Local News

  • Extension honoree

    Joyce McKinney (right) was recently honored as the Oldham County Extension Leader of the Year.  This award is given to recognize volunteers for outstanding leadership, service, and commitment to the Oldham County Cooperative Extension Service.  McKinney is pictured here with fellow Oldham County Extension Council member Caldwell Willig. Information and photo submitted by Oldham County Extension Service.

  • KSP Valedictorian

    La Grange resident Whitney Lyell (center) received a valedictorian certificate from Kentucky State Police Lt. Col. Brad Bates (right) and Law Enforcement Training Instructor Jason Long (left) during graduation ceremonies for the sixth class of the KSP Telecommunications Academy in Frankfort on May 22. A telecommunicator at KSP 5 in Campbellsburg, Lyell completed the six-week course with an overall average of 99 percent. She is the daughter of Darrel and Cami Lyell of Sulphur. Information and photo submitted by KSP.


    Auditions to be held at Embassy Suites in downtown Louisville Downtown
    on Monday, June 1.

    In a May 20 press release, ABC home entertainment has notified the Era of the following:
    The long-running, popular game show ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ is hitting the road in search of outstanding contestants for the 2015-2016 season featuring new host, Chris Harrison! 

  • American Legion meeting

    The monthly meeting of the Oldham County Post 39 American Legion will be held on the first Thursday of each month. The June 4 meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the lower level of the American Legion Post #39 building located on 2301 West Highway 146 in the eastern end of Oldham County Fair Grounds in La Grange. Refreshments will be avaialble after the meeting. All veterans are welcome.

  • Crestwood Civic Club

     The club cordially invites you to the annual Garden Tour and Luncheon on Saturday, June 30 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Luncheon seating held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with a plant sale held at the clubhouse on 7219 Kavanaugh Road in Crestwood.
    Tickets for the tour and lunch are $20. Tickets for the tour only are $17. Contact Laurie at 205-265-0376.

  • A family ripped apart by abuse

    By now, most locals have heard the story of two La Grange children that were kidnapped by their father in May, but what most don’t know is this case has an even longer history of violence and misfortune.
    The La Grange Police Department responded to a report of two missing children, Alex and Ethan Gutierrez, at approximately 8 p.m. on May 31 at the McDonald’s in La Grange.

  • Oldham County Schools’ superintendent suspended

    After a closed session at a special meeting Thursday, the Oldham County School Board suspended Oldham County Schools Superintendent Dr. Will Wells.

    A motion by board member Kevin Woosley said there would be an investigation into his behavior.

  • Children rejoice at VBS
  • Babysitter arrested for leaving toddler unattended in hot car

    On June 26 at approximately 11:25 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 1000 block of New Moody Lane on a report of a child left unattended in a parked vehicle.  
    Subsequent police investigation revealed that a 2-year-old male child was left unattended by his babysitter in a parked vehicle with only the driver’s side window rolled down halfway for approximately 25-30 minutes.  
    At the time of the incident, the weather was sunny with an air temperature of 78 degrees and a humidity of 58 percent. The child was uninjured and returned to his parents.

  • Oldham County’s hidden weather station

    This past year, students in Oldham County had 10 snow days, leaving them in the classroom until June 12.
    The unpredictable weather affects schools, businesses, safety and economics.
    Located among the bison, horses, mules, chicken and pigs on Woodland Farm off Highway 42 is the Kentucky Mesonet Station in Oldham County.