Local News

  • 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.

  • Citizens request skate park property re-vote

     Although it was not on the agenda, discussion and debate about the La Grange City Council’s previous decision to sell what is being called the “skate park property” occupied most of its September meeting.

  • Drive-in proposal postponed

     The show has not been stopped, but it has been postponed for the Sauerbeck family who are proposing a drive-in movie theater on Old Lagrange Road. 

  • Grocery store staple closes after 47 years

     When John Mouser decided to open an independent grocery store in Crestwood, he immediately started trying new things.

  • Mondays are for making at Arts Center

     What do a drawer of socks, a jar of keys and a mismatched set of poker chips have in common?  They can all find new life during Maker Mondays, hosted by Oldham County Schools Arts Center (OCSAC).

  • The cherry on top

     Pewee Valley’s town hall restoration was completed Friday, Sept. 16, when the building’s original cupola was placed back over its historic bell. The bell, which still rings before every meeting, first called the town council together in August of 1897.