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Today's News

  • NOFD and Countryside merger may be off

    It was just last month that the Era reported Countryside-River Bluff would be merging with North Oldham Fire Department and both parties thought that was the end of story, but not quite.
    At North Oldham Fire’s regular meeting last week, Countryside-River Bluff board member Cathy Miller told the NOFD Board of Trustees that her department did not agree to the circumstances previously discussed.

  • A sip of Blue Hydrangea Tea

    Sponsored by Discover Downtown La Grange and Baptist Health, April 19 marked the 8th annual Blue Hydrangea Progressive Tea Party in historic downtown La Grange. The event raises funds for O.A.K., Ovarian Awareness of Kentucky. Kathy McCann, event co-chair and registered nurse, reports that 100 percent of ticket sales and donations collected from the event go to O.A.K. for education and information about ovarian and other reproductive cancer symptoms.

  • Rawlings to add 700 jobs in La Grange

    Construction has begun on the 75,000 square-foot addition to the Rawlings Group campus. When completed the three-building campus will span 230,000 square feet.
    Rawlings Group, which handles health insurance payments, estimates that the construction will take a year to complete, aiming for an April 2016 deadline.

  • Highlights from Goshen City Commission

    The following are key points from the regular City of Goshen Commission Meeting held on April 20:

    Door rattling concerns
    Several citizens spoke of their concerns on their home’s front doors being rattled at night. Mayor Bobby Thacker said he was one of those concerned citizens. Thacker said the police were contacted in each of those incidents, but there are currently no leads. Thacker said he thought the events were isolated and would not happen again.

    Not another speed bump

  • A life without 'I can't'

    Michelle Benson of La Grange is a hospital technician, a mother, a daughter and a friend. She works two jobs, exercises daily and maintains a social life.
    Benson also has multiple sclerosis. Upon meeting Benson, most would not expect the 41-year-old to have the debilitating disease; she appears to be healthy. Benson said it’s her lifestyle that helps her maintain her health.
    Multiple sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), according to the National MS Society.

  • Backyard Politics

    Only hours after Kentucky’s junior Sen. Rand Paul, announced his bid for the U.S. Presidency from the lavish perch of Louisville’s historic Galt House, the wooden pews of La Grange Baptist Church were filled with the faithful. 

  • Absentee Voting Rules and Deadlines

    The Kentucky Secretary of State has distributed the following rules for all those seeking to cast an absentee ballot.
    Eligible voters may begin casting mail-in absentee ballots in Kentucky’s May 19, 2015, Primary Election. Individuals who may be eligible to vote by mail-in absentee ballot include:
    ·   Military personnel, their dependents, and overseas citizens
    ·   Students who temporarily reside outside the county
    ·   Voters who temporarily reside outside Kentucky (e.g., vacationers)

  • Regular registration rules and deadlines

    The deadline to register to vote in the May 19th primary election is April 20, 2015. County clerks’ offices throughout Kentucky will accept voter registration cards until the close of business on that date. Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by April 20. Rules per Kentucky Secretary of State are as follows:
    ·         To be eligible to vote, you must:
    o   Be a U.S. citizen,
    o   Be a Kentucky resident for at least 28 days before Election day,

  • Lifelong Oldham Countian and WWII vet laid to rest

    Paul M. Moore, 97, of Centerfield, died on Sunday, April 5, 2015, after a lifetime of service to his country and community.
    The Moore family has been in Oldham County for generations. Paul was born in a tiny house on the edge of Sligo near Patton’s Creek, which has since been torn down. Like his family before, Paul was raised in the humblest beginnings Oldham County could offer.

  • Pewee Valley gets town square update, offers tax relief

    The Pewee Valley City Council gave a first reading for two ordinances regarding the city’s tax rates and budget last week during its regular monthly meeting.
    The ad valorem and personal property tax rates for the fiscal year have been fixed at the rate of $0.1439 per $100 for the past nine years and will not change for the new fiscal year, according to council members.
    The ordinance said that January 1, 2015 was designated as the assessment date for all real and personal property subject to City taxation within the corporate limits of Pewee Valley.