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Today's News

  • Lawsuit challenging alcohol election dropped

    The lawsuit challenging the special election allowing alcohol sales within the county has been dismissed.
    Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad dismissed the case with prejudice, barring it from ever being retried in her courtroom. According to Conrad’s dismissal order, the suit failed to name the proper parties within an allotted time period.
    In her decision, Conrad cited Kentucky laws that allow a legal challenge to any election as long as the members of the board of elections responsible for carrying it out, namely the Oldham County Board of Elections (OCBE), are named.

  • Armed robbery suspect arrested

    A suspect police believe to have threatened two women at gunpoint in La Grange on Thursday, March 10, including one who was briefly abducted, was arrested by Kentucky State Police (KSP) on Friday, March 11, on unrelated charges, according to a press release. 

    Patrick S. Moore, 31, from Sligo, was found by KSP at his Brownsboro Road home, where he was first charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

  • State parks employee dies in I-71 car accident

     A 74-year-old La Grange man was killed in a two-vehicle accident at about 6 a.m. Sunday morning on Intersate 71 in Henry County near the 25 mile marker.

    Kentucky State Police (KSP) report that the vehicle driven by Andrew Persanyi was rear-ended by another vehicle driven by Corey Shores, 21, of Dayton, Ohio, as both were traveling northbound on the interstate. Both vehicles left the road and Persanyi’s car overturned causing him to be ejected from the vehicle.

  • Public comment can help choose superintendent

     Four finalist superintendent candidates have been referred to the Oldham County Board of Education, according to a press release. 

    A Superintendent Screening Committee (SSC) reviewed applications of 19 candidates over a five-week period. Five of the candidates were from outside Kentucky, and three major screening events have been conducted. 

  • Hemp producers hope to open regional facility

    Chris Brooke, Landmark News Service

     Kentucky Cannabis Company leaders see room in Henry County to grow their effort to provide health benefits from hemp oils, company founder Bill Polniak said.

  • Contest could earn $25,000 for La Grange

    One click a day could be all it takes to help earn $25,000 toward the revitalization of Main Street in La Grange. 

    “It literally is the equivalent to one moment of your time. That’s all you have to do to help facilitate the pride of our city,” said Karen Eldridge, La Grange Crossroads director.

  • Hillbilly Swagger: The Voice finalist performs in Prospect

     Glen Jennings/The Oldham Era

  • Proposed zoning law updates could affect signs, homes

     Oldham County Planning and Development is now working on a comprehensive update to the county’s current zoning laws that will provide a major overhaul to several important parts of the current zoning ordinance.

    The comprehensive zoning ordinance was last changed in 2007, but according to Planning and Development Director Jim Urban, it was hardly the thorough examination the new update is intended to be.  Urban estimates the last comparable update was in 1999 or 2000.  

  • Food pantry receives big donations

     Good deeds come in different shapes and sizes, and just about every form of kindness has materialized recently at the Bread of Life Food Pantry.

    It is not like there was a shortage of generosity within the aged walls of Grace and Glory Lutheran Church. Since August of 2012, the pantry housed there has fed thousands of people in need, reaching an all-time high of 11,291 in 2015. About 1,000 individuals and families are fed each month because of the good work of Bread of Life volunteers. 

  • 100 mile bike ride helps YMCA

    Riding a bike for 100 miles will take you about the distance from Goshen to Cincinnati, but not for Charlotte Reader on Wednesday, March 9. 

    To help the Oldham County Family YMCA reach its fundraising goal of $155,000 by April 1, Reader rode a stationary bike in the gym’s lobby for nearly six hours, all 100 miles, and raised money at the same time.