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Today's News

  • Uncle Bob: Adding some new flavor to your summer meals

    My appreciation for food started when I was very young. I grew up exposed to great food from my Italian grandmother and German Irish food from my other grandmother. My mother cooked with an American and international flare. Family gatherings were about fun and really great food.

  • Pewee Valley Summer Festival
  • YMCA buys indoor arena, land

    After leasing a nearby indoor arena for the last 10 years, the Oldham County YMCA in Buckner has purchased the building and the property it sits on for $1.3 million.

    Peggy Kilgore, the executive director of the Oldham County YMCA, said it just made sense to purchase a building next to its main facility that is heavily used for YMCA programs anyway.

    And with the building needing some renovations, it made sense to own the facility before making those renovations, she said.

  • Hope Health Clinic expands its services in La Grange

     

    When Hope Health Clinic opened its doors in La Grange in 2011, the affordable clinic was home to six local physicians and a nurse practitioner. Today, the clinic has a team of ten physicians and nurses caring for the needs of those who are indigent, without insurance or underinsured.

    New to the clinic is the cutting edge service of gene testing. This tests patients’ genes to find the most effective medicine for their illness.

  • City elections deadline near

    With only a few days left until the filing deadline, many of Oldham’s city governments are heading toward re-election by default.

    Mayor and city council positions in Goshen, Crestwood, Pewee Valley and Orchard Grass as well as School Board districts 2 and 5 are on the November general election ballot. And with an Aug. 12 4 p.m. deadline looming, as of Monday only incumbents had filed for election to those offices.

  • 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.”