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Local News

  • Southeast buys Crestwood center

    Southeast Christian Church will become the new landowner of the Crestwood Station Shopping Center, the church has announced. 

    The church, which opened a campus in the shopping center nearly three years ago, has an agreement in place to become the center’s landowner for $3.3 million. The agreement excludes the space currently occupied by All About Kids. 

  • Schools awarded top 10 ranking

    Oldham County Schools have reached an important milestone when it comes to college and career readiness, a key initiative for education in Kentucky.

    OCS ranked as the ninth best district when it comes to college and career readiness scores, according to the Kentucky Department of Education. When matched up against other county schools, Oldham ranked fourth in the state this year.

  • Relocation forces city to pick interim mayor

    An unforeseen relocation has led to a time of transition in one Oldham County city.

    Former Orchard Grass Hills Mayor Darlene Yarberry resigned her office at the town’s October meeting, due to her family moving to Mississippi.  At that same meeting, the city’s six council members elected one of their own to be interim mayor until Yarberry’s term ends in December 2014. 

    Interim Mayor Doug Lalli has been on the job roughly one month, after spending three years on the Orchard Grass Hill’s city council.

  • Fiscal Court takes up comprehensive plan again

    The county’s comprehensive plan is back on the table.

    The plan, which was rejected in August, had been modified and must again be approved by four legislative bodies in Oldham County.

    The plan was originally rejected over language about accessory dwelling units. Critics of the old proposal said the plan was encouraging ADUs and the Oldham County Fiscal Court rejected the August plan on those grounds.

    Based on that rejection, a new plan was created and passed by but the planning and zoning commission 11-0.

  • Baptist Health La Grange gets certification

    Baptist Health La Grange has been named a Certified Primary Stroke Center by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP). The designation means Baptist Health La Grange meets national quality standards for excellence in stroke care.

  • News Briefs Nov. 21

    KSP Checkpoint

    The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints in the counties of Oldham, Trimble, Henry, Owen, Carroll and Gallatin during the period of Nov. 25 - Dec. 9.

    The intent of a traffic safety checkpoint is to provide high visibility of public safety service, focusing on vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate registration of vehicles and the licensing of drivers.  Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed in accordance with Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws.

  • Southeast Christian buys land for Oldham Campus expansion

    Southeast Christian Church will become the new landowner of the Crestwood Station Shopping Center, the church announced.  

    The church, which opened a campus in the shopping center nearly three years ago, has an agreement in place to become the center’s landowner for $3.3 million. The agreement excludes the space currently occupied by All About Kids.  

  • Honoring our vets: Annual event gets female perspective

    By ALIX MATTINGLY

    Reporter, The Oldham Era
     

    The room was a buzz with cheerful hellos as men in patriotic lapel pins set out extra chairs for the unexpected large audience. The mood quickly shifted to a silent sense of dignity as Ned Snow, commander of American Legion Post #39, took to the lectern to open the annual Veteran’s Day program at the John Black Community Center in Buckner Monday.

  • Johnson indicted on 25 sex charges

    A La Grange man accused of multiple counts of sexual abuse of a minor and possession of child pornography has been indicted on all 25 counts he was charged with in September.

    Richard Wayne Johnson, 35, was indicted by the Oldham County Grand Jury on Friday. He is charged with one count of incest, one count of second degree sodomy, eight counts of first degree sexual abuse, one count of distribution of obscene matter to a minor, two counts of distribution of child pornography and twelve counts of possession of child pornography.

  • ‘Honored and astounded’

    Reliable. Accountable. Cornerstone. Balanced. Compassionate. A true servant leader.

    All words used to describe Gayle Johnson, who can now claim the accolade of Oldham Countian of the Year.

    “I’m stunned that he hasn’t previously been recognized as Oldham Countian of the Year,” said. Duane Murner, a former county judge-executive who shared the award with his wife, Anne, last year.