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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Delgado earns Imagine America scholarship

    Arianna Delgado of La Grange recently earned the Imagine America scholarship – $1,000 in tuition assistance from the Imagine America Foundation.

    Delgado, a graduate of Oldham County High School will attend Sullivan University in Louisville and plans to study criminal justice.

    Savage joins staff of Seven Counties Services Inc.

    Nancy Savage of Oldham County was recently hired as principal social worker at Seven Counties Services Inc. 

    Seven Counties is  the region’s comprehensive behavioral health care center.

  • Prayer service planned Sunday at NOHS

    A written threat against North Oldham High School has prompted an informal prayer meeting Sunday afternoon in the school parking lot.

    Participants are encouraged to visit NOHS between noon and 1 p.m. Sunday following the conclusion of most Sunday worship services.

    Parents, students, staff and faculty learned Tuesday that officials discovered a message written on a boys' bathroom wall threatening a shooting at NOHS Monday, Sept. 21.

  • Crestwood man indicted on 20 counts forgery

    Two people have been indicted after they allegedly attempted to cash forged money orders in Henry and Shelby County businesses.

    Anthony J. Hewitt, 31, Crestwood, is charged with 20 counts second-degree forgery. Miranda Armstrong, 27, of Eminence, is charged with four counts possession of a forged instrument.

  • ‘On Golden Pond’ opens season at Little Colonel Playhouse

    The Little Colonel Players open their 53rd season with “On Golden Pond”, Ernest Thompson’s touching study of love and life in the twilight years. 

    Directed by Greg Tudor, On Golden Pond premieres Sept. 24, with the Little Colonel Player’s traditional opening night dinner theatre at the Playhouse in Pewee Valley. 

    The show runs through Oct. 4, with performances at 8 p.m. Sept. 24 to 26 and Oct. 2 and 3. Additional performances are 2:30 p.m.  Sept. 27  and Oct. 4.

  • Kids’ Balloon Walk event is Oct. 3

    The South Oldham Rotary Club is looking for Oldham County businesses to participate in a Kid’s Balloon Walk community event Oct. 3 at Crestwood Baptist Church. 

    Businesses can rent space at the event for $30.  

    For information visit www.southoldhamrotary.org or contact Fariba Muhlheizler at 523-9052.