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Today's News

  • Hidden Horses of HighPointe

    By Elliott Pratt and Taylor Riley

    Stephen Dunn grew up a race track brat.
    As a kid from Lexington, he was raised around horse racing. He was always with his father at the track and knew it was in his blood.

  • Backyard Politics: Rand's plans unveiled, state candidates vetted and county leadership put to the test at Oldham County GOP Women's Club

    Eager to piggyback on an expected wave of statewide Republican momentum, the Oldham County Republican Women’s Club will be sponsoring a gubernatorial debate among all four Republican candidates--Matt Bevin, James Comer, Hal Heiner and Will Scott--on Tuesday, April 7.

    The same day, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky, is expected to announce his decision to run for the U.S. presidency in 2016.

  • KET spotlights local group

    Lights, camera, action! Again.
    Operation: PARENT, an organization located in La Grange that provides resources and education for local parents raising teens and pre-teens, welcomed Kentucky Educational Television (KET) into its office last week for an upcoming documentary entitled, “What Does Every Teen Need?”

  • Portrait of endurance

    An Oldham County mother got the shock of her life when her daughter, an eighth-grader who was complaining of neck pain, was later diagnosed with a rare brain disease and was told she would be dealing with the disease for the rest of her life.
    Macy Paradis thought her heavy backpack was giving her the neck pain, loss of balance, numbness in her limbs and dizziness, but after her mother, Nancy Schema Paradis, noticed how often her daughter was complaining about the pain, she decided to seek medical attention.

  • Artists shine at Gallery 104

    Gallery 104 has named Rebecca J. Burke Artist of the Month for April.
    Gallery 104 Executive Director Kathy Dowling described Burke in a release sent to The Oldham Era:
    “She is a freelance graphic designer by day, working with such clients as one-person start-ups to multi-million dollar corporations. Her true passion, however, lies with making Western-bound books and Japanese side-stitched notepads.”

  • Education briefs

    Park gains acclaim
    Darby Park resident Nancy LoGuidice, 16, current sophomore at Sacred Heart Academy in Louisville and former student of both Oldham County Middle and Bucker Elementary schools, has recently gained national acclaim as a member of the Student Voice Team who organized with other team members to advocate in the Kentucky Capitol for legislation which would allow a student to be appointed to a school board when it chooses a school district’s superintendent.
    NOHS students compete

  • Community briefs

    Cheese class offered at Extension
    Readers looking to learn the basics of cheese-making will have an opportunity on Thursday, March 26. At 1:15 p.m., Jane Proctor will be hosting “Cheese Basics.”
    The class will be held at the Oldham County Extension Office, 1815 N. Hwy 393 in Buckner. Proctor is a County Extension Agent for Family & Consumer Sciences in Trimble County.  Admission is free and the class is open to the public.

    Chamber group to meet in La Grange

  • How to kick butt and use the gym as an antidepressant

     One month ago today, I finally did something I’ve always wanted to do.  I hired a personal trainer.  I have worked out sporadically over the years, but have a really hard time staying motivated. Out of the 16 years I have carried a membership, I have probably only spent a total of 36 hours at the gym.  This includes dropping kids off in the childcare center, socializing with other moms and spending extra time in the locker room so I could have a few minutes of peace before picking the kids up again.  

  • Massie: Innovation Act threatens American inventors

    By Rep. Thomas Massie

    At the Northern Kentucky Regional First LEGO League Robotics tournament last December, I marveled at the imagination and creativity displayed by so many young people.  In these students, I saw the spirit of ingenuity and a culture of invention that have been critical to our nation’s economic success for over two centuries. I was reminded of the competitions I participated in as a young inventor, and of the American spirit of innovation that inspired me to obtain 29 patents.

  • How does God want us to use our time, talents and treasures?