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Local News

  • Baptist Health La Grange gets certification

    Baptist Health La Grange has been named a Certified Primary Stroke Center by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP). The designation means Baptist Health La Grange meets national quality standards for excellence in stroke care.

  • News Briefs Nov. 21

    KSP Checkpoint

    The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints in the counties of Oldham, Trimble, Henry, Owen, Carroll and Gallatin during the period of Nov. 25 - Dec. 9.

    The intent of a traffic safety checkpoint is to provide high visibility of public safety service, focusing on vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate registration of vehicles and the licensing of drivers.  Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed in accordance with Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws.

  • Southeast Christian buys land for Oldham Campus expansion

    Southeast Christian Church will become the new landowner of the Crestwood Station Shopping Center, the church announced.  

    The church, which opened a campus in the shopping center nearly three years ago, has an agreement in place to become the center’s landowner for $3.3 million. The agreement excludes the space currently occupied by All About Kids.  

  • Honoring our vets: Annual event gets female perspective

    By ALIX MATTINGLY

    Reporter, The Oldham Era
     

    The room was a buzz with cheerful hellos as men in patriotic lapel pins set out extra chairs for the unexpected large audience. The mood quickly shifted to a silent sense of dignity as Ned Snow, commander of American Legion Post #39, took to the lectern to open the annual Veteran’s Day program at the John Black Community Center in Buckner Monday.

  • Johnson indicted on 25 sex charges

    A La Grange man accused of multiple counts of sexual abuse of a minor and possession of child pornography has been indicted on all 25 counts he was charged with in September.

    Richard Wayne Johnson, 35, was indicted by the Oldham County Grand Jury on Friday. He is charged with one count of incest, one count of second degree sodomy, eight counts of first degree sexual abuse, one count of distribution of obscene matter to a minor, two counts of distribution of child pornography and twelve counts of possession of child pornography.

  • ‘Honored and astounded’

    Reliable. Accountable. Cornerstone. Balanced. Compassionate. A true servant leader.

    All words used to describe Gayle Johnson, who can now claim the accolade of Oldham Countian of the Year.

    “I’m stunned that he hasn’t previously been recognized as Oldham Countian of the Year,” said. Duane Murner, a former county judge-executive who shared the award with his wife, Anne, last year.

  • Two more gang cases sent to grand jury

    Two cases regarding individuals charged with gang activity and drug offenses are being sent to a grand jury.

    Gabrielle Beach, 22, and Keaton Lee, 19, both of La Grange, each waived their right to a preliminary hearing for probable cause on their charges last Wednesday, putting their cases in the hands of a grand jury.

    La Grange Police arrested Beach and Lee last month with six other individuals, alleging the eight were part of the Southside Crips gang.

  • County buys land to add to Westport Park

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court has authorized a deal to buy roughly two acres of land from the University of Louisville in Westport.

    The land is just east of Westport Park, which sits along the Ohio River in northern Oldham County.

    According to its agreement with the university, the county will pay a total of $187,500 by October 2015 for the land. Fiscal Court authorized an initial payment of $62,500 in cash for the transaction and will pay that same amount the next two years until the full amount is paid.

  • Pewee Valley receives grant for Central Park

     

    With only a few projects left to complete the vision of Central Park in Pewee Valley, the city is once again the proud recipient of a grant from the Peyton Samuel Head Family Trust. 

    The Head Family Trust has awarded Pewee Valley a $6,800 grant to fund a wooden bridge over one of the Central Park bioswales (a landscape element that helps with run-off), whereby creating yet another dramatic entry into the park.  The remaining funds will be used for a series of “Concerts in the Park” in 2014.

  • Election 2014 begins

    Several candidates for local offices have filed their paperwork to run in the 2014 election  If you would like to see a photo printed in the Era of a candidate filing for office, please send a photo and a brief description to news@oldhamera.com