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  • Meth Lab found at La Grange Campsite

    Officers from the La Grange Police Department responded to a call to assist La Grange Fire and Rescue with a campfire in the wooded area near Lee Street on May 21 and found several suspicious items, as well as evidence of active and inactive methamphetamine labs, including evidence of ingredients and paraphernalia used to manufacture methamphetamine.
      During the investigation, officers obtained and executed a search warrant on a nearby residence and recovered additional evidence of methamphetamine manufacturing and methamphetamine (finished product).

  • La Grange Police report missing children taken by father

    The La Grange Police Department responded to a report of two missing children at approximately 8 p.m. on May 31 at the McDonald’s in La Grange.
    Upon arrival, officers spoke to Maria Olguin, the mother of two missing sons, ages 6 and 10.  

  • La Grange Police arrests man for receiving stolen property

     On May 23, the La Grange Police Department arrested Shawn Christopher Pace, of Louisville, for Receiving Stolen Property greater than $500.00 but less than $10,000, a Class D Felony.
      Police received a call stating there was stolen property at a residence in the 100 Block of Heatherbourne Drive in La Grange. Officers investigated and found over $3,500 in stolen property. Some of the items recovered were miscellaneous gift cards, debit cards, gas weed eaters, leaf blowers, electrical cords, air tanks and much more.

  • "The Bachelorette" dater, Crestwood native to star in Travel Channel show

    From love, to tae kwon do, to travel?
    Crestwood native Sean Ramey has been a contestant on the ABC hit show “The Bachelorette” founded and managed a tae kwon do facility and now he will be starring in an episode of The Travel Channel’s “Time Traveling with Brian Unger.”
    While he dabbles in a vast array of hobbies, Ramey said the limelight is by far his favorite.

  • Public Records -- June 4, 2015

     KSP Arrests

    Anthony D. Morris, 25, La Grange – arrested May 30 by Trooper Brewer on execution of a warrant

    Jayme A. Snow, 25, Sulphur – arrested May 31 by Trooper Ferris for execution of six warrants

    La Grange Police

    Austin T. Doane, 30, Smithfield - arrested May 22 for theft by unlawful taking, shoplifting u/$500

  • Local Merit Scholars named

     The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced approximately 2,200 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities. 

    These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship. An additional group of Scholars will be announced in July, bringing the total number of college-sponsored Merit Scholarship recipients in the 2015 competition to approximately 4,100. 

  • Colonial Trade Faire brings life to 18th century

     By Helen E. McKinney

    Educator/Genealogist
    Oldham County History Center

    Oldham County has a rich Native American heritage that not many people may be aware of. Eastern Woodland Indians inhabited Kentucky during the 18th century when many settlers were pouring into what was known as “the dark and bloody ground.”

  • Community in brief -- June 4, 2015

     Garden Tour

    The Crestwood Civic Club Annual Garden Tour, Luncheon and Plant Sale will be held Saturday, June 20 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lunch seatings will be at 11 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. The plant sale will be held at 7215 Kavanaugh Road in Crestwood. The garden tour will feature two private gardens, one in the Prospect area and the other in eastern Jefferson County.

    Tickets are $20 for the tour and lunch, $17 for the tour only.

  • NOHS Band plays Disney World

    Walt Disney World resorts has notified the Era of the following via a press release.
    Members of North Oldham High School Marching Band became stars of their own Disney show on May 18, 2015 when they entertained resort guests at the Magic Kingdom Park. The group traveled from Goshen, Ky. to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida to take part in the Disney Performing Arts Program.

  • Calling all college and high school actors

    The Little Colonel Playhouse will be holding auditions for their annual Youth Show featuring their upcoming production of “The Complete History of America (abridged)” by Adam Long, Reed Martin, and Austin Tichenor, directed by Patrick Holifield. The play is slated to run July 23 through 26. Auditions will be held June 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. at the Little Colonel Playhouse, 302 Mt. Mercy Drive in Pewee Valley.