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  • News briefs Dec. 26

    NOFD volunteers

    The North Oldham Fire District will be starting a Volunteer Firefighter Training Program starting on Jan. 22, 2014. Classes will meet every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. (and select weekends) for up to 40 weeks or until completion of the program.

    If interested please apply in person or online at www.nofd.org under the volunteer section. Contact Lt. George Wiggins at george.wiggins@nofd.org or at 228-1447 with any questions

  • Commitment to quality

    The Technology Transfer Program of the Kentucky Transportation Center is proud to announce that 124 Roads Scholars and 120 Road Masters have completed the 2013 Kentucky Roads Scholars/Road Masters Training Program.

    To honor their outstanding efforts and commitment to quality roads in Kentucky, graduates were honored Dec.11 at Rough River Dam State Resort Park in Falls of Rough, Ky

    The following recipients, who consented to this announcement, joins the 2,326 Roads Scholars and 1,660 Road Masters who have already completed the program.

  • City of Pewee Valley officially starts fight against cell tower

     

    The city of Pewee Valley has taken its first step in the battle against a proposed cell tower.

    The city unanimously voted at its December meeting to “actively and rigorously oppose the location” of a wireless telecommunications facility, according to documents provided by the city attorney, John Singler.

    The tower would be constructed at 209 La Grange Road, behind the Salem Assembly of God church.

    “We are going to jump into the fight against this with both feet,” Pewee Valley Mayor Bob Rogers said.

  • Seven indicted in gang case

     

    Seven individuals have been indicted on charges they participated in organized crime activity, stemming from an October arrest by La Grange Police.

    But other serious charges of conspiracy to commit murder and possession of cocaine were dismissed by an Oldham County Grand Jury.

    The seven individuals are allegedly part of the Southside Crips gang and were arrested in a raid by La Grange Police.

  • Residents express concerns over new Walmart

    A proposed Walmart Supercenter in Crestwood is drawing mixed reactions from residents closest to the new development.

    The national retailer has proposed building a new supercenter at 6701 Highway 329 in Crestwood. The location is behind the Baptist Crestwood Medical Center on what’s also known as the 329 Bypass or Veterans Memorial Parkway.

    At an informal meeting Monday for Crestwood residents, Deborah Bilitski, an attorney for Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs, who is representing Walmart, shed some light on the proposed store.

  • Study: Oldham ranks first for kids

     

    A first-ever ranking of child well-being at the county level in Kentucky has named Oldham County as the best.

    Advocacy group Kentucky Youth Advocates annually releases the Kids Count data book to gauge the well-being of Kentucky’s kids, but this year is the first time they ranked counties from 1 to 120.

    In the rankings, Oldham County scored first overall, as well as first in three main categories: education, health and family and community.

  • Election 2014 filings Dec. 19

    Several candidates for local offices have filed their paperwork to run in the 2014 election. If you would like to see a photo printed in the Era of a candidate filing for office, please send a photo and a brief description to news@oldhamera.com.

  • Public Records Dec. 19

    Grand Jury Indictments

    December

    John R. Burkhart, seven counts burglary in the third degree, seven counts criminal mischief in the third degree, one count persistent felony offender in the first degree.

    David L. Ford, seven counts burglary in the third degree, one count persistent felony offender in the first degree.

    William D. Dial, four counts criminal possession of forged instrument, second degree, one count persistent felony offender in the first degree.

  • Walmart exploring return to Crestwood

    National retail chain Walmart is “rolling back” into Crestwood.

    The retailer has sent out notices to Crestwood residents about its intent to build a Walmart Supercenter at 6701 Highway 329 in Crestwood. The location is behind the Baptist Crestwood Medical Center on what’s also known as the 329 Bypass or Veterans Memorial Parkway.

  • Tentative trial date set for Mosley case

     

    The case of a former Oldham County Police officer accused of official misconduct and tampering with evidence has a tentative court date sent.

    Former officer Harry “Shane” Mosley was charged with official misconduct for sending sexually explicit text messages to a teenager. His charges also include tampering with physical evidence, tampering with public records and official misconduct for his involvement in the arrest of a U.S. Marshal on DUI charges.