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  • It’s all about the climb

    Glaciers are nonexistent in the Bluegrass state and Iroquois Park isn’t exactly a 14,000-foot peak. But there are stairs, and Phil Feigel has been pounding them. 

  • La Grange, Prospect under flash flood warning

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for northeastern Jefferson County and Oldham County until 5:45 p.m..

    At 2:44 p.m., the weather service Doppler radar indicated flash flooding with a much as 3.5 inches since 2 p.m. from a thunderstorm in Oldham County.

    Areas impacted include La Grange and Prospect.

    Weather officials say excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as drainage areas and low lying spots.

  • Newest Norton facility ready to open its doors

    When Norton Brownsboro Hospital opens at 6 a.m. Wednesday , it will be the not-for-profit system’s fifth hospital in Louisville, joining Kosair Children’s Hospital, Norton Audubon Hospital, Norton Hospital and Norton Suburban Hospital. Norton Brownsboro is the first new full-service hospital to open in Louisville in more than 20 years.

  • The Era teams with local businesses to offer makeover

    The Oldham Era, Baptist Hospital Northeast, Mortenson Family Dental and a host of local businesses are teaming up to offer a makeover for one lucky Oldham County mom. 

  • Officials’ terms long expired

    Members of the La Grange Historic District Commission received certified letters recently indicating some terms expired two years ago.

    Commissioner Linda Corbin said the letter she received from the city explains terms have expired and commissioners must apply to be reappointed. 

    She’s served on the historic district commission about 18 years, however, city documents only show her service in recent years.

    Corbin’s letter said she was appointed in January 2005 and her term expired in 2007.

  • Property transfers

    Buckner

    Donald and Barbara Gentry to Weichart Relocation Resources Inc., lot 9, Darby Pointe, 5016 Fox Run Road, Buckner, $191,750.

    Weichert Relocation Resources Inc. to Daniel and Shannon Pfaff, lot 9, Derby Pointe, 5016 Fox Run Road, Buckner, $191,750.

    Crestwood

    Robert and Angela Jones Jr. to Robert and Joann Jones Sr., lots 20 and 21, Camden Acres, 5934 Camden Acres Drive, Crestwood, $170,000.

    Stephen and Patricia Hunt to Howard and Tory Herron, lot 161, Kentucky Acres, 3015 Shady Trace Court, Crestwood, $220,000.

  • Rawlings’ donation used for skate park

    Without notifying the city council, the mayor of La Grange recently used donated funds to purchase equipment for the city’s skate park.  The city of La Grange – and Oldham County government – each received $200,000 in anonymous donations in 2008.

  • Car strikes couple on Ky. 329 bypass

    A Crestwood woman is dead and one man is injured after a vehicle traveling on the Ky. 329 bypass Friday struck the couple in the roadway. Police responded to an injury accident involving two pedestrians about 9:20 p.m.

  • Foxhollow Farm Market named certified roadside market

    Foxhollow Farm Market is one of 92 markets across the state – and two in Oldham County – named a member of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program.

    In joining the program, the market has committed to offering quality products and service to their customers.

    Foxhollow Farm Market sells farm fresh grass-fed beef, organic vegetables and a variety of relishes, salsa and baked goods at their market on Ky. 329 in Crestwood. 

    For information on Foxhollow Farm Market visit www.foxhollowfarm.com or call 241-9674.

  • Schools maintain tax rate

    School taxes aren’t going up in Oldham County this year as the Oldham County Board of Education voted to maintain the current property tax rate.

    Superintendent Paul Upchurch argued for a higher rate of 67.3 cents per $100 of assessed property value. That rate would’ve garnered about $225,000 extra for schools which have undergone drastic cuts this year, while only taxing each home-owner a few more dollars.