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  • Fiscal Court donation helps seal new Carrollton campus

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court is authorizing more than $100,000 of its funds over the next three years to help build a new community college building in Carrollton.

    The Fiscal Court approved pledging $120,000 over three years to the new Carrollton campus project of Jefferson Community and Technical College at its Feb. 3 meeting.

    “The financial committee feel like we can support it and we should support it,” Magistrate Wayne Theiss said. “We felt like it would be good for us and good for them.”

  • Bridge Hill construction begins

    Six years after its initial planning, the reconstruction of Bridge Hill will begin this week.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced the restructuring of KY 22 between Veterans Memorial Parkway and Abbott Lane, nicknamed the Bridge Hill project, will begin this week after a bid was awarded and easement payments completed.

  • City of Goshen selects Hammon as new commissioner

     

    In a closed session last week, the City of Goshen Commission selected Robert Hammon to fill the vacant seat formerly occupied by Terry Crotteau.

    Although he was born in Jefferson County, Hammon told the Era he has “deep roots” in Oldham County.

    Hammon’s mother was born and raised in La Grange along with her six siblings, some of who lived in the county at one time or another during their adult lives. Hammon’s grandmother was once postmistress of La Grange.

  • Seniors granted tea time wish thanks to foundation

    Some wishes only come true over birthday cakes or at Disney World, but a local foundation has been striving to make senior citizens’ dreams come true with outings to bring back old memories.

    Opal’s Dream Foundation, of Shepherdsville, was started in memory of Opal Grubbs, a senior who spent the majority of her adult life alone in a nursing home as a ward of the state. She had dreamed of leaving the nursing home to see the ocean but with no family or funds, her dream was unfulfilled when she passed away.

  • WOOF there it is

     

    The WOOFery has spent nearly three years on Main Street in La Grange, but recently it became so popular it outgrew its space.

    When owner Tanya Turner added the grooming salon to her business in 2013, it quickly became apparent that parking was a serious issue for her clients — both two-legged and four-legged.

    “My heart was attached to Main Street, so it took me about eight months to find the exact, right location that would suit our needs, as well as the needs and comfort of our customers,” Turner said.

  • After two years, Dollar Tree opens

    With snow flurries fluttering around her, temperatures around freezing and 10 minutes left to go, La Grange resident Patricia Stark was beyond excited.

    “This is Christmas to me, it’s like Christmas morning,” Stark said.

    The cause of Stark’s excitement was the grand opening of a Dollar Tree in the Oldham Plaza complex, an opening that was delayed two years due to problems with the complex’s landlord, Icon-Oldham Development, an offshoot of Icon Properties in Louisville.

  • Fallen, not forgotten

    More than 200 people weathered a torrential downpour and high winds to pay respects to a fallen Marine that few, if any, of them knew.

    On Sunday, Captain Adam Satterfield, a Crestwood native, was laid to rest after dying in a military training exercise in California. The Marine was a 2007 graduate of South Oldham High School, where he played on the football team.

  • Bourbon boom comes to Main

     

    Many communities have seen a spike in the craft beer market over the last few years and now La Grange will be part of the Beer Lovers Club with a new business coming to its historic district.

    Tom and Linda Clemons have been in the alcohol industry for many decades and now have expanded their repertoire with the Main Street Bourbon and Ale House opening later this month in La Grange.

  • Massie talks cooking and CAD during OCS visit

    It’s not unusual for a congressman to visit a school in his district, but very few have the expertise Congressman Thomas Massie brought during his tour of the Arvin Education Center Friday.

    Massie, who started his career as an engineer after graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, spent an hour discussing Congress, economics, engineering and more with the students participating in the center’s Engineering Academy.

  • Street closings for chess tournament

    For the event on Saturday, Feb. 7:

    Washington Street will be partially closed from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The closure will begin at the CityPlace crosswalk just west of Doty Lane and run down to the stop sign at Second Street.

    For the event on Saturday, Feb. 28:

    “Washington Street will be partially closed from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The closure will begin at the CityPlace crosswalk just west of Doty Lane and run down to the stop sign at Second Street.”

    -Submitted info