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  • Extension honoree

    Joyce McKinney (right) was recently honored as the Oldham County Extension Leader of the Year.  This award is given to recognize volunteers for outstanding leadership, service, and commitment to the Oldham County Cooperative Extension Service.  McKinney is pictured here with fellow Oldham County Extension Council member Caldwell Willig. Information and photo submitted by Oldham County Extension Service.
     

  • KSP Valedictorian

    La Grange resident Whitney Lyell (center) received a valedictorian certificate from Kentucky State Police Lt. Col. Brad Bates (right) and Law Enforcement Training Instructor Jason Long (left) during graduation ceremonies for the sixth class of the KSP Telecommunications Academy in Frankfort on May 22. A telecommunicator at KSP 5 in Campbellsburg, Lyell completed the six-week course with an overall average of 99 percent. She is the daughter of Darrel and Cami Lyell of Sulphur. Information and photo submitted by KSP.

  • “WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE” SEARCHING FOR CONTESTANTS

    Auditions to be held at Embassy Suites in downtown Louisville Downtown
    on Monday, June 1.

    In a May 20 press release, ABC home entertainment has notified the Era of the following:
    The long-running, popular game show ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ is hitting the road in search of outstanding contestants for the 2015-2016 season featuring new host, Chris Harrison! 

  • American Legion meeting


    The monthly meeting of the Oldham County Post 39 American Legion will be held on the first Thursday of each month. The June 4 meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the lower level of the American Legion Post #39 building located on 2301 West Highway 146 in the eastern end of Oldham County Fair Grounds in La Grange. Refreshments will be avaialble after the meeting. All veterans are welcome.

  • Crestwood Civic Club


     The club cordially invites you to the annual Garden Tour and Luncheon on Saturday, June 30 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Luncheon seating held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with a plant sale held at the clubhouse on 7219 Kavanaugh Road in Crestwood.
    Tickets for the tour and lunch are $20. Tickets for the tour only are $17. Contact Laurie at 205-265-0376.

  • A family ripped apart by abuse

    By now, most locals have heard the story of two La Grange children that were kidnapped by their father in May, but what most don’t know is this case has an even longer history of violence and misfortune.
    The La Grange Police Department responded to a report of two missing children, Alex and Ethan Gutierrez, at approximately 8 p.m. on May 31 at the McDonald’s in La Grange.

  • Wreck shuts down I-71

    Interstate 71 is now re-opened after being shut down for several hours at Mile Marker 17, near the Buckner Exit. 

  • Family fun in the sweltering summer sun

    Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve held its Family Fun Day on Saturday. The day consisted of an ice cream eating contest, firehouse spray down and foot races among other family-friendly activities.

  • Crestwood family killed by drunk-driver in fiery accident

    Services were held this weekend for a Crestwood family of three who were killed July 11 by a drunk driver in New Jersey as they were heading home from vacation in New York.
    The accident claimed the lives of 2009 South Oldham High School graduate Russell Hitt, 24, his fiancé, Briana Mae Anderson, 21, and their one-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Charlotte. The couple was engaged in July 2013 and was expecting a baby in December.

  • Crestwood family killed by drunk-driver in fiery accident

    Services were held this weekend for a Crestwood family of three who were killed July 11 by a drunk driver in New Jersey as they were heading home from vacation in New York.
    The accident claimed the lives of 2009 South Oldham High School graduate Russell Hitt, 24, his fiancé, Briana Mae Anderson, 21, and their one-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Charlotte. The couple was engaged in July 2013 and was expecting a baby in December.