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Today's News

  • In memory of the Fallen

    Forty-two U.S. flags will fly high in La Grange from Memorial Day through Veterans Day and each of them memorialize the memory of an Oldham County veteran who made the ultimate sacrifice for his country.
    The American Legion Post 39 is responsible for placing the flags for each of the servicemen that gave his life in service beginning in WWI to the present. The event has continued since the early 1990s.

  • Robbery suspect in court again, case pending on court documents

    A La Grange man, who was arrested in August for a string of bank robberies, was back in court last week and—as it turns out—he is a wanted man in several counties.
    William Gary Grubbs Jr., 36, was indicted in August by an Oldham County grand jury on two counts of robbery in the first degree, related to robberies at Farmers Bank of Milton on Highway 53 on April 23 and June 1.
    Grubbs was arrested June 25 in Kenton County. Louisville Metro Police charged him with robbery first degree for a bank robbery in Jefferson County.

  • Grin and Bear It

    On Saturday, May 16, Luther Lucket Correctional Complex in La Grange hosted its annual Grin and Bear It 5K Run/Walk.
    Proceeds went to benefit the institution’s unique Bears Behind Bars program in which inmates make teddy bears that are given at no cost to local and state first responders.
    They in turn give the bears to children affected by crises such as house fires, automobile accidents, and domestic violence situations.
    Thus far the program has been very successful and the bears have proven to be a great comfort to children in their time of need.

  • Big Boys Bash draws motorcycle enthusiasts to BBQ

    Bourbon, Beer, BBQ, Blues and Bikes drew a small crowd to the Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce’s first ever Big Boys Bash on Tuesday, May 12. The event was held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Karem’s Grill & Pub on Norton Commons Blvd in Prospect.

  • Norton Commons Art Show draws vendors, collectors in Prospect

    From Norton Commons

  • 'Heart of a Thoroghbred' on display at Gallery 104

    From the Arts Association of Oldham County

    The Arts Association of Oldham County presents: From the Field to the Finish Line: The Heart of a Thoroughbred,  the work of photographer, Dr. Michael Huang at Gallery 104, La Grange through June 19.
    Equine photography work of Lexington physician and sports photographer Michael Huang, M.D., is being featured in an exhibit at the Gallery 104 on Main Street in La Grange. 

  • State now offering local farm-to-school mini-grants

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture sends the following notice

    The National Farm to School Network is accepting applications from eligible schools or school districts in Kentucky for $5,000 mini-grants to help jump start new farm-to-school activities or ramp up existing programs.
    “I encourage Kentucky schools to apply for these mini-grants to enable their students to grow up healthy and eat more local Kentucky Proud food,” Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said.

  • Oldham County woman, former teacher, sentenced to prison for sexual abuse of 13-year-old student

     

    A former Jefferson County Public School teacher and Oldham County resident was sentenced to prison last week.

    Jessica Boyers, of Pewee Valley, was sentenced to 12 years after pleading guilty to rape, sodomy and sexual abuse. The sentence will run concurrently with a 10-year sentence handed down in Jefferson County court last Friday.

    Boyers, who was a teacher at Highland Middle School, pleaded guilty to more than 35 charges of either second-degree rape or first-degree sexual abuse of a male student, age 13 at the time.

  • Merger will happen for NOFD and Countryside-River Bluff

    It looks like Countryside-River Bluff Fire Protection District and North Oldham Fire Protection District have put aside their differences and have decided to go ahead with a merger.

    As per a public notice in the Era, the trustees of Countryside-River Bluff and NOFD have filed a Joint Merger Petition with Oldham County Judge-Executive David Voegele to move Countryside with and into NOFD.

    The board of trustees of NOFD approved the merger on March 23 and the board of Countryside-River Bluff approved it on Feb. 23.The merger will take place June 1.

  • Showcase spotlights Oldham businesses

    In a release from the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce, the Era was told that 2015 was the 21st year for Showcase, an annual tradition offering business exhibits, a health fair, a new car show, local entertainment, a basketball shootout competition for boys and girls and much more.

    In addition, the Chamber hosted a panel discussion at its Kickoff Luncheon held at noon on May 6.