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  • Community in Brief - Week of July 30, 2015

    Special Olympics

    The Special Olympics Oldham County Picnic will be held Aug. 16 at 3 p.m. at the John W. Black Community Center Outdoor Pavillion. If interested in volunteering or have a potential athlete with Intellectual Disabilities (must be eight years or older), come join the local Special Olympics teams for a picnic.
    RSVP by email to ocspecialolympics@yahoo.com. Lunch will be provided (Subway sandwiches), so an RSVP will be necessary to have enough food for all attendees.

    Pleasant View Baptist Church Homecoming

  • Community in Brief - Week of July 30, 2015

    Special Olympics

    The Special Olympics Oldham County Picnic will be held Aug. 16 at 3 p.m. at the John W. Black Community Center Outdoor Pavillion. If interested in volunteering or have a potential athlete with Intellectual Disabilities (must be eight years or older), come join the local Special Olympics teams for a picnic.
    RSVP by email to ocspecialolympics@yahoo.com. Lunch will be provided (Subway sandwiches), so an RSVP will be necessary to have enough food for all attendees.

    Pleasant View Baptist Church Homecoming

  • Rotarians reach polio milestone

    July 24 marked one year since the last case of wild poliovirus was found in Nigeria, the only remaining country in Africa where polio had never been stopped. This achievement could signal that the world will soon see a polio-free Africa, a major milestone in global public health. Kentucky Rotarians have long supported efforts to end this crippling disease, through donations to The Rotary Foundation, fundraising activities, raising awareness, and polio immunization campaigns around the world.

  • Rotarians reach polio milestone

    July 24 marked one year since the last case of wild poliovirus was found in Nigeria, the only remaining country in Africa where polio had never been stopped. This achievement could signal that the world will soon see a polio-free Africa, a major milestone in global public health. Kentucky Rotarians have long supported efforts to end this crippling disease, through donations to The Rotary Foundation, fundraising activities, raising awareness, and polio immunization campaigns around the world.

  • Time to defund Planned Parenthood

    Warning: graphic content and conversation here. No, this isn’t about Donald Trump’s latest insults, but rather a more serious subject that he doesn’t consider “one of his issues.” I’m talking about the sanctity of human life. More specifically, the undercover videos that caught Planned Parenthood officials discussing abortion extraction methods best suited to preserving in-demand fetal organs for research.

  • Public Records -- July 30, 2015

    The Oldham Era reports property transfers, police reports, arrests, misdemeanors, felonies and grand jury indictments. Charges or citations reported to The Oldham Era do not imply guilt.
    Information on this page is public information.

    KSP Arrests

    Roger D. Wilson, 21, La Grange – arrested July 20 on S. First Avenue in La Grange by Trooper Samu executing a warrant

  • Miss Oldham County crowned as fair begins
  • KYTC: Highway 22/Brownsboro road to open by beginning of school year

    Oldham County commuters will have their old route back as school starts in the fall.
    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) says Highway.22/Brownsboro Road, which was awarded a contract for replacement after a culvert collapsed in early April, is scheduled to open Aug. 10.
    “We know how vital this roadway is for motorists in eastern Jefferson County and those commuting from Oldham County,” Matt Bullock, Chief District Engineer for the Department of Highways District 5 Office in Louisville, said in a press release.

  • La Grange woman charged for killing dog

    Stephanie Tyler, 27, of La Grange was charged with second-degree cruelty to animals after she left her dog in a hot car in Frankfort last Tuesday.

    According to Frankfort Police Department spokesman Maj. Rob Warfel, animal control responded to a phone call about a dog left in a car and then police got involved.

    The dog, a male pitbull, was found dead in the car as soon as animal control and police arrived on the scene.

  • Fish bus catches fire

     Firefighters were dispatched to the Kiwanis fish bus in La Grange after they received a phone call about a fire around 11 a.m. last Friday.

    Firefighters were quickly able to put out the small fire located in the hood over the deep fryer inside the bus.

    “It made a considerable amount of damage,” one of the firefighters on the scene said. “It’s going to be a while until they’re serving fish again.”