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Today's News

  • And yet, it moves

    Regardless of whether the members of this community call themselves pro-choice or pro-life, all women—who face greater risk than ever to their lives during pregnancy—deserve to have immediate access to medically accurate information about their reproductive health.

  • Stones unturned: A search for health care answers raises questions about Oldham women's options

    In Kentucky and across the nation, crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) now outnumber reproductive health care clinics.

    Facing criticism from reproductive rights advocates both nationally and locally, CPCs often are accused of misleading their target audience: vulnerable women facing an unplanned pregnancy.

    Recently the Era was contacted by Oldham County’s own CPC, Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center of La Grange, and invited to interview staff members and explore the facility.

  • Matthews trial postponed again due to delay in DNA evidence

    Yet another pretrial hearing has been set for an Indiana man accused of killing a graduate of an Oldham County High School last summer.

    Miles J. Matthews, 27, of Corydon, Ind., is accused of murdering Adam N. Gregg, 34, of Louisville on July 17, 2014. Matthews was in Oldham County Circuit Court on Thursday before Judge Karen Conrad and again pleaded not guilty to the charges of murder, first-degree robbery, tampering with physical evidence and fraudulent use of a credit card.

  • Four years later, Westport Park project still 'open ended'

    It’s been since 2011 that the public learned that the Oldham County Fiscal Court authorized a plan to expand Westport Park, which made some wonder recently: “Whatever happened with that?”

    In four years, the county has been working on developing a master plan, said Tim Curtis, Oldham County Parks and Recreation director, said.

    “It’s a long-term, phased-in project,” Curtis said. “We want to know how to best serve the community.”

  • One force, one family

    Some little boys dream of being a superhero, a fireman or policeman when they grow up and some just may want to be like their father.

    When Kyle Taylor, 25, was little he wanted to be two of those things. Now all grown up, he is following in his father’s footsteps as a police officer.

    The two men are now working side-by-side at the La Grange Police Department.

  • Public records --April 9, 2015

    La Grange Police Arrests

    April 6 -- Natasha K. Lynch, 39, Louisville, was arrested on for criminal trespassing, 3rd degree, theft by unlawful taking, shoplifting under $500.

    April 5 -- Zachary H. Snipes, 18, Prospect, was cited for drug paraphernalia.

    April 5 -- Jayne Rodriguez, 25, Prospect, was cited for no operator’s license, failure of owner to main required insurance, 1st offence, no registration plates.

  • Remembering Barry W. Stoess

    The Courier-Journal

    Barry W. Stoess, 62, of Crestwood, died April 1, 2015, at Baptist Health Louisville.

    Born in Pewee Valley and raised in Crestwood, he was a loving, easy-going family man. He was a dedicated husband and father who shined as a Papa Bear. He hosted weekly family dinners and always had an adventure, special recipe or craft project ready to try with his granddaughters.

  • Community briefs

    Board of Directors meeting

    Tri-County Community Action Agency’s Board of Directors will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 16 at the Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg. The public is invited to attend. Tri-County Community Action Agency provides services in Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties.

    “Spring Pops”
     
    The Oldham County Singers, a mixed-voice chorus directed by Walter Anderson, will perform a program including a variety of choral music, including several popular songs, at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 26.

  • RCC Employees of the Quarter

    Debbie Payne, Roederer Correctional Complex (RCC) Captain, has been selected as the Supervisor of the Quarter for April-June 2015.

  • Notes from school

    Born Learning

    On March 31, parents, caregivers and young children celebrated completion of six workshops at La Grange Elementary designed to help prepare kids for kindergarten. La Grange Elementary is one of 33 United Way Born Learning Academies, driven by Toyota, statewide. Its academy is part of a five-year, $1 million investment by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky Inc. and Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America. Toyota plans to establish academies at 70 schools by 2016.

    Girls go STEM