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Today's News

  • Thumbs up, thumbs down

    Every month, The Oldham Era’s editorial board gives a thumbs up or thumbs down to several local issues. But you can weigh in too: to submit your thumbs up or thumbs down on a particular issue, send an e-mail to editor@oldhamera.com. Please include your full name, address and telephone number for verification purposes.

    County hosts Biggest Loser challenge

  • Schools have new leaders

    Oldham County High School and Camden Station Elementary School have new principals for the 2008-09 school year. Site-based decision-making councils at the schools selected Brent Deaves and Stuart Martin, respectively, to serve as principals effective July 1.

  • County pushes back payments on Oldham Reserve

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court chose to delay bond payments for Oldham Reserve April 15 by choosing to refinance $4.3 million worth of debt.

    This agreement ensures county government will not have to make their first payment from the general fund on that portion of the debt until 2012. The other $5 million worth of bonds is expected to be paid for out of real estate sale in the business park.

  • Advantage OCHS

    BUCKNER – The district baseball seeding race shook out a bit more Saturday in a triple-header at Oldham County High School.

    OCHS came out the clear winner on the day with wins over South Oldham and North Oldham. SOHS claimed a win over NOHS as the Mustangs went 0-2 n the day.

  • River road bridge to expand to two lanes this year

    Plans are under way to replace the crumbling 96 year-old one-lane bridge over Harrods Creek on River Road in Prospect. Louisville Metro Public Works will expand the bridge to two lanes, with construction scheduled to begin this summer and last about nine months to one year, Louisville Metro Engineering Supervisor Chris Phillips said. The road closure will divert about 8,000 cars a day, he said. The waterway will however remain open to boats. The cost is estimated at $2 million, he said.

  • Partial burn ban begins May 1

    Beginning May 1 through Sept. 30, open burning is prohibited in parts of Oldham County designated by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency as moderate non-attainment air quality for ozone.

    The specific Oldham County area, as described in 401 KAR 51:010, is:

  • Lady Mustangs continue with a winning tradition

    GOSHEN – The North Oldham High School Lady Mustangs tennis team has opened the season with five straight dual match wins in their quest for a fourth straight Eighth Region championship.

    The Lady Mustangs, who finished tied for fourth in the state championships last year, defeated South Oldham 4-1 last Thursday and followed that win up with a decisive 5-0 win over Fern Creek on Monday.

  • Mayfield's BBQ man on fire for Lord

    When it comes to feeding the body and the soul, James Stovall is smokin’.

    The Graves County native was working as an auto body repairman when two friends talked him into entering a barbecue cooking contest in 1995.

    “We were all three teachers in our church and needed funds to take our youth, the Royal Rangers, on a trip,” said the Mayfield resident.

  • Game Bytes

    Fundraisers

    OCHS dance team hosting fundraiser

    When: May 15.

    Where: Oldham County High School.

    What: The Oldham County High School dance team will host a Relay for Life - Hip-Hop-athon from 7 to 9 p.m. May 15 in the OCHS Building III gym.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Oldham County residents, stop polluting

    To the editor:

    I think the people of Oldham County need to stop polluting the air. One reason is that polluting the air can kill plants and animals. Polluting the air is like a smelling garbage can stinking up the room. Polluting the air is causing global warming and melting the ice caps. Please Oldham Countians, stop polluting the air.