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Today's News

  • 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.

  • NOHS Speech Team Earns Trophy

    Members of the North Oldham High School Speech Team earned a second place overall team sweepstakes trophy Saturday at the “Best of Both Worlds” competition at Kentucky Country Day.

    NOHS had 11 finalists:

    Brooke Hasl--Champion in Dramatic Interpretation and Runner-Up in Prose

    Kiersten Cleveland-Runner-Up in Broadcasting and 3rd place in Improvisational Duo with Grace Elbert

    Cedric Cj Withrow--3rd place in Dramatic Interpretation and 6th place in Storytelling

    Seth Stevens--4th place in Broadcasting