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  • Buckner Elementary
    Debbie Sullivan's kindergarten and first-grade class

    Buckner Elementary teacher Debbie Sullivan said she hopes her students continue to be as compassionate and caring in the new year as they re now.
    Sullivan said she's sure her students are part of Santa's nice list.
    "My students have been nice...they work hard doing their personal best and use great listening ears," she said.
    Sullivan plans to relax and read during her winter break.

    Dear Santa,

  • Centerfield Elementary
    Jenna Brown's fourth-grade class

  • Oldham County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Christopher C. Fitzner has received the Kentucky Governor’s Award for Impaired Driving Enforcement.

    The governor’s award is presented annually to law enforcement from across the state of Kentucky who excel in detection and enforcement of impaired drivers.

    Fitzner is pictured with Oldham County Sheriff Steve Sparrow.

    In 2011, Fitzner made more than 50 DUI arrests.

  • This week, Sandy Edwards shares a poem she included with her family's Christmas card.

    Her poem serves as the story behind her family's holiday portrait – namely, the hats worn by two of her four children. 

    "The story behind the Edwards Family Photo

    'Twas one day in October, all was quiet...no sound.

    Not a child was stirring, none could be found.

    When from the garage, there arose such a clatter,

    Then, "Hide this from Mommy!" –  Oh! I knew better!

  • Harmony Elementary
    Jessica Poteet's kindergarten class

    Poteet said her wish for her students in 2012 is to have the courage to ask questions and discover answers.  

    "I hope they grow to fill the world with hope and kindness," she said.

  • Harmony Elementary
    Sheri Tabor's kindergarten class

    Ms. Tabor says her students should be on Santa's nice list.

    "Every day, they try so hard to be good learners and friends to their classmates," she said.

    This season, through the Harmony Helping House, they have shown how important it is to give to others to give them a happy holiday.

  • Harmony Elementary

    Christie Horn's kindergarten class

     

  • Harmony Elementary

    Amy Beall's first grade class

    Beall said her Christmas wish is for her students to have a happy, healthy, and safe holiday!

  • He's making a list, and checking The Oldham Era twice.

    The Elves at The Oldham Era are collecting Letters to Santa, now through 5 p.m. Dec. 10.

    Follow the links below to send us your letter.

    Teachers, click here to submit Letters to Santa from your students!

    Parents, click here to submit Letters to Santa from your children!

  • For four weeks, he dismissed stomach pains as the result of bad food or possibly a stomach bug he could’ve contracted from his young daughters.

    After all, he’d just undergone a routine blood test and doctors saw no irregularities.

    And when his wife, Michelle, urged him to go see the doctor because his skin was turning yellow and he had lost weight, athletically-built Craig Merimee passed it off as bad lighting and fatigue from the self-diagnosed stomach bug.

  • The Louisville Chorus celebrates its 73rd season this weekend at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in La Grange.

    The chorus, directed by Daniel Spurlock, will perform "Music for the Christ Child" at 4 p.m. Sunday at the church, 502 N. Fifth St., La Grange.

    Music includes:

  • Need a break from the holiday rush?

    The Oldham County Schools Arts Center will  present "Holiday Showcase" at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9.

    This is a FREE event with performances by the Oldham County Performance Troupe, Oldham County Chamber Ensemble, Oldham County Youth Theatre vocal soloists, and the Oldham County Singers.

    Refreshments will be served afterward.

    For information cal 502-241-6018.

  • If your children — or you — can’t sit through an entire production of “The Nutcracker,” consider the Cliffsnotes version starring 48 Oldham residents.

    “Nutcracker In A Nutshell” celebrates its fifth year with two public performances Saturday at the Louisville Palace.

    The show still includes the ballet’s major components, said spokeswoman Marie Gould, but condenses it to 65 minutes.

  • When Hewn From The Mountain Music Cafe hosts its first concert Thursday, it will bring owner Tom McShane full circle.

    Legendary musician Turley Richards will play at the store — one of McShane's earliest influences. 

    Richards, a long-time Louisville resident, released his debut album in 1970. He appeared on "American Bandstand" and Johnny Carson's "The Tonight Show," performed alongside countless notable artists and sold more than 1.4 million records.

  • For 17 years, La Grange’s Dance-Forms Productions has organized international choreographers for performances around the globe — and this weekend, the show returns home to the Oldham County Schools Arts Center.

    This event will be the 57th International Choreographers’ Showcase. Susana Williams has produced four or five a year since 1994, along with help from her husband, Larry Williams.

  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it will waive day-use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 2,400 Corps-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
     

  • The coffee mug sign at Walnut and Jefferson streets in downtown La Grange is kind of like a Krispy Kreme sign — if it’s lit, the coffee’s hot.

    And not just hot – fresh. Like just-out-of-the-roaster yesterday fresh. Take your pick from recognizable coffees, like Brazilian, Colombian or Sumatra. Or, try something different, like Ethiopian beans Yirgacheffe and Nigusie Lemma or Tanzanian Peaberry.

  • This week Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana launched a significant redesign of its website, gskentuckiana.org. The redesign includes a streamlined homepage, as well as a stronger focus on using new content management tools to keep information up-to-date.

  • Whether your Halloween turnout was low or your kids came home with more candy than you'll allow them to eat, The Oldham Era has a few ideas for using extra Halloween candy.

    Ideal Dentistry in Prospect has teamed with Operation Gratitude to send donated Halloween candy to U.S. troops stationed overseas.

  • Little ghouls and goblins will be running in the streets tonight to trick-or-treat and Kentucky State Police want to make sure your kids stay safe.

    KSP Lt. David Jude says the agency wants the children to have a fun but safe trick or treating experience.

    “Halloween is traditionally a time for children to have fun, but most often it is the children who can be injured by situations that are avoidable,” says Jude. “Be sure your child’s costume does not obstruct their vision and is not so cumbersome that they can trip over it.”