http://www.oldhamera.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Group hopes to raise homelessness awareness http://www.oldhamera.com/content/group-hopes-raise-homelessness-awareness <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kortnee_homeless.jpg" alt="Kortnee Fleitz holds up a sign near Highway 53 trying to raise awareness about homelessness in Oldham County. Kortnee was joined by her mother, Nacole, and a handful of others to hold signs promoting awareness last week." title="Kortnee Fleitz holds up a sign near Highway 53 trying to raise awareness about homelessness in Oldham County. Kortnee was joined by her mother, Nacole, and a handful of others to hold signs promoting awareness last week." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> It&rsquo;s an issue that doesn&rsquo;t get much attention in Kentucky&rsquo;s wealthiest county, but some advocates say is still around: homelessness.</p> <p> The issue led a handful of people to try to raise awareness of homelessness to the Oldham County community last Thursday, as their counterparts in Louisville did the same thing.</p> Collett to resign as police chief http://www.oldhamera.com/content/collett-resign-police-chief <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/collett.jpg" alt="Collett" title="Collett" align="left" hspace="6" width="66" height="85" /><p> In addition to a new mayor and new police station, the city of La Grange will break in a new police chief in 2015.</p> <p> Current La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett will be stepping down effective Jan. 1, ending 12 years at the helm of the city&rsquo;s police force.</p> <p> Collett said he told the department staff last week, as well as informed current La Grange Mayor Bill Lammlein and Mayor-elect Joe Davenport of his decision to retire.</p> Matthews indicted on murder charge http://www.oldhamera.com/content/matthews-indicted-murder-charge <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/matthews_miles_j_0.jpg" alt="Miles J. Matthews" title="Miles J. Matthews" align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><p> An Indiana man has been indicted for the murder of an Oldham County High School graduate.</p> <p> Miles J. Matthews, 27, of Corydon, Ind., was indicted Friday by the Oldham County Grand Jury on charges of murder, first-degree robbery, tampering with physical evidence and fraudulent use of a credit card under $500 in relation to the death of Adam Gregg on July 17.</p> Local group retires old flags with ceremony http://www.oldhamera.com/content/local-group-retires-old-flags-ceremony <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/flag_2.jpg" alt="Members of the fourth degree of the Knights of Columbus salute while new colors are presented and pledged to, while just-retired flags sit on a table in front of them. " title="Members of the fourth degree of the Knights of Columbus salute while new colors are presented and pledged to, while just-retired flags sit on a table in front of them. " align="left" hspace="6" width="110" height="85" /><p> A local organization is hoping to properly retire old American flags throughout Oldham County with a new ceremony.</p> <p> Members of the fourth degree of the Knights of Columbus held the first such flag disposal ceremony on Saturday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in La Grange.</p> <p> The group, known as the patriotic degree of the Knights, retired more than 140 worn, torn or older flags during the ceremony with the help of a local Boy Scout troop.</p> New dance parties fun for Cedar Lake residents http://www.oldhamera.com/content/new-dance-parties-fun-cedar-lake-residents <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cedar_lake_soiree_pic.jpg" alt="Residents of Cedar Lake in La Grange participate in one of their new dance parties. The event is a partnership between Soiree, Fred Astaire and Cedar Lake Lodge." title="Residents of Cedar Lake in La Grange participate in one of their new dance parties. The event is a partnership between Soiree, Fred Astaire and Cedar Lake Lodge." align="left" hspace="6" width="136" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> When Thomas Adams was just six weeks old, he was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus, otherwise known as Water Head Syndrome.</p> <p> The condition seemingly went away, but a few years ago, at 27-years-old, Adams&rsquo; seizures and other complications came back in full force.</p> <p> After several procedures and various therapy sessions, Adams was on the road to recovery. It was during this time that Adams became involved with the Fred Astaire Dance Studio and using ballroom dance as a form of therapy for his condition.</p> Accused bank robber’s cases not even started in several counties http://www.oldhamera.com/content/accused-bank-robber%E2%80%99s-cases-not-even-started-several-counties <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/grubbs_0.jpg" alt="Grubbs" title="Grubbs" align="left" hspace="6" width="125" height="85" /><p> The case of a La Grange man charged with robbing the Farmer&rsquo;s Bank of Milton on Highway 53 doesn&rsquo;t appear to be heading toward a speedy resolution.</p> <p> William Gary Grubbs, Jr., 36, was indicted on two counts of robbery in the first degree, related to alleged robberies on April 23 and June 1.</p> <p> But Grubbs is facing other robbery charges in four other counties and told Oldham Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad that he hasn&rsquo;t even been arraigned or made an appearance in two of the total five counties he&rsquo;s charged in.</p> Oldham County musician hopes to make it big in Nashville http://www.oldhamera.com/content/oldham-county-musician-hopes-make-it-big-nashville <p> A Crestwood native is hoping his hometown support can help him hit it big in Nashville.</p> <p> Chase Skinner, a graduate of Oldham County High School, has spent the last few years as a musician playing in Oldham County and the Louisville area.</p> <p> But he&rsquo;s recently put his foot in the door of the Nashville music scene, landing gigs on the city&rsquo;s famed Broadway strip of bars.</p> <p> It&rsquo;s meant hundreds of miles on the car, but it&rsquo;s been worth it for Skinner, he said.</p> City of Crestwood unveils Purple Heart designation http://www.oldhamera.com/content/city-crestwood-unveils-purple-heart-designation <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/purple_heart.jpg" alt="Crestwood Mayor Dennis Deibel, second from right, and Kentucky Commissioner of Veterans’ Affairs, Heather French Henry, take a photo with the new Purple Heart City sign and members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart." title="Crestwood Mayor Dennis Deibel, second from right, and Kentucky Commissioner of Veterans’ Affairs, Heather French Henry, take a photo with the new Purple Heart City sign and members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart." align="left" hspace="6" width="142" height="85" /><p> One day before the nation remembers its veterans, the city of Crestwood held a ceremony to honor those who left a little more on the battlefield.</p> <p> The city unveiled a new sign claiming it to be a Purple Heart City, a tribute to the Purple Heart Award, whose recipients are wounded or killed in battle.</p>