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  • Corrections -Jan. 14, 2016

    There were two mistakes in our Best Of Readers’ Choice award special section in the Jan. 7 issue of The Oldham Era. The name of Griffin McLarty, tied for runner-up in the Best Athlete category, was misspelled. Also, in the Best Coach category, winner Amira Stevens is with CrossFit 222, not CrossFit Bluegrass Oldham.

    Also, although many voters wrote in Stoess Hardware as their choice for Best Hardware Store, that business is now known as Crestwood Hardware.

    We apologize for the errors.

  • Alcohol vote contested

    Oldham County resident Patrick Vincent filed a petition on Dec. 31 against several county leaders alleging mishandling of the recent special election that moved to allow expanded alcohol sales within the community. Implicated in the legal action are Oldham County Judge-Executive David Voegele, Oldham County Sheriff Steve Sparrow and Oldham County Clerk Julie Barr.

  • Alcohol vote passes

    On Dec. 29, Oldham County residents voted to allow expanded alcohol sales within the county.  



    The alcohol measure, which passed with 5,688 residents voting yes and 3,420 voting no, has been a controversial subject since it was first introduced in 2014.  

  • New Year, no smoke


    Many make resolutions to lead healthier lives in the new year, but it takes tenancity and drive to kick unhealthy habits and actually fulfill the wishes made.

    Hope Health Clinic in La Grange is giving those with the wish to maintain a healthier lifestyle the chance to be nicotine free in 2016.

    The clinic is offering free smoking cessation classes to any interested individuals or companies that are willing to become non-smokers.

  • Crestwood explosives expert writes book

    Crestwood resident Joe Nelson McConahy has worked in the explosives industry since the 1960s.  He has worked in a dynamite factory and has drilled and blasted in places as diverse as British Columbia and Mexico City.  Now, he can add writing a book to his resume.

  • Pewee Valley: How does the vote affect us?

    By Taylor Riley

    Since Oldham County voted yes on the expanded alcohol sales ordinance on Dec. 29, many citizens are wondering what happens next.

    Members of the Pewee Valley City Council discussed the future of their town at January’s city council meeting on Monday. 

    Mayor Bob Rogers told council members and residents at the meeting that the vote “will affect Pewee Valley.”

  • Public records - Jan. 7, 2016

     La Grange Police

    Alma Orellana, 28 of La Grange — cited and released Dec. 23 for no operator’s license and failure to maintain required insurance

    Matthew E. Healy, 43 of Louisville — arrested Dec. 24 on a Jefferson County warrant of two charges


    Freddie H. Freeman, 20 of La Grange — cited and released Dec. 28 for failure to maintain required insurance

  • Top stories 2015


  • Goshen: Large number of reported acts of vandalism



    The City of Goshen discussed the large number of reported acts of vandalism around its community on the night of Dec. 20, at its commission meeting last Monday night.

    Mayor Bobby Thacker said many Christmas decorations were destroyed and homes egged in five locations around the Rollingwood and Hollendale areas.

  • Prospect City Council recognizes fire department, scouts

     The Prospect City Council recognized the Harrods Creek Fire Department for its quick action and unique certifications at its meeting on Dec. 14.