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  • KSR warden plans retirement

    Larry Chandler’s name has become synonymous with Kentucky Corrections. Twenty-six years ago he walked through the doors of the Kentucky State Reformatory and went to work as a correctional officer.

    At the end of August when he retires as warden of KSR, he will walk out those same doors leaving his mark on not only that prison, but the entire state correctional system.

  • OCTANE offers course on PC repair, troubleshooting

    The Oldham County Technology Advancement Network will offer intermediate computer classes at the Oldham County Arts Center in Crestwood beginning Aug. 4.

    Classes are 6 to 8 p.m. and designed for individuals who are responsible for maintaining computers and networks in small offices, or those interested in networks, and the Internet, with considerable experience.

    Participants will learn about:

  • Study: Smoke's out, air's cleaner

    With tobacco smoke gone, visitors to Oldham County businesses and restaurants are breathing in significantly cleaner air.

    It’s been more than a year since the county enacted a smoking ban in restaurants and other entertainment venues. Now, the results on how the air has changed are in.

  • Study: Police merger isn't best option

    A law enforcement merger, consolidation or an oversight committee – those are three options presented by a study on law enforcement in Oldham County.

    Two consultants from the American Crime Prevention Institute, Dan Keller and Bill Carcara, presented findings Tuesday to members of Oldham County Fiscal Court.

  • Council members consider on-time tax discount

    Pewee Valley council members heard the first reading of a property tax rate Monday night that will allow punctual residents to receive a 10 percent discount on their taxes.

    If the council passes the budget at its Aug. 4 meeting, the tax rate will be $.1440 per $100 assessed property, the same as last year.

  • La Grange passes budget

    The City of La Grange’s budget for the 2008-09 fiscal year passed after Monday’s second reading, but the vote was a close one.

    The council voted 4-3 to approve the budget. Council member Debbie Pollard was absent.

    After the budget was read, Councilman Jason Taylor had a number of questions. Among the items he questioned were administrative salaries, employee insurance and money allotted for paving.

  • Residents receive newspapers wrapped in Ku Klux Klan fliers

    The staff of The Oldham Era has learned several newspapers were dropped in driveways in Crestwood and Pewee Valley this week containing fliers for the Ku Klux Klan.

    Readers reported to The Era that they received the newspapers, either dated June 26 or July 3, in their driveways Tuesday morning.

  • A soggy celebration

    Clouds covered the sky all day Friday, with spurts of rain throughout the afternoon and evening. While it was enough to cancel some events, the Independence Day celebration at Wendell Moore Park went on as scheduled, almost.

  • Sewer district faces choice

    Board members of the Oldham County Sewer District met Tuesday – the first time since Oldham County Fiscal Court offered a recommendation on how to deal with the district’s $16 million debt.

    OCSD discussed the court’s proposal at their meeting. OCSD Executive Director Vince Bowlin said two of the court’s recommendations had been discussed by the sewer district before the proposal was made.

  • Police investigate drowning death of woman found in Glenarm pond

    A Crestwood man discovered his wife’s body floating in a pond behind their home about 9:30 a.m. June 26 on Glenarm Road.

    Police believe Margaret Mary “Maggie” Stonebrook, 46, drowned after falling face-first into a pond adjacent to their property in the 4800 block of Glenarm Road. According to police, Stonebrook wore a nightgown at the time of her death.