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Today's News

  • Shakespeare behind bars

    Prison inmates bring personal experiences to the tale of ‘Macbeth’ Every year, dozens of groups perform Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” But few, if any, actors understand the lead role at the level of Ron Brown.  Unlike other actors portraying the murdering Macbeth, Brown knows what it’s like to feel the weight of a man he murdered.

  • 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

    BASEBALL

    MAJOR LEAGUE

    RAYS 6, PIRATES 4 - Winning pitcher Seth Russell hit a two-run homer in the first inning to key the Rays.

    He was supported by a triple from Patrick Mueller and a double from Luke Weihe.

    Grant Wiliams led the Pirates with a home run and two doubles.

    PHILLIES 15, A’S 2 - Laymon Durbin and John McCarthy homered to lead the Phillies to the easy win.

  • Athlete of the Week

    Name: Kadiesha Streble

    School: South Oldham Middle School

    Postition: Outfield

    Age: 13

    History: Streble, an eighth-grader at South Oldham Middle School has been a part-time starter in the outfield for the South Oldham High School varsity softball team this season.

    A solid defensive player with good range she has shown an improved arm through the season.

  • Trail cleanup needs volunteers

    The National Trails Day event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. June 6 at Oldham County’s Morgan Conservation Park, 1200 E. Ky. 524 in La Grange.  Volunteers will meet in the morning and work until lunch time. Lunch will be provided. Projects include putting in a new trail, mounting and placing bluebird boxes and removing invasive plants.  Register by Friday so organizers can plan lunch accordingly.

  • Norton Commons Farmers’ Market open through November

    The Norton Commons Farmers’ Market is open for the season, with new attractions, including crepes and coffee from Gelato Gilberto, omelets made fresh by Earth’s Promise farm, Great Harvest Bread Company and Holy Branch Gourds.  There’s live music, along with children’s attractions and chefs demos.

  • Athlete of the Week

    Name: Connor Heady.

    School: North Oldham Middle School.

    Position: Shortstop/pitcher. 

    Age: 14.

    History: Heady, an eighth-grader at NOMS, began the season at second base for the North Oldham High School varsity team before moving in the starting shortstop position a couple of weeks into the season. Heady has started every game this season and  has a .310  batting average.  11 RBIs, two doubles,

    a triple and a .381 on-base percentage.

  • Students cash in for college

     The Oldham County Dollars for Scholars program, funded by local businesses and organizations, distributed 53 college scholarships worth about $57,000 to local high school seniors May 11. Oldham County Dollars for Scholars scholarship donors and recipients include: 

  • Engagement Announcements

    Sabo-Sale Anthony and Donna Sabo of La Grange announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Renae Sabo to Ryan David Sale, son of David Sale and Debbie Sale of Louisville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Albert and Kathleen Sabo of Louisville and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kidwell of Campbellsburg.  She is a graduate of Oldham County High School and of International Academy of Hair Design in Daytona Beach, Fla.

  • Norwegians visit Oldham County

    Norwegian Aina Lundon is an avid shooter – so much so that when it came time to bet money on a recent horserace at Churchill Downs – the clear choice for her was “Shot Gun Cliff.” A couple minutes later, after her horse had won the race, she was $39 richer, much to the chagrin of her fellow Group Study Exchange team members.

  • Despite economy, expo for Prospect area businesses thrives

    Holding a recently groomed, red-bowed Pomeranian in her arms at last week’s Prospect Community Expo, Marguerite Norton is faring well even during uncertain economic times. “Business has been tremendous,” Norton said, who owns Star Quality Pets, a grooming and boarding center in Prospect.