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Today's News

  • City of Pewee Valley officially starts fight against cell tower

     

    The city of Pewee Valley has taken its first step in the battle against a proposed cell tower.

    The city unanimously voted at its December meeting to “actively and rigorously oppose the location” of a wireless telecommunications facility, according to documents provided by the city attorney, John Singler.

    The tower would be constructed at 209 La Grange Road, behind the Salem Assembly of God church.

    “We are going to jump into the fight against this with both feet,” Pewee Valley Mayor Bob Rogers said.

  • Seven indicted in gang case

     

    Seven individuals have been indicted on charges they participated in organized crime activity, stemming from an October arrest by La Grange Police.

    But other serious charges of conspiracy to commit murder and possession of cocaine were dismissed by an Oldham County Grand Jury.

    The seven individuals are allegedly part of the Southside Crips gang and were arrested in a raid by La Grange Police.

  • Arts Center performs Dickens’ classic Christmas story
  • Residents express concerns over new Walmart

    A proposed Walmart Supercenter in Crestwood is drawing mixed reactions from residents closest to the new development.

    The national retailer has proposed building a new supercenter at 6701 Highway 329 in Crestwood. The location is behind the Baptist Crestwood Medical Center on what’s also known as the 329 Bypass or Veterans Memorial Parkway.

    At an informal meeting Monday for Crestwood residents, Deborah Bilitski, an attorney for Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs, who is representing Walmart, shed some light on the proposed store.

  • Study: Oldham ranks first for kids

     

    A first-ever ranking of child well-being at the county level in Kentucky has named Oldham County as the best.

    Advocacy group Kentucky Youth Advocates annually releases the Kids Count data book to gauge the well-being of Kentucky’s kids, but this year is the first time they ranked counties from 1 to 120.

    In the rankings, Oldham County scored first overall, as well as first in three main categories: education, health and family and community.

  • Election 2014 filings Dec. 19

    Several candidates for local offices have filed their paperwork to run in the 2014 election. If you would like to see a photo printed in the Era of a candidate filing for office, please send a photo and a brief description to news@oldhamera.com.

  • South Rotary continues donations

    The South Oldham Rotary Club continues its tradition of giving back to the community.

    At their Dec. 13 meeting the club presented a check to representatives from Camden Elementary, Crestwood Elementary, Kenwood Station and South Oldham Middle School. The funds will go to help students that need support and help.

  • BRINGING COMFORT DURING HOLIDAY GRIEF

    When my grandfather passed away in February of 1990, it was the first major loss in my life. I fumbled through the grieving process, desperately trying to be strong for my grandmother whose home I moved into on the day grandpa died. I had been instructed by well-meaning relatives that I should not cry in front of her, but it was so very difficult to remain stoic while she grieved.

  • THE POWER OF LAUGHTER

    Someone has well said, “God must have had a good sense of humor, else God could not have made monkeys, pelicans and some of us.” Laughter gives us a wholesome attitude towards one another. When two people laugh together, there is a sense of belonging. Laughter carries with it sympathy for others; it tends to remove suspicion, doubts and antagonism. When we laugh together, we feel united, we are ready to forgive, and we begin to love. People cannot hate each other while they are laughing.

  • Masonry Matters

    Oldham County Shrine Club Members, Tom McShane, Bill Meyer’s and Marshall Geoghegan presented a gift card and clothes to Graham Reynolds, La Grange Elementary School Resource Officer. Another fine example of Shriner’s Helping Kids in our community.

    We wish to “Thank” those patron’s that have helped us help another child. Masonry does Matter, as we continue to help where we are able.