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Today's News

  • Mosley to begin trial on sexting charge

    A former police officer accused of using electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual activity will begin trial Oct. 6.

    Harry “Shane” Mosley, of Pendleton, was charged in September 2012 for allegedly texting an underage girl after pulling her over for a traffic stop.

    According to reports, Mosley, who was hired by Oldham County Police in 2008, pulled over a teen girl in Goshen during a routine traffic stop on Sept. 26, 2012. Mosley cited a man in the vehicle for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, but did not cite the girl.

  • Fresh face vs. experience in district new to Oldham County

    Voters in southwest Oldham County will choose between a fresh face with experience as a non-profit attorney and a former doctor and 22-year veteran of the Kentucky House of Representatives when they hit the voting booths this fall.

    Thanks to redistricting, a handful of precincts in Briar Hill, Orchard Grass Hills and surrounding areas are now represented by House District 48, which encompasses mostly northeast Jefferson County.

  • Coalition lands drug-free grant from the White House

    A wide-ranging coalition has been awarded federal money to help combat drug use in Oldham County.

    The Coalition for a Healthy Oldham County, a collaborative team made up of the Oldham County Health Department, area police departments, Our Lady of Peace of Louisville and many more community organizations, was awarded a federal grant by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy to help make Oldham County a drug-free community.

  • Robot helps EOMS with coding classes

     

    For one local middle school, the robot is becoming more than just a toy.

    In August, Cheryl McCall, Library Media Specialist at East Oldham Middle School, received an email from Murray State University and KATE (Kentucky Academy of Technology Education) offering a NAO robot to the school.

    McCall thought the $15,000 programmable robot would be a perfect tool for the Advanced Digital Achievement (ADA) club, so she contacted the club administrator Danese Caley, who was immediately on board with the idea.

  • Grayson to headline Chamber’s first event at CityPlace

    A former Kentucky Secretary of State will headline the Oldham County Chamber’s first official event at their new CityPlace offices.

    Trey Grayson, now the president of the Northern Kentucky Chamber, will speak at the Business and Biscuits event Friday, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

    After being elected Secretary of State in 2003, Grayson resigned near the end of his second term to take over as the director at the Harvard Institute of Politics. After three years in Boston, Grayson recently returned to take over his hometown chamber as president.

  • Matthews case sent to grand jury

    By KENNY COLSTON

    EDITOR, The Oldham Era

    An Indiana man charged with murdering an Oldham County native will have his case heard before an Oldham County Grand Jury.

    Miles J. Matthews, 27, of Corydon, Ind., is accused of murdering Adam Gregg, a Louisville resident and graduate of Oldham County High School. He also faces a theft charge for allegedly stealing Gregg’s vehicle after his death.

  • Gas line explosion disturbs Goshen

     The rupturing of a gas line in Goshen has caused traffic backups and outages for more than 2,000 people for several days.

    A gas line explosion off U.S. 42 injured three LG&E subcontractors on Sept. 17. Residents and witnesses reported an explosion and a dust cloud with evidence of what amounted to a low order explosion with no fire around 5 p.m., according to Don Dahl, North Oldham Fire Protection District Assistant Chief.

  • Safety Festival adds new features to annual event

    One of Oldham County’s largest Halloween events is celebrating its fifth year, while increasing its focus on safety.

    Oldham County’s Largest Halloween and Safety Festival, organized by the La Grange Fire Department, will take place Oct. 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Oldham County Fairgrounds.

    Chris Smith, president of the La Grange Fire Auxiliary, said this year’s festival would feature even more safety aspects from different organizations than in the past.

  • Courthouse Square project begins quickly

    A historic re-do of part of the courthouse square is already underway.

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court approved the Courthouse Square Boulevard Project last week, including spending $107,000 out of the county’s parks budget to complete the project.

    The project will widen the current sidewalk closest to Main Street in downtown La Grange, as well as include brick pavers and new hardscape seating, County Judge-Executive David Voegele said.

  • Domestic violence focus of St. James’ forum

     

    Domestic violence is not just a family issue, it’s an epidemic that has affected almost everyone. One in three women in the state of Kentucky will be the victim of domestic violence in her lifetime, according to the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association.

    Even in an area considered “safe” by most, Oldham County is not excluded from the high numbers, according to Rev. Dr. Mary Abrams of the St. James’ Episcopal Church in Pewee Valley.