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Local News

  • La Grange Utilities will meet this week

    The January meeting of the La Grange Utilities Commission has been moved from Jan. 12 to 5 p.m. today (Thursday) at the commission’s offices, 203 S. Walnut St., La Grange.

    Sheriff’s office will return more than $180K to county’s general fund

  • Brownsboro Community Center hosts meeting

    Members of the Brownsboro Community Center will host a semi-annual meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 12. 

    The center is located on Ky. 329 in Brownsboro. 

  • Master hip-hop Saturday with Miss Jackson’s choreographer

    A nationally acclaimed choreographer known for teaching his moves to Janet and Michael Jackson, plus Beyonce and Destiny’s Child, will host master hip-hop classes Saturday. 

    LaVelle Smith will teach classes from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. are for students ages 9 to 12, while classes from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. are offered for ages 13 and older. 

  • Man charged for burglaries at State Farm Insurance, Radio Latina

    A La Grange man is charged with burglary after employees at State Farm Insurance and Radio Latina in La Grange reported more than $4,700 in stolen property. 

    Police arrested Jonathan P. Markle, 28, of La Grange, Dec. 20 for third-degree burglary and tampering with physical evidence.

  • Recycle unwanted electronics this weekend during Buckner event

    Need to dispose of that old Nintendo Game Cube or DVD player after getting a Wii and Blueray for Christmas? The Oldham County Recycling Center will host a special electronics recycling drop-off 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. This is in addition to the regular drop-off program during normal hours.

  • Dump site is cleaned up

    What, a dump? All traces of a dumping site discovered by The Oldham Era on Commerce Parkway are now gone, thanks to a crew from Oldham County Solid Waste Department. 

    Crews from the Oldham County Solid Waste Department spent Tuesday morning cleaning the site. 

    The Oldham Era profiled the site in the Jan. 1 edition.

  • Airport surveys distributed this week

    More than 1,000 households in Oldham County will receive a public opinion survey this week.

    The survey is designed to gauge the public’s opinion on a proposed general aviation airport in the county.

  • Court sets utility fee

    Billing will likely begin in February for a storm water management program funded by Oldham County residents to keep Oldham County’s waterways clean.

    Members of the Oldham County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to set a rate of $3.43 per month – $41.16 per year – effective for one year for a program some officials call “the mother of all unfunded 

  • A $1.9m scheme

    The mother of a Crestwood man indicted for scheming $1.9 million from the United States in the form of disability payments has pleaded guilty to falsely claiming – with her son’s help – that her then-husband suffered lung cancer. 

    Susan Diane Smith, 62, of Hurricane, W.Va., pleaded guilty Dec. 18 to conspiring to steal money from the United States and paying bribes to a public official. 

  • Police Reports

    Alcohol/drug arrests

    Justin M. Savage, 21, 317 S. Ewing No. 1, Louisville, arrested by OCPD Dec. 31, failure to signal, no insurance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia.