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Today's News

  • The diversity of Apple Patch

    Apple Patch has been a landmark in Oldham County for more than 10 years, but you may be surprised how much you don’t know.
    Apple Patch offers residential living options, a variety of day programs and clinical services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, all of which have shaped the lives of residents.
    Both employees and participants in the programs have a passion for Apple Patch. “Whatever you’re giving them comes flooding back to you,” said Joe Spoelker, director of development and marketing at Apple Patch.

  • Zoning violations could lead to closure of wildlife rehab center

    A $25,000 grant for a Goshen area non-profit has led to zoning violations and a heated campaign by neighboring property owners for the founder to discontinue her program.
    Second Chances Wildlife Center is a 501c3 organization headquartered off U.S. 42 near St. Francis School that provides rehabilitation and safe release to injured and orphaned wildlife.

  • Town square renovations proposed in Pewee Valley

    By Glypie Grider
    special to the oldham era
    In an effort to enhance the “character, accessibility and drainage” in front of Pewee Valley’s city hall, officials are considering major renovations to the road and parking areas on Mt. Mercy Drive.

  • Sidewalks now required in new developoments

    The belief that sidewalks enhance a community will lead the future of development in Oldham County.
    A zoning ordinance now requires sidewalks for all new subdivision developments in Oldham County.
    The purpose of the sidewalk ordinance is to ensure connections to schools, parks, shopping facilities, green spaces and public recreation areas.

  • EMS employees say concerns aren’t taken seriously

    A heated meeting Monday night illustrated the frustrations shared by employees of Oldham County EMS.
    In recent weeks many employees at Oldham County EMS say their concerns haven’t been taken seriously by the interim director or the board of trustees.

  • 11.5% Sewer rate increase denied – for now

    by marion taylor
    intern, the oldham era
    The City of La Grange said it needs to improve its waste water treatment plant to support future development. However, city council members and residents are adamantly opposed to a sewer rate increase.

  • Nepotism charges continue against property assessor

    Charges of nepotism filed two and a half years ago against 11 elected property valuation administrators across the state, including Oldham County PVA Ron Winters, will finally be heard by the executive branch ethics commission after a ruling by the Kentucky Supreme Court.

    Like several other PVAs throughout the state, Winters employs a family member in his office.

  • Crestwood man charged with murder plot in multistate biker gang

    A Crestwood man nicknamed "Pit Bull" who leads a Louisville chapter of a nationwide motorcycle gang known for organized crime appeared in federal court Wednesday afternoon.

    Carlos Wesley Rose, a corrections officer at the Kentucky State Reformatory in La Grange, is one of 18 members of the Wheels of Soul motorcycle gang indicted last month in St. Louis.

  • EMS will ask board to suspend changes later today

    The employee committee of Oldham County EMS will ask the board of directors  tonight to temporarily suspend proposed scheduling changes set to take effect at the end of the month.

    According to members of the committee, they hope that a delay will allow time for an in-depth study and analysis of the schedule and possible alternatives.

  • Butterfly census needs volunteers Saturday in Brownsboro

    The public is invited to join a free science project July 9 to help with the national butterfly census.
    University of Louisville biology professor emeritus Charles Covell and other butterfly specialists will lead the butterfly count Saturday at UofL’s Horner Wildlife Sanctuary in Brownsboro.