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City News

  • Community Briefs

    Grin and Bear It 5K

    On Saturday, May 16. Luther Luckett Correctional Complex in La Grange will host its annual Grin and Bear It 5K Run/Walk. Proceeds benefit the institution’s unique Bears Behind Bars program in which inmates make teddy bears that are given at no cost to local and state first responders. They in turn give them to children affected by crises such as house fires, automobile accidents, domestic violence situations, etc.

  • Cub Scouts’ 60th annual Pinewood Derby rolls into La Grange

    It’s a tradition that’s lasted 60 years for the Cub Scouts of America: tiny cars are carved out of wood, propelled by gravity, and raced down a track to the sounds of cheering families. It’s the Pinewood Derby, and it’s barreling into Oldham County.

  • PRESS RELEASE: Baptist Health volunteer program president retires

    The Era recieved a marvelous press release about a local resident who spent 18 years as a hospital volunteer before recently retiring. We present it here in full for our readers. 

     

    When Alta Haunsz decided to go to nursing school in 1948, she probably didn’t expect to be actively involved in a hospital setting 67 years later, but she wouldn’t have it any other way.

  • The Last Bitter Blast

    In the last week Oldham County staggered under the wieght of nearly 14 inches of snow during an encore performance of the previous week’s paralyzing snowfall.

    The snow damaged trees, homes, cars and roads, say county officials.

    John Black, head of the Snow Removal Department spoke about the difficulties of the week’s weather battles.

    During his interview with the Oldham Era, Black demonstrated another problem with heavy snowfall in the region when his second phone rang.

  • Public meeting to discuss development of Westport Park to be held

    There will be a public meeting on the development of Westport Park held on Thursday, March 26, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Westport Baptist Church Family Life Center located at 6415 Washington Street, Westport.

  • Goshen commissioner resigns

     

    Just a little over a month after being re-elected to the City of Goshen Commission, Terry Crotteau has resigned from his seat.

    Crotteau, who served on the commission for eight years, announced his resignation at the monthly City of Goshen Commission meeting last week and stated the reason as relocation.

    “I enjoyed doing it,” Crotteau said. “I thought I made an impression on the city.”

  • City of Crestwood unveils Purple Heart designation

    One day before the nation remembers its veterans, the city of Crestwood held a ceremony to honor those who left a little more on the battlefield.

    The city unveiled a new sign claiming it to be a Purple Heart City, a tribute to the Purple Heart Award, whose recipients are wounded or killed in battle.

  • Pewee Valley Town Square renovation price tag revealed

     

    There hasn’t been much information coming out of Pewee Valley about its renovated Town Square concept since July, but at last week’s regular meeting, a dollar amount needed to fund the project was laid on the table.

    Council member Bethany Major told the council that the given estimate of the project from the architects with all the bells and whistles would be approximately $494,000. She said the city is hoping to get the amount paid for in full by grants.

  • Goshen commission votes to move playground equipment from Creasey Mahan

    A dispute between the City of Goshen, some of its residents and the Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve over playground equipment was mostly resolved, but not immediately.

    During a very contentious city commission meeting on Monday night, more than 30 residents of the city showed up to voice displeasure after the commission recently spent $150,000 to buy two acres of land and move their current playground, called Harmony Landing Park, from Creasey Mahan to the acquired land by North Oldham Baptist Church.

  • Pewee Valley changes sign law

     

    After its first reading in September, the Pewee Valley City Council voted to amend a city ordinance regarding street signs last week.

    Five years ago, the ordinance section dealing with special event signage was drafted so that it wouldn’t require a sign permit for an event. According to the city council, in the last few years it has become very common and effective to submit a sign permit request for special events signage.