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  • ‘Honored and astounded’

    Reliable. Accountable. Cornerstone. Balanced. Compassionate. A true servant leader.

    All words used to describe Gayle Johnson, who can now claim the accolade of Oldham Countian of the Year.

    “I’m stunned that he hasn’t previously been recognized as Oldham Countian of the Year,” said. Duane Murner, a former county judge-executive who shared the award with his wife, Anne, last year.

  • Two more gang cases sent to grand jury

    Two cases regarding individuals charged with gang activity and drug offenses are being sent to a grand jury.

    Gabrielle Beach, 22, and Keaton Lee, 19, both of La Grange, each waived their right to a preliminary hearing for probable cause on their charges last Wednesday, putting their cases in the hands of a grand jury.

    La Grange Police arrested Beach and Lee last month with six other individuals, alleging the eight were part of the Southside Crips gang.

  • County buys land to add to Westport Park

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court has authorized a deal to buy roughly two acres of land from the University of Louisville in Westport.

    The land is just east of Westport Park, which sits along the Ohio River in northern Oldham County.

    According to its agreement with the university, the county will pay a total of $187,500 by October 2015 for the land. Fiscal Court authorized an initial payment of $62,500 in cash for the transaction and will pay that same amount the next two years until the full amount is paid.

  • Pewee Valley receives grant for Central Park

     

    With only a few projects left to complete the vision of Central Park in Pewee Valley, the city is once again the proud recipient of a grant from the Peyton Samuel Head Family Trust. 

    The Head Family Trust has awarded Pewee Valley a $6,800 grant to fund a wooden bridge over one of the Central Park bioswales (a landscape element that helps with run-off), whereby creating yet another dramatic entry into the park.  The remaining funds will be used for a series of “Concerts in the Park” in 2014.

  • Election 2014 begins

    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

  • Walmart hosts PINK Day event

     

  • Victim service now available as phone app

    The Kentucky Department of Corrections is now providing a free mobile app version of its automated VINE (Victim Information Notification Every day) service. VINE is a free anonymous service that allows victims to register and be notified about changes in the status of Kentucky offenders.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS

    KSP Arrests

     

    11/4/13 - Timothy D. Hard, 41, Crestwood - Operating on suspended operator’s license; Failure to surrender revoked operator’s license; No seatbelt; Execution of bench warrants for other agencies

     

    11/8/13 - Thelma J. Robinson, 53, LaGrange -  Execution of a bench warrants for other agencies; No operator’s license; No seatbelt; Failure to use child restraint device

     

    11/9/13 - Todd A. Sims, 51, Smithfield - DUI 1st

     

  • Community Briefs

    Veterans Day Program

    Oldham County Post #39 of the American Legion will host a Veterans Day program on Monday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. at the John Black Community Center in Buckner. The entire community is invited to participate in this recognition of our veterans.

    Veterans Eat Free

    As a special salute to freedom, all veterans and military will eat free on Nov. 11 at Ponderosa Steakhouse, 816 South Hwy. 53 in La Grange. Free meals will be served for military personnel from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • Washing and sorting artifacts day at History Center

    Archaeology is a very important component to the Oldham County History Center’s educational programming.  Since 2005, the Oldham County History Center has sponsored annually four public archaeology digs, a summer institute for high school students and artifact washing days.  Such archaeology programs offer interested individuals the chance to experience a hands-on archaeology investigation and the opportunity to interpret what is found.