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.

  • Train observation station to be installed in La Grange

    Construction began Thursday on a two-story observation tower to be installed on the corner of Main and Cedar Streets in downtown La Grange.
    The project, led by Discover Downtown La Grange (DDL), was designed by former mayor Bill Lammlein and will be used as a station to observe trains that pass through the city.
    The idea came to DDL, because of the many tourists who come from all over the country and in some cases, the world, to take photos of the trains passing through the historic town.

  • Goshen approves budget for new fiscal year

    In its regular commission meeting, the City of Goshen approved the 2015-16 fiscal year budget and tax ordinance last Monday.
    The second reading of the budget came after three controversial meetings beginning May 12.
    In May’s regular meeting, citizens raised their voices in concern at the “incompetence” of the commission and its inability to appropriate the city’s money.
    After a few budget meetings, the commission finally agreed on amendments in the proposed budget and a first reading was held June 8.

  • Fence built at Wilborn Park to keep geese out

    Last July, former La Grange Mayor Bill Lammlein ordered the killing of 22 geese in Wilborn Park. Since that controversial decision, an ad-hoc committee was created to come up with a solution for the geese overpopulation and droppings.
    Last week, youth from La Grange Baptist Church built one of those solutions — a picket fence around the pavilion in the park in an effort to keep the geese out.
    The fence was built in a u-shape with one end open for people to enter and exit.  

  • Physicians bring new accessible healthcare office to Crestwood

    It’s not uncommon that when a child is sick unexpectedly, a parent must take off work sometimes a full day to take their child to an urgent care facility or to the emergency room because their primary care doctor isn’t available. And with the high price of medical insurance premiums, some patients don’t see their doctors as much as they wish they could.
    A solution to both of these problems may be found at a new family doctor’s office located in Crestwood.