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Today's News

  • MAYOR: CITY MAY DEFAULT ON BONDS

    Last week’s La Grange City Council meeting ended with a new city budget, but no compensation tax, which has led to another downgrade in the city’s credit rating.

  • Buckeye State of Mind: Oldham County's All-State kicker commits to Ohio State for 2014

    Ohio State was looking for a kicker and it didn’t take them long to find one, picking up a commitment from Oldham County’s Sean Nuernberger after a kicking camp in Columbus June 12.
    Nuernberger, a first team All-State kicker for the Colonels and Ohio State’s 10th commitment for the 2014 class, said it was an easy decision after the coaching staff offered. So easy that he accepted on the spot.

  • Shooting sends one to hospital, suspect in police custody

    A woman is in the hospital and a suspect is in custody following a shooting at a La Grange apartment complex.

    Police responded to a disturbance call at an apartment in the 900-block of Russell Ave. in the Cedar Court complex about 4:12 p.m. Friday.

    Sgt. Bruce Goodfleisch of La Grange Police Department said the first officer was on scene three minutes later and apprehended the alleged shooter without incident.

  • La Grange wage tax tabled again

    A controversial wage tax for workers in La Grange has been shelved once again.

    La Grange City Council members voted 5-3 Monday to postpone a vote on a proposed occupational tax ordinance.

    The delay forced council members to rethink the city’s proposed budget for 2013-14. The council rejected it by a 6-2 vote.

    The occupational tax had garnered much attention since it was proposed May 6.
    More than 100 people showed up for the meeting, most of them outwardly opposed to the tax.

  • North Oldham, OC win district titles

    North Oldham baseball explodse for seven runs in the sixth inning to seal district title

  • South Oldham, OC advance in regional tourney

    Both South Oldham and Oldham County took a step closer to the regional championship game, winning their opening round games of the Eighth region tournament Monday night as South Oldham upended Simon Kenton 5-4 and Oldham County rallied to beat Henry County 8-3.
    SOUTH OLDHAM 5, SIMON KENTON 4
    As the first local team to take the field during the Eighth Region tournament, the South Oldham Lady Dragons showed out in their opener with Simon Kenton, dispatching the Lady Pioneers 5-4.

  • North Oldham falls in semifinals of Eighth Region baseball tournament

    For the first time in three seasons, the Eighth Region will have a new champion when state tournament play begins next week as the North Oldham Mustangs were dealt a stunning 6-2 loss by Spencer County in semifinal play.
    Normally sharp, North Oldham looked out of sorts against a Spencer County squad it had beaten 3-1 May 13, committing plenty of mental errors in the game’s opening innings.
    Despite drawing first blood on a wild pitch in the top of the first, North handed back the lead minutes later on a pair of RBI singles by the Bears.

  • OCMS students organize kickball fundraiser in teacher’s memory

    When Logan Parker chose to study cystic fibrosis for a class science project, he knew very little about the disease.

    Through his studies, the eighth-grader learned about the genetic disorder that primarily affects the lungs. The disease causes thick, bacteria-laden mucus to form and makes breathing incredibly difficult.

    Parker learned even more about cystic fibrosis when a beloved Oldham County Middle School science teacher succumbed to the disease last month.

  • County made offer to absorb La Grange police

    Oldham County Fiscal Court made an informal offer to absorb La Grange City Police into Oldham County Police Department, a proposal the La Grange mayor has rejected.

    In a letter to the editor published in The Oldham Era May 23, OC Circuit Court Clerk Rick Rash said the county government offered to have two OCPD officers patrol La Grange 24 hours a day, seven days a week for $800,000 a year.

    Judge-Executive David Voegele confirmed Friday the offer was made, but no “detailed discussions” were held on the matter.

  • Arts on the Green in La Grange this weekend

    The Oldham County courthouse square in La Grange will be filled with arts, crafts, music and food this weekend for the 14th annual Arts on the Green, presented by the Arts Association of Oldham County.

    This year, the juried arts and crafts festival features more than 130 artists showcasing original handcrafted paintings and drawings, mixed media, photography, ceramics, sculpture, glass, jewelry, consumables, metal, yard art, wood and fiber.