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  • Sherwood Acres Beef owners featured in book

    Jon Bednarski, of La Grange, treasurer of the Oldham County Soil and Water Conservation District, is featured in a new book, “The Profitable Hobby Farm: How to Build a Sustainable Local Foods Business,” by Sarah Aubrey.  

    Bednarski and his business partner, Dan Weintraub, own Sherwood Acres Beef, which specializes in Belted Galloway cattle. He raises the cattle on his 50-acre farm in La Grange, and the company sells most of its beef products through farmers markets. It also sells through a local four-store chain and to restaurants.  

  • Oldham residents support Haiti with supplies, expertise

    Mark Chace of La Grange started a business in Haiti in 1994. On his first trip to the country, he met the Cademis family. The business – producing dental supplies – remained in Port-au-Prince until the end of 1996, and Chace said, he often visited the family. When the business moved out of the city, they lost touch, but re-connected in October. Now, MarieCarme Cademis, a mother of five, is staying with the Chace family in Oldham County and is hoping her children may soon join her.

  • Snow keeps road crews busy

    County road crews have been working around the clock to keep Oldham streets drivable for residents as the snow keeps falling.

    Brian Campbell, county road department director said crews are out as close to 24/7 as possible. Counting his pick-up truck, he said, there are 13 trucks on average clearing roads.

  • Henry County officials declare snow emergency

    Officials in Henry County have declared a snow emergency this morning and have asked motorists to stay home.

    According to Kentucky State Police, local officials issued a Level 2 Emergency regarding winter weather conditions. 

    As of Tuesday morning, most roadways in Henry County are snow covered and extremely slick and hazardous, police said. 

    Officials are insisting the public to refrain from travel while only essential government personnel are out operating to improve conditions. 

  • Magistrate files suit against stormwater district and his opponent in May primary

    After receiving more than 300 pages in response to his records request, an Oldham County magistrate recently filed suit alleging one document is missing.

    District 6 Magistrate Scott Davis filed suit Feb. 12 in Oldham circuit court against the county's Stormwater Management District and chairman Kevin Eldridge.

    Davis, a first-term magistrate, faces Eldridge in the Republican primary scheduled May 18.

  • Chamber, OCEDA merger approved

    Officials from the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce and the Oldham County Economic Development Authority met this morning and unanimously agreed to merge boards and operate as one economic development, membership services agency. 

    According to a release sent to Chamber members Friday, the new organization will be called the Oldham Chamber and Economic Development agency and is poised to oversee the business attraction, retention and expansion efforts in Oldham County. 

  • Residents question cleaning contract, use of inmate labor

    Residents are questioning why inmates from the county jail are cleaning portions of the Fiscal Court Building after Oldham fiscal court recently awarded a $25,000 year-long contract for cleaning services.

    The county’s maintenance director, Bill Tucker, says the issue “has been blown out of proportion.”

  • Trial set for one of two men charged in shooting death

    A trial date is set for one of two men charged in connection with the shooting death of a La Grange man in February 2009.

    James E. Bailey, 33, died Feb. 1, 2009, in La Grange during an apparent burglary at his apartment. Three days later, police arrested two men charged in connection with his death – Raymond Carrion II and Jason Parr.

    Both men recently appeared in Oldham circuit court and a judge has decided they will be tried separately.

  • Sheriff’s reports

    Warrant arrests

    Daniel L. Baker, 34, 1218 East Erie Ave., Lorain, Ohio, arrested by OCSO Jan. 13, flagrant non-

    support.

    Wendy L. Branham, 30, 7110 Floydsburg Road No. 32, Crestwood, arrested by OCSO Jan. 17, probation violation.

    Shelly A. Chance, 42, 405 E. Maria Drive, Greenwood, Ind., arrested by OCSO Jan. 13, failure to appear.

    Keith T. Evridge, 36, 5215 18-Mile Creek Road, Westport, arrested by OCSO Jan. 12, indictment.

    Ronnie Evridge, 55, 5215 18 Mile Creek Road, Westport, arrested by OCSO Jan. 21, violation of EPO/DVO.

  • Four Perfect Pebbles Writing Contest Winners

    More than 4,000 votes were cast in The Oldham Era and Oldham County Middle School’s school-wide writing contest inspired by the book “Four Perfect Pebbles” by Holocaust survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan. In an on-demand writing session students could either choose to write about a time in their life when something good resulted from a bad situation or write a letter to their teacher expressing their opinion on whether or not students should study the Holocaust in school.  Teachers chose finalists and readers chose the winners.