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Today's News

  • Stone leads Titans as Collins pulls away from North

    GOSHEN – North Oldham played with a better effort that pleased its coach Thursday night. But that still wasn’t enough for the Mustangs to overcome the best player on the floor.

    Collins’ Ralphie Stone scored 24 points Thursday, including 10 in the fourth quarter, as the Titans beat North 59-50.

    Stone lifted Collins (12-2), ranked No. 2 in Region 8 by the Courier-Journal, past the Mustangs (5-8) on a night when North, ranked No. 6 in the same poll, hung tight the first three quarters.

  • NOLL signups start Saturday at Walsh Park

    North Oldham Little League will be having sign-ups for the 2014 season starting Saturday at Walsh Park in LaGrange.

    The days will be every Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., every Sunday, 1-4 p.m., and every Tuesday, 5-8 p.m. through Feb. 2.

    NOLL offers baseball (ages 7-16), girl’s softball (ages 7-16), coach pitch (ages 5-6), t-ball (ages 4-5) and its challenger league (ages 7-18) for special needs kids.

  • Edgar harvests first deer

    Breann Crouch Edgar, 13, of La Grange, harvested a doe Dec. 28 in Campbellsburg during a youth hunt weekend.

    Edgar, an eighth grader at Oldham County Middle School, was hunting for the first time.

  • La Grange mayor Lammlein won’t run for re-election after one term

    The City of La Grange is once again searching for a new mayor.

    Mayor Bill Lammlein, who took office four years ago, recently told the Oldham Era he is sticking to a pledge to only serve one term as mayor. That leaves an opening for chief executive of Oldham County’s largest city.

    So far, no one has filed to replace Lammlein with roughly three weeks until the filing deadline, Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. But Lammlein said there are qualified people to take his spot.

  • 2014 elections could mean change in leadership

    With less than three weeks until the filing deadline, the majority of the county’s top elected officials could see an easy re-election.

    Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. is the filing deadline for anyone seeking a federal, state or local office in Kentucky, according to County Clerk Julie Barr.

    But as of Monday, it was mostly those who currently hold elected office who had already filed to run in 2014.

  • Gang group back in court

    Seven individuals charged with participating in organized crime have pleaded not guilty after being indicted on that and other drug charges.

    La Grange Police arrested the seven who appeared last week, plus one other man in October after a weeks-long investigation into possible drug and gang activity.

    According to police, the Oldham 8 are affiliated with the Southside Crips gang, but those charged have denied the affiliation in court.

  • Special vote for alcohol at Yew Dell

    A popular Crestwood event center is hoping a special election will allow them to sell alcohol by the drink.

    Yew Dell Botanical Gardens is host to many business events and weddings year-round, but currently can only make alcohol available by hiring a licensed caterer to provide it.

    But a recently- passed state law has expanded those currently limited options for the property, Jackie Gulbe, communications coordinator for Yew Dell, said.

  • Pass the salt, please

    Directing two tons of metal through treacherous conditions sounds like a nightmare for most, but for Andy Rankin, it’s just another day on the job.

    Rankin sits behind the wheel of truck 38 as a four-year veteran of the Oldham County Road Department. This winter, he and the department have gone out to salt or plow five times to head off wintery conditions on county roads, Rankin said.

    “It’s not a hard job, it’s just tedious,” Rankin said. “Your mind has to be in the game.”

  • Baptist honors first baby of 2014

    Jessica Bush rang in the new year with an unexpectedly early bundle of joy.

    Thomas Eugene Howard was born at 2 p.m. on Jan. 1 to Bush and Tommy Howard of Carrollton. Thomas was the first baby born in 2014 at Baptist Health La Grange. The healthy 7 pound, 8 ounce baby boy was 14 days early and measured 20 inches.

    “I’m pretty excited,” Bush said. “I’m a little nervous about having a boy.”

  • New Year’s exhibit comes to oldham historical center

    New Year’s is celebrated in America in different ways, usually with lots of friends, parties, confetti, party horns and staying up late to ring in the New Year. Visit the Oldham County History Center’s Peyton Samuel Head Museum and explore some New Year traditions celebrated around the world.

    This exhibit is geared toward children in a year-long effort to educate them about different cultures and the county in which they live.