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Today's News

  • Tally Sheet

    Following is an account of action from the North Oldham Little League from the past week as received by The Oldham Era: NORTH OLDHAM SOFTBALL ROOKIE THUNDER 18, RACERS 11 - Jacklyn Hampton and Lilly Ackles homered to lead the Thunder. Ackles also had a double as did Hailee Bates, Jillian Bailey and Maddie Mason. Kendall Clifford homered for the Racers. HEAT 20, RACERS 10 - Taylor Jordan and Emily Liddell homered two times each to lead the Heat. Olivia Wells and Madison Junion also homered fo

  • Vehicle strikes 17-year-old pedestrian

    A vehicle traveling on Crystal Drive by Taco Bell in La Grange Tuesday struck a 17-year-old male pedestrian. Witnesses told police the teen darted into traffic while walking with a large group. Emergency crews transported the teen to Baptist Northeast for treatment. Police are investigating.

  • National Exhibit on Display at Oldham County Public Library

    Every year, new horses and jockeys ride into legend competing in the Kentucky Derby. But this year, Pegasus, Black Beauty and more than 70 other human and equine heroes from equestrian legend will gallop alongside them in a nationally-touring exhibit hosted by the new Oldham County Public Library through May 24. 

  • Game Bytes

    Softball   South Oldham vs. Oldham County Score: 3-0 Oldham County. When: Monday.  Where: Oldham County High School.  Key players: South Oldham’s Alexa Laviena.

  • South Oldham fire hydrants will be tested during the summer

    The South Oldham Fire Department will test fire hydrants in the Oldham County water district during May, June and July. 

    For information, call SOFD at 241-8992 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Carlson named to Phillips Academy winter honor roll

    Chelsea F. Carlson of Goshen, a senior, has been named to the honor roll at Phillips Academy for the winter term. To be named to the honor roll at Phillips Academy, students must maintain at least a five-point grade-point average on a six-point scale.

    Stoltz named to WKU Greek Hall of Fame  Western Kentucky University’s Greek community recently hosted its annual awards convocation.  Chris Stoltz, a senior from Prospect and a member of Sigma Chi, was inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame.

  • The Closet expands

    The Closet, a free clothing ministry, has recently expanded.  After beginning last summer with one storage unit in the American Mini-Storage at Ky. 329 and Interstate 71, the ministry has quadrupled in size to four units.  Director Rita Carrithers said the ministry is now serving more than 100 people per week. The Closet, which is sponsored by Crestwood Baptist Church, will offer a half-hour worship service at the site two Thursdays a month, beginning at 7 p.m. May 21. The Closet is open 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m.

  • Out of the spotlight

    It’s definitely going to be different around Oldham County High School in October. For the first time in 21 years when basketball practice starts, Gary Forrest won’t be in the gym. When Forrest, who spent a year as an assistant under Bob Hoggard before taking the head coazching job, announced his retirement from coaching and teaching, it brought an end to an era of excellence in the OCHS program. Winning 415 games and five regional titles along with reaching the regional finals four more times will do that.

  • Engagement Announcement

    Jim and Carla Crush of Crestwood announce the engagement of their son, Michael Crush to Blair Perkins, daughter of Ricky and Denise Perkins of Owenton.  The groom-elect is a graduate of Trinity High School and the University of Louisville. He is a salesman for Motion Industries.  The bride-elect is a graduate of Owen County High School and The University of Louisville.

  • Nominations open for 2010 Kentucky Teacher awards

    Nominations are now open for the 2010 Kentucky Teacher awards, sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Education and Ashland Inc. Nominations may be submitted electronically by visiting www.kentuckytoy.com. The deadline is May 15.