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Today's News

  • Neil Murphy named Ky Farm Bureau manager for La Grange

    Neil Murphy has been appointed as the new agency manager with Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Insurance at the Oldham County Farm Bureau–La Grange Agency. Murphy’s appointment was announced in Louisville by Chuck Osborne, Vice President of Agency Support & Marketing for KFB Insurance.

  • Community briefs Sept. 18

    SOFD Fire Fest

    Join the South Oldham Fire Department Saturday Oct. 4 for a day of fun, food and entertainment! There will be a bouncy house and games for the kids, an apparatus showcase and local businesses. There will also be a residential sprinkler and vehicle extrication demonstration. Admission is free.

    Donations for the WHAS Crusade for Children are appreciated. This is a fire prevention event as well as a fundraiser for the Crusade. Bring out the family and have a fun, safe time.

    Handshakes and Pancakes

  • Judges, clerks excited for new e-filing system

    Neighboring counties Oldham, Henry and Trimble will help test out a new electronic filing system for the state’s court system, area judges announced last week.

    The three counties make up the 12th Circuit in Kentucky, which is only the third circuit in the state to launch e-filing for civic cases, District Judge Jerry Crosby said.

    The new program will allow court clerks to enter motions, filings and other legal documents electronically, allowing for the start of a transition away from expensive paper costs, he said.

  • Crestwood Civic celebrates 100 years

    Not many organizations can say they have served a community for a whole century, but the Crestwood Civic Club will be among those few when it celebrates 100 years in Oldham County this weekend.

    The Commonwealth of Kentucky incorporated the club in November 1914 with the desire of its members to make the community a better and safer place to live.

    In 100 years, the club has promoted charitable, education and religious endeavors, including Apple Patch, American Red Cross and Girl Scouts.

  • ‘Thriller’ dance troupe excited for new season, needs new studio

     

    For the Terpsichore Dance Company, Halloween is a year-round event.

    It’s the 14th season of performing the choreographed Thriller dance at the Baxter Avenue Morgue Haunted House for the Crestwood-based troupe, where they entertain over 15,000 people each year.

    Carolyne Tilford created Terpsichore 16 years ago to give dancers from ages 10 to 55 a chance to learn choreographed dances and perform in the community.

    The Terpsichore dancers teach and perform year-round, but Thriller and the Halloween season are the biggest for them.

  • Fiscal Court selects construction firms for new regional jail

    After months of waiting for a monetary dispute with the state to be resolved, the Oldham County Fiscal Court is once again taking steps to build a new regional jail facility.

    The dispute over whether the state will pay for engineer services for the new Oldham County Regional Detention Center is still unresolved, but that didn’t stop magistrates from approving an architect and construction manager for the project.

  • La Grange Rotary, The Oaks team up to make blankets for Linus project

     

    Children often tug along blankets for years and years for a sense of security before finally reaching adulthood. Becky Jew’s goal is to have all children feel the sense of warmth that only a blanket can bring.

    Jew is the chapter coordinator of Project Linus, which is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide love, sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need.

  • Police, EMS honored for 9/11

    Photo by KENNY COLSTON/THE OLDHAM ERA

    Every year since that tragic day in 2001, employees at Cash Express stores across Kentucky and Tennessee and throughout the nation have visited first responders in early September to make a simple yet thoughtful gesture – they have delivered cakes to police and fire stations to show their gratitude for those who served.

  • Republicans fire up faithful at multi-county rally

    The Republican focus for the 2014 general election was made abundantly clear at a regional GOP rally in Henry County over the weekend.

    “The No. 1 priority is to keep Mitch McConnell in office, and not as minority leader, but as majority leader,” said Kentucky State Senator Paul Hornback, of Shelbyville. “We’ve got to recover this country because it’s not going in the right direction.”

  • Music to their ears: Organizers cheer CityPlace’s first event

    More than 1,200 people attended the first ever event at CityPlace this weekend, a number organizers said they are pleased with.

    The Louisville Chorus and Louisville Philharmonia, the Musicians’ Orchestra, were the key focus of the Dedication Concert at the venue. CityPlace Administrator Karen Greenwell said the event couldn’t have gone better.

    “We were thrilled and Mr. (George) Rawlings was thrilled as well,” Greenwell said. “We thought the reception from the people who attended was great. It was a wonderful night.”