

  • New exhibit celebrates Kentucky Archives Month at museum

    The Oldham County History Center is celebrating Kentucky Archives Month with its new exhibit, “Primary Docs: The Museum Collection.”

    The exhibit features unique documents, letters and artifacts of Oldham County, many of which have never been on display.  Items include original land deeds signed by Patrick Henry as well as a hand copy of a deed from the 1700s with Thomas Jefferson’s signature.  There is a section on deeds and early court records, sheriff summons, and bounty contracts for runaway slaves. 

  • Grandon tops locals at Trinity

    LOUISVILLE – North Oldham’s Colin Grandon carried the local banner with a 25th place finish in the Trinity Invitational Saturday.

    Grandon was the top finisher for the local teams in an exceptionally strong field that included teams from five different states.

    For the girls, Oldham County High School didn’t run a full team but Margaret Grogan ran 24th.