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  • Goshen, can you hear me now? Verizon boosts service on U.S. 42, Ky. 1793

    Verizon Wireless has activated five new cell sites in Kentucky and southern Indiana that improve voice and data coverage in three counties in the greater Louisville area.

    Three new cell sites in Kentucky, including an in-building site within the KFC Yum! Center, improve coverage in the west central and south central portions of Jefferson County and in southern Indiana.

  • $600K ruling against OCPD weighs heavy on budget

    A federal jury has ruled that the Oldham County Police Department discriminated against a Ky. National Guardsman in 2008 when officials cited his commitment to military service as the reason for withdrawing a job offer.

    It's a $600,000 mistake, and only half is covered by the county's insurance.

  • Saturday Jan. 29th in Oldham County

    By 2 p.m. temperatures had risen to 52 degrees with bright sunshine. The appearance of normally rare cars, motorcycles, and golfers made a wintery appearance in Oldham County.

  • Nay steps down from La Grange council

    The Oldham Era received a letter from La Grange resident Wally Nay on Friday morning indicating that a health condition has forced him to make a tough decision. 

    Nay has had a long career in public service and law enforcement in Oldham County. But an ischemic stroke recently has forced him to resign from the La Grange City Council.

  • Alleged Kroger robbers have La Grange connection

    Police arrested a man wanted in connection with numerous bank and grocery store robberies across the state on Tuesday following a weekend robbery at the Shelbyville Kroger.
    Stewart Ray, 24, and his alleged accomplice, Gregory Mitchell, 29, both of Louisville, were arrested at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at their residence on Lunenburg Lane by Shelbyville Police.

  • Pewee Valley welcomes new council member

    Pewee Valley council members braved snow and ice Jan. 20 to appoint Otis R. Florence as its newest member.
    Florence replaces Dana Barrette who is relocating out of the city. Florence will assume the city’s insurance, finance and water quality reporting responsibilities, he said.

  • Truck smashes into Era sign

    An unexpected visitor crashed outside The Oldham Era late Tuesday night as staff members completed the Jan. 27 edition of the newspaper.

    The driver told police that as he turned left from Washington Street onto Ky. 53 (First Street) that he swerved to Dodge a vehicle traveling without headlights toward Main Street.

    The truck crashed into The Oldham Era's sign.

  • Train strikes car in Pewee Valley

    A Crestwood man is recovering from injuries he suffered after he crossed in front of a train at Central Avenue in Pewee Valley and the train pushed his vehicle from its path.  
    The collision occurred about 5 p.m. Monday as 82-year-old Hershel Finney of Crestwood drove through the Central Avenue (Ky. 362) crossing toward Ky. 146 in front of a CSX train traveling westbound.

  • Controlled Shutdown

    As snow filled the parking lot of Baptist Northeast Hospital in LaGrange Thursday afternoon, the second floor conference room of the hospital filled with community leaders and hospital administrators. They gathered to discuss the future of Oldham County's only Community Care facility for low-income people without health insurance.

  • Grand jury indicts eight

    An Oldham County grand jury recently handed up the following
    indictments:
    • Joshua N. Fast, 24, and Katherine J. Fogarty, 24, are indicted for theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 and theft of a controlled substance.