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Today's News

  • NEWS BRIEFS

    Revival Aug. 4-9

    Crossroads Lighthouse Church will be hosting their yearly revival from Aug. 4-9. Reverend Paul Harvey said all are encouraged to attend the camp meeting.

    The services will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily and full camping facilities are available for campers and RVs.
    For more information call (502) 222-1810.

    Fiscal Court to meet

    at 6 p.m. Aug. 6

  • Jones to serve as appellate judge in 6th Appellate District

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – An Oldham County resident has been appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear to serve as Court of Appeals judge for the 6th Appellate District, Division 1.

    Allison Jones was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Justice Michelle M. Keller, who had been appointed to the Supreme Court of Kentucky in April.

    Along with Oldham, the district includes Bath, Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Fleming, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Henry, Kenton, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas, Owen, Pendleton, Robertson, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties.

  • Area residents attend WKU 
academic camps

    The following students and teachers from Oldham County attended academic summer camps this summer at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.

    Cole LaDow, a student at La Grange Elementary School, attended the Summer Camp July 15-19 for advanced and high-interest students who completed first through fourth grades in 2012-13.

  • Dodson named to state school board association

    A member of the Oldham County Board of Education has been appointed to serve as a director-at-large of the Kentucky School Boards Association.

    Larry Dodson, Crestwood, represents the southeastern part of Oldham County on the local board. He will serve a three-year term and was appointed by KSBA President Durward Narramore.

    “I know (Dodson) will hit the ground running as we tackle the issues KSBA is facing due to his past experience on both the local level and KSBA board,” Narramore said.

  • SCHOOL INFORMATION FOR 2013-14

    New starting,
    
dismissal times

    Start and ending times for students are changing this year as a result of streamlining bus routes.

    This results in slightly longer bus rides for some students and the need to have more time between elementary and middle/high school start and ending times.

    However, these cost-saving measures allowed the district to retain more than 10 teachers who otherwise would have lost their jobs and protected important programs that have a clear impact on student learning.

  • Kelley described as victim of abuse prior to Evans murder

    By Wesley Robinson
    News Intern, The Oldham Era

    The murder case against Gail Kelley will proceed to a grand jury following a judge’s ruling last Wednesday.
    Kelley is accused of killing her boyfriend, Michael T. Evans, early on July 6 in the home they shared in the 9200 block of Margaret Ann Court in Pewee Valley.

    Kelley pleaded not guilty to the murder charge, a Class A felony, and one count of tampering with physical evidence, a Class D felony.

  • Fashion statement – a faux pas or just ‘fail’?

    As we were leaving for an annual bluegrass party, hubby glanced at me and remarked, “Oh. You’re wearing that.”

    “You told me you like this shirt.”

    “I do like it. I just didn’t know you were actually wearing it.”

  • Strides made, but health issues still concern in Kentucky

    Of all the challenges Kentucky can expect to face in the years ahead, few are bigger than improving our collective health.

    In some key areas, we already have a head start. Kentucky is among the top 20 states in fighting infectious diseases, for example, with the use of vaccines high and the percentage of our older citizens getting a flu shot above the national average.

  • ‘A genuine, 
honest person’

    By Wesley Robinson
    News Intern, The Oldham Era

    Prospect Councilman Mike Scott, a resident of the Hunting Creek neighborhood, died suddenly July 12.

    Scott had served on Prospect’s City Council since November 2008, having been re-elected in 2010 and 2012. He was a licensed investigator and insurance consultant. He also served as a member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee and the Prospect Ethics Commission.

  • Second reading Aug. 5 for new La Grange tax

    A special meeting of the La Grange City Council has put a new compensation tax on the fast track. A new version of the controversial proposed tax could be passed after a second reading at the next meeting, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5.

    The proposed tax, one of six new ordinances having a first reading Monday, would take 1 percent of salary or hourly wages paid to anyone working within La Grange city limits.

    Mayor Bill Lammlein said last week he was going to try to get the tax up for a vote as soon as possible.