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Today's News

  • Walmart receives final approval from Crestwood council

    Walmart will once again have a store in Crestwood, after the city council approved a proposed SuperCenter store on Veterans Memorial Parkway at a special meeting April 16.

    The Crestwood City Council approved an ordinance rezoning the property at 6701 Veterans Memorial Parkway, also known as Highway 329 Bypass, as well as a development plan for the Walmart, unanimously.

    Kevin Thompson, public affairs director for Walmart, said there currently isn’t a date set to break ground on the new development, since final approval just came from the Crestwood council.

  • La Grange wants to refinance bonds

    Buoyed by revenue from the recently imposed occupational tax, the City of La Grange is considering refinancing the bonds it holds as part of its agreement to develop Oldham Reserve.

    At a special meeting on Monday, the city council heard from Dwight G. Salsbury of Ross, Sinclaire and Associates about a refinancing plan that could significantly lower debt payments, eliminate an $8 million lump sum payment and help the city end debt payments early.

  • Prospect scout achieves at a rare age

    Becoming an Eagle Scout is a goal of thousands of Boy Scouts across the U.S., and is usually achieved by the time a scout reaches his late teens.

    So when Prospect resident Logan Salazar earned the honor before his 13th birthday, it took a big achievement and amplified it.

    “To be that focused and to get that much done at 12 years old is huge,” Don Vogel, Logan’s scoutmaster, said. “And it’s not lost on him.”

  • Returning the sparkle and shine

     

    The Duncan Memorial Chapel in Crestwood is getting a much needed face lift.

    The 21 stained glass windows that line the chapel are being restored to make them more visible from the outside, Ted Merhoff, secretary of the Floydsburg Cemetery, said.

    “Stained glass has a life time that requires a lot of maintenance,” Merhoff said.

  • Crestwood residents participate in Boston Marathon

    Two Crestwood natives joined thousands of others this week in showing the resolve of Boston by running in this year’s Boston Marathon.

    This year’s marquee race took place on Monday, roughly one year after bombings took place at the finish line that killed three and injured more than 200.

    Melissa Christensen and Ande Gorce, neighbors in the Magnolia Place subdivision, joined more than 36,000 in running the 2014 marathon.

    Christensen, who ran the marathon in 2012 as well, said the atmosphere this year was “incredible.”

  • La Grange Police investigating bank robbery

    La Grange Police are asking for help identifying a possible suspect in a bank robbery Wednesday morning.

    According to police, the Farmer's Bank of Milton, located at 2207 S. Highway 53 was robbed at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

  • Preschooler left on OCS bus for three hours

    By KENNY COLSTON

    EDITOR, The Oldham Era

    Oldham County Schools have made policy changes and two employees have resigned after a preschool student was left unattended on a bus for three hours April 21, OCS Superintendent Will Wells said.

    According to Wells, the student was unattended after all other students were dropped off for afternoon preschool at 11:30 a.m. April 21. When the child’s parents arrived to pick the student up at 2:20 p.m., school officials realized the student was missing.

  • South Oldham 8, Oldham County 7
  • North gets 10-goal win vs. South

    CRESTWOOD – North Oldham’s goal Tuesday night was to put rival South Oldham away early. That’s exactly what the Lady Mustangs did.

    Baylee Willett scored three of her game-high four goals in the first 11 minutes and North cruised to a 13-3 road win.

    The win was the Lady Mustangs’ third this year against their county rivals.

    “Our plan when we talked to the girls was to score early and score often,” coach Jaclyn Harbin said. “That’s what we have to do.”

  • CAL 16, South Oldham 12