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Today's News

  • Surpises in store when children attempt ‘Big Ugly Challenge’

    Sometimes, I forget to be a good mom and do things like warn my 9-year-old son that if he partakes of the American Legion’s All-You-Can-Eat Biscuit and Gravy Breakfast, he probably shouldn’t enter the festival pizza eating contest a few hours later. 

    He was downing a third slice when I noticed a slight gray pallor to his face. Before I could reach him, it all came back up, splattering the stage with pepperonis, partially digested gravy, and slimy chunks of biscuit.

  • Butterfly count July 20 at Horner sanctuary

    For a day in the country to benefit science, people can join in the national butterfly census, which locally involves an expedition July 20 in Oldham County.

     University of Louisville biology professor emeritus Charles Covell and other butterfly specialists will lead the Saturday activities for children and adults in the  fields and forest of UofL’s Horner Wildlife Sanctuary.

  • LETTER PERFECT

    By Wesley Robinson
    News intern, The Oldham Era

    Jonathan Swinney had the imagination and passion for comics but not the artistic skills.

    So, the Oldham County native took his love for the art in a different direction: lettering.

    “I’ve always wanted to do something with comics since I was a kid,” Swinney said. “Unfortunately, my artwork sucks.”

  • Age holds no barrier to lasting friendship

    BY WESLEY ROBINSON
    Reporter Intern, The Oldham Era

    A 39-year age gap may make Paula Covault and Alysha Hiser seem an unlikely pair, but for nearly six years they have been a dynamic sisterly duo.

    Covault, 55, and Hiser, 16, were matched by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana in 2007 after Hiser was having difficulty socializing, being comfortable with herself and interacting with other people, Hiser said.

  • YOUTH LEND HELPING HANDS

    Hundreds of young people from all over the United States descended on Oldham County last week to help out local less-fortunate residents.

  • ALLEGED MURDERER PLEADS NOT GUILTY

    By Wesley Robinson
    News Intern, The Oldham Era

    Pewee Valley resident Gail Kelley, 51, pleaded not guilty during an arraignment hearing Monday to a murder charge related to the death of her live-in boyfriend, Michael T. Evans, 44.

    Police arrived at Evans’ home in the 9200 block of Margaret Ann Court around 5:30 a.m. Saturday after receiving a report of a possible homicide there. After forcing entry into the home, officers found Evans dead from an apparent head injury.

  • MAYOR: CITY MAY DEFAULT ON BONDS

    Last week’s La Grange City Council meeting ended with a new city budget, but no compensation tax, which has led to another downgrade in the city’s credit rating.

  • Buckeye State of Mind: Oldham County's All-State kicker commits to Ohio State for 2014

    Ohio State was looking for a kicker and it didn’t take them long to find one, picking up a commitment from Oldham County’s Sean Nuernberger after a kicking camp in Columbus June 12.
    Nuernberger, a first team All-State kicker for the Colonels and Ohio State’s 10th commitment for the 2014 class, said it was an easy decision after the coaching staff offered. So easy that he accepted on the spot.

  • Shooting sends one to hospital, suspect in police custody

    A woman is in the hospital and a suspect is in custody following a shooting at a La Grange apartment complex.

    Police responded to a disturbance call at an apartment in the 900-block of Russell Ave. in the Cedar Court complex about 4:12 p.m. Friday.

    Sgt. Bruce Goodfleisch of La Grange Police Department said the first officer was on scene three minutes later and apprehended the alleged shooter without incident.

  • La Grange wage tax tabled again

    A controversial wage tax for workers in La Grange has been shelved once again.

    La Grange City Council members voted 5-3 Monday to postpone a vote on a proposed occupational tax ordinance.

    The delay forced council members to rethink the city’s proposed budget for 2013-14. The council rejected it by a 6-2 vote.

    The occupational tax had garnered much attention since it was proposed May 6.
    More than 100 people showed up for the meeting, most of them outwardly opposed to the tax.