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  • This weekend, students at North Oldham High School will present the Pulitzer Prize winning
    play, "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder.

    This play chronicles life, love and loss in a small town in the early 20th century. Performance dates and times are 7 p.m. Thursday and Saturday (May 19 and 21) and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (May 21 and 22).

  • The Miss Heart of America Pageant is coming to Oldham County later this month.
    The pageant takes place at 4 p.m. May 21 at Soiree, 1228 Market St. in La Grange. It is a food drive for the American Red Cross.  
    Miss Heart of America is proud to partner with the  Oldham County chapter of the American Red Cross.

  • After relocation to Kentucky in 2006, Darlene Dine discovered a new and wondrous subject matter.  
    While living in Florida for 15 years, she was primarily involved in the photographic and portrait retouching industry.  
    Now living in the quaint, historic town of La Grange, she has found a new love for painting horses and scenes from our very own Oldham County.

  • Students at St. Francis School in Goshen were rewarded for their good deeds with a celebration and concert Friday.
    Students gathered in the school auditorium and watched as their schoolmates gave presentations about their class service projects.

  • By Danna Zabrovsky
    Staff Writer, The Oldham Era
    A group of local churches plan to pool resources in order to revive a community clinic for uninsured residents.

  • Children throughout the state are benefitting from a new magazine that teaches them that healthy living is fun.
    FIT4FUN is a colorful magazine that encourages creativity, critical thinking and a healthy lifestyle for children in kindergarten through third grade.

  • Sixth-grade students at St. Francis School in Goshen are spreading their wings, and some paper, to reach out to Japan in the country's time of need.
    This past fall, students read two books, "Hiroshima" and "One Thousand Paper Cranes," as part of a study about the atomic bombings of Japan by the United States.

  • By Janell Oliver
    special to the oldham era
    Saturday morning may have been chilly and wet but that didn’t stop dozens of adults and children from attending a wildflower open house at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen.
    The event included two Wildflower Walks led by flower expert and executive director, Tavia Cathcart.

  • If you didn’t know better, you might think the culinary arts class at the Oldham County Schools Arvin Center is a show on the Food Network.
    Students wearing red, black and white chef jackets huddle around stainless steel work tables.
    A girl peers into a massive commercial mixer.

  • "Oh what would we do, what would we do if there were no trees?"

    The question comes from a children's song about tree preservation, something kindergarten students at Harmony Elementary know all about.

  • It’s a sight you don’t want to miss as hundreds of items from clothes to furniture a Crestwood church and are given away at no charge.
    The event takes place at the Crestwood Stake Center during the fifth-annual Swap N’ Shop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The center is located at 6401 Westwind Way in Crestwood.

  • The Oldham County History Center will be host to "New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music" starting in March 2012.

  • The Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen will host a wildflower open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

    The event is free.

    Tavia Cathcart, executive director of the nature preserve and wildflower expert, will lead walks at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to rejoice in the spring's prettiest flowers.

  • A Crestwood man had a scare Monday morning when he lost sight of his best friend.

    When Bill Summitt let Tucker, a 15-year-old brown Cockapoo, out for his Monday morning exercise, he expected his dog to return as usual.

    But Tucker, who is hard of hearing and nearly blind, got lost on his way.

  • When CEO Jim Richardson joined Cedar Lake in 1977, the non-profit served 28 individuals.

    Today, Cedar Lake Inc., an agency with a span of services and care ranging from individuals with mild disabilities to the community's most medically fragile residents, includes 30 locations in the Louisville area.

    And after 34 years with the organization, Richardson plans to retire.

  • DID YOU KNOW?

    The forerunner of the South Oldham Lions Club was the South Oldham Community Association which was responsible for the construction of the Crestwood Auditorium – Gymnasium, formerly on the campus of Crestwood Elementary School.

  • Two hundred thousand dollars isn’t what it used to be.

    But it’s the special sum a thoroughbred trained in Goshen won in graded stakes earnings after his second-place finish in Sunday’s $1 million Florida Derby.

  • A promotional campaign for an animated film, “Rio,” landed in La Grange on Sunday to showcase local ballroom dancing talent.

  • Despite a chilly spring morning the streets of La Grange were filled with the feet of over 150 walkers as part of La Grange Elementary’s annual walkathon Saturday. This year’s walkathon was held to raise money for the La Grange Elementary library expansion and the YMCA Spirit campaign.

  • “Like writing history with lightning,” were the words used by President Woodrow Wilson to describe the first movie shown in the White House in 1915.

    That movie, "Birth of a Nation," was created by La Grange native D.W. Griffith, whose initials, carved by his own hand in concrete, are still visible in La Grange today.