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  • Contest could earn $25,000 for La Grange

    One click a day could be all it takes to help earn $25,000 toward the revitalization of Main Street in La Grange. 

    “It literally is the equivalent to one moment of your time. That’s all you have to do to help facilitate the pride of our city,” said Karen Eldridge, La Grange Crossroads director.

  • Public records - March 17, 2016

     La Grange Police Arrests


    Tori C. Webster, 18 of La Grange — arrested March 1 for burglary second and resisting arrest

    Rene Prado Del Cid, 20 of La Grange — arrested March 1 for careless driving; no operator’s license; and failure to maintain required insurance


  • Lawsuit challenging alcohol election dropped

    The lawsuit challenging the special election allowing alcohol sales within the county has been dismissed.
    Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad dismissed the case with prejudice, barring it from ever being retried in her courtroom. According to Conrad’s dismissal order, the suit failed to name the proper parties within an allotted time period.
    In her decision, Conrad cited Kentucky laws that allow a legal challenge to any election as long as the members of the board of elections responsible for carrying it out, namely the Oldham County Board of Elections (OCBE), are named.

  • Public comment can help choose superintendent

     Four finalist superintendent candidates have been referred to the Oldham County Board of Education, according to a press release. 

    A Superintendent Screening Committee (SSC) reviewed applications of 19 candidates over a five-week period. Five of the candidates were from outside Kentucky, and three major screening events have been conducted. 

  • State parks employee dies in I-71 car accident

     A 74-year-old La Grange man was killed in a two-vehicle accident at about 6 a.m. Sunday morning on Intersate 71 in Henry County near the 25 mile marker.

    Kentucky State Police (KSP) report that the vehicle driven by Andrew Persanyi was rear-ended by another vehicle driven by Corey Shores, 21, of Dayton, Ohio, as both were traveling northbound on the interstate. Both vehicles left the road and Persanyi’s car overturned causing him to be ejected from the vehicle.

  • Hillbilly Swagger: The Voice finalist performs in Prospect

     Glen Jennings/The Oldham Era

  • Community Holy Week Services March 21-25

    Come join Christians of all faiths for Holy Week worship together at La Grange Christian Church, 214 N. 1st Ave. in La Grange, the Monday through Friday of Holy Week, March 21 through 25, from noon to 1 p.m. Everyone is invited. 

    Worship will be from noon to 12:30 p.m. Special music will be provided by community choirs and vocalists. On Friday, the Oldham County High School Madrigals will sing the sermon. 

  • Cedar Lake Golf Tournament, June 20

    Cedar Lake Golf Tournament, June 20

    The sixth annual Cedar Lake Golf Tournament, sponsored by Commonwealth Bank and Trust Company, will be held Monday, June 20, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Hurstbourne Country Club. 

    In addition to the golf scramble, the event will include prizes, giveaways and a cookout buffet. 

  • Academic teams advance to state

     Middle schools competed in Governor’s Cup academic team competition Feb. 13, with high schools competing Feb. 20.

    North Oldham Middle School earned the regional team title, with students from NOMS, Oldham County Middle and South Oldham Middle advancing to the state level competition in March.

  • Holistic healing a wellness perspective in Pewee Valley

     For those seeking relief from pain or a peaceful escape from the stresses of life, a new option is available.  

    The Center for Holistic Healing (CHH) has started offering their services, which includes an alternative approach to physical therapy as well as yoga classes, in Pewee Valley.