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Today's News

  • Public Records Jan. 8

    La Grange Police Arrests

    Dec. 30 -- Larry D. Cox, 42, La Grange, was cited for shoplifting under $500.

    Dec. 30 -- Jerica L. Armstrong, 24, Frankfort, was cited for possession of a controlled substance first degree, first offense.

    Dec. 30 -- Gargia Osorio Celso, 31, La Grange, was cited for disregarding traffic control device-traffic light, no operator’s license.

  • Being the next president is all about the ten percent

    Let’s talk about the president. Not the current president — the next president.

    We don’t know who the next president will be. All we know is that it won’t be Barack Obama. For about 45 percent of Americans, that’s a great thing. For another 45 percent, that’s a bad thing. For the other 10 percent, the good or bad may be based on who the next president will be.

  • New Year, new foods

    The New Year is here and we can vow to eat healthier this year. Maybe you should try a new restaurant, here locally we have Mexican, Chinese or Italian, among others. I have to go to Louisville to get Irish, German or other unique ethnic foods.

  • Sinking into childhood fears
  • Tips on how to find your church home

    Arriving early one Sunday a preacher sat down at a local donut shop, opened his Bible and went over his sermon notes. A man at the counter asked, “You a preacher or something?” The preacher replied that he was and the man asked which church. The preacher told him which church and he responded excitedly that he went to that church.

    The preacher said, “I’ve been preaching there for about three months and I’ve never seen you there.”

  • Community briefs Jan. 8

    Relay for life

    Relay for Life of Oldham County invites the public to an open house on Jan. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the John Black Community Center.

    This is an informational meeting to discuss Relay For Life 2015. Questions and suggestions are greatly encouraged. Relay for Life is a community event and everyone’s input is needed to make 2015’s event the best Oldham County has ever seen.

    Airman

    graduates

    Army Pvt. Rickey W. Elmore has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

  • Interstate 71 rest areas closed for renovations

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announces temporary closure of the rest areas along Interstate 71 in Oldham County. The facilities on both the northbound and southbound sides of I-71 will be closed approximately one month for renovations. The closure began on Tuesday, Jan. 6, and will continue through the first week of February.

  • Group works to reform area sewer facilities

    By tom barr

    LANDMARK NEWS SERVICE

    Coming up with a regional sewage treatment plan could be a very costly situation.

    But, on the other hand, it might be just as costly to do nothing.

    The second in a series of public meetings on the Salt River Watershed sewer work group was held recently in Louisville. The few who attended listened as engineers with Strand and Associates outlined some of the options and the costs.

    Bullitt, Jefferson and Oldham counties have the only agencies that are part of the work group.

  • Humane Society gets Christmas wish of new land

    Some choose shooting stars, wishing wells or candles on their birthday cake when it comes to making long-shot wishes.

    The Humane Society of Oldham County used the newspaper and just before the New Year, what was once a wish became a reality.

    The independent, no-kill shelter was the focus of a story in the Nov. 26 extra edition of The Oldham Era, where they made their wish for 10 acres of land known for the first time.

  • Mayor taking things ‘one day at a time’

    With a new mayor and four new members of the council, things are likely to start slow when it comes to new legislation in La Grange, Mayor Joe Davenport said.

    The new council met for the first time Monday night, with Davenport, who spent 20 years as a councilman, in the mayor’s seat this time. Joining Davenport were first-time council members Shannon Pottie, Ann Zimlich, Stephanie Chalfant and Trey Kamer, as well as former mayor Bill Lammlein, who is now a councilman.