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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Engagement Announcements

    Mr. and Mrs. Michael Willis of Crestwood announce the engagement of their daughter, Stacy Willis to Michael Jeremy Bruce, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter A. Bruce of Hokes Bluff, Ala.

  • Several Oldham middle-schoolers recognized for high ACT scores

     More than 50 Oldham County middle-schoolers have earned recognition for their high scores in the Duke Talent Identification Program. The seventh-graders took the ACT college entrance exam and scored well. 

  • Oldham students will have six early-release days in 2009-10

     One school district initiative in recent years is the creation of professional learning teams. These instructional teams provide a structure within each school that allows a team of teaching colleagues to focus on the individual learning needs of students. Long gone are the days when teachers closed their doors and worked in isolation. 

  • Sheriff's Reports

    Warrant arrests

    Jeremy W. Pierce, 37, 1408 N. Buckeye Lane, Goshen, arrested April 15 by OCSO, receiving stolen property over $300.

    Mark Jones, 43, 7103 Autumn Bent Way, Crestwood, arrested by OCSO April 15, Jefferson County warrant, probation violation.