City News

  • Four Oldham Co. runners in Boston safe, unharmed


    As news reports continue of the bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, The Oldham Era has learned several Oldham County residents competed in – and finished – the marathon today.

  • La Grange man dies in Thursday morning crash on I-71

    A multi-car crash on Interstate 71 Thursday morning claimed the life of a La Grange man.

    According to police, a gray Chrysler passenger vehicle traveling southbound on I-71 at 7:44 a.m. crossed the median near the 16 mile marker, hitting a red Jeep SUV in the northbound lanes. The Chrysler was then struck by a semi-tractor trailer.

    The driver of the Chrysler, Ian Connin, 27, of La Grange, was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Prospect City Council fails to elect a mayor

    After failing to elect a mayor, Prospect City Council has petitioned the state attorney general for a change in voting procedures and re-opened the call for candidates.

    In a second special-called meeting Wednesday, the six-member council voted to replace Todd Eberle, who resigned earlier this month. None of the five candidates received the four votes necessary for election.

    Now the council has requested a ruling from Ky. Attorney General Jack Conway to reduce the required number of votes from four to three.

  • Four vie to replace Prospect mayor

    Three city council members and a former mayoral candidate are vying to become the next mayor of Prospect.

    The city council will hold a special meeting 7 p.m. March 26 at Prospect City Hall to decide who will fill Todd Eberle's unexpired term.

    A second meeting is planned  7 p.m. March 27 if the council does not reach a consensus.

    Eberle resigned March 9 citing health issues and family obligations.

  • La Grange police crack down on street parking

    Park your car on La Grange streets and you may find surprise waiting when you return — a ticket, courtesy of city police.

    La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett said officers hope to reduce the number of illegally-parked vehicles lining city streets by issuing more parking tickets. 

    According to city regulations passed in 2011, vehicles must be parked in driveways or pull-off areas unless no space is available.

  • La Grange voters support expanded liquor sales 2-to-1

    La Grange residents voted to make the city “wet” by a more than 2-to-1 margin Tuesday, with more than 1,000 voters casting ballots.

    Of those voters, 751 voted for expanding alcohol sales in La Grange and 338 voted against.

    It is unknown what percentage of registered voters participated, according to Oldham County Clerk Julie Barr, because many of the voting districts extend beyond city limits.

  • Brownsboro residents hope to establish village

    Some Brownsboro residents hope to incorporate a portion of the community as the Village of Brownsboro, while others say incorporating the area as a sixth-class city could be costly. 

  • Residents petition for special election to expand liquor sales

    Alcohol sales in La Grange could expand, depending on the outcome of a special election this summer.

    More than 400 people signed a petition requesting the special election, which will allow La Grange voters to decide if they want to make the city “wet.”

    The special election is set for July 24.

  • City of Pewee Valley hosts crime prevention workshop for residents

    The City of Pewee Valley will host a mayor’s night in/home safety/crime prevention information session on March 27.
    The event is scheduled at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 312 Mt. Mercy Drive in Pewee Valley.
    Presenters include Pewee Valley Police Chief Mike Losik, Oldham County Sheriff’sDeputy Michael Meece and the Better Business Bureau’s Louisville Vice-President of Operations Bruce Gadansky.

  • Library supporters urge land donation

    There’s a new chapter in the Goshen library story.

    In December, fiscal court voted to accept a proposal from the North Oldham Lions Club to donate property to the library and county parks and recreation department. 

    But now, library supporters are concerned that donation might be cut in half.

    The proposal, drafted by the club and approved by its members and board, would donate “approximately six acres directly to the library,” and about 18 acres to the parks department.