Local News

  • Economic Development Provides Purpose

    Last month, I took this space to offer a brief overview and definition of a Chamber of Commerce. This month, I’d like to overview economic development.

    Since February 2006, the philosophy of the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce has been to create an environment in Oldham County in which businesses can be successful. 

  • Ind. man sentenced for 2006 Crestwood shooting

    An Indiana man convicted of murder for the 2006 shooting death of a Crestwood father wept as he talked about the memories the pair made together serving the U.S. Army during in the Gulf War. 

    Edward Stoess, 40, will serve 50 years for murder and 20 years for burglary for the May 9, 2006, shooting death of 35-year-old James Shuttler III. 

    Judge Karen Conrad sentenced Stoess Nov. 12 to a 50-year concurrent sentence for his crimes in Oldham County.

  • Business will expand, stay in community

    The Kentucky Economic Development Authority recently approved an Oldham County business for state tax incentives.  Artemis Electronics, located in Goshen, was approved for $1.25 million in tax incentives during the next 10 years through the state’s Kentucky Business Investment initiative.

    The company plans to hire 70 people at an average salary of $70,000.

  • Louisville Youth Orchestra hosts auditions

    The Louisville Youth Orchestra recently announced winter auditions for all interested brass players for the remainder of the 2009-10 season at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Youth Performing Arts School in Louisville.

    Performance opportunities will include a side-by -side with the Louisville Orchestra and the opportunity to play Scheherazade.

    Call 896-1851 to register or visit lyo.org.

  • 2,000 receive H1N1 vaccine

    The Oldham County Health Department distributed about 2,000 doses of the H1N1 vaccine during a clinic at La Grange Baptist Church Saturday, nearly depleting OCHD’s supply of the injectable vaccine. 

    OCHD Director Teresa Gamsky said the clinic was a success in part because of the church’s facility and several areas where volunteers administered the vaccine. Volunteers opened lines for adults only, people with special needs and for families, which Gamsky said offered privacy and quiet for parents waiting with young children to receive the vaccine.

  • Lammlein files to run for mayor of La Grange

    La Grange businessman Bill Lammlein filed Nov. 4 to run for mayor of La Grange, according to records on file with the Oldham County Clerk's Office. As of Tuesday, Lammlein was the only candidate to file for the office. Filing deadline for mayoral candidates is 4 p.m. Jan. 26. 

    La Grange Mayor Elsie Carter told the Oldham Era Monday she couldn't say if she would seek another term.

  • North Oldham High School hosts artisan and spirit fest

    From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, North Oldham High School presents the Artisan and Spirit Fest 2009 "Tis the Season" in the old high school gymnasium. 

    The Spirit Fest will be stomping out in the newly constructed gymnasium; showing support for the North Oldham Campus boys basketball program. 

    A scrimmage will take place with students from sixth grade through 12th, including play by two of the regionÕs top 10 players, organized by head coach Danny Edelen. 

    For information, call 442-3173 or visit nohsartisanfest.com.

  • Good Shepherd Baptist Church hosts fall revival

    Good Shepherd Baptist Church will host a fall revival with Evangelist Donnie Pollard at 7  p.m. nightly Nov. 16-20 at the church.

    There will be special singing at every service and a nursery will be available.

    The public is invited to attend the services.

    Good Shepherd Baptist Church is located at 7533 Ballardsville Road in Smithfied. For information, call Pastor Arvill Duncan at 845-2294.

  • Oldham Grand Jury indicts 10

     An Oldham County grand jury recently handed up the following indictments:

    • Matthew C. Smith, 20, is indicted for second-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking over $300.

    According to the indictment, on July 16, he allegedly entered or remained unlawfully in a home at 6184 Schader Lane in La Grange and took a 32-inch television and a safe with its contents, all belonging to Carl Ackerman.

  • Property Transfers


    Linda and Richard Schneider and Judy Whitaker to Ronnie Gordon, Woodson and Mareva McGraw, 4412 West Ky. 146, Buckner, $120,000.


    David and Mari Price to Lisa Stephenson and James Kessinger, lot 189, Briar Hill, 7214 East Orchard Grass Blvd., Crestwood, $435,000.

    Mary Bramblett to Roger and Marilyn Embry, 1799 square feet on Carriage Hill Drive, Crestwood, $2,000.

    Lisa Jones to Donald and Lisa Jones, quitclaim, lot 32, Kentucky Acres, 3007 Lincoln Trail, Crestwood, FMV $190,000.