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  • Fiscal Court: Public meetings scheduled for planning and zoning

    During public comment at the Oldham County Fiscal Court meeting on Oct. 6, Planning and Zoning Director Jim Urban announced several dates for public meetings to describe major changes that are being proposed to county planning and zoning laws. These laws have not been updated since 2008.

  • Do you believe in ghosts?

    From ancient Celtic festivals to the modern Halloween, believers in ghosts and spirits have always seen October as a time when the world of the dead is abnormally close to the world of the living.
    Barbara Manley, director of the Spirits of La Grange Ghost Tour, which runs Fridays and Saturdays through October, can recall several instances where she saw or heard something she could not explain.

  • Pewee Valley hosts 5k to support local CASA organization

    Runners can register now for the Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, of the River Region and the City of Pewee Valley’s Annual Superhero 5K run/walk on Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    Participatants can dress in their favorite superhero costume and be a real hero by participating in this event for CASA, which advocates for the best interest of abused and neglected children. The race is open to all ages and costumes are encouraged, with awards for best adult costume and best group costume.

  • Baptist Health La Grange becomes second hospital in Kentucky to receive Pathway to Excellence designation

    Baptist Health La Grange is pleased to announce it has achieved Pathway to Excellence® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Baptist Health La Grange is the second hospital in Kentucky and one of only 131 facilities nationwide that have achieved this designation.
    The Pathway to Excellence designation identifies the elements of work environments where nurses can flourish. The designation substantiates the professional satisfaction of nurses at Baptist Health La Grange and identifies it as one of the best places to work.

  • Eagle Scouts soaring in Oldham County





    As the highest rank in Boy Scouts of America (BSA), earning the Eagle Scout award is considered to be the ultimate achievement in scouting.  As of 2013, only six scouts in every 100 make it to the rank of Eagle, according to the BSA website.  The statistic since the BSA was formed is closer to two percent.  

  • Alcohol ordinance petition results cause controversy before release

    All the petitions to make Oldham County a “wet” county have been gathered, but there seems to be a diffierence of opinion between the county judge-executive and the county clerk as to whether all the signatures are valid.

    A long history
    In May, the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce’s Committee for Expanded Alcohol Sales updated the Oldham County Fiscal Court about its efforts to pursue 6,000 signatures on an expanded alcohol petition, the first step in getting the issue on a ballot for a special election.

  • Community voices concerns over possible I-71 construction





    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) held a public meeting to inform citizens of Oldham and Jefferson Counties and answer questions about a plan to widen Interstate 71 between exit nine to the Gene Snyder Freeway and exit 14 to 329 in Crestwood on Oct. 1.  

  • La Grange Railroad & Bluegrass Festival to be held this weekend

     La Grange’s Railroad & Bluegrass Festival will be held Oct. 9-Oct. 11.  

    The festival, which takes place at various locations around the city including La Grange Coffee Roasters and City Place, will include events such as staged train robberies, bluegrass concerts and seminars by the K&I Model Railroad Club.  

    The festival is a La Grange Crossroads project and is currently in its fourth year.  

  • All dogs go to heaven

     All pets were welcome at the St. Francis School of Goshen’s annual Bless A Pet Day. Pastors, priests and rabbis were present to bless each pet with an individual blessing. Hundreds of kids and adults crowded the fields to step in line to make sure their pet went to heaven. 

  • Fire departments host Halloween events to teach families about safety


     Photos by Taylor Riley, Peter Campbell and Bobbi Nelson/ The Oldham Era