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Today's News

  • Athlete of the Week

    Name: Bailey Middaugh. School: Oldham County Middle School. Sport: Softball. Age: 13. Position: First base. Hometown: Buckner. Accomplishments: Middaugh has been a mainstay at first base for the undefeated Lady Colonels’ freshmen team this season. OCHS is 14-0 this season.

  • La Grange has first reading of 2009-10 budget

    Members of the La Grange City Council heard the first reading of the 2009-10 budget at their meeting Monday night. The estimated budget revenues total $4,481,290. The estimate expenses total the same amount – expenses for the year include more than $1 million for the police and public works department as well as municipal administration.

  • Attention Photographers

    Last year we asked for your photography submissions for our 168 Hours of Oldham project and you responded in a big way, offering us glimpses into the beautiful, the quirky and the personal side of the people who live in Oldham County. 

  • A taste of North

    Parents had the opportunity to experience the North Oldham Middle School related arts curriculum during A Taste of North April 23.  

    Students displayed some of the things they’ve learned this year in health, physical education, visual art, humanities, music, computer and drama classes. 

  • The show goes on despite bees

    A swarm of hundreds of bees will hopefully be gone before this weekend’s performances at the Little Colonel Playhouse, but even if not, the show will go on. When Director Bethany Morse showed up before a rehearsal for “I Do, I Do” April 29 at the playhouse, she noticed a bee and grabbed a plastic cup to catch it. Then she noticed another and another, in all catching about 10.

  • Tally Sheet

     Following is an account of action from the North Oldham Little League, the Thoroughbreds soccer program and the Javanon soccer program from the past week as received by The Oldham Era:

  • Nominations open for Kentucky teacher awards

     Nominations are now open for the 2010 Kentucky Teacher awards, sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Education and Ashland Inc. Visit www.kentuckytoy.com for nomination information. The deadline is May 15. Any public school teacher in the state with at least three years of experience is eligible. Teachers may be nominated by students or their parents, colleagues or anyone from the community.

  • Angel Food Ministries announce MayMenu

    Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational organization that provides fresh and frozen food items sold at about half the price to help people with their grocery bills. Anyone of any income level can buy the food. The $30 May box: •2.5 pounds lean chopped beef steaks (five  8-ounce) •5 pounds leg quarters •2 pounds chicken and cornbread stuffing casserole (ready to cook) •28 ounces salisbury steak dinner entrée •1 pound boneless pork chops (four 4-ounce

  • Locust Grove students, teachers win PTA awards

    Students and teachers at Locust Grove Elementary are the recipients of several recent PTA awards.  Student Cate Wollert earned an Award of Merit in the Reflections Program from the Kentucky PTA for her musical composition. Locust Grove teacher Ms. Mayes earned a $500 Kentucky PTA Teacher-Member scholarship to continue her education. Ms. Donatucci earned a $500 Kentucky PTA Teacher-Member scholarship to continue her education. Student Damion Bruce earned an Award of Merit in the Rising Star Program from the Kentucky PTA.

  • SOMS students celebrate School to Watch designation

    South Oldham Middle School was one of two schools out of about 400 in the state — the other being Auburn Middle School in Logan County — honored by the National Forum to accelerate middle grades reform as a School to Watch. This is the second time the school has received the honor.  The three students talked about how much better South Oldham is than their previous middle schools.