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Today's News

  • Football: Hobbs signs with Lindsey Wilson

    South Oldham senior Drew Hobbs signed Wednesday to play football at Lindsey Wilson College.

    Sitting with Hobbs are his mother, Tanya Lucas, and stepfather, Dan Lucas.

    Standing are Hobbs' grandfather, Ronnie Lucas, South athletic director Mitchell Irvin and Hobbs' grandmother, Beverly Lucas.

  • Do you act ‘holier than thou’?

    During one of his political campaigns, a delegation called on Theodore Roosevelt at his home in Oyster Bay, Long Island. The President met them with his coat off and his sleeves rolled up. “Ah, gentlemen,” he said, “come down to the barn and we will talk while I do some work.” At the barn, Roosevelt picked up a pitchfork and looked around for the hay. Then he called out, “John, where’s all the hay?”

  • Lobbying state lawmakers for better education

    Next week members of the Oldham County Board of Education and I will join hundreds of others for “Kids First,” an advocacy day in Frankfort. This annual event provides an opportunity for us to speak directly to legislators in face-to-face conversations about topics important to public education.

    I look forward each year to learning from legislative leaders about proposed legislation and current issues facing education, and sharing our concerns and points of view with them.

  • County deserves option to go ‘wet’

    It’s been more than 10 years since Oldham County considered any version of a law that would allow the sale of packaged alcohol. In 2003, the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce led efforts to allow alcohol sales in restaurants in Oldham County.

  • California Girls

    During these cold winter months, I often find myself singing along to songs about warm weather destinations; Blue Hawaii, Carolina in the Morning and of course the entire Beach Boys’ collection. I love the Beach Boys and know most of their songs by heart, but occasionally I get sidetracked pondering the shallow lyrics.

  • Have two brown thumbs? No problem!
  • Public Records Feb. 5

    Grand Jury Indictments

    Jan. 2015

    Jeffrey S. Delahanty – one count of assault in the third degree, one count of fleeing or evading police in the first degree, one count of fleeing or evading police in the second degree, one count of escape in the third degree and one count of reckless driving.

    Dusty S. Gibert – one count of promoting contraband in the first degree and one count of persistent felony offender in the second degree.

    Carlette Roberts – one count of flagrant non-support.

  • Culinary class participates in cooking competition

    Photos by KENNY COLSTON/THE OLDHAM ERA

    At right, North Oldham High School junior Taylor Batts, part of the culinary program at the Arvin Center, smoothes out the icing on her cake during the competition.

    Below, students in the ProStart Culinary program at the Arvin Center competed in a competition last week, judged by Sullivan University. There were seven different categories students as part of the competition.

  • Cub Scout Pack 998 helps with annual food drive

    Cub Scout Pack 998 from Kenwood Station Elementary participated in the South Oldham Interchurch Council annual food drive. A total of 22 scouts and their families packed food boxes to help 300 needy families in Oldham County.

  • Community Briefs Feb. 5

    Gilliland race

    The third annual Kenny Gilliland Memorial Fundraiser is a 5K/10K walk or run scheduled for March 14. Registration opens at 9 a.m. and the race begins at 10 a.m. The race will begin and end at the South Oldham Fire Station on Old LaGrange Road in Crestwood. There is no pre-registration but you will be required to sign up and give a donation prior to the race beginning. All proceeds of this race benefit the Gilliland family at this time.