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  • Shiloh church sponsors seminar on state's Elder Law

    The Shilo United Methodist Church will be hosting a informational meeting for senior citizens or anyone who cares for one.

    Kentucky Elder Law will be giving a practical presentation on the complexities of legal information for seniors. The law office specializes in clearly explaining the legal process of Medicare and Medicaid as well as wills, guardianships and nursing homes.

    The meeting will be Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. and will be held at the Shilo Methodist Church located in Goshen.

    For more information contact Cheryl at the church at 417-8243.

  • Comprehensive plan takes step forward

    The comprehensive plan is making the rounds of the various local governments on its way to passage.

    Despite receiving approval from the planning and zoning committee in May, the plan must now receive approval from the city councils of La Grange, Pewee Valley and Crestwood – and Fiscal Court – before it becomes official.

    The plan cleared the first hurdle Aug. 5, when Pewee Valley approved the plan during their monthly meeting.

  • Ordinance oversight

    An oversight by La Grange Mayor Bill Lammlein has cost the city more than $12,000.

    An ordinance passed by city council to increase employee contributions to the city’s health insurance plan was to go into effect in September 2012.

    But the change was never implemented.

    City employees continue to pay 5 percent of the cost of their insurance, rather than the 10 percent that was supposed to be taken from their pay starting in the fall.

  • Pageantry and lots of fun at Oldham County Fair

    Makenzie Brooke King was crowned Miss Oldham County Fair. Other winners were Victoria McKinney, first runner-up and Most Photogenic; Samantha Graziul, second runner-up and Miss Congeniality; Emily Kunce, third runner-up; Chassidy Monroe, People’s Choice; and Kristen Rowling, Trailblazer and Rising Star.

    Denise Rowling and Eric Kunce were named Mom of the Year and Dad of the Year, respectively.

  • Deputy completes course

    Oldham County Police Officer James R. Brown recently graduated from the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Academy of Police Supervision. Also known as the sergeant’s academy, APS is a three-week, 120-hour training program for newly promoted sergeants or officers on their agency’s promotion list.

  • Stroke doesn’t keep Harp from garden

    By Wesley Robinson
    News Intern, The Oldham Era

    Steve Harp, 54, of La Grange has been known for growing gargantuan things in his quarter-acre garden.

    A few years back, he grew a pumpkin that tipped the scales at more than 700 pounds. He said it was the 10th largest in the world for that year. Because of a stroke he had in March he’s had to scale back growing produce and was only able to grow oversized tomatoes with the help of his wife Laura.

  • New programs, upgrades greet OC students

    Your kids may disagree with me, but I think the first day of school is one of the best days of the year. It’s a day full of promise, of excitement, of change. It’s a milestone — for parents and students — that marks another chapter in life.

    When your children head off for their first day this year, know that our staff members at Oldham County Schools are committed to continuing the tradition of excellence in our district.

  • Trader-who’s? New stores offer alternatives

    By Wesley Robinson
    News Intern, The Oldham Era

    When TraderBakers closed its doors earlier this year, it left a large void in the retail community. But since then, four other businesses got creative, stepping in to give local residents what they hope is an even better shopping experience.

    Bargain Rack, The Copper Awning, Clover Cottage and Sugar Babe Antiques recently opened smaller vendor malls with a variety of antiques, collectibles, furniture and other deals Oldham County residents had come to expect at TraderBakers.

  • Ullman posts bond; victim’s relative hopes for justice

    By Wesley Robinson
    News Intern, The Oldham Era

    Ricky Ullman Jr. 32, was freed from jail after posting a $2,500 cash bond July 26. Ullman faces charges of first-degree unlawful transactions with a minor, third-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse.

    The charges stem from a June 23 incident. Ullman is accused of raping a then 14-year-old girl after returning home from a night out with friends.

  • 1929 dining car comes to La Grange

    Residents of La Grange see trains daily, usually traveling right down the middle of Main Street.

    Seeing train cars go airborne, however, was something new.

    The Ohio Valley Railroad Historical Foundation received a vintage 1929 rail dining car delivered July 26. The car was languishing in Indiana for 10 years until Bob Widman, the foundation’s director, managed to get CSX to move the car to La Grange.