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  • NEWS BRIEFS

    Revival Aug. 4-9

    Crossroads Lighthouse Church will be hosting their yearly revival from Aug. 4-9. Reverend Paul Harvey said all are encouraged to attend the camp meeting.

    The services will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily and full camping facilities are available for campers and RVs.
    For more information call (502) 222-1810.

    Fiscal Court to meet

    at 6 p.m. Aug. 6

  • Jones to serve as appellate judge in 6th Appellate District

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – An Oldham County resident has been appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear to serve as Court of Appeals judge for the 6th Appellate District, Division 1.

    Allison Jones was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Justice Michelle M. Keller, who had been appointed to the Supreme Court of Kentucky in April.

    Along with Oldham, the district includes Bath, Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Fleming, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Henry, Kenton, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas, Owen, Pendleton, Robertson, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties.

  • Kelley described as victim of abuse prior to Evans murder

    By Wesley Robinson
    News Intern, The Oldham Era

    The murder case against Gail Kelley will proceed to a grand jury following a judge’s ruling last Wednesday.
    Kelley is accused of killing her boyfriend, Michael T. Evans, early on July 6 in the home they shared in the 9200 block of Margaret Ann Court in Pewee Valley.

    Kelley pleaded not guilty to the murder charge, a Class A felony, and one count of tampering with physical evidence, a Class D felony.

  • ‘A genuine, 
honest person’

    By Wesley Robinson
    News Intern, The Oldham Era

    Prospect Councilman Mike Scott, a resident of the Hunting Creek neighborhood, died suddenly July 12.

    Scott had served on Prospect’s City Council since November 2008, having been re-elected in 2010 and 2012. He was a licensed investigator and insurance consultant. He also served as a member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee and the Prospect Ethics Commission.

  • Second reading Aug. 5 for new La Grange tax

    A special meeting of the La Grange City Council has put a new compensation tax on the fast track. A new version of the controversial proposed tax could be passed after a second reading at the next meeting, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5.

    The proposed tax, one of six new ordinances having a first reading Monday, would take 1 percent of salary or hourly wages paid to anyone working within La Grange city limits.

    Mayor Bill Lammlein said last week he was going to try to get the tax up for a vote as soon as possible.

  • Clean water for China

    For some teachers, summer break means time to relax or go on vacation. For a group of teachers from East Oldham Middle School, summer meant working in rural China.

    The group was overseas finishing a fund-raising project started during the school year by the seventh-grade class at EOMS. That grade has raised money for water purification systems for the past seven years.

    The systems are sent to poor, underdeveloped countries struggling to get clean water to remote areas.

  • Oldham County 
Property Transfers

    Landmark Custom Homes LLC to Julia and Dimtriy Zilberman, lot 113, Longwood, 1701 Wellington Lane, Goshen, $328,335

    Terese Halton to Marjan Keener, lot 4, Locust Run, 4706 Three Lakes Road, Crestwood, $188,800

    Misty McNichols to Paul and Donna Kerr, lot 277, Orchard Grass Hills, 9308 Apple Orchard Place, Crestwood, $152,500

  • Prospect council selects Evans to serve as mayor

    By Wesley Robinson
    News Intern, The Oldham Era

    It took less than 20 minutes for the Prospect City Council to pick its new mayor during a special-called meeting Monday night.

    John Evans was unanimously appointed mayor and will serve out the remainder of the term, which became vacant when Ken Corey resigned July 1. Evans’ term ends Dec. 31, 2014.

  • Fiscal court approves appointments to several boards

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court approved various board appointments during its regular meeting Tuesday, July 16.

    Two men were assigned to the Ballardsville Fire Protection District. Mark Osborne has been reappointed and Douglas Wingert will replace Eugene Satterwhite. Both terms expire June 30, 2016.

    Judge-Executive David Voegele also appointed Tom Emanuel to the Oldham-La Grange Development Authority board for a term ending June 30, 2017.

  • Fire departments in need
 of dedicated volunteers

    By Wesley Robinson
    News intern, The Oldham Era

    The South Oldham Fire Department wants you.

    The department is holding an open house from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 27, at its department at 6310 Old LaGrange Road, Crestwood.