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Today's News

  • Man indicted for crooked mortgages on bogus Prospect and Goshen homes

    He promised returns of 10 to 15 percent on investments, and solicited more than $700,000 to purchase bogus homes in Prospect, Shelbyville and Goshen. Now, a Louisville man faces a federal charge for mail fraud related to his investors’ loss of $1.2 million in his real estate scheme.

    A federal grand jury indicted Russell N. Daniel, 63, on a single count of mail fraud after an FBI investigation.

    According to the indictment, between March 1, 2005 and October 31, 2008, Daniel swindled investors in his real estate business to obtain money and property.

  • Grand Stamm—LIVE! 2.24

    Guys and gals, welcome to our 11th Grand Stamm — LIVE! chat, set for Friday, Feb. 24 at 1:50 p.m.

    I hope you all enjoyed last week's chat, with North Oldham High School swimming coach Kris Krohn, whose swimmers had an impressive showing at the region meet and are looking for some high finishes at the state meet this weekend at the University of Louisville.

  • Gee to speak at leadership event

    In honor of International Womens Day and Kentucky Women’s History month, the Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a one-day women’s leadership conference.

    The event will provide a wealth of knowledge in areas that affect personal and professional development. Women who attend will have the opportunity to network and interact with other business women in our area. 

  • Sports Primer 2.22

    It's been another busy week of sports in Oldham County.

    Catch another edition of this week's Sports Primer again in podcast format.

    Each week, you can find an updated podcast with a rundown on the content in The Oldham Era's sports section, plus any other updates.

  • Tennis takeover

    They stand in the normal starting position for doubles — La Grange 12-year-old Paul Reynolds in the backcourt with his brother Brent Reynolds, 9, at the net.

    Their private instructor at the Louisville Tennis Club, Simon Childs, rockets a serve that Paul deftly returns with a forehand.

    Childs then returns with a drop shot that Brent quickly slides right for and fires back towards Childs, who hits the ball into the net.

    The boys are part of a growing interest in tennis in Oldham County.

  • Hand in Hand: Prospect doctor, biomedical engineer volunteer in Nicaragua

    Two Prospect residents traveled to Nicaragua earlier this month to provide medical support to one of the world’s poorest countries.

    Dr. Cynthia Rigby, an obstetrician/gynecologist, and Courtney Nanney, a biomedical technician, joined 10 others on the trip.

    Hand in Hand Ministries and the Greater Louisville Medical Society Foundation partnered to send the group of physicians and medical workers to Managua, Nicaragua, for a week.

  • Library supporters urge land donation

    There’s a new chapter in the Goshen library story.

    In December, fiscal court voted to accept a proposal from the North Oldham Lions Club to donate property to the library and county parks and recreation department. 

    But now, library supporters are concerned that donation might be cut in half.

    The proposal, drafted by the club and approved by its members and board, would donate “approximately six acres directly to the library,” and about 18 acres to the parks department.

  • Bids for county facility are 72% over budget

    Plans for new road and recycling buildings went off the road when officials opened project bids at the Feb. 7 fiscal court meeting.

    “We’re all in shock over the prices that came in,” said Magistrate Brent Likins, chair of the building construction and maintenance committee last week.

  • Jogger discovers body in Pewee cemetery

    Police responded to the Pewee Valley Cemetery before dawn Feb. 22 after a jogger discovered a woman's body. 

    Oldham County Police spokesman Mike Head confirmed the woman, 56-year-old Teresa Gaither of Pewee Valley, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

    Click here for obituary information.

     

     

  • Biking through buildings and the elements

    After avoiding black ice on Second and Third Avenues in La Grange, Crestwood’s Alan Keeling steered his bike up a ramp and into the lobby of The Oldham Era’s office.

    Keeling quickly ran into his biggest obstacle.

    After entering the office, Keeling’s glasses fogged, clouding his vision.

    But Keeling adjusted to the visual challenge to win the seventh leg of the La Grange Urban Short Track Series Feb. 11.