Today's News

  • La Grange tax passed; effective Oct. 1

    After months of discussion, public outcry and heated debate, the La Grange city council voted 6-1 in favor to impose a compensation tax for the city.

    Council voted down a similar measure last month, but, claiming this was the only way to raise money to pay off the city’s massive debt, Mayor Bill Lammlein reintroduced the tax for a first reading during a special meeting last week. That allowed council to hold the second reading Monday.

  • What to do when God’s will isn’t our own

    Jonah is a prophet of God, and he wants to do what God wants him to do or say. Then God does the unthinkable: He asks him to do the wrong thing.

    Has that ever happened to you? You go to God willing to do anything, anytime, anywhere, and then God whispers your name deep in your soul, and tells you His will, and you don’t like what you’ve heard?

    That is what happened to Jonah, and he ran in the opposite direction. He heads for Tarshish 2,000 because he didn’t want to save the Ninevites.

  • Rogers–Roberts

    Tony and Gail Rogers of New Castle announce the engagement of their daughter, Shelly Faye Rogers, to Justin “Cooter” Roberts, son of Larry and Cindy Roberts of Louisville.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Harriett Phillips and the late Sylvester Phillips and Aver Mae and Jesse Lee Rogers. She is a 1997 graduate of Shelby County High School and owner of Painting by Shelly.

  • Hopper–Burgin

    Tachelle Banfield Hopper announces her engagement to Tommy Burgin.

    The bride-elect is a 1987 graduate of Sullivan University with a degree in Paralegal Studies, and is the mother of Augustus and McMillan Ludwick.

    The groom-to-be is a 1995 graduate of Oldham County High School and is employed in Shelby-ville. He is the father of P.J., Jessie and T.T. Burgin.

    The couple will marry at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, in Louisville. Invitations have been mailed.


    Revival Aug. 4-9

    Crossroads Lighthouse Church will be hosting their yearly revival from Aug. 4-9. Reverend Paul Harvey said all are encouraged to attend the camp meeting.

    The services will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily and full camping facilities are available for campers and RVs.
    For more information call (502) 222-1810.

    Fiscal Court to meet

    at 6 p.m. Aug. 6

  • Jones to serve as appellate judge in 6th Appellate District

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – An Oldham County resident has been appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear to serve as Court of Appeals judge for the 6th Appellate District, Division 1.

    Allison Jones was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Justice Michelle M. Keller, who had been appointed to the Supreme Court of Kentucky in April.

    Along with Oldham, the district includes Bath, Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Fleming, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Henry, Kenton, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas, Owen, Pendleton, Robertson, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties.

  • Area residents attend WKU 
academic camps

    The following students and teachers from Oldham County attended academic summer camps this summer at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.

    Cole LaDow, a student at La Grange Elementary School, attended the Summer Camp July 15-19 for advanced and high-interest students who completed first through fourth grades in 2012-13.

  • Dodson named to state school board association

    A member of the Oldham County Board of Education has been appointed to serve as a director-at-large of the Kentucky School Boards Association.

    Larry Dodson, Crestwood, represents the southeastern part of Oldham County on the local board. He will serve a three-year term and was appointed by KSBA President Durward Narramore.

    “I know (Dodson) will hit the ground running as we tackle the issues KSBA is facing due to his past experience on both the local level and KSBA board,” Narramore said.


    New starting,
dismissal times

    Start and ending times for students are changing this year as a result of streamlining bus routes.

    This results in slightly longer bus rides for some students and the need to have more time between elementary and middle/high school start and ending times.

    However, these cost-saving measures allowed the district to retain more than 10 teachers who otherwise would have lost their jobs and protected important programs that have a clear impact on student learning.

  • Kelley described as victim of abuse prior to Evans murder

    By Wesley Robinson
    News Intern, The Oldham Era

    The murder case against Gail Kelley will proceed to a grand jury following a judge’s ruling last Wednesday.
    Kelley is accused of killing her boyfriend, Michael T. Evans, early on July 6 in the home they shared in the 9200 block of Margaret Ann Court in Pewee Valley.

    Kelley pleaded not guilty to the murder charge, a Class A felony, and one count of tampering with physical evidence, a Class D felony.