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Today's News

  • Master craftsman subject of latest dinner series
  • OCS pay raise approved by board

    The Oldham County Board of Education officially approved a one percent raise for its teachers and other classroom staff at its January monthly meeting.

    The board approved a so-called “one-time fringe benefit” of one percent, named because it won’t affect salary structures in 2015, board staff said.

    The approval of the item was never in doubt, because the district and board members had been basing the most recent tax increase on such a raise for the district’s teachers.

  • Rotary speech contests upcoming

    The Rotary Clubs of Prospect Goshen, LaGrange & South Oldham will be holding a Speech Contest for area High School students. Eligible students are those who are public, private, independent or home taught students. Students are to prepare their speech by discussing this year’s Theme, “Light Up Rotary.” This can be applied to the student’s personal observations and experiences or to Rotary or other organizations that have similarly engaged and changed lives on a local, national or international level.

  • Suspect needs identifying

    The La Grange Police Department is asking for help to identify this person, who along with two other accomplices, stole over $14,000 in cell phones from Walmart in La Grange. The items range from iPhones to Samsung Galaxys. The individuals gained access to the phones by going behind the counter where they found the case unlocked. The theft took place early Friday morning. This individual was accompanied by one other black female and one black male.

    Anyone having information on this person or the theft, please contact the LaGrange Police Department at (502) 225-0444.

  • Nominations needed for Oldham County Day grand marshals

    The Project Guild of La Grange is now accepting nominations for grand marshal of the 2015 Oldham County Day Parade.

    Oldham County Day – always the third Saturday in July – is slated for Saturday, July 18.

    Each year, members of the Project Guild of La Grange select a grand marshal by way of nominations from the community. Criteria for this honor is that the person must be a current (or past) resident of Oldham County and he or she must have devoted his or her time and talents for the good and betterment of our community.

  • New management creates new opportunities for care in La Grange

    It is very surprising to most residents of Oldham County there’s a quality healthcare campus right here. This healthcare campus consists of Providence Richwood, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, and The Oaks Assisted Living. They are conveniently located off of Highway 53 in the Cherrywood Place residential neighborhood behind the Kroger shopping center in LaGrange.

  • City of Goshen selects Hammon as new commissioner

     

    In a closed session last week, the City of Goshen Commission selected Robert Hammon to fill the vacant seat formerly occupied by Terry Crotteau.

    Although he was born in Jefferson County, Hammon told the Era he has “deep roots” in Oldham County.

    Hammon’s mother was born and raised in La Grange along with her six siblings, some of who lived in the county at one time or another during their adult lives. Hammon’s grandmother was once postmistress of La Grange.

  • Prospect ‘stars’ set to dance for various local charities

    Ten local residents, five men and five women, will be competing for the title of “Prospect Star 2015” on Feb. 21 at the Mellwood Arts Center. “Dancing With Prospect Stars & Taste of Prospect” is an exciting fundraiser, hosted by the Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce. The event, in its second year, will benefit the chamber and the 10 individual charities the contestants have chosen. Before the big night, the stars will be accepting donations on behalf of their chosen charities. Each dollar donated in their name will count as a vote.

  • Seniors granted tea time wish thanks to foundation

    Some wishes only come true over birthday cakes or at Disney World, but a local foundation has been striving to make senior citizens’ dreams come true with outings to bring back old memories.

    Opal’s Dream Foundation, of Shepherdsville, was started in memory of Opal Grubbs, a senior who spent the majority of her adult life alone in a nursing home as a ward of the state. She had dreamed of leaving the nursing home to see the ocean but with no family or funds, her dream was unfulfilled when she passed away.

  • WOOF there it is

     

    The WOOFery has spent nearly three years on Main Street in La Grange, but recently it became so popular it outgrew its space.

    When owner Tanya Turner added the grooming salon to her business in 2013, it quickly became apparent that parking was a serious issue for her clients — both two-legged and four-legged.

    “My heart was attached to Main Street, so it took me about eight months to find the exact, right location that would suit our needs, as well as the needs and comfort of our customers,” Turner said.