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Today's News

  • Oldham County rolls past Atherton 55-0

    Taking to Bell Field Friday night in their season opener, the Oldham County Colonels made sure they came out firing in Week 0, routing Atherton 55-0.

  • Year of firsts for Little Leagues comes to a close

    After a stunning run through district and state play this summer, the South and North Oldham Little League all-star teams said goodbye to their world series' dreams late last week. Though the games would be much different for each, the results would be the same as both would fall just short of the biggest stage.

  • Oldham resident awarded lifetime achievement award

    By ADAM WARNER

     

    After Kentucky basketball great Ralph Beard passed away in 2007, the Kentucky Mr. Basketball fraternity created the Ralph Beard Lifetime Achievement Award to recognize those who have excelled in their life’s work, whether in basketball or other areas. 

  • Crestwood man competes in WPT poker tourney

    By BILLY RUTLEDGE

    Thousands watched Crestwood native Erick Steinbergen compete in the 2012 World Poker Tour Event in Pennsylvania Aug. 10-15. 

  • Preparing for the final push

    The Era will chronicle the Ironman Louisville through first-person accounts from local participants. Dannielle Hadaway is a 44-year-old personal trainer and mother and will be competing in her first Ironman Aug. 26.

     

     

  • Officials open new North Camden bridge

    Just in time for the new school year, county and state officials  gathered Tuesday to dedicate a new bridge on North Camden Lane.

    Previously, the bridge had a 3-ton weight limit and was 14 feet wide. It is now 24 feet wide and can hold 43 tons. Two cars will be able to pass side-by-side — before, drivers had to take turns crossing.

    The project cost $225,000, including $160,000 from state funds.

  • City employees will pay more for insurance

    The city of La Grange could save more than $30,000 after city council voted to change insurance benefits Aug. 6.

    About 24 full-time city employees previously paid 5 percent of their premiums, but will now pay 10 percent, doubling their monthly expense.

    While many workers across the country have faced rising healthcare costs, La Grange employees pay less than national averages, according to council member Jason Taylor.

  • Oldham County jail is falling apart

    Buckets catch rain leaking inside from the roof. Paint peels from the walls and  cinder blocks are so saturated they squirt water. 

    Oldham County’s jail is overcrowded and officials say it is in desperate need of repair.

    Jailer Mike Simpson said the facility is licensed to house 115, but averages more than 130 inmates daily.

  • Despite $220,000 deficit, school board keeps tax rate

     School district tax rates will remain the same, despite a $220,000 projected deficit.

    Oldham County Board of Education members unanimously agreed Aug. 10 to keep the current rate of 68.9 cents per $100 of property value.

    Retaining the current rate will cause the district’s revenue to be $219,000 less than the 2012-13 estimated budget, said Randy Davis, the district’s assistant chief financial officer.

  • Mayor scraps proposal for 1% tax on employee wages

    UPDATED >>> Mayor Bill Lammlein announced today (Thursday, Aug. 16) that he is taking the compensation tax off the table.

    "I'd like to give my city council members more time to find other ways to resolve this fiscal issue," he said.

    The proposed ordinance will not be on the Sept. 4 city council agenda.

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    If you work in La Grange, you may soon pay a tax on your wages to the city.