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Local News

  • Earth Hour 2009 involves lights out on Saturday night

     The City of La Grange will be participating in World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour.  

  • The Oldham Era, Baptist Hospital Northeast, Mortenson Family Dental and a host of local businesses are teaming up to offer a makeover for one lucky Oldham County mom. 

  • Mayor’s veto comes a week after unanimous vote

     After a unanimous vote at the La Grange City Council’s March meeting approved the comprehensive zoning ordinance, the mayor decided to veto it more than a week later.

  • Stimulus funds are headed to Oldham County

    More than $1 million worth of economic stimulus money is headed to Oldham County for sidewalks and guardrails. At the last fiscal court meeting, Oldham County Judge-Executive Duane Murner said he had problems with President Obama’s stimulus package, but OC is lining up at the feed trough like everyone else.

  • Screening is key to prevention, early detection of colon cancer

    As the nation marks National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month this March, the American Cancer Society is encouraging Americans to get lifesaving screening tests that have been proven to reduce the risk of the third leading cause of cancer death in both men and women.

  • La Grange civil engineer honored for service

    The American Society of Civil Engineers recently presented one of Oldham County’s own a Distinguished Service Award for his service to the Society.  ASCE is the premier engineering society serving civil engineers in the United States as well as other countries. Its membership consists of 146,000 civil engineers from all around the world. ASCE’s 2009 award recipient is David F. Garber, P.E., P.L.S. of La Grange.

  • Don’t be alarmed, it’s only $20

     Homeowners with a burglar or fire alarm programmed to alert Oldham County dispatchers are now required to register alarm systems with local police, and could be fined for more than two false alarms per year. 

  • Local business broker earns accreditation

    Otis Florence recently earned Accredited Business Intermediary designation from the American Business Brokers Association.

  • No shortage on talent

    On Saturday, Gingerwoods Event Hall in Prospect hosted CW television network’s open casting call for America’s Next Top Model. The only caveat? Applicants must be 5-foot-7 or shorter. Previous seasons of the show only featured women taller than that height. More than 300 hopeful girls – some who drove nine hours to the casting call – took a spin on the catwalk in hopes of a callback.  Regional Stations Manager Daniel Spangler promised the applicants that each woman’s audition tape and photo will be seen by the national casting director.

  • The Era, Chamber launch online voting for community slogo

    The Oldham County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Oldham County Fiscal Court and the Oldham County Tourism Commission, has selected five finalists for the community’s Slogo Contest.  These finalists were selected from more than 30 entries offering ideas for a slogan and logo in Oldham County. The slogo contest was held for the purpose of seeking a common brand that represents Oldham County for economic development, tourism, education and overall theme.  Individuals from the community were invited to submit ideas for a slogan and/or a logo.