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  • 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.

  • Oldham County breaks ground on veterans’ memorial

    More than 100 people attended a groundbreaking ceremony for a new veterans’ memorial in Oldham County, including World War II Medal of Honor recipient Hershel "Woody" Williams.

    Williams, a survivor of the Battle of Iwo Jima, was guest speaker for the event and said he was thankful to be a part of the ceremony.

    "True Americans want to be involved in the future of America," he said. "We must continue to remind ourselves of the sacrifices that have been made by so many."

  • Funeral arrangements for Tony Cotten

    Funeral arrangements for Tony L. Cotten:

    Visitation will be Monday, May 13 from 5-8 p.m. at Woodland Heights Christian Church in Crawfordsville, Ind.

    A funeral service will take place Tuesday, May 14 at 10 a.m. at Woodland Heights with Rev. Tony Thomas officiating. Burial will follow immediately at Freedom Cemetery in Waveland, Ind.

    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Relay for Life organization in your community.

  • The Era remembers Publisher Tony Cotten

    Give us a moment to gather our thoughts – we've had a death in the family.

    Publisher Tony Cotten, the athlete who raced his bicycle through our office, the mentor who instilled confidence in us and the coach who challenged us to do our best, died today (Thursday) at his home in La Grange.

    Tony left his Indiana roots in December 2010 to lead The Oldham Era.

  • Early named new director of OCEMS

    Oldham County Emergency Medical Services has a new director.

    Todd Early, a 25-year EMS veteran, took over leadership of the agency Monday.

    He has worked for OCEMS in a part-time supervisory role for the last five years.

    Early was introduced to Oldham Co. Fiscal Court Tuesday.

    “We’ve got a lot of distance we need to cover,” Early told Judge-Executive David Voegele and magistrates.