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  • Jumbo Buffet owner sentenced for employing 10 illegal aliens

    The owner of Jumbo Buffet, formerly in La Grange, will be incarcerated for employing illegal workers. 

    Fei Guo Tang, 38, 2603 Sunningdale Place, La Grange, is sentenced to eight months in prison, and three years supervised release following incarceration. 

  • POLICE: Nosy neighbors help thwart theft, burglaries

    Police say a group of watchful neighbors who witnessed men making their way through a La Grange subdivision in search of unlocked vehicles recently helped police make an arrest. 

    The La Grange Police Department recently charged Nick Yepko, III, 19, of La Grange, and Ryan Vogel, 19, of Louisville, with attempted theft by unlawful taking. 

  • 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