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  • Family goes online for help with ALS

     

    Persistent ankle weakness led Michael Hamilton to a diagnosis he never expected.

    The 48-year-old father and grandfather was diagnosed with ALS in August 2013 after months of testing. Recently, Hamilton’s oldest daughter Jennifer has started an online fundraiser to buy her father a handicap accessible van.

  • Salon owner sees beauty in everyone

     

    Hair cuts, color and coffee. That’s what you can expect at the new Tangles Salon in Buckner.

    After Julia Neely grew tired of missing out on her children’s lives because of her job, she made a change. Neely stepped off of the factory floor at Rockwell International and went back to school to become a cosmetologist.

  • Pewee Valley sets special meeting for new development in city core

     

    The Pewee Valley City Council has called for a special meeting to discuss new construction near the town’s center.

    The city will have a meeting on Wednesday, April 16 at 7 p.m. to discuss a new building at the site of the currently unused PNC building on Foley Avenue.

    Hagan Properties is looking to demolish the current building and replace it with their headquarters. The real estate development company is seeking to relocate to Pewee Valley from Louisville.

  • Agent returns to La Grange with new insurance business

     

    A familiar name in Oldham County is bringing his business back to La Grange.

    Matthew Carter, son of County Attorney John Carter, has brought his insurance business to 2311 S. Highway 53 in La Grange, after spending a few years in Jefferson County.

    Aines, Carter and Associates specializes in insurance options for people 60 and older, Carter said. They often help seniors transition into Medicare, deal with supplements and other health and life insurance needs, he said.

  • Centerfield 4th graders claim battle of the books
  • County candidates to speak at Chamber forum

    Candidates for county positions ranging from property value administrator to county judge will take part in a candidate forum as the 2014 primary inches closer.

    The forum, hosted by the Oldham Chamber and The Oldham Era, will feature candidates vying for county attorney, sheriff, PVA, coroner, magistrate and county judge-executive.

    Deana Epperly Karem, executive director of the chamber, said the candidate forum is important for an informed voter base.

  • Crestwood to review proposed Walmart

    The Crestwood City Council has set a special meeting to take up an ordinance that would allow Walmart to return to the city.

    Crestwood Mayor Dennis Deibel said the council would meet Wednesday, April 16 to consider a rezoning ordinance that would clear the way for a Walmart SuperCenter to be built at 6701 Veterans Memorial Parkway, also known as KY-392 Bypass.

    Deibel said the reason for the special meeting, instead of the council’s regular meeting, is due to the significance of the issue.

  • AT&T seeks tower in Ballardsville

    Two months after abandoning plans to build a cell tower in Pewee Valley, AT&T is looking to build one in another Oldham County location.

    The company is proposing a 199-foot tower to be built off Ky. 22 in Ballardsville, according to a public notice filed by Ansco and Associaties, a Georgia-based company. However, no application to build the tower has been given to the Oldham County Planning and Zoning Commission, Assistant Director Brian Davis said.

  • Goshen man sent to grand jury

     

    A Goshen man has been referred to a Carroll County Grand Jury after a district court found probable cause that he drove under the influence during an early March crash in Carroll County.

    Donald Jefferies, 50, was arrested by Kentucky State Police after admitting he took too many prescription pills before being involved in the accident on Hwy. 36.

  • Private school handles any issue

     

    The definition of necessity took a whole new meaning for Heather Peavler when one of her children was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

    When Peavler’s children were enrolled in an area private Christian school, the diagnosis became an issue when the school went on to say it “was ill-equipped” to teach the child in question.