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  • City of Goshen residents complain about speeding

    Despite speed bumps being placed, speeding is “still a problem” according to residents on Harmony Landing Road.

    Several Goshen residents stated their case to commissioners at the City of Goshen Commission meeting last week, saying everyone living in between the speed bumps, which were placed last fall, is still having issues with reckless drivers.

  • 2015-16 School calendar revealed

    The Oldham County Board of Education will solidify next year’s school calendar at its next monthly meeting March 23.

    The board took an initial look at the 2015-16 school calendar at its February meeting, after receiving a recommendation from the calendar committee. As it currently stands, the next school year will start Aug. 19 and end May 31, 2016.

    Fall break is Oct. 19-23, Winter break is currently scheduled for Dec. 21 to Jan. 1 and Spring break is slated for April 4-8.

    POTENTIAL SCHOOL DATES:

  • La Grange approves new code enforcement board members

    By RAE HODGE

    EDITOR, The Oldham Era

    The La Grange City Council has approved the new members of the La Grange Code Enforcement Board. Former Mayor Lammlein passed an ordinance establishing the board in a Dec. 1 meeting of the city council, although members of that board were not appointed until the Mar. 2 meeting.

    The council appointed former La Grange City Council member Beverly McCombs, and La Grange firefighter Lee Phillips.

  • Public meeting to discuss development of Westport Park to be held

    There will be a public meeting on the development of Westport Park held on Thursday, March 26, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Westport Baptist Church Family Life Center located at 6415 Washington Street, Westport.

  • Starry Night

    Inclement weather didn’t stop a full house from being present at the Mellwood Arts Center for Dancing with the Prospect Stars on Saturday. Kentucky State Sen. Ernie Harris took home the Mirror Ball Trophy and raised over $25,000 for Apple Patch. Jennifer Willis, dancing for USA Cares, was selected as People’s Choice and David Thurmond, dancing for Family Scholar House, was awarded the Judges’ Best Dancer trophy. Above, Thurmond, who danced for Family Scholar House, is introduced.

  • Home giveaway will allow for winner’s choice

     

    Some dream of winning the lottery and spending their fortune on a dream home, but the odds of that actually happening are extremely low.

    For the past three years, Live in Oldham County has increased the odds of winning a dream home with its Dream House Giveaway.

    This year, however, the contest winner will have a little more control of their winnings.

    In years past, a house was preselected by Live in Oldham County, but this year, the lucky winner can take his or her $200,000 prize to build their dream home in a sponsored neighborhood.

  • Spring Break still safe despite wintry week

    It wasn’t planned, but students of Oldham County Schools were the recipients of a winter break last week as snow and below-zero temperatures rocked the region.

    But those five days off will push an already delayed school calendar even further into June, OCS Communications Director Tracy Green said.

    OCS’ last day is now scheduled to be June 10, with all five days tacked on to the end of the current calendar. The original last day was June 3, thanks to a delayed start to the year due to renovations at Oldham County Middle School.

  • Traffic system being developed

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court is in the process of potentially approving a system to alert local drivers to interstate backups and delays.

    The idea, first brought up by County Judge-Executive David Voegele months ago, would provide local drivers the decision to divert to other local roads if a wreck delays or shuts down Interstate 71.

    The problem is that no such system currently exists… yet.

  • Tips to stay safe during severe weather month

    March is Severe Weather Awareness Month and as part of this awareness campaign, the statewide Tornado Safety Drill will be conducted on March 3 at 10:07 a.m. Oldham County Central Dispatch will activate outdoor warning sirens at this time.

    Schools, businesses and residents are encouraged to participate in Severe Weather Awareness Month by participating in the drill and by reviewing severe weather preparedness information. Important information to be aware of before and during a tornado warning includes:

  • Bringing life to the History Center’s campus

    By HELEN E. MCKINNEY

    OLDHAM COUNTY HISTORY CENTER

    Who says you can’t make anything old new again? It‘s a New Year; people make new commitments, set new goals and add new ideas to their bucket lists. The Oldham County Historical Society is doing the same, embarking upon a $2 million capital campaign to revamp the History Center campus inside and out.