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Local News

  • Boyers case moving slowly

    A Pewee Valley woman charged with sexual abuse and rape of a minor was once again in Oldham Circuit Court last week. Jessica Boyers, 24, was a teacher at Highland Middle School in Jefferson County who allegedly had a relationship with a minor.

    Boyers, was arrested by Louisville Metro Police on those charges in April and indicted on them April 23 in Jefferson County. She was also indicted on 38 sex crime charges in Oldham County in June.

  • Ullman denied bond reduction

    A man accused of raping a 14-year-old friend of his daughter has been denied a reduction in his bond. Ricky Ullman Jr., 32, faces charges of unlawful transactions with a minor, sex act, under 16, third-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse.

    Ullman was indicted on the charges Sept. 13 and was in court on Thursday for his latest pre-trial conference. Issues over sharing of evidence in the case have delayed progress so far, attorneys said.

  • Election 2014 filings

    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.

  • Citizens Union Bancorp of Shelbyville, Inc. announces executive management appointment

    Citizens Union Bancorp of Shelbyville, Inc. the parent company for Citizen Union Bank and First Farmers Bank, announced the following executive management appointments effective Dec. 1, as approved by the parent company and respective affiliate bank boards of directors:

    David Bowling – Chief Executive Officer of Citizens Union Bank

    Darryl Traylor – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of First Farmers Bank and President of Citizens Union Bank

    David Lyons – President of First Farmers Bank

  • Community briefs Dec. 12

    A Cappella Concert

    The A Cappella Fellas will present “A Winter Extravanganza II” on Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Crestwood United Methodist Church, located at 7214 Kavanaugh Road. Miller’s Boys and the Louisville Mandolin Orchestra will also be featured. Admission is $10. For more information call 416-7554.

    Brownsboro Christmas Party

    The members of the Brownsboro Community Center are invited to the annual Christmas party on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. Please bring a dish.

  • KSP officer recognized

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety honored officers from across the Commonwealth at the 2013 Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards ceremony held last week at the Marriott Louisville East.

  • Litter pick up program a success

    The Litter Abatement Program was fully funded by the State of Kentucky through the Kentucky Department of Transportation.

    Oldham County received $70,020.71 for calendar year 2013. Oldham County hires non-profit groups based only in Oldham County to pick up litter along the community’s roadsides. They are paid a specific stipend if they collect all litter but can receive a higher stipend if they segregate recyclables (aluminum cans, whole glass bottles, and plastic bottles) from the litter into separate, marked bags.

  • OCS students, schools receive honors from Kentucky Youth Assembly

    Leadership, communication and critical thinking are three main goals of Oldham County Schools, and hundreds of students employed those skills while at the Kentucky Youth Assembly in recent weeks.

    All seven Oldham County middle and high schools attend this three-day experiential learning conference this year, participating in a simulation of the Commonwealth’s democratic process.

  • NOHS sends holiday card to soldiers

    North Oldham High School receptionist Christine Lisa Lowrey joined Holiday Cards for Heroes, a program that sends holiday cards to soldiers at Walter Reed Medical Hospital and to those on active duty. Lowrey’s sons were deployed to Afghanistan when she heard about the program last year and thought sending cards was a great idea.

  • Oldham Co. Schools closed TUESDAY

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