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  • Crestwood spa now open

      Pilar Varon is a licensed esthetician that was renting a room in Salon 146 as an independent contractor, but moved to her own space in February in Crestwood.

      Skincare By Pilar specializes in making skin healthier with facials for renewing, acne, vitamin C, microdermabrasion, O2 lit, rejuvenation cocktail facial, and ilma. New to the spa is micro-needleing and smart wave cavitation.

      Pilar also does lash and brow tint, glo-mineral make-up and waxing treatments.

  • Community briefs -- April 23, 2015

    Board of Health    meeting

    The Board of Health will convene in a special called meeting on Friday, May 29 at 7:15 a.m. This meeting will be held at the Oldham County Health Dept located at 1786 Commerce Parkway. The previously scheduled meeting was April 17.

    Burn ban

  • Pewee Valley gets town square update, offers tax relief

    The Pewee Valley City Council gave a first reading for two ordinances regarding the city’s tax rates and budget last week during its regular monthly meeting.
    The ad valorem and personal property tax rates for the fiscal year have been fixed at the rate of $0.1439 per $100 for the past nine years and will not change for the new fiscal year, according to council members.
    The ordinance said that January 1, 2015 was designated as the assessment date for all real and personal property subject to City taxation within the corporate limits of Pewee Valley.

  • Lifelong Oldham Countian and WWII vet laid to rest

    Paul M. Moore, 97, of Centerfield, died on Sunday, April 5, 2015, after a lifetime of service to his country and community.
    The Moore family has been in Oldham County for generations. Paul was born in a tiny house on the edge of Sligo near Patton’s Creek, which has since been torn down. Like his family before, Paul was raised in the humblest beginnings Oldham County could offer.

  • Regular registration rules and deadlines

    The deadline to register to vote in the May 19th primary election is April 20, 2015. County clerks’ offices throughout Kentucky will accept voter registration cards until the close of business on that date. Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by April 20. Rules per Kentucky Secretary of State are as follows:
    ·         To be eligible to vote, you must:
    o   Be a U.S. citizen,
    o   Be a Kentucky resident for at least 28 days before Election day,

  • Absentee Voting Rules and Deadlines

    The Kentucky Secretary of State has distributed the following rules for all those seeking to cast an absentee ballot.
    Eligible voters may begin casting mail-in absentee ballots in Kentucky’s May 19, 2015, Primary Election. Individuals who may be eligible to vote by mail-in absentee ballot include:
    ·   Military personnel, their dependents, and overseas citizens
    ·   Students who temporarily reside outside the county
    ·   Voters who temporarily reside outside Kentucky (e.g., vacationers)

  • Backyard Politics

    Only hours after Kentucky’s junior Sen. Rand Paul, announced his bid for the U.S. Presidency from the lavish perch of Louisville’s historic Galt House, the wooden pews of La Grange Baptist Church were filled with the faithful. 

  • A life without 'I can't'

    Michelle Benson of La Grange is a hospital technician, a mother, a daughter and a friend. She works two jobs, exercises daily and maintains a social life.
    Benson also has multiple sclerosis. Upon meeting Benson, most would not expect the 41-year-old to have the debilitating disease; she appears to be healthy. Benson said it’s her lifestyle that helps her maintain her health.
    Multiple sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), according to the National MS Society.

  • Stones unturned: A search for health care answers raises questions about Oldham women's options

    In Kentucky and across the nation, crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) now outnumber reproductive health care clinics.

    Facing criticism from reproductive rights advocates both nationally and locally, CPCs often are accused of misleading their target audience: vulnerable women facing an unplanned pregnancy.

    Recently the Era was contacted by Oldham County’s own CPC, Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center of La Grange, and invited to interview staff members and explore the facility.

  • Matthews trial postponed again due to delay in DNA evidence

    Yet another pretrial hearing has been set for an Indiana man accused of killing a graduate of an Oldham County High School last summer.

    Miles J. Matthews, 27, of Corydon, Ind., is accused of murdering Adam N. Gregg, 34, of Louisville on July 17, 2014. Matthews was in Oldham County Circuit Court on Thursday before Judge Karen Conrad and again pleaded not guilty to the charges of murder, first-degree robbery, tampering with physical evidence and fraudulent use of a credit card.