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Today's News

  • Computer-savvy inmate allegedly diverts funds to 21 inmate accounts

    An enterprising inmate housed at the Kentucky State Reformatory allegedly created a computer program to divert about $6,800 to inmate accounts during a 13-month period.

    Employees of state auditor Crit Luallen’s office discovered the apparent theft after working with the state Department of Corrections to examine the agency’s inmate payroll processing system.

  • Reunion in Kuwait

    As Paul Scoskie describes it, the chances of his sons crossing paths while on the job is very slim.

    But on April 1, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Cpl. Zach Scoskie and U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Sam Scoskie met in Kuwait.

    Zach, a 2004 graduate of North Oldham High School, and Sam, a 2006 NOHS grad, are the sons Paul and Julie Scoskie of Goshen.

  • School board prepares for tight budget

    Administrators for Oldham County Schools are working to minimize impact on students as they formulate a tight budget.

    School board treasurer Chuck Littrell said a 1 percent increase in funds allocated to schools by state legislature during each of the next two years is the least he can remember. He said the increase is usually about 2.5 percent per year.

  • County Events

    Thursday, May 1

    American Legion Post No. 39. 7 p.m. Oldham County post, La Grange. 241-9701.

    South Oldham High School Booster Club. 7 p.m. SOHS library. Call Jim Murphy, 552-5024.

    Aerobics class. 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. La Grange Community Center, 307 W. Jefferson St. 225-6474.

  • 112 Oldham students make UK dean's list

    The University of Kentucky has recently recognized 112 students from Oldham County who were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester.

    To make a dean’s list in one of UK’s colleges, a student must earn a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher and must have earned 12 credits or more in that semester, excluding credits earned in pass-fail classes. Some UK colleges require a 3.5 GPA to make the dean’s list.

  • North Oldham Speech Team celebrates successful season

    The North Oldham High School Speech Team closed the 2007-08 season by competing in the Kentucky High School Speech League State Tournament March 14-15 at Western Kentucky University.

    Speech coach Rosemary Cundiff-Brown, who founded the team when NOHS opened its doors five years ago, said she was impressed with the talent on this year’s team and was also pleased with the dedication of the students.

  • NOMS track setting records

    GOSHEN – The North Oldham Middle School Mustangs are in the midst of a busy track season with several school and meet records being broken.

    NOMS competed in March at the St. Pius Invitational with Zach Mitchell breaking the school record for high jump with a leap of 5-4.

  • Time out

    Meet Matthew Montgomery. Like any 8-year-old he likes to jump, play and explore. Sometimes he’s giggly and affectionate, and yes, sometimes he gets angry. When he doesn’t want to do something, he usually flops his body on the floor in refusal. But other times, he gets aggressive — pinching or slapping.

    Jeanie Montgomery admits her motherly bias, but said, “He really is a sweet kid, very lovable.”

  • Jones makes all-stars

    CRESTWOOD – The final goal for South Oldham High School senior Lauren Jones’ high school basketball career fell into place Tuesday.

    Jones, a 5-foot-9 guard, has been named to the 2008 Kentucky All-Star team for the annual series with Indiana in June.

  • Thumbs up, thumbs down

    Every month, The Oldham Era’s editorial board gives a thumbs up or thumbs down to several local issues. But you can weigh in too: to submit your thumbs up or thumbs down on a particular issue, send an e-mail to editor@oldhamera.com. Please include your full name, address and telephone number for verification purposes.

    County hosts Biggest Loser challenge