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Today's News

  • Fields passed on to grand jury

     

    An Oldham County Jail inmate charged with escaping to buy alcohol and tobacco plead guilty to theft by unlawful taking under $500 at a court hearing earlier this week.

    Jacob Fields, 22, of La Grange left a work release cell on July 7 through the back door to make the trip to All Aboard Liquors on First Street to steal a bottle of vodka and tobacco, according to the arrest report.

  • Local deli expanding Crestwood business into frozen treats

     

    Finding a place to get dessert will now be just steps away at one Crestwood eatery.

    Red Pepper owner Joe Heitz recently opened up the Red Peppermint, a frozen yogurt bar, next door to his Crestwood location. And while the two are branded differently, there’s nothing separating the inside of the restaurants, save different designs and menu options.

    At a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the Red Peppermint, Heitz said the decision to open the yogurt bar was because his family wanted to “get crazy” again.

  • Mayor ‘sorry’ for killing of geese

     

    After weeks of community uproar, La Grange Mayor Bill Lammlein apologized for the killing of 22 geese in Wilborn Park on July 22 and created an ad-hoc committee to deal with the park’s geese issue at this month’s city council meeting.

    A larger than normal crowd attended the meeting to make their opinions heard on the issue of the park, which is overrun with geese, city officials said. The geese aren’t fearful of people and their droppings are a health hazard, Lammlein said.

  • Hamming it up

     

    Owners of a 15-month-old, 180-pound Vietnamese Pot-bellied pig from La Grange are trying their best to get their pet to the land of blockbuster motion pictures, red carpets and shining stars with the help of their local community.

    Oink, Oink, the mini pot-bellied pig who is far from being small, was brought to owner Mo Thomas of La Grange, when the animal was five months old and several months later he’s become part of the family.

    “He minds better than the kids,” Thomas said.

  • Girls basketball: South hires Conner to coach Lady Dragons

    South Oldham has selected its new girls basketball coach after a two-month search.

    Jessica Conner has been hired to coach the Lady Dragons, athletic director Mitchell Irvin told the Era Thursday. Conner takes over for Christy Higdon, who resigned in May after two years on the job.

    “She was clearly the best candidate for the position we had,” Irvin said. “I think she'll do a real good job.”

  • Effort to allow expanded alcohol sales in Oldham County begins

    A vote to expand alcohol sales in the county is forthcoming, after the Oldham County Chamber and Economic Development confirmed to county leaders they would spearhead the effort.

    Chamber Executive Director Deana Epperly Karem said her organization is targeting a March 2015 special election for county voters to decide whether to allow package alcohol sales throughout the county. An educational campaign will take place from August until October, before a petition drive to get the initiative on the ballot starts in November.

  • Adult classes schedule now online

    Looking for fun things to do for adults?

    The Oldham County Community Education bulletin is now online. Visit the Oldham County Schools website at www.oldham.kyschools.us/adulted. You can also find us on Facebook.com/OCCommunityEd or Twitter.com/OCAdultEd. You can also contact us by phone at 241-6018.

    Calligraphy, digital photography, genealogy, beginning Spanish, computer classes including: computer basics, Excel, 3-D design, video game design, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and Pinterest are some of the classes being offered during the fall semester.

  • Crestwood man pleads guilty to escape charge, co-defendant pending

     

    An Oldham County Jail inmate that was charged with escaping July 7 to buy alcohol and tobacco plead guilty in his district court hearing earlier this week.

    Dallas Dennison, 19, of Crestwood was sentenced to three months for facilitation to commit escape and five months for violation of probation.

  • Greenhouse providing new opportunities for Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

     

    Visitors to Yew Dell Botanical Gardens are used to seeing green, but a new greenhouse is doubling past efforts of the organization.

    In April, Yew Dell opened a new horticulture center, including the Mary Peabody and Henry Fitzhugh Greenhouse and Preston T. Ormsby Horticulture Building, allowing them to greatly expand their research, education programs and more, director Paul Cappiello said.

  • GED classes offered in August

    Do you or someone you know need a GED? These days most jobs require either a high school diploma or GED in order to even apply for a job. If you’re thinking about college or additional training, it’s a must.

    Preparing for the GED is free. Oldham County Adult Education has sites in Crestwood and La Grange with day and evening hours.

    For a limited time only you could save 66 percent on costs associated with taking the GED test.