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  • Returning the sparkle and shine

     

    The Duncan Memorial Chapel in Crestwood is getting a much needed face lift.

    The 21 stained glass windows that line the chapel are being restored to make them more visible from the outside, Ted Merhoff, secretary of the Floydsburg Cemetery, said.

    “Stained glass has a life time that requires a lot of maintenance,” Merhoff said.

  • Crestwood residents participate in Boston Marathon

    Two Crestwood natives joined thousands of others this week in showing the resolve of Boston by running in this year’s Boston Marathon.

    This year’s marquee race took place on Monday, roughly one year after bombings took place at the finish line that killed three and injured more than 200.

    Melissa Christensen and Ande Gorce, neighbors in the Magnolia Place subdivision, joined more than 36,000 in running the 2014 marathon.

    Christensen, who ran the marathon in 2012 as well, said the atmosphere this year was “incredible.”

  • La Grange Police investigating bank robbery

    La Grange Police are asking for help identifying a possible suspect in a bank robbery Wednesday morning.

    According to police, the Farmer's Bank of Milton, located at 2207 S. Highway 53 was robbed at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

  • Preschooler left on OCS bus for three hours

    By KENNY COLSTON

    EDITOR, The Oldham Era

    Oldham County Schools have made policy changes and two employees have resigned after a preschool student was left unattended on a bus for three hours April 21, OCS Superintendent Will Wells said.

    According to Wells, the student was unattended after all other students were dropped off for afternoon preschool at 11:30 a.m. April 21. When the child’s parents arrived to pick the student up at 2:20 p.m., school officials realized the student was missing.

  • Voegele champions no tax increases at Chamber forum

    County Judge-Executive David Voegele is hoping four years of no tax increases and steady financial management will earn him another four years in the county’s top office. Speaking during the Oldham Chamber and Economic Development and Oldham Era’s candidate’s forum Tuesday night, Voegele said the best indicator of a possible second term is to view the record of his first term.

  • Candidates make their primary pitches at forum
  • Crestwood man arrested for DUI

    A Crestwood man has been arrested again for driving under the influence, after pleading guilty to manslaughter in a 2009 crash that involved alcohol and resulted in the death of his passenger and jail time for him.

    Kentucky State Police arrested Cody File, 23, last Wednesday in Eminence on a litany of charges. Those charges include DUI 2nd, aggravated, failure to report a traffic accident, operating on a suspended operator’s license, failure to surrender a revoked operator’s license and failure to wear a seatbelt.

  • Westport residents concerned about eroding road conditions

    After a particularly cold and wet winter and early spring, Westport residents are concerned their lifeline to the rest of the county may be impacted beyond repair.

    State Highway 524 is the main road into and out of the city of Westport, tucked in the northwest part of Oldham County. And currently the road and the terrain around it are in terrible shape, residents said.

    “On the uphill side, it’s the worst it’s ever been since I’ve been here,” Stephen Davis, a resident since 1995, said.

  • Some like it HOT

    Firefighters from South Oldham, Ballardsville and La Grange took part in training on Sunday in Buckner. Teams of firefighters took turns putting out planned fires in a structure that was donated to the La Grange Fire Department for training purposes. Over 50 personnel trained on around 21 fires. Bottom left: Eagen Spice plays during the training. Bottom right: Phil Coggeshall, takes a break during the action.

  • Bevin spends day in La Grange

    With roughly a month left until primary election day, U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin was hitting the La Grange pavement hard last week in search of votes.

    Bevin, a Republican running against current U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell for the Republican nomination in May, held several events in the city last Friday.

    But he also spent a lot of time shaking hands and talking to voters up and down Main Street in downtown La Grange, mostly in front of Karen’s Book Barn.