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  • Oldham residents create holistic cave for therapy

     Nobody likes to have salt rubbed in their wounds, but two Oldham County natives hope people will try using salt to heal what ails them.

    On Sept. 29, Oldham County natives Nicole Bartlett and Kimberly Rash opened the Louisville Salt Cave, the first business of its kind in the Louisville and Oldham County area.  

  • North Oldham Fire debates over surplus property

    In a effort to save money, North Oldham Fire Department has discussed its options for what to do with the Training Center located directly across from the NOFD station in Goshen. 

    In the Oct. 6 meeting of the NOFD Board of Trustees, the board discussed the heating situation and other financial expenses the center has cost the department.

  • Hope Health receives non-smoking grant

     

     

    Hope Health Clinic in La Grange has been helping residents in four counties live a healthier lifestyle since its inception in 2011, and on its fourth year anniversary, it added a program for addicted smokers wanting to kick the habit.

    Hope Health was recently funded a $150,000 grant through Pfizer Pharmaceuticals to hold a 13-week program to help smokers stop smoking. The Smoking Cessation grant was only given to about 10 facilities in the country. 

  • 2015 Hermitage Classic

     Hermitage Farm hosted the sixth annual USEF sanctioned Hermitage Classic Oct. 16-18. The farm, located in Goshen, had events starting at 9 a.m. and lasting each day of the weekend. Friday included a dressage competition and kickoff at 21c Museum Hotel. Saturday held an Original Maker’s Mark Club Welcome Cocktail Party and Southern Brunch with a marathon competition and Fall Festival. Sunday concluded the event with a cones competition and awards ceremony and the Kentucky Southern Social 8K Run.

  • Crestwood Walmat still a "go," progress not seen from parkway

    The foundation and walls are up for a new Walmart Supercenter in Crestwood, but some residents are asking, “Where?”

    In April 2014, Walmart received final approval for a zoning change and development plans on a new 158,538 square foot Supercenter in Crestwood.

    In August of last year, the new land, located at 5601 Veterans Memorial Parkway, was bought for $4.1 million.

  • Former NOHS band assistant charged with sex crimes

     A former Oldham County Schools tutor has been charged with sex crimes relating to a minor in Oldham and Jefferson counties.

    Kyle R. McCoy, 25, a former assistant band teacher at North Oldham High School, was in Oldham County Circuit Court Oct. 1 for an arraignment based on the charges of prohibited use of electronic communication system to procure a minor and distributing obscene material to minors first offense.

  • Additional alcohol petitions received, election gets go-ahead

    After a slight controversy over whether the alcohol petitions received by the Oldham County Judge-Executive were valid, it seems as if this initial part of the process is over.
    Last week, the Era reported that all the petitions to make Oldham County a “wet” county were gathered, but there was a difference of opinion between the county judge-executive and the county clerk as to whether all the signatures are valid.

  • Fiscal Court: Public meetings scheduled for planning and zoning

    During public comment at the Oldham County Fiscal Court meeting on Oct. 6, Planning and Zoning Director Jim Urban announced several dates for public meetings to describe major changes that are being proposed to county planning and zoning laws. These laws have not been updated since 2008.

  • Do you believe in ghosts?

    From ancient Celtic festivals to the modern Halloween, believers in ghosts and spirits have always seen October as a time when the world of the dead is abnormally close to the world of the living.
    Barbara Manley, director of the Spirits of La Grange Ghost Tour, which runs Fridays and Saturdays through October, can recall several instances where she saw or heard something she could not explain.

  • Pewee Valley hosts 5k to support local CASA organization

    Runners can register now for the Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, of the River Region and the City of Pewee Valley’s Annual Superhero 5K run/walk on Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    Participatants can dress in their favorite superhero costume and be a real hero by participating in this event for CASA, which advocates for the best interest of abused and neglected children. The race is open to all ages and costumes are encouraged, with awards for best adult costume and best group costume.