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Today's News

  • Unbreakable Bond

     

    With eight kids in the house, Debbie Lance needs two calendars to keep track of every appointment.

    Foster parents Debbie and Roger Lance currently have 17 kids in their lives. Between the 10 biological children from previous marriages, the three adopted children and the four they are currently fostering, the Lance household in Centerfield is always busy.

    Debbie has always known she wanted to be a foster mother. Before her marriage to Roger in 2005, she gave him an ultimatum.

  • Fiscal Court approves comprehensive plan

     

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court has approved the latest edition of the county’s comprehensive plan, after rejecting a previous version in August.

    The newest version changes the most controversial part of the previous attempt, dealing with accessory dwelling units.

    The plan said the county should develop and adopt regulations for those units, called ADUs, rather than suggest they be allowed, as a previous version of the plan said.

    The new change was approved by the court, as was the plan as a whole, at its meeting on Tuesday.

  • Local churches help fund eastern Kentucky school

    Two local churches are helping make Christmas special for students at a school in the mountains of eastern Kentucky.

    Pewee Valley Presbyterian and Crestwood Christian Church are taking donations for the Lotts Creek Settlement School, which is based in Knott County.

    One shared member, Jill MacNiven, who leads mission trips to the school and collects donations year-round, is leading the church’s Christmas time donations.

  • La Grange honors former mayor

     

    The City of La Grange has renamed a road in honor of a former mayor.

    The city council unanimously approved creating L.T. Doty Lane, named after the mayor who served from 1958 to 1962.

    The street currently runs behind the All Aboard liquor store, as well as behind the Oldham Era offices. Doty Lane is bounded by West Washington, South First, West Adams and South Second streets.

  • Ag agent a problem solver for farmers in need

     

    Traci Missun has become indispensable to the local farm community.

    “Generally when I have a problem I call Traci, and if she doesn’t have the answer, she finds it,” Caldwell Willig, president of the Oldham County Cattlemen’s Association, said. “She’s done a lot for me as a farmer. She’s very supportive in a lot of ways in terms of our farm.”

  • Election 2014

    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.

  • A Thanksgiving with moving parts

    Of my five children, one is in Australia for a year, one is at Purdue University, one is at IU and the other two are still young enough to be safely home with mommy. Thanksgiving was my first holiday to experience the joy of welcoming two kids home, while at the same time battling the melancholy that settled into my heart due to one child not celebrating with us at all.

  • YOUR PRESENCE MEANS EVERYTHING

    The most precious valuable gift you can ever hope to offer any human being is this one, simple, true thing: You.

    -Your presence, showing up.

    -Being in the company of another, undistracted, unhurried, with an open heart, gentle hands and a patient soul.

    -Willing and able to listen, do something or do nothing, willing to be surprised by whatever emerges in the soil of sharing your present, loving company with another human being.

  • Oldham County: Life at the River’s Edge

    Oldham County is a place many call home. Its history is steeped in a rich and colorful past that has been preserved through various court documents, diaries, old newspapers, letters and oral histories. Dr. Nancy Sterns Theiss, Ph. D. has taken these stories and compiled them into a book that takes a fascinating look at a county that has a strong connection to the Ohio River and has played an important role in shaping the state of Kentucky.

  • Public Records Dec. 5

    KSP Arrests

    Nov. 27 David Paine, 61, Crestwood, DUI 1st; operating a motor vehicle on expired license; no seatbelt

    Nov. 27 Nicholas L. Powell, 24, Crestwood, possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; failure to maintain required insurance; no seatbelt

    Nov. 30 Kay W. Keeling, 67, Crestwood, DUI 1st

    11-30 Douglas K. Poynter, 50, Crestwood, DUI 1st; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of an open alcoholic container in a motor vehicle