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Local News

  • Oldham Co. Schools closed TUESDAY

    Oldham County Schools are closed Tuesday, Dec. 10 due to slick road conditions, the district announced. 

  • Fiscal Court approves comprehensive plan

     

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court has approved the latest edition of the county’s comprehensive plan, after rejecting a previous version in August.

    The newest version changes the most controversial part of the previous attempt, dealing with accessory dwelling units.

    The plan said the county should develop and adopt regulations for those units, called ADUs, rather than suggest they be allowed, as a previous version of the plan said.

    The new change was approved by the court, as was the plan as a whole, at its meeting on Tuesday.

  • Local churches help fund eastern Kentucky school

    Two local churches are helping make Christmas special for students at a school in the mountains of eastern Kentucky.

    Pewee Valley Presbyterian and Crestwood Christian Church are taking donations for the Lotts Creek Settlement School, which is based in Knott County.

    One shared member, Jill MacNiven, who leads mission trips to the school and collects donations year-round, is leading the church’s Christmas time donations.

  • La Grange honors former mayor

     

    The City of La Grange has renamed a road in honor of a former mayor.

    The city council unanimously approved creating L.T. Doty Lane, named after the mayor who served from 1958 to 1962.

    The street currently runs behind the All Aboard liquor store, as well as behind the Oldham Era offices. Doty Lane is bounded by West Washington, South First, West Adams and South Second streets.

  • Election 2014

    Several candidates for local offices have filed their paperwork to run in the 2014 election. If you would like to see a photo printed in the Era of a candidate filing for office, please send a photo and a brief description to news@oldhamera.com.

  • Public Records Dec. 5

    KSP Arrests

    Nov. 27 David Paine, 61, Crestwood, DUI 1st; operating a motor vehicle on expired license; no seatbelt

    Nov. 27 Nicholas L. Powell, 24, Crestwood, possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; failure to maintain required insurance; no seatbelt

    Nov. 30 Kay W. Keeling, 67, Crestwood, DUI 1st

    11-30 Douglas K. Poynter, 50, Crestwood, DUI 1st; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of an open alcoholic container in a motor vehicle

  • News briefs Dec. 5

    KSP Checkpoints

    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 Dec. 2 – Dec. 23.

     

  • Community briefs Dec. 5

    Cram the Crusier

    Kentucky State Police have kicked off its fourth annual ‘Cram the Cruiser’ food drive. Food collection sites have been established at all 16 posts throughout the state and at the agency’s headquarters location in Frankfort. The campaign extends through Dec. 13 and is designed to collect non-perishable food items for needy families.

  • Education Briefs Dec. 5

    A Christmas Carol

    The Oldham County Schools Arts Center’s production of “A Christmas Carol” - The Musical will be performed by the Oldham County Youth Theatre, December 12, 13, and 14 at 7 p.m. at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children and students. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 502-241-6018.

    Band equipment needed

  • SOMS shows its talents

    On Nov. 26, South Oldham Middle School students and staff held their annual talent show. The show raised more than $200 for the school’s indigent fund, which supports students in need.

    Eighth grader Jon Marie Johnson won this year’s show with her ballet performance to the Sugar Plum Fairy act of The Nutcracker. Johnson is a member of the Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble and will perform again this year in the company’s production of The Nutcracker at the Kentucky Center for the Arts.

    --Submitted information and photos