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Today's News

  • County will form storm water utility, set rates

    Officials must set a rate for Oldham County storm water management, but before that, a storm water management district must be established.

    The first reading for two ordinances - one to grant fiscal court approval to establish a special district, and one to establish a base rate for service – took place at fiscal court’s July 1 meeting.

  • County events

    Thursday, July 10

    Woody Plant Identification Workshop. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Yew Dell Gardens, 6220 Old La Grange Road, Crestwood. $45 for members, $55 for nonmembers. Call to register, 241-4788.

    All About Labor class. 7 to 9 p.m. Baptist Hospital Northeast. Free. 222-3627 or baptistnortheast.com.

  • Education briefs

    Students named to Georgetown dean’s list

    During the spring semester, 11 students from Oldham County were named to the dean’s list at Georgetown College.

    The dean’s list honors undergraduate students who completed the semester with at least 12 hours and a 3.7 grade-point average.

  • Javanon wins Midwest

    LOUISVILLE – With six players from Oldham County playing a key role, the Javanon 92 select soccer team won the Region II soccer title in the United States Soccer Association tourney.

    The team advances to the national championship tourney July 25-29 in Little Rock, Ark.

  • Tally sheet

    Following is an account of action from the North Oldham Little League from the past week as received by The Oldham Era:

    MINOR LEAGUE TOURNAMENT SEMIFINALS

    ASTROS 4, TWINS 0 - Winning pitcher Seth Russell and Austin Berger combined to throw a five-hit shutout and pace the Astros to the tournament win.

    Trevor Sanders led the Astros’ offense with a double.

    Jacob Bates took the loss with relief from Jeremy Renner.

    Will Horner led the Twins with a triple.

  • A master of the water: Ciampa sets new swimming records on state and national level

    GOSHEN – It took Cindy Ciampa 24 years to return to swimming – it didn’t take her anywhere near that long to return to her familiar championship form.

    Ciampa dove back into competition with the success she enjoyed before becoming a nurse and the mother of three children, all of whom took up the sport their mother grew up with and loved.

  • Karma go back to basics to win

    CRESTWOOD – The Kentucky Karma turned in an old-fashioned effort Saturday to defeat the Pensacola Power 6-0 in the first round of the National Women’s Football Association.

    In winning the first playoff game in franchise history, the Karma turned to a grinding, ball-control offense and solid defensive effort to advance to the second round at the Los Angeles Amazons Saturday.

  • How to save a schoolhouse

    Residents of Westport are one step closer to saving a community schoolhouse after a fundraiser Saturday.

    Organizer Kathy Hockersmith said residents raised more than $1,100 in donations, $500 from a pie auction and much more from a fish fry and yard sale. Organizer Glenn Watson said Westport’s one-room schoolhouse is safe from demolition, but renovation still needs to be done to improve the building. The fundraiser will further that goal.

  • Parker wins delegate seat for 4th District

    Oldham County resident Mattie Copeland Parker staged an upset win at the Kentucky Democratic Convention June 7 in Lexington to win the single delegate seat in the 4th Congressional District for Sen. Barack Obama.ee

    Decked out in a denim jacket and covered with her collection of pins supporting Obama, she was busy most of the morning introducing herself to convention delegates and soliciting support.ee

  • Education briefs

    Local students named to dean’s list at Transylvania

    Transylvania University senior Stefanie Brock, freshman Sarah Conn, senior Emily Owens, junior Kelly Spratte-Lennington and senior Allyson Tucker have been named to the dean’s list for the winter term.

    To be named to the dean’s list, a student must achieve at least a 3.5 grade-point average during the term.