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Today's News

  • Negative drug test equals free Domino's pizza

    Domino’s Pizza stores are teaming with the Oldham County Board of Education to encourage students to participate in the schools’ random drug testing programs.

    Students that participate in the voluntary drug testing program and test negative will be awarded a coupon for a free medium one-topping pizza, courtesy of Domino’s Pizza.

  • Carlson makes honor roll at Phillips Academy

    Chelsea F. Carlson, of Goshen, a member of the Class of 2009, has been named to the honor roll at Phillips Academy for the winter term.

    To be named to the honor roll, a student must maintain at least a 5-point grade average on a 6-point scale.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Ditch the vehicle for a carriage

    To the editor:

  • Sidewalk sales

    The owners of Norma Jean’s Trackside want to take it to the streets, or at least to the sidewalk.

    The co-owner of the Main Street restaurant, John Burley, asked members of La Grange City Council at their March meeting and again in April to allow alcohol sales to customers seated at tables along the sidewalk outside the restaurant.

  • Tally sheet

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

    YOUTH SOCCER

    OCYSA

    UNDER-11

  • Computer-savvy inmate allegedly diverts funds to 21 inmate accounts

    An enterprising inmate housed at the Kentucky State Reformatory allegedly created a computer program to divert about $6,800 to inmate accounts during a 13-month period.

    Employees of state auditor Crit Luallen’s office discovered the apparent theft after working with the state Department of Corrections to examine the agency’s inmate payroll processing system.

  • Reunion in Kuwait

    As Paul Scoskie describes it, the chances of his sons crossing paths while on the job is very slim.

    But on April 1, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Cpl. Zach Scoskie and U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Sam Scoskie met in Kuwait.

    Zach, a 2004 graduate of North Oldham High School, and Sam, a 2006 NOHS grad, are the sons Paul and Julie Scoskie of Goshen.

  • School board prepares for tight budget

    Administrators for Oldham County Schools are working to minimize impact on students as they formulate a tight budget.

    School board treasurer Chuck Littrell said a 1 percent increase in funds allocated to schools by state legislature during each of the next two years is the least he can remember. He said the increase is usually about 2.5 percent per year.

  • County Events

    Thursday, May 1

    American Legion Post No. 39. 7 p.m. Oldham County post, La Grange. 241-9701.

    South Oldham High School Booster Club. 7 p.m. SOHS library. Call Jim Murphy, 552-5024.

    Aerobics class. 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. La Grange Community Center, 307 W. Jefferson St. 225-6474.

  • 112 Oldham students make UK dean's list

    The University of Kentucky has recently recognized 112 students from Oldham County who were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester.

    To make a dean’s list in one of UK’s colleges, a student must earn a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher and must have earned 12 credits or more in that semester, excluding credits earned in pass-fail classes. Some UK colleges require a 3.5 GPA to make the dean’s list.