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  • Teacher pensions still in danger as legislature nears end of session

    Approximately 50 percent of Kentucky’s 40,000 public school teachers are already eligible to retire. If all--or even most--retire this year, they might not have a pension to retire on. The state’s public school teachers aren’t allowed to draw Social Security when they retire. Nor are they allowed to draw their spouse’s Social Security if their spouse dies.

    When the pension money runs out, many of the teachers who spent their lives and careers educating generations of Kentucky families could have no income to live on.

  • Lashley found guilty

    Two men, including a former county road superintendent and his father, went in front of a judge to plead guilty to several charges and were sentenced this week.

    Lance Eric Lashley, the former superintendent, was indicted in December on one count of abuse of public trust (less than $10,000) and theft by unlawful taking, more that $500 but less than $10,000. Both were felony charges.

  • Chance needs a chance

    Huskies have captured the hearts of pet-lovers since they first poked their noses out of the snow. Their talkativeness and playful trainability make them stand out.

    It’s no surprise, then, that a Husky wandering the neighborhood streets drew the attention of sympathetic onlookers. The two bystanders swept the dog up and kept him through, then delivered him to animal control the following day, where he was ferried to Crestwood Animal Hospital.

    Laura Yates, director of the Oldham County Humane Society, said this is how she met Chance, the Husky.

  • Public Records: March 11, 2015

    La Grange Police Arrests

    Mar. 6 -- Erick J. Hibbard, 33, La Grange, was arrested for possession of controlled substance, first degree.

    Mar. 7 -- Klay M. Hetrick, 25, La Grange, was arrested for assault, fourth degree (minor injury).

    Mar 7 -- David A. Mefford, 29, Campbellsburg, was arrested for no registration plates, operating on suspended or revoked operator’s license.

    Mar. 9 -- Jarrell L. Rice, 21, Louisville, was cited for possession of marijuana, possession of open alcoholic beverage contained in motor vehicle, prohibited.

  • Metro United Way heads to state Capitol for Live United Day

     

  • This Week In Brief: March 11, 2015

    Horse Health Seminar
    Oldham County Extension is offering a free Horse Health Seminar on March 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Extension Office.  Local equine veterinarian Dr. Jeff Willard will discuss recommended vaccinations and parasite control at this free seminar.  Call 222-9453 to register. 

  • PRESS RELEASE: Baptist Health volunteer program president retires

    The Era recieved a marvelous press release about a local resident who spent 18 years as a hospital volunteer before recently retiring. We present it here in full for our readers. 

     

    When Alta Haunsz decided to go to nursing school in 1948, she probably didn’t expect to be actively involved in a hospital setting 67 years later, but she wouldn’t have it any other way.

  • PRESS RELEASE: Apple Patch receives funds, recognition

    A Crestwood organization dedicated to serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities garnered attention in the halls of the state Capitol last Friday.

    On Mar. 6, the organization Apple Patch received its charitable contribution from the Prospect Chamber of Commerce and the formal recognition before the state Senate chamber in Frankfort via Sen. Ernie Harris. R- Prospect.

  • Bevin seeks support from Oldham Co. GOP women

    During what has become a neck and neck race for the nomination among Republican would-be’s for the Kentucky governor’s mansion, the Oldham County GOP Women’s Club heard from candidate Matt Bevin on Tuesday.

    Bevin joined the group to discuss his position on families, military service, Right to Work legislation, and women’s issues.

    “This War on Women argument is an unfair argument,” he said, accusing the press of manufacturing gender inequality in Republican party politics.

  • Hospital garden hopes for second year harvest

     

    Baptist Health La Grange’s Genesis Garden exceeded its expectations in its first year of growth of providing easy access to healthier food options to patients and those in the community suffering with chronic disease.

    After a Community Needs Assessment in 2012, residents in Oldham, Trimble and Henry counties reported that obesity, heart disease, stroke and cancer are leading health problems with the top six risky health behaviors falling into two categories: substance abuse and nutrition/weight issues.