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  • Over 100 booths of juried artists and craftsmen will be displaying their works on the shaded Oldham County Courthouse lawn June 4-5.
    Free to the public, hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days.
    This well attended show is in its 11th year and is the primary fundraiser for the Arts Association of Oldham County.

  • Oldham County's Miss Heart of America Program named 2011 queens on May 21. 

  • The Miss Heart of America Organization recently named Ms. Barbara Winters, La Grange's 2011 Ms. Heart of America. 

    Winters lives in La Grange with her husband, Ron. 

    She enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She currently serves on the board for Oldham County Dollars for Scholars and volunteers for Cedar Lake Lodge.

  • This summer, The Kentucky Center will host over 200 eager young artists from every region of the Commonwealth, as The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts takes place at Lexington’s Transylvania University from June 19 to July 9. 

  • Service to community is taking the place of service to country for many young veterans upon their return to the states.

    “When you come back from serving your country, people place you on a pedestal,” said young veteran David Ingram of the U.S. Army. “Especially kids. They are proud of your service and you’re proud to have served.”

  • What exactly does it mean to hold a "Confederate Memorial" and how can anyone who believes in equal rights for all attend such an event?
    Some people might ask why we should have anything to do with the word "confederacy" at all.

  • Usually when a small town like La Grange asks professionals for an urban design and planning assessment, the cost is between $150,000 to $200,000.

    Linda Goin, executive director of Discover Downtown La Grange, said the city is lucky to obtain the expertise from the University of Cincinnati students for only $10,000.

    And, taxpayers aren’t footing the bill.

  • Just a dollar. Maybe two.

    There’s a saying that you can’t put a price tag on original artwork – but many of the objects presented for sale Saturday at the Cedar Lake Lodge arts and crafts fair were offered for reasonable prices.

  • Sculptures dotted the pathways leading through the beautiful foliage of Yew Dell Gardens Friday evening.
    Some small, others massive, some were semi-hidden while others were boldly placed for spectators to fawn over at Yew Dell’s fourth annual sculpture show.
    May 20 marked a celebrated opening night, but viewing opportunities continue now through July 31.

  • The key to success is about being in the right place at the right time.

    Of course, it doesn’t hurt if you’re bursting with natural talent, such as South Oldham High School graduate Sarah Peak.

  • A touching ceremony took place Tuesday at La Grange Baptist Church.

    The Peace Officers’ Memorial Service honored the 165 law enforcement officers and three K-9s nationwide who laid down their lives in 2010 and 2011.

  • The Oldham County Schools Arts Center’s Lavelle Smith Dance Camp returns in June with its biggest camp to date.

  • The Little Colonel Players present Andrew Bergman’s “Social Security,” the final show of their 2010-11 season at the Little Colonel Playhouse in Pewee Valley.
    Directed by Rick Reinle, Social Security offers a humorous look at family, parenting and love in the “golden years.”

  • The annual Pewee Valley Cemetery Cleanup project began when a student from Covenant Classical Academy noticed two things while walking along Maple Avenue: the Confederate Cemetery across the street was immaculate, but the other cemetery, known as “the Black cemetery” was grossly neglected.

  • Oldham County High School's production of "Singing in the Rain" premieres tonight at OCHS.

    Show times are 7:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday), Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

    Admission is $5.

    OCHS is located at 1150 North Ky. 393 in Buckner.

  • 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.