http://www.oldhamera.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en OC Police receive ‘overwhelming’ support during country’s tragedies http://www.oldhamera.com/content/oc-police-receive-%E2%80%98overwhelming%E2%80%99-support-during-country%E2%80%99s-tragedies <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/police_support_1.jpg" alt="A group from the after school and summer program Harmony Husky Hideouts hold a sign they made out of the window of a school bus taking them to the aquatic center. The students made a pit stop at the Oldham County Police Department to show officers their appreciation. " title="A group from the after school and summer program Harmony Husky Hideouts hold a sign they made out of the window of a school bus taking them to the aquatic center. The students made a pit stop at the Oldham County Police Department to show officers their appreciation. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span class="s1">Amidst a stream of bad news and criticism, local police departments have been overwhelmed, but not by the negativity.</span></p> <p class="p1"> <span class="s1">&ldquo;We have had three tables filled up,&rdquo; said Oldham County Police Chief Greg Smith while standing next to a long table heaping with goodies in his department&rsquo;s kitchen.</span></p> Dairy Queen encounter inspires music video http://www.oldhamera.com/content/dairy-queen-encounter-inspires-music-video <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/band1.jpg" alt="A professional portrait of Better Than Salem. Left to right: Skyler Jones, Brett Sharp, Scott O’Donnell and Nick Tehrani." title="A professional portrait of Better Than Salem. Left to right: Skyler Jones, Brett Sharp, Scott O’Donnell and Nick Tehrani." align="left" hspace="6" width="151" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span class="s1">A partnership between local band Better than Salem and the La Grange Dairy Queen gave both an experience to remember.</span></p> Man escapes custody shortly after arrest http://www.oldhamera.com/content/man-escapes-custody-shortly-after-arrest <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/crime-george_fox.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="124" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;<b style="line-height: 20.4px;">Oldham Era Staff Report</b></p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s2">A man escaped from police custody in the Oldham County Courthouse on July 13 but was found several minutes later driving his pickup truck about three miles away.</span></p> Pokemon Go Captures La Grange http://www.oldhamera.com/content/pokemon-go-captures-la-grange <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pokemon_1.jpg" alt="Emily Ryan helps her younger cousin, Jackson Graham, 10, catch a Pokemon while Samantha Graham, 12, also plays the game near the La Grange Police Station." title="Emily Ryan helps her younger cousin, Jackson Graham, 10, catch a Pokemon while Samantha Graham, 12, also plays the game near the La Grange Police Station." align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Until about two weeks ago, the courthouse lawn was typically a lonely sight. Occasionally groups would utilize a picnic table underneath the gazebo, or head inside for a new drivers&rsquo; license or court hearing, but for the most part it was an empty expanse of lawn and landscaping.</span><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">&nbsp;</span></p> County plans for new $1 million radio system http://www.oldhamera.com/content/county-plans-new-1-million-radio-system <p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">A new radio system costing at least $1 million may soon be implemented in Oldham County so that first responders can better communicate within the county and with others outside it.</span></p> Oldham County hosts 7-on-7 tournament http://www.oldhamera.com/content/oldham-county-hosts-7-7-tournament <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_5765_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">The Oldham County football program hosted its second annual 7-on-7 tournament Saturday and all three Oldham County high schools competed in the all-day event. &nbsp;Starting at 8:30 a.m., the 20-team tournament included defending 6-A State Champion Male, as well as St. X, Ryle and Highlands, among others.</span></p> Pageant entries open http://www.oldhamera.com/content/pageant-entries-open <p> Stutz wins first at national skills conference http://www.oldhamera.com/content/stutz-wins-first-national-skills-conference <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/skillsusa.jpeg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="118" height="85" /><p class="p1">