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Local News

  • North Oldham High’s new principal to start July 1

    Craig Wallace will begin as principal July 1 following the retirement of Lisa Jarrett. Jarrett served as principal for eight years.

  • Burn ban in effect May 1

    Due to being designated by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency as “non-attainment” air quality for ozone and particulate matter because pollution levels have exceeded those permitted by the Clean Air Act, beginning May 1 and continuing until September 30 open burning is prohibited in Oldham County.

    All questions concerning open burning should be addressed to the KY Division of Air Quality at 1-888 BURN LAW (287-6529) or at www.air.ky.gov and click on Open Burning.

  • Walmart receives final approval from Crestwood council

    Walmart will once again have a store in Crestwood, after the city council approved a proposed SuperCenter store on Veterans Memorial Parkway at a special meeting April 16.

    The Crestwood City Council approved an ordinance rezoning the property at 6701 Veterans Memorial Parkway, also known as Highway 329 Bypass, as well as a development plan for the Walmart, unanimously.

    Kevin Thompson, public affairs director for Walmart, said there currently isn’t a date set to break ground on the new development, since final approval just came from the Crestwood council.

  • La Grange wants to refinance bonds

    Buoyed by revenue from the recently imposed occupational tax, the City of La Grange is considering refinancing the bonds it holds as part of its agreement to develop Oldham Reserve.

    At a special meeting on Monday, the city council heard from Dwight G. Salsbury of Ross, Sinclaire and Associates about a refinancing plan that could significantly lower debt payments, eliminate an $8 million lump sum payment and help the city end debt payments early.

  • Prospect scout achieves at a rare age

    Becoming an Eagle Scout is a goal of thousands of Boy Scouts across the U.S., and is usually achieved by the time a scout reaches his late teens.

    So when Prospect resident Logan Salazar earned the honor before his 13th birthday, it took a big achievement and amplified it.

    “To be that focused and to get that much done at 12 years old is huge,” Don Vogel, Logan’s scoutmaster, said. “And it’s not lost on him.”

  • Returning the sparkle and shine

     

    The Duncan Memorial Chapel in Crestwood is getting a much needed face lift.

    The 21 stained glass windows that line the chapel are being restored to make them more visible from the outside, Ted Merhoff, secretary of the Floydsburg Cemetery, said.

    “Stained glass has a life time that requires a lot of maintenance,” Merhoff said.

  • Crestwood residents participate in Boston Marathon

    Two Crestwood natives joined thousands of others this week in showing the resolve of Boston by running in this year’s Boston Marathon.

    This year’s marquee race took place on Monday, roughly one year after bombings took place at the finish line that killed three and injured more than 200.

    Melissa Christensen and Ande Gorce, neighbors in the Magnolia Place subdivision, joined more than 36,000 in running the 2014 marathon.

    Christensen, who ran the marathon in 2012 as well, said the atmosphere this year was “incredible.”

  • La Grange Police investigating bank robbery

    La Grange Police are asking for help identifying a possible suspect in a bank robbery Wednesday morning.

    According to police, the Farmer's Bank of Milton, located at 2207 S. Highway 53 was robbed at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

  • Preschooler left on OCS bus for three hours

    By KENNY COLSTON

    EDITOR, The Oldham Era

    Oldham County Schools have made policy changes and two employees have resigned after a preschool student was left unattended on a bus for three hours April 21, OCS Superintendent Will Wells said.

    According to Wells, the student was unattended after all other students were dropped off for afternoon preschool at 11:30 a.m. April 21. When the child’s parents arrived to pick the student up at 2:20 p.m., school officials realized the student was missing.

  • Voegele champions no tax increases at Chamber forum

    County Judge-Executive David Voegele is hoping four years of no tax increases and steady financial management will earn him another four years in the county’s top office. Speaking during the Oldham Chamber and Economic Development and Oldham Era’s candidate’s forum Tuesday night, Voegele said the best indicator of a possible second term is to view the record of his first term.