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  • Police cruiser or campaign car?

    What looks like a city police cruiser adorned with stickers promoting a local mayor’s campaign for re-election has caused quite a stir among residents.

    The vehicle, parked outside the city council’s monthly meeting Monday night, is painted with the same black and white details of a La Grange Police cruiser. However, its emergency  lights are missing and instead of police markings, it’s covered in stickers that say “Re-Elect Elsie Carter, City of La Grange.”

  • Window to the past: A glimpse into The Oldham Era’s archives

    30 Years Ago: April 10, 1980

    Two employees from the state reformatory arrested for marijuana

    Two Kentucky State Reformatory employees, one guard and one driver from the motor pool, were arrested recently for possession of marijuana. 

    The guard was caught trying to bring four ounces of the drug into the reformatory.

    Elbert Lowell Tarrants of Crestwood, Kentucky was arrested on March 26 while attempting to bring four ounces of marijuana into the state reformatory. 

  • Pewee Valley man indicted for taking $40K from bank

    A federal grand jury has indicted a Pewee Valley bank teller on charges of allegedly embezzling thousands from a local bank.

    Michael Glenn Borum, 31, of Pewee Valley, is charged with embezzling $40,000 belonging to Your Community Bank while employed as a teller between March 19 and June 12, 2009.

    The maximum penalty is 30 years’ imprisonment and a $1 million fine.

    Borum is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court for arraignment April 20.

  • Oldham from the outside looking in

    How does Oldham County look to outsiders?

    A group of professional tourists from a Seattle-based company called Destination Development will visit Oldham County in the coming weeks and their research will provide an  answer to that question.

    Kim Buckler, executive director of the Oldham County Tourism Commission, said Madison, Ind., hired the company for an assessment about three years ago.

  • Park will honor county’s service men and women

    A new place of reverence for veterans and fallen heroes of our country’s wars and conflicts will soon be erected in Oldham County.

    The Veterans Memorial Park of Kentucky is planned at the main entrance of South Oldham middle and high Schools to honor veterans from Oldham County and around the country.

  • Pendleton woman, 43, killed in Westport motorcycle crash

    Police are investigating the cause of a fatal motorcycle crash Saturday evening in Westport.

    The driver, Edward Scott Weeks, 46 and passenger, Jeanette Weeks, 43, both of Pendleton, crashed about 7 p.m. while traveling eastbound on Ky. 524.

    Jeanette Weeks died at the scene. For obituary information, see page A2. Her husband, Edward, suffered minor injuries.

  • Public Records

    Property transfers

    Crestwood

    Kenneth and Tiffany Bright to Richard and Linda Bartlett, revised lot 43, Shelburn Oaks, 6502 Shelburn Circle, Crestwood, $160,000.

    Bobbie Mercer to Stephan and Linda Daugherty, lot 101 Heritage Place, 4206 Timothy Way, Crestwood, $192,000.

    Dean and Sue Ann Hedges to Dean Hedges Landscape Specialists, 3 tracts, 7110 Floydsburg Road, Crestwood, FMV $215,000.

    Ball Homes LLC to Jeffrey and Megan Deem, lot 87, Williamsgate, 8010 Williamsgate Circle, Crestwood, $238,004.

  • Crash and Learn

    A group of North Oldham seniors hosted a mock drunk-driving crash for their fellow students Tuesday as part of their senior project. With the help of emergency crews, the students set up a simulation that showed the effects of drinking and driving. Crews airlifted one student from the scene, another was taken away by the county coroner. A mock funeral took place Wednesday morning for that student. Above, Allison Olive acts as the fatally-wounded victim during the simulation. Far left, Olive and Carly Melia check out their make-up before the simulation.

  • Military News

    Smith serving with U.S. Marine Corps

    Lance Corporal Taylor J. Smith, daughter of Chris and Kim Smith of La Grange, is now overseas. Smith was deployed Feb. 12 from Camp Pendleton in San Diego to serve with the  U.S. Marine Corps First Batallion Intelligence Unit.

    She is stationed in Afghanistan at Camp Leatherneck.

    Dillie graduates from basic training

    U.S. Air National Guard Airman Clifford E. Dillie recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

  • Soccer coverage: Simply a bad call

    Size matters.

    Just ask the dozens of athletes who recently competed in the Play for the Cure soccer tournament in Elizabethtown.

    In the March 25 edition of The Oldham Era, we published photos of two winning teams – the LSA East Under-12 girls’ soccer team and the Oldham County Thoroughbreds Under-12 combined boys’ soccer team.

    We love recognizing local students and athletes for their accomplishments, and rely on teachers, coaches and  parents to submit photos of those accomplishments.