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  • Head Family Museum suffers damage after heavy precipitation

    The Oldham County Historical Society announced last week that the Peyton Samuel Head Family Museum, part of the Oldham County History Center campus, will be temporarily closed for repairs of damage caused by recent weather conditions.

    The museum was founded in 1998, but the building, located on the corner of North 2nd and West Jefferson Streets, dates back to 1840 and is in need of immediate repairs that make it unsafe for visitors at this time, according to Dr. Nancy Stearns Theiss, Executive Director of the Oldham County History Center.

  • Right to Work moves forward in Fiscal Court

    Right to Work legislation may have failed in Kentucky’s state legislature but advocates of the measure are pushing for local level passage in Oldham and other counties across the state.

    Just as vocal advocates of the bill were given opportunity to show their support during a previous meeting, voices opposing the measure got their chance to speak out At the Mar. 3 meeting of the Oldham County Fiscal Court.

  • The Last Bitter Blast

    In the last week Oldham County staggered under the wieght of nearly 14 inches of snow during an encore performance of the previous week’s paralyzing snowfall.

    The snow damaged trees, homes, cars and roads, say county officials.

    John Black, head of the Snow Removal Department spoke about the difficulties of the week’s weather battles.

    During his interview with the Oldham Era, Black demonstrated another problem with heavy snowfall in the region when his second phone rang.

  • Adult day care shifts gears for local clients

     

    Tri-County Community Action has served seniors for more than 25 years in Oldham, Trimble and Henry Counties, but after the Kentucky Office of Aging changed its standards last year, the non-profit agency located in La Grange was afraid it would have to shut its doors to the adult day care program.

    Instead, though, the program opted to transition from a social model to a medical model adult day care and this would require some changes around the already-existing facility.

  • Multi-vehicle accident on I-71 leaves one dead, five injured

     

    Oldham County Police responded to a cluster of accidents on I-71 northbound, involving 10 vehicles on Mar. 7.

    According to reports, at approximately 1:13 a.m. Saturday police arrived at mile marker 17 to find that two separate collisions had caused damage to 10 vehicles. Seven of the vehicles were carrying passengers. Three of the vehicles were semi-tractor trailers.

  • La Grange Historic Commission to Meet Tonight

    The La Grange Historic District Commission will be meeting tonight at 7 p.m. on the second floor of City Hall on 307 West Jefferson Street, La Grange, KY 40031

    Items on the agenda include two properties:  

    The board will decide whether or not to issue a historical placard for 101 West Main Street.

  • Boyers takes plea on rape charges

    A Pewee Valley woman has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of rape and sexual abuse stemming from a relationship with an underage male.

    Jessica Boyers pleaded guilty to more than 35 charges of either second-degree rape or first-degree sexual abuse during a hearing last Thursday.

    According to police and court records, Louisville Metro Police found Boyers on April 11, 2013 with an underage male in her vehicle. The male told police the two had sexual contact.

  • New owners, new beginnings

    After two plus years of confusion and “eyesores,” a new owner has finally taken over the struggling Oldham Plaza in La Grange.

    Todd Clark, of Clark Enterprises, bought the Plaza, situated on First Street, for $3.22 million at a master commissioner’s sale last Tuesday. Clark was one of two bidders on the property, which opened with a $3.2 million bid by the plaintiff in the foreclosure, Parkstone Capitol Partners.

  • New director promoted from within Apple Patch

     

    In seeking its next director, Apple Patch decided to select someone within its own walls.

    Apple Patch Community Board of Directors Chairman Steve Moss announced late last week that Joe Spoelker was named the new director of the non-profit.

    Spoelker, who was formerly director of community affairs, stepped into the role of interim director in late January when Arthur Avitabile left the position to pursue other interests.

  • Chamber honors area businesswomen

     

    Businesswomen in Oldham County come with many different definitions according to Deana Epperly Karem, Executive Director of Oldham Chamber and Economic Development. They are leaders, mentors, coaches, friends, sisters, confidants and activists.

    These strong women are being celebrated once again at the sixth annual Celebration of Women, hosted by the Oldham Chamber next week.