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  • To Rescue and Reform

     Kenny Burton has been training dogs from within the confines of a jail cell for 11 years now.

  • Hermitage Farm to host Derby Gala event

    Hermitage Farms in Goshen will be the scene of the Hermitage Grand Gala, a star-studded Derby Eve party this Friday, May 1.
    The party is a joining of Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, founders of 21c Museum Hotels, and Junior Bridgeman, President of Bridgeman Foods.

  • Oldham County Middle students involved in bus fire

     A tour bus carrying 50 Oldham County Middle School students returning from an eighth grade trip caught fire in Pennsylvania early last Thursday morning.
    No injuries were reported, according to Director of Communications and Development of Oldham County Schools Tracy Harris Green.
     The Toby Tours bus driver smelled smoke at around 6 a.m. on Thursday morning and pulled the bus over and the 50 kids and five adults were taken to a rest station by local emergency workers in the Claysville, Penn. area.

  • Food prices experience first drop since 2013

    A recent report from Kentucky Farm Bureau reveals a significant price drop in retail food cost across the state. The following information was received by the Era via press release from KFB
    For the first time since June 2013, the average price of retail food items across the Commonwealth decreased.
    According to the Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Federation’s latest Marketbasket Survey, taken in March of this year, the average total cost of 40 basic grocery items was $126.22, or 2.3 percent lower than what was reported in the previous quarter.

  • Body found in burning car

    The Oldham County Police Department is currently investigating a vehicle fire that resulted in the discovery of human remains.
    A burned body was found in a vehicle on Highway 393, near Highway 42, after police responded to a call in the early hours of Tuesday.  
    No results have been released from the autopsy which was later conducted on the body, nor the cause of death, but foul play is suspected by police.
    Oldham County Police Sgt. James Brown said investigators suspect foul play.

  • Marathon Man

    Saying Wesley Korir is just a marathon runner would be an understatement.
    Korir is more than just a runner. He’s a University of Louisville graduate and former all-star track athlete, a major marathon winner and a political activist in Kenyan parliament.
    Korir recently spoke to students at South Oldham Middle School about his struggles growing up without running water in Africa to being able to donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to help kids from his hometown to graduate high school and his dreams of being the president of Kenya.

  • Oldham Countian named first female master distiller

    At only 28, Marianne Barnes has her dream job.
    Barnes, who grew up in La Grange, just became the first woman in Kentucky to be named a master distiller since Prohibition.
    Barnes recently left her role as master taster at Brown-Forman, where she got her start in the industry, and joined forces with founders Will Arvin and Wesley Murray to restore the Old Taylor Distillery in Millville, near Frankfort.

    The beginning

  • School Briefs

    La Grange honor student

    Thomas Hagan was among McKendree University’s outstanding students introduced at an Honors Convocation on April 23 during the university’s Academic Excellence Celebration. Hagan, a graduate student from La Grange, was recognized for nursing education by the Division of Nursing’s master’s program. Graduate and undergraduate honorees were selected by full-time faculty members based on four major components of the university’s mission: responsible citizenship, engagement, academic excellence and lifelong learning.

  • OCHS librarian named 2015 PBS Digital Innovator

    Oldham County High School librarian James Allen has been named a 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator.  Allen, who also serves as technology coordinator at the school in Buckner, Kentucky is among a diverse group of 100 tech-savvy educators from across the country selected for his passion and commitment to innovative teaching practices that integrate digital media and technology in the classroom.

  • Oldham County Middle students involved in bus fire

    By taylor riley

    REPORTER, The Oldham Era

      A tour bus carrying 50 Oldham County Middle School students returning from an eighth grade trip caught fire in Pennsylvania early last Thursday morning.

    No injuries were reported, according to Director of Communications and Development of Oldham County Schools Tracy Harris Green.