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Local News

  • Litter pick up program a success

    The Litter Abatement Program was fully funded by the State of Kentucky through the Kentucky Department of Transportation.

    Oldham County received $70,020.71 for calendar year 2013. Oldham County hires non-profit groups based only in Oldham County to pick up litter along the community’s roadsides. They are paid a specific stipend if they collect all litter but can receive a higher stipend if they segregate recyclables (aluminum cans, whole glass bottles, and plastic bottles) from the litter into separate, marked bags.

  • OCS students, schools receive honors from Kentucky Youth Assembly

    Leadership, communication and critical thinking are three main goals of Oldham County Schools, and hundreds of students employed those skills while at the Kentucky Youth Assembly in recent weeks.

    All seven Oldham County middle and high schools attend this three-day experiential learning conference this year, participating in a simulation of the Commonwealth’s democratic process.

  • NOHS sends holiday card to soldiers

    North Oldham High School receptionist Christine Lisa Lowrey joined Holiday Cards for Heroes, a program that sends holiday cards to soldiers at Walter Reed Medical Hospital and to those on active duty. Lowrey’s sons were deployed to Afghanistan when she heard about the program last year and thought sending cards was a great idea.

  • Oldham Co. Schools closed TUESDAY

    Oldham County Schools are closed Tuesday, Dec. 10 due to slick road conditions, the district announced. 

  • Fiscal Court approves comprehensive plan

     

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court has approved the latest edition of the county’s comprehensive plan, after rejecting a previous version in August.

    The newest version changes the most controversial part of the previous attempt, dealing with accessory dwelling units.

    The plan said the county should develop and adopt regulations for those units, called ADUs, rather than suggest they be allowed, as a previous version of the plan said.

    The new change was approved by the court, as was the plan as a whole, at its meeting on Tuesday.

  • Local churches help fund eastern Kentucky school

    Two local churches are helping make Christmas special for students at a school in the mountains of eastern Kentucky.

    Pewee Valley Presbyterian and Crestwood Christian Church are taking donations for the Lotts Creek Settlement School, which is based in Knott County.

    One shared member, Jill MacNiven, who leads mission trips to the school and collects donations year-round, is leading the church’s Christmas time donations.

  • La Grange honors former mayor

     

    The City of La Grange has renamed a road in honor of a former mayor.

    The city council unanimously approved creating L.T. Doty Lane, named after the mayor who served from 1958 to 1962.

    The street currently runs behind the All Aboard liquor store, as well as behind the Oldham Era offices. Doty Lane is bounded by West Washington, South First, West Adams and South Second streets.

  • Election 2014

    Several candidates for local offices have filed their paperwork to run in the 2014 election. If you would like to see a photo printed in the Era of a candidate filing for office, please send a photo and a brief description to news@oldhamera.com.

  • Public Records Dec. 5

    KSP Arrests

    Nov. 27 David Paine, 61, Crestwood, DUI 1st; operating a motor vehicle on expired license; no seatbelt

    Nov. 27 Nicholas L. Powell, 24, Crestwood, possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; failure to maintain required insurance; no seatbelt

    Nov. 30 Kay W. Keeling, 67, Crestwood, DUI 1st

    11-30 Douglas K. Poynter, 50, Crestwood, DUI 1st; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of an open alcoholic container in a motor vehicle

  • News briefs Dec. 5

    KSP Checkpoints

    The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints in the counties of Oldham, Trimble, Henry, Owen, Carroll and Gallatin during the period of Dec. 2 – Dec. 23.