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City News

  • Study names La Grange 3rd best place to retire in Kentucky

    La Grange has been named among the top places to retire in Kentucky.

    In a recently released study by data company SmartAsset, La Grange has earned the number three spot among the top ten places for Kentuckians to retire. The study took four main factors into its accounting: taxes, the number of doctors’ offices, and opportunity for recreation and a social life.

    Managing Editor of SmartAsset A.J. Smith explained the methodology of the study to The Oldham Era in a phone interview.

  • 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.

  • PRESS RELEASE: Apple Patch receives funds, recognition

    A Crestwood organization dedicated to serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities garnered attention in the halls of the state Capitol last Friday.

    On Mar. 6, the organization Apple Patch received its charitable contribution from the Prospect Chamber of Commerce and the formal recognition before the state Senate chamber in Frankfort via Sen. Ernie Harris. R- Prospect.

  • Head Family Museum suffers damage after heavy precipitation

    The Oldham County Historical Society announced last week that the Peyton Samuel Head Family Museum, part of the Oldham County History Center campus, will be temporarily closed for repairs of damage caused by recent weather conditions.

    The museum was founded in 1998, but the building, located on the corner of North 2nd and West Jefferson Streets, dates back to 1840 and is in need of immediate repairs that make it unsafe for visitors at this time, according to Dr. Nancy Stearns Theiss, Executive Director of the Oldham County History Center.

  • 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.

  • Multi-vehicle accident on I-71 leaves one dead, five injured

     

    Oldham County Police responded to a cluster of accidents on I-71 northbound, involving 10 vehicles on Mar. 7.

    According to reports, at approximately 1:13 a.m. Saturday police arrived at mile marker 17 to find that two separate collisions had caused damage to 10 vehicles. Seven of the vehicles were carrying passengers. Three of the vehicles were semi-tractor trailers.

  • City of Goshen residents complain about speeding

    Despite speed bumps being placed, speeding is “still a problem” according to residents on Harmony Landing Road.

    Several Goshen residents stated their case to commissioners at the City of Goshen Commission meeting last week, saying everyone living in between the speed bumps, which were placed last fall, is still having issues with reckless drivers.

  • La Grange approves new code enforcement board members

    By RAE HODGE

    EDITOR, The Oldham Era

    The La Grange City Council has approved the new members of the La Grange Code Enforcement Board. Former Mayor Lammlein passed an ordinance establishing the board in a Dec. 1 meeting of the city council, although members of that board were not appointed until the Mar. 2 meeting.

    The council appointed former La Grange City Council member Beverly McCombs, and La Grange firefighter Lee Phillips.

  • 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.