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Today's News

  • Boyers takes plea on rape charges

    A Pewee Valley woman has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of rape and sexual abuse stemming from a relationship with an underage male.

    Jessica Boyers pleaded guilty to more than 35 charges of either second-degree rape or first-degree sexual abuse during a hearing last Thursday.

    According to police and court records, Louisville Metro Police found Boyers on April 11, 2013 with an underage male in her vehicle. The male told police the two had sexual contact.

  • New owners, new beginnings

    After two plus years of confusion and “eyesores,” a new owner has finally taken over the struggling Oldham Plaza in La Grange.

    Todd Clark, of Clark Enterprises, bought the Plaza, situated on First Street, for $3.22 million at a master commissioner’s sale last Tuesday. Clark was one of two bidders on the property, which opened with a $3.2 million bid by the plaintiff in the foreclosure, Parkstone Capitol Partners.

  • Chamber honors area businesswomen

     

    Businesswomen in Oldham County come with many different definitions according to Deana Epperly Karem, Executive Director of Oldham Chamber and Economic Development. They are leaders, mentors, coaches, friends, sisters, confidants and activists.

    These strong women are being celebrated once again at the sixth annual Celebration of Women, hosted by the Oldham Chamber next week.

  • New director promoted from within Apple Patch

     

    In seeking its next director, Apple Patch decided to select someone within its own walls.

    Apple Patch Community Board of Directors Chairman Steve Moss announced late last week that Joe Spoelker was named the new director of the non-profit.

    Spoelker, who was formerly director of community affairs, stepped into the role of interim director in late January when Arthur Avitabile left the position to pursue other interests.

  • 2015-16 School calendar revealed

    The Oldham County Board of Education will solidify next year’s school calendar at its next monthly meeting March 23.

    The board took an initial look at the 2015-16 school calendar at its February meeting, after receiving a recommendation from the calendar committee. As it currently stands, the next school year will start Aug. 19 and end May 31, 2016.

    Fall break is Oct. 19-23, Winter break is currently scheduled for Dec. 21 to Jan. 1 and Spring break is slated for April 4-8.

    POTENTIAL SCHOOL DATES:

  • City of Goshen residents complain about speeding

    Despite speed bumps being placed, speeding is “still a problem” according to residents on Harmony Landing Road.

    Several Goshen residents stated their case to commissioners at the City of Goshen Commission meeting last week, saying everyone living in between the speed bumps, which were placed last fall, is still having issues with reckless drivers.

  • Public meeting to discuss development of Westport Park to be held

    There will be a public meeting on the development of Westport Park held on Thursday, March 26, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Westport Baptist Church Family Life Center located at 6415 Washington Street, Westport.

  • La Grange approves new code enforcement board members

    By RAE HODGE

    EDITOR, The Oldham Era

    The La Grange City Council has approved the new members of the La Grange Code Enforcement Board. Former Mayor Lammlein passed an ordinance establishing the board in a Dec. 1 meeting of the city council, although members of that board were not appointed until the Mar. 2 meeting.

    The council appointed former La Grange City Council member Beverly McCombs, and La Grange firefighter Lee Phillips.

  • Starry Night

    Inclement weather didn’t stop a full house from being present at the Mellwood Arts Center for Dancing with the Prospect Stars on Saturday. Kentucky State Sen. Ernie Harris took home the Mirror Ball Trophy and raised over $25,000 for Apple Patch. Jennifer Willis, dancing for USA Cares, was selected as People’s Choice and David Thurmond, dancing for Family Scholar House, was awarded the Judges’ Best Dancer trophy. Above, Thurmond, who danced for Family Scholar House, is introduced.

  • Spring Break still safe despite wintry week

    It wasn’t planned, but students of Oldham County Schools were the recipients of a winter break last week as snow and below-zero temperatures rocked the region.

    But those five days off will push an already delayed school calendar even further into June, OCS Communications Director Tracy Green said.

    OCS’ last day is now scheduled to be June 10, with all five days tacked on to the end of the current calendar. The original last day was June 3, thanks to a delayed start to the year due to renovations at Oldham County Middle School.