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Today's News

  • 'Heart of a Thoroghbred' on display at Gallery 104

    From the Arts Association of Oldham County

    The Arts Association of Oldham County presents: From the Field to the Finish Line: The Heart of a Thoroughbred,  the work of photographer, Dr. Michael Huang at Gallery 104, La Grange through June 19.
    Equine photography work of Lexington physician and sports photographer Michael Huang, M.D., is being featured in an exhibit at the Gallery 104 on Main Street in La Grange. 

  • State now offering local farm-to-school mini-grants

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture sends the following notice

    The National Farm to School Network is accepting applications from eligible schools or school districts in Kentucky for $5,000 mini-grants to help jump start new farm-to-school activities or ramp up existing programs.
    “I encourage Kentucky schools to apply for these mini-grants to enable their students to grow up healthy and eat more local Kentucky Proud food,” Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said.

  • Oldham County woman, former teacher, sentenced to prison for sexual abuse of 13-year-old student

     

    A former Jefferson County Public School teacher and Oldham County resident was sentenced to prison last week.

    Jessica Boyers, of Pewee Valley, was sentenced to 12 years after pleading guilty to rape, sodomy and sexual abuse. The sentence will run concurrently with a 10-year sentence handed down in Jefferson County court last Friday.

    Boyers, who was a teacher at Highland Middle School, pleaded guilty to more than 35 charges of either second-degree rape or first-degree sexual abuse of a male student, age 13 at the time.

  • Merger will happen for NOFD and Countryside-River Bluff

    It looks like Countryside-River Bluff Fire Protection District and North Oldham Fire Protection District have put aside their differences and have decided to go ahead with a merger.

    As per a public notice in the Era, the trustees of Countryside-River Bluff and NOFD have filed a Joint Merger Petition with Oldham County Judge-Executive David Voegele to move Countryside with and into NOFD.

    The board of trustees of NOFD approved the merger on March 23 and the board of Countryside-River Bluff approved it on Feb. 23.The merger will take place June 1.

  • Showcase spotlights Oldham businesses

    In a release from the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce, the Era was told that 2015 was the 21st year for Showcase, an annual tradition offering business exhibits, a health fair, a new car show, local entertainment, a basketball shootout competition for boys and girls and much more.

    In addition, the Chamber hosted a panel discussion at its Kickoff Luncheon held at noon on May 6.

  • Voter registration at an all-time high in Kentucky as 2015 governor’s primary approaches, online voting available

    From the Office of the Kentucky Secretary of State

    Voter registration record broken

    Nearly 3.2 million Kentuckians appear on the voter rolls ahead of the May 19 Primary Election, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced recently.

    The total number of registered voters – 3,175,905 – constitutes a new record, beating the 3,147,157 registered for the General Election held in November 2014.

  • Board of Elections cracks down on voter intimidation

    From the Office of the Kentucky Secretary of State

    Alison Lundergan Grimes, Secretary of State and Chief Election Official, is notifying the public that the State Board of Elections has approved and filed an emergency administrative regulation prohibiting electioneering within 100 feet of the entrance to a polling place on Election Day. The emergency administrative regulation, which is effective immediately, does not apply to private property.

  • Aggressive wildlife warning

    The city of Pewee Valley has sent out a warning to “residents, runners and walkers that frequent the area,” cautioning them against approaching an aggressive hawk that has taken up residency in the Mt. Mercy Place area. The following is from their press release:

    “There is a hawk nesting in the immediate area. There have been incidences of the hawk acting aggressively toward people in the area. The hawk is a federally protected species and cannot be relocated, harassed, or harmed in any way.

  • Traffic Almanac

    The Kentucky Department of Transportation has issued a road repair and construction schedule for the week.

    Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

  • Public Records: May 14, 2015

     

    La Grange Police Arrests

    May 10 -- Ashlee E. Primeau-Pieniazek, 20, of La Grange, was arrested on bench warrants for disregarding traffic regulation, 1st offense, drug paraphernalia, possession, possession of a controlled substance 3rd degree.

    May 10 -- Michael R. Satterly, 49, of La Grange, was arrested for indecent exposure 1st degree, 1st offense, alcoholic intoxication in public place 1st and 2nd offense, disorderly conduct 2nd degree.