Today's News

  • 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.

  • Fashion statement – a faux pas or just ‘fail’?

    As we were leaving for an annual bluegrass party, hubby glanced at me and remarked, “Oh. You’re wearing that.”

    “You told me you like this shirt.”

    “I do like it. I just didn’t know you were actually wearing it.”

  • Strides made, but health issues still concern in Kentucky

    Of all the challenges Kentucky can expect to face in the years ahead, few are bigger than improving our collective health.

    In some key areas, we already have a head start. Kentucky is among the top 20 states in fighting infectious diseases, for example, with the use of vaccines high and the percentage of our older citizens getting a flu shot above the national average.

  • ‘A genuine, 
honest person’

    By Wesley Robinson
    News Intern, The Oldham Era

    Prospect Councilman Mike Scott, a resident of the Hunting Creek neighborhood, died suddenly July 12.

    Scott had served on Prospect’s City Council since November 2008, having been re-elected in 2010 and 2012. He was a licensed investigator and insurance consultant. He also served as a member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee and the Prospect Ethics Commission.

  • Second reading Aug. 5 for new La Grange tax

    A special meeting of the La Grange City Council has put a new compensation tax on the fast track. A new version of the controversial proposed tax could be passed after a second reading at the next meeting, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5.

    The proposed tax, one of six new ordinances having a first reading Monday, would take 1 percent of salary or hourly wages paid to anyone working within La Grange city limits.

    Mayor Bill Lammlein said last week he was going to try to get the tax up for a vote as soon as possible.

  • Clean water for China

    For some teachers, summer break means time to relax or go on vacation. For a group of teachers from East Oldham Middle School, summer meant working in rural China.

    The group was overseas finishing a fund-raising project started during the school year by the seventh-grade class at EOMS. That grade has raised money for water purification systems for the past seven years.

    The systems are sent to poor, underdeveloped countries struggling to get clean water to remote areas.

  • Oldham County 
Property Transfers

    Landmark Custom Homes LLC to Julia and Dimtriy Zilberman, lot 113, Longwood, 1701 Wellington Lane, Goshen, $328,335

    Terese Halton to Marjan Keener, lot 4, Locust Run, 4706 Three Lakes Road, Crestwood, $188,800

    Misty McNichols to Paul and Donna Kerr, lot 277, Orchard Grass Hills, 9308 Apple Orchard Place, Crestwood, $152,500

  • Prospect council selects Evans to serve as mayor

    By Wesley Robinson
    News Intern, The Oldham Era

    It took less than 20 minutes for the Prospect City Council to pick its new mayor during a special-called meeting Monday night.

    John Evans was unanimously appointed mayor and will serve out the remainder of the term, which became vacant when Ken Corey resigned July 1. Evans’ term ends Dec. 31, 2014.