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Today's News

  • Football: North back Beasley earns Ky. all-state honors

    North Oldham wingback Arien Beasley was selected as one of the state’s best running backs last week after a standout 2014 season.

    Beasley was named a third-team all-state running back by the Courier-Journal.

    Beasley received the honor after rushing for 1,649 yards and 31 touchdowns this season on just 157 attempts.

    The senior also caught 31 passes for 441 yards and four touchdowns.

    His 212 points this season were a school record.

    Beasley is being recruited right now across several levels of college football.

  • Boys Basketball: Overtime blitz dooms Oldham County

     

    P { margin-bottom: 0.08in;

    A showdown with traditional powerhouse Scott County lasted about four minutes too long Friday night at Oldham County High School.

  • Lashley indicted on multiple charges

    The former county road superintendent and his father have been indicted on a handful of charges, relating to an investigation into the misappropriation of county materials that started in April.

    Lance Eric Lashley, the former superintendent, and his father Jack Eric Lashley, were indicted by an Oldham County grand jury in December. The two were directly indicted by the grand jury and have not been arrested or appeared in court on the charges.

  • Men at Work

    With the New Year comes new resolutions, chief among them are new bodies after holiday eating.

    And while Oldham County has its share of gyms in the area, one in particular is hoping a new start in a new building equals serious change for their customers.

    Body Under Construction, owned by Rob Jones, was most recently based in Crestwood. But after outgrowing its facilities there, the gym is now located in Buckner, off Old La Grange road.

  • North Oldham Fire changes to full-time paid crew

     

    The New Year will bring some changes to the North Oldham Fire Department.

    Beginning Jan. 1, the NOFD will be going from a volunteer and paid staff to one paid crew to provide both day and night fire protection coverage, according to Chief Tim Conway.

    “Over the years our qualified volunteer numbers have dwindled and participation levels of many of our volunteers has gotten sparse,” Conway said. “We are not providing the fire protection coverage our taxpayers deserve.”

  • La Grange Police searching for ‘hit and run’ vehicle

     

    La Grange Police are searching for a car involved in a hit and run accident at the Interstate 71 intersection.

    According to police, a red Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4, late 1990s or early 2000s model, was involved in the accident around 12:30 p.m. on Monday at the intersection of First Street and I-71 in La Grange.

    Police said the vehicle in question has stickers on the rear window, including a white oval-shaped one. According to police, the Grand Cherokee struck another vehicle with three female occupants, one of which was pregnant.

  • Apple Patch names new interim director

    Apple Patch Community Board of Directors Chairman Steve Moss announced today that Joe Spoelker has been appointed interim Apple Patch Executive Director effective Monday. Steve also announced that Apple Patch will commence an executive search to recruit a permanent Executive Director after the first of the year.

  • Public Records Jan. 1

    La Grange Police Arrests

    Dec. 18 -- Eli M. Beggs, 18, Smithfield, was cited and released for failure to wear seat belts, failure to produce insurance card, failure of owner to maintain required insurance first offense, failure to register the transfer of motor vehicle.

    Dec. 19 -- Tyler G. Wise, 18, La Grange, was arrested for theft by unlawful taking from autos.

  • School board members play crucial role in system

    Our district’s teachers, administrators and staff deserve praise for their constant efforts to ensure the learning of every student in our district. But equally deserving recognition and an expression of gratitude are the locally-elected members of our Board of Education.

  • Pledging resolutions that don’t involve the gym

    New Year’s resolutions are always a tricky subject.

    We all know the normal ones: weight loss, get a better job, try something new, etc. And for most of us, those resolutions are broken usually within six weeks.

    Luckily, I’ve been able to keep my personal resolutions of the last two years (I’m showing off, I get it), and so as editor of your weekly paper, I wanted to make some public resolutions for the Era for 2015.