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.

  • Hemp: A miracle plant?

     On a sunny afternoon with storm clouds looming on the horizon, farmer John Smith stands beneath a towering field of Schedule 1 narcotics.

  • Local candidates file for election

    In addition to a choice for president, November’s ballot will include candidates for 11 local councils, commissions or boards. 

    The order in which candidates will appear on the ballot was chosen Aug. 11 during a random drawing. 

  • Childhood Council seeks participants for many free programs

     A local organization hopes to give parents and other caretakers new ways to connect with their children.  

    The Oldham County Community Early Childhood Council (CECC) offers education programs for newborn children until age five.   

  • Local singer, songwriter celebrates upcoming EP release

     Maddie Driscoll, a 17-year-old student at North Oldham High School, has another life beyond her studies.  In her free time, Driscoll is a recording artist, writing and performing her own music.  

  • Chamber golf scramble brings business community together

     More than 50 businesses attended the annual Oldham Chamber and Economic Development (OCED) golf scramble held this year at the Oldham County Country Club.