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  • Study names La Grange 3rd best place to retire in Kentucky

    La Grange has been named among the top places to retire in Kentucky.

    In a recently released study by data company SmartAsset, La Grange has earned the number three spot among the top ten places for Kentuckians to retire. The study took four main factors into its accounting: taxes, the number of doctors’ offices, and opportunity for recreation and a social life.

    Managing Editor of SmartAsset A.J. Smith explained the methodology of the study to The Oldham Era in a phone interview.

  • Cub Scouts’ 60th annual Pinewood Derby rolls into La Grange

    It’s a tradition that’s lasted 60 years for the Cub Scouts of America: tiny cars are carved out of wood, propelled by gravity, and raced down a track to the sounds of cheering families. It’s the Pinewood Derby, and it’s barreling into Oldham County.

  • Oldham County Chamber of Commerce honors member women for business achievements

    Six years ago at the Celebration of Women event there were virtually no men present, but last week, the room was quite close to 50 percent men as both genders celebrated the businesswomen of the community.

    Approximately 187 million women entrepreneurs worldwide own at least some portion of 32 to 39 percent of all private businesses and many of the women at the event at CityPlace were a part of this statistic.

    “This event is about celebrating all of the contributions women make to Oldham County, and to the world,” Karem said previously.

  • Local names reach the President’s list, Oldham grads earn top honors

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,095 graduates at the conclusion of the Fall 2014 semester. On Mar. 15, 2015 the university released the full list of the 1,387 students who earned their way onto the President’s List for students who achieved top honors.

    The President’s List was established by the University to recognize outstanding academic achievement. It is bestowed upon full-time undergraduate students who attain a perfect 4.0 grade point average for a semester.

  • Oldham County Right to Work bill tabled for later discussion

    After high controversy ensued over the enacting of a county-level law, the Oldham County Fiscal Court tabled the proposed Right to Work local ordinance during their Mar. 17 meeting in La Grange. Oldham is the first county in Kentucky to table a Right to Work proposal.

  • Countryside-River Bluff to vote on North Oldham Fire Dept merger

    After much deliberation, it looks as if Countryside-River Bluff Fire Protection District has decided that it will not sever contractual ties with North Oldham Fire Department and will soonn merge with the department.

    Countryside-River Bluff, which serves about 400 Oldham County homes near Prospect, has contracted to provide emergency services with both NOFD and Harrods Creek Fire Department in the past, but decided that pending an audit and additional vote they could merge.

  • 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.