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Today's News

  • Prospect tax rate remains steady

    Residents of the city of Prospect won't see a property tax increase this year as the Prospect City Council approved the same rate as last year, a rate of 21.25 cents per $100 of assessed property. At that rate, those residents of Prospect who live within Oldham County paid a higher rate than any other residents of Oldham. Other cities in the county have yet to approve a rate for next year.

     

  • Athlete of the Week

    Name: Sami Henderson.

    School: Oldham County Middle School.

    Sport: Basketball/softball.

    Age: 13.

    Position: Point guard/shortstop.

    Hometown: La Grange.

    Accomplishments: Henderson, who will enter the eighth-grader at OCMS this fall, has been one of the outstanding campers at Oldham County High School Lady Colonels' coach Larry Just's basketball camp this week.

    As a starting point guard for the OCMS seventh-grade team, Henderson helped the Lady Colonels to the conference finals. She enjoys running the show as a point guard.

  • Oldham PVA among 11 cleared for employing family

    Oldham County’s property valuation administrator and 10 others are cleared of allegations regarding misconduct by hiring of family members.

    A Franklin circuit court judge ruled on behalf of Oldham PVA Ron Winters and 10 other PVAs Monday in regards to allegations brought against them by the Kentucky Executive Branch Ethics Commission.

  • Sewer rate increase avoided

    Sewer district officials avoided having a second rate increase this year, but they’re telling customers to expect rate hikes during the next five years.

    Members of Oldham fiscal court reviewed the Oldham County Sewer District’s budget Tuesday and approved a revenue option that doesn’t  include an increase in rates but does include debt refinancing. 

  • Graduation 2009

     The Oldham Era was there. We came, we saw and we took LOTS of pictures! You will find them in our paper this week and at the bottom of this web page in the slideshow. See your graduate? Email John at: jfoster@oldhamera.com for a reprint!

  • School district cuts 4 more jobs

    Teachers aren’t the only employees losing their jobs due to budget cuts at Oldham County Schools. Two central office positions and two career center positions will be eliminated effective July 1. 

    Superintendent Paul Upchurch said he decided to eliminate positions for a district communications director and a facilities consultant. Those positions save a little more than $100,000 in district funds. 

    “It’s strictly a financial decision,” Upchurch said.

  • Barnett graduates from University of Louisville

    Glenn A. Barnett recently graduated from the University of Louisville.

    Barnett earned a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems with a National Security Agency certification in the field of information security.

    He is the son of DeeAnn and Roy Smith of Pewee Valley.

  • Buckner graduates exemplify school’s ‘never give up’ mentality

    As a group of Buckner Alternative High School students gather in the Oldham County Schools Arts Center, principal Jonathan Wosoba stands at the podium and balances authority with friendliness as he colorfully commands the congregation.

    “OK, now another guy is going to come up here and shake your hand, but remember he’s a professional so he’s shaking with his right hand,” Wosoba says, demonstrating the act with Buckner teacher Bonnie Hatton. “And another guy is going to be up here saying ‘blah, blah, blah.’”

  • Rice and ice is the key

    CRESTWOOD – Injuries and sports go hand-in-hand.

    The treatment of injuries both minor and major are the key to getting back into the game for athletes of all ages and levels.

    “The very first thing you do after an injury, if you do the right thing makes all the difference in the world,” South Oldham High School athletic trainer Kelly Dyke said. “If you use the wrong treatment, it can take a lot of work to correct and that means a lot longer recovery time.”

  • Baptist Medical Associates opens new practices

    Donna Gatewood, M.D., and Richard Hefner, D.O., both family practice, have joined Baptist Medical Associates Crestwood, which opened April 30 at 6106 Crestwood Station, Suite A.

    Jeffrey Reynolds, M.D., family practice; Robin Kindig, M.D., and Tonya Perkins, M.D., both internal medicine and pediatrics; and Sue Potvin, FNP, adult family nurse practitioner, have joined Baptist Medical Associates Eastpoint, which opened May 4 at 2400 Eastpoint Pkwy., Suite 550, in the Eastpoint Business Park.