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Local News

  • Property Transfers

    Jerry and Andrea Marksbury to Amy Cimba, lot 5, Harmony Landing, 13617 Rutland Road, Goshen, $337,500

    Matt Jones Construction Company to Joseph and Amy Harrington, lot 19, Pond Creek, 1502 Church St., Goshen, $350,000

    James and Sharon Green to Kenneth Pell, Melvin and Anne Maron, lot 32, Taylor Creek Woods, 12101 Grist Mill Road, Goshen, $375,000

    Ashkettle Home Builders, LLC to Ken Rankin and Jill Steinbach, lot 379, Briar Hill Estates, 6120 Winkler Road, Crestwood, $406,500

  • Best finds recipe for sauce success

    By Wesley Robinson
    News Intern/The Oldham Era

    Behind quality packaging and crazy catchphrases, Kentucky BourbonQ has built a strong local brand with a bit of international appeal.

    The locally owned company produces several flavors of barbecue sauce, spices and rubs, all of which are made, packaged and shipped out of Louisville to locations all over the U.S. and Canada. It even boasts business as far away as Australia.

    Kentucky BourbonQ’s recipe for success is simple.

  • Butterfly count July 20 at Horner sanctuary

    For a day in the country to benefit science, people can join in the national butterfly census, which locally involves an expedition July 20 in Oldham County.

     University of Louisville biology professor emeritus Charles Covell and other butterfly specialists will lead the Saturday activities for children and adults in the  fields and forest of UofL’s Horner Wildlife Sanctuary.

  • LETTER PERFECT

    By Wesley Robinson
    News intern, The Oldham Era

    Jonathan Swinney had the imagination and passion for comics but not the artistic skills.

    So, the Oldham County native took his love for the art in a different direction: lettering.

    “I’ve always wanted to do something with comics since I was a kid,” Swinney said. “Unfortunately, my artwork sucks.”

  • Age holds no barrier to lasting friendship

    BY WESLEY ROBINSON
    Reporter Intern, The Oldham Era

    A 39-year age gap may make Paula Covault and Alysha Hiser seem an unlikely pair, but for nearly six years they have been a dynamic sisterly duo.

    Covault, 55, and Hiser, 16, were matched by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana in 2007 after Hiser was having difficulty socializing, being comfortable with herself and interacting with other people, Hiser said.

  • YOUTH LEND HELPING HANDS

    Hundreds of young people from all over the United States descended on Oldham County last week to help out local less-fortunate residents.

  • ALLEGED MURDERER PLEADS NOT GUILTY

    By Wesley Robinson
    News Intern, The Oldham Era

    Pewee Valley resident Gail Kelley, 51, pleaded not guilty during an arraignment hearing Monday to a murder charge related to the death of her live-in boyfriend, Michael T. Evans, 44.

    Police arrived at Evans’ home in the 9200 block of Margaret Ann Court around 5:30 a.m. Saturday after receiving a report of a possible homicide there. After forcing entry into the home, officers found Evans dead from an apparent head injury.

  • MAYOR: CITY MAY DEFAULT ON BONDS

    Last week’s La Grange City Council meeting ended with a new city budget, but no compensation tax, which has led to another downgrade in the city’s credit rating.

  • In Memoriam: Oldham Countians pay tribute to fallen heroes

    Oldham County residents gathered at the courthouse lawn Monday for a Memorial Day program to honor those who paid the ultimate price while serving their country.

    The American Legion Post 39 hosted at the veterans’ memorial in La Grange.

    U.S. Army Col. Don Miller was guest speaker for the ceremony.

    The names of Oldham County residents who died in service were read aloud, while others who have served in the military were also recognized.

  • Oldham County Memorial Day ceremony tomorrow in La Grange

    Oldham County Post 39 of The American Legion will host a Memorial Day program 10 a.m. tomorrow at the veterans’ memorial on the corner of Main Street and Ky. 53 in La Grange.