Today's News

  • Fiscal Court OKs first reading of OC comprehensive plan

    The newest Comprehensive Plan for Oldham County made its first stop in Oldham County Fiscal Court on Tuesday, July 16.
    Jim Urban, director of Planning and Development Services, presented the plan to the magistrates for a first reading. He outlined the main points, including the new land-use map, which will aid in identifying what areas of land can be used for specific types of development.
    Fiscal Court will host a second reading of the plan at 6 p.m. Aug. 6, tp accommodate anyone from the public who wishes to speak on the matter.

  • PVFD firehouse project likely to cost $1.5 million

    The Pewee Valley Fire Protection board delayed plans on building a new station in Shelby County for at least another month.
    The fire board had originally budgeted $1.25 million for the project. But bids from three companies, opened last month, came in higher than expected, with the lowest at $1.7 million.
    Fire Chief Bob Hamilton, who is on the building committee, said they met with the contractors find ways to lower the costs.

  • ‘Cottage’ schools offer faith-based curriculum

    By Wesley Robinson
    News intern, The Oldham Era


    Ann Klem will freely admit she is addicted to glass.
    Creating artistic glass pieces is her specialty, and some of her work was on display Saturday at Gallery 104 in downtown La Grange. She was selected July’s artist of the month by the Arts Association of Oldham County.
    Ten years ago, Klem’s daughter talked her into taking a bead-making class. Her passion for making artistic glass started with a torch, which Klem used to make glass jewelry.

  • Ullman, 32, denies abuse, rape claim

    By Wesley Robinson
    News intern, The Oldham Era

  • State’s top senior servant

    Alta Haunsz just couldn’t stop working.
    President of the Volunteer Association at Baptist Health La Grange, Haunsz began her career as a volunteer in 1995. As a retired nurse, the 83-year-old found that making others feel better through volunteer work makes her feel better, too.
    And on Wednesday, July 11, she was honored for her work as she accepted Kentucky’s Salute to Senior Service award.  

  • Moore, baker park projects awarded

    Oldham County Fiscal Court unanimously approved bids on paving contracts for Peggy Baker Park and for walking trails at Wendell Moore Park.
    The Peggy Baker project was awarded to Mac Construction and Excavating for their bid of $65,703. Flynn Brothers Contracting won the Wendell Moore contract with its bid of $69,076, provided the company has all of its paperwork up to date with the secretary of state.

  • Service: A key to discipleship, not heaven

    A man dies and meets St. Peter at the pearly gates.

    St. Peter says, “You need 100 points to make it into heaven. You tell me all the good things you’ve done, and I give you a certain number of points for each item, depending on how good it was. When you reach 100 points, you get in.”

    The man says, “I was married to the same woman for 50 years and never cheated on her, even in my heart.”

    St. Peter gives him three points.

  • Mother Nature plays nasty tricks; ruins regional, local July 4 events

    By Wesley Robinson
    News Intern, The Oldham Era

    Rain slowed Oldham County Fourth of July celebrations, but couldn’t stop the county’s celebration entirely.

    The fireworks show was rescheduled to the evening of July 5, but all other events were canceled.

    “The Parks and Rec department did the best it could, but it can’t control the weather,” said Oldham County Judge-Executive David Voegele.

  • Property Transfers

    Jerry and Andrea Marksbury to Amy Cimba, lot 5, Harmony Landing, 13617 Rutland Road, Goshen, $337,500

    Matt Jones Construction Company to Joseph and Amy Harrington, lot 19, Pond Creek, 1502 Church St., Goshen, $350,000

    James and Sharon Green to Kenneth Pell, Melvin and Anne Maron, lot 32, Taylor Creek Woods, 12101 Grist Mill Road, Goshen, $375,000

    Ashkettle Home Builders, LLC to Ken Rankin and Jill Steinbach, lot 379, Briar Hill Estates, 6120 Winkler Road, Crestwood, $406,500