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Today's News

  • Calling all college and high school actors

    The Little Colonel Playhouse will be holding auditions for their annual Youth Show featuring their upcoming production of “The Complete History of America (abridged)” by Adam Long, Reed Martin, and Austin Tichenor, directed by Patrick Holifield. The play is slated to run July 23 through 26. Auditions will be held June 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. at the Little Colonel Playhouse, 302 Mt. Mercy Drive in Pewee Valley.

  • Crestwood Civic Club


     The club cordially invites you to the annual Garden Tour and Luncheon on Saturday, June 30 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Luncheon seating held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with a plant sale held at the clubhouse on 7219 Kavanaugh Road in Crestwood.
    Tickets for the tour and lunch are $20. Tickets for the tour only are $17. Contact Laurie at 205-265-0376.

  • American Legion meeting


    The monthly meeting of the Oldham County Post 39 American Legion will be held on the first Thursday of each month. The June 4 meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the lower level of the American Legion Post #39 building located on 2301 West Highway 146 in the eastern end of Oldham County Fair Grounds in La Grange. Refreshments will be avaialble after the meeting. All veterans are welcome.

  • “WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE” SEARCHING FOR CONTESTANTS

    Auditions to be held at Embassy Suites in downtown Louisville Downtown
    on Monday, June 1.

    In a May 20 press release, ABC home entertainment has notified the Era of the following:
    The long-running, popular game show ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ is hitting the road in search of outstanding contestants for the 2015-2016 season featuring new host, Chris Harrison! 

  • KSP Valedictorian

    La Grange resident Whitney Lyell (center) received a valedictorian certificate from Kentucky State Police Lt. Col. Brad Bates (right) and Law Enforcement Training Instructor Jason Long (left) during graduation ceremonies for the sixth class of the KSP Telecommunications Academy in Frankfort on May 22. A telecommunicator at KSP 5 in Campbellsburg, Lyell completed the six-week course with an overall average of 99 percent. She is the daughter of Darrel and Cami Lyell of Sulphur. Information and photo submitted by KSP.

  • Extension honoree

    Joyce McKinney (right) was recently honored as the Oldham County Extension Leader of the Year.  This award is given to recognize volunteers for outstanding leadership, service, and commitment to the Oldham County Cooperative Extension Service.  McKinney is pictured here with fellow Oldham County Extension Council member Caldwell Willig. Information and photo submitted by Oldham County Extension Service.
     

  • Girl Scouts out and about at Magnolia Springs

    On May 17, local Girl Scout Brownies completed their Take Action project, or community service. They enjoyed reading aloud with senior citizens at Magnolia Springs Assisted Living Center.  The activity was well received and both girls and adults enjoyed each other’s company. Girls in Troop 2221 who participated are Larissa Evans, Paige Vermeesch, Carly Graves, Sophie Gnadinger, Brinli Rhyne and Brooke Gnadinger.  The following pictures were taken at the event, and were submitted by Troop 2221.

  • Out and About Tours ‘Westport: Where it All Began’

    Presented by the Oldham County History Center, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on June 26

    The tiny town of Westport has a huge history that dates far back, long before Oldham County became a county in 1824. Native Americans once inhabited the area before the town began as a land grant bestowed upon Elijah Craig for a Treasury Warrant on May 22, 1780. Some years later, on April 25, 1796, Craig sold the land to Joseph Dupuy and Harman Bowman for 450 pounds. It was a solid investment that would produce a once flourishing river town on the banks of the Ohio River.

  • Oldham County History Center celebrates Warner Jones Day

     Part of the Honoring Famous Oldham Countians Series of the
     Oldham County History Center

    Under the leadership of Warner L. Jones, Jr and Harriet Jones, Hermitage Farm became one of the most notable thoroughbred farms in the nation. 
    Located in Goshen, in the heart of Oldham County’s horse scene, the historic farm had a long history even before Jones took over in 1935.  He borrowed $50,000 from his mother to purchase the farm.

  • Spririt of '45

         
    The “Spirit of ‘45” is a national, total grass roots initiative that will commemorate the end of WWII in August 2015.
     As an opening program for “Spirit,” Dr. E. Bruce Heilman of Richmond, Virginia, an 88 year old Marine veteran of World War II, is making a 6,000 mile motorcycle trip across America. Heilman also is a native of Oldham County. 
    Heilman arrived by motorcycle from Cincinnati on I-71 accompanied by two retired U.S. Marine Corps motorcycle riders.