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Today's News

  • Engagement Announcement

    Ron and Arrita Summers of Dover, Tenn. announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Sara Summers to Andrew Devin Hart, son of Ralph and Sue Hart of Crestwood. 

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Melvin and Beth Rowe and the late Charles Wigand, and Gene and Dianne Summers, all of Dover. She is a 2004 graduate of Dickson County High School and employed by Hanson Pipe and Precast in Winter Haven, Fla. 

  • Local students graduate from Eastern Kentucky University

    • Brandon Berry graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in construction management

    • Alison Madden graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies

    • Lindsey Riggs graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science

    • Jessica Roberts graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science

    • Laura Stedronsky graduated with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education

    • Michael Breit graduated with bachelor’s degree in construction management.

  • Campers get a taste of everything

    BUCKNER - The campers at this week’s Oldham County Youth Football Association Camp got a little a bit of everything.

    More than 120 campers shift between three offensive and three defensive stations where they work linebacker drills with Oldham County head coach Matt Brown, running back drills with North Oldham’s Billy Martin and passing sets with South Oldham’s Clay Holbrook.

    In addition there are offensive and defensive line sessions and a defensive back station with assistant coaches and local high school players.

  • Oldham County Day is this weekend

    Courthouse Square will be filled with fun Friday and Saturday as residents gather to celebrate Oldham County Day, a decades-old tradition sponsored by the Project Guild of La Grange. 

    Friday festivities include a 5K run/walk starting at 7 p.m. at Covenant United Methodist Church and a city-sponsored street dance with live entertainment in downtown La Grange. 

    Saturday is packed with fun for all ages, including a pancake breakfast, parade, booths and games for children.

  • Gish announces candidacy

     

    And the race is on.

    Oldham County Deputy Judge-Executive Paula Gish is first to formally announce candidacy in the 2010 Oldham County judge-executive’s race. 

    Gish made the announcement July 8 during a backyard barbecue at her Goshen home to a group of supporters, including many from county 

    government. 

  • Pewee to pave Central Avenue sidewalk

    During the next year workers will lay $20,000 worth of sidewalk in Pewee Valley and stop when the money runs out, however far that is.

  • Session yields comprehensive legislation

    As my colleagues and I began the second week of the 2009 Extraordinary Session, we were uncertain if we’d accomplish our mission – addressing our $1 billion budget shortfall. 

    With the Senate approving one version of the budget and the House approving another, many were unsure about the bill’s fate. Yet, after only a day, the conference committee emerged from negotiations with two bills geared towards economic recovery and fiscal discipline. It was my pleasure to have been one of only three House Republicans selected to serve on the conference committee.

  • Hiatus ends for ‘new business’ in La Grange

     La Grange Mayor Elsie Carter said she removed new business from city council agendas after what she called an “ambushing” by council members.

    Yet despite differences, the familiar item returned to their meeting Monday after a three-month hiatus.

    New business will be included in La Grange City Council meeting agendas until further notice following a June 29 meeting between Council members Jason Taylor, Tom Goldsmith, Melanie Woosley and Carter.

  • Historic schoolhouse spared

    Following wind and ice storms in the past year, Kathy Hockersmith found her aging barn on the verge of a collapse. Determined to keep the barn, Hockersmith worked tirelessly to repair it. 

    “It should have been on the ground,” Hockersmith said, due to the severe damage the barn endured during the storms. “But it has withstood all the tests that nature has given it and it’s destined to be something great.”

  • Wedding Announcment

    Julie Auxier Nelson and Dwain Alan Harris were married May 26 at the Historic Mankin Mansion bed and breakfast in Richmond, Va.

    The bride is the daughter of John and Mary Jane Nelson of Danville. She is a 1997 graduate of Somerset High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in print journalism from the University of Kentucky. 

    She is the assistant director for marketing and public relations at the Kentucky Humanities Council in Lexington, and editor of Kentucky Humanities magazine. She is the former general manager/editor of The Oldham Era.