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Today's News

  • Police chief: internet exchange sign best $80 spent this year

     La Grange Police have created an internet purchase exchange location to ensure the safety of residents hoping to sell or buy items through arrangements made online. 

  • What grade would your garbage get?

    Often, conservationists seek to leave a better planet for the next generation, but sometimes the next generation steps up to help.  

    Members of the North Oldham Middle School (NOMS) One Planet Club have made it their mission to make their school more environmentally friendly.  The young men and women meet on Thursday mornings to sift through the garbage in classrooms, take out anything recyclable and put it in a recycling bin.  

  • Burning banned until October

     Beginning May 1 and continuing through Sept. 30, open burning is prohibited in Oldham County, due to being designated by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency as “non-attainment” air quality for ozone and particulate matter because pollution levels have exceeded those permitted by the Clean Air Act.

  • Chips, salsa, flash mob
  • Thousands of voices heard at OC Schools Arts Center

     Voices of more than 3,000 middle and high school students were heard in the Oldham County Schools Arts Center April 14 and 15, as choirs from 55 schools were assessed by the Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA).

    Assessments help schools and educators evaluate the success of their choir programs, but the festival also gives choral groups a chance to see how they size up against other schools, said Shela Vilardell, festival manager. 

  • Proposed jail budget triggers fiscal court dispute

     Potential pay raises for some jail employees and the purchase of a new vehicle for the detention center sparked controversy during a fiscal court meeting April 5. 

  • Lead found in two SOHS water fountains

     Routine water fountain testing at South Oldham High School (SOHS) uncovered two water fountains that were contaminated with lead.  

    According to Lori McDowell, interim director of communications at Oldham County Schools (OCS), the school disconnected both fountains upon learning they were contaminated with lead, permanently cutting one from the water source and entirely removing the other.  

  • Online voter registration system proves problematic for clerks

     

     

    With Kentucky’s online voter registration system launch March 14, it’s easier than ever to register to vote. But that simplicity doesn’t necessarily hold true for the county clerks across the state who are diligently working through a few kinks in the system before the primary. 

  • Pewee Valley arrest results in more than 30 charges

    Oldham Era Staff Report

     

    A man caught in the act of breaking into a residence by the Pewee Valley Police Chief was indicted with more than 20 counts of burglary after he was found to have been involved in a string of other Oldham and Jefferson county break-ins and crimes, according to press releases. 

  • Paws Behind Bars

     In the middle of a prison yard, there is probably only one thing that can so easily melt the hearts of dozens of men: puppies. 

     “You can have a big guy you’ve never seen smile before going crazy over a couple of puppies,” said Angela Howard, program coordinator for the Paws Behind Bars program, while several men she oversees in the program nodded in agreement.