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  • Absentee Voting Rules and Deadlines

    The Kentucky Secretary of State has distributed the following rules for all those seeking to cast an absentee ballot.
    Eligible voters may begin casting mail-in absentee ballots in Kentucky’s May 19, 2015, Primary Election. Individuals who may be eligible to vote by mail-in absentee ballot include:
    ·   Military personnel, their dependents, and overseas citizens
    ·   Students who temporarily reside outside the county
    ·   Voters who temporarily reside outside Kentucky (e.g., vacationers)

  • Backyard Politics

    Only hours after Kentucky’s junior Sen. Rand Paul, announced his bid for the U.S. Presidency from the lavish perch of Louisville’s historic Galt House, the wooden pews of La Grange Baptist Church were filled with the faithful. 

  • A life without 'I can't'

    Michelle Benson of La Grange is a hospital technician, a mother, a daughter and a friend. She works two jobs, exercises daily and maintains a social life.
    Benson also has multiple sclerosis. Upon meeting Benson, most would not expect the 41-year-old to have the debilitating disease; she appears to be healthy. Benson said it’s her lifestyle that helps her maintain her health.
    Multiple sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), according to the National MS Society.

  • Stones unturned: A search for health care answers raises questions about Oldham women's options

    In Kentucky and across the nation, crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) now outnumber reproductive health care clinics.

    Facing criticism from reproductive rights advocates both nationally and locally, CPCs often are accused of misleading their target audience: vulnerable women facing an unplanned pregnancy.

    Recently the Era was contacted by Oldham County’s own CPC, Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center of La Grange, and invited to interview staff members and explore the facility.

  • Matthews trial postponed again due to delay in DNA evidence

    Yet another pretrial hearing has been set for an Indiana man accused of killing a graduate of an Oldham County High School last summer.

    Miles J. Matthews, 27, of Corydon, Ind., is accused of murdering Adam N. Gregg, 34, of Louisville on July 17, 2014. Matthews was in Oldham County Circuit Court on Thursday before Judge Karen Conrad and again pleaded not guilty to the charges of murder, first-degree robbery, tampering with physical evidence and fraudulent use of a credit card.

  • Four years later, Westport Park project still 'open ended'

    It’s been since 2011 that the public learned that the Oldham County Fiscal Court authorized a plan to expand Westport Park, which made some wonder recently: “Whatever happened with that?”

    In four years, the county has been working on developing a master plan, said Tim Curtis, Oldham County Parks and Recreation director, said.

    “It’s a long-term, phased-in project,” Curtis said. “We want to know how to best serve the community.”

  • One force, one family

    Some little boys dream of being a superhero, a fireman or policeman when they grow up and some just may want to be like their father.

    When Kyle Taylor, 25, was little he wanted to be two of those things. Now all grown up, he is following in his father’s footsteps as a police officer.

    The two men are now working side-by-side at the La Grange Police Department.

  • Remembering Barry W. Stoess

    The Courier-Journal

    Barry W. Stoess, 62, of Crestwood, died April 1, 2015, at Baptist Health Louisville.

    Born in Pewee Valley and raised in Crestwood, he was a loving, easy-going family man. He was a dedicated husband and father who shined as a Papa Bear. He hosted weekly family dinners and always had an adventure, special recipe or craft project ready to try with his granddaughters.

  • Prospect Chamber seeks nominations

    The Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the “Strong Woman Leader Award” to be presented at the 5th Annual “Strong Leadership Strong Women” event.  

    This year’s award will be presented on Friday, May 22,  at the event held at Hunting Creek Country Club.  
    Previous winners have included Dawne Gee, Laura Johnson and Terry Chambers – all who have contributed to the Prospect area community through their dedication, leadership and volunteerism.

  • Engagement announcement

    Mr. Joe Cefaratti and Mrs. Cindy Cefaratti, of Crestwood, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Bryjanna Cefaratti, to Cooper Harbert.

    Bryjanna is a 2008 graduate of South Oldham High School, and a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University where she received her B.M. in music industry studies. She is an IT and production assistant at Osborn Engineering Company. She is a resident of Cleveland, Ohio, where she and Harbert currently live.