Local News

  • Update: Police identify victim of Thursday's fatal accident

    A 61-year-old woman was struck and killed at a busy intersection in La Grange.

    According to La Grange Police Chief Frank Conway, the accident occurred Thursday afternoon at 2:45 p.m. as a tree-trimming work truck from Swartz Mowing, Inc., out of Olympia, Ky., turned from Highway 146 onto Highway 53 heading north.

    The Oldham County Coroner pronounced the pedestrian dead at the scene. She was later identified as Jann E. Hall, of La Grange.

    Conway said the cause of the accident is still under investigation.

  • Fatal accident in La Grange

    A 60-year-old woman was struck and killed at a busy intersection in La Grange.

  • Major La Grange intersection closed due to fatal accident

    A fatal accident in La Grange has closed the intersection of Highways 53 and 146.

    The La Grange Police Department confirmed a pedestrian was struck and killed Thursday afternoon, and roadways are closed while law enforcement conducts an investigation.

    Police said the pedestrian was a caucasian female in her 60s, but her identity has not been released.

    The Oldham Era will provide an update as further information becomes available.

  • La Grange Police looking for recruits

    Starting Feb. 25, La Grange Police Department (LPD) will offer a glimpse into the inner workings of police life.  For approximately ten years, LPD has offered area residents the chance to sign up for the La Grange Citizen’s Police Academy, where they can learn about real-life police work.  

  • Human remains found, identified

    Human remains found in a small wooded area in Pewee Valley have been positively identified as those of missing UPS pilot James “Mike” Kimsey, 48, of Louisville.
    Kimsey was last seen in the area of Woodmont Park Lane on May 26, 2015. His body was found near the intersection of Hillridge Drive and Village Green Boulevard in Oldham County, not far from his Jefferson County home, in an area that had previously been searched by police.

  • Fiscal Court drafts alcohol ordinance

    Fiscal Court introduced its first draft of an ordinance to regulate Oldham County’s alcohol sales at the Jan. 19 meeting.
    The ordinance, which can also be found online, is a total of 26 pages and spans topics such as licensing, the county alcohol administrator’s duties and penalties for noncompliance with the law.

  • Snow Daze

    Though heavy snow was forecast last week, Oldham County Dispatch Director Kevin Nuss estimated that the county only received between two and three inches of snow.  Nuss also said that there were no severe emergency situations during the snow event.  He said dispatch responded to fewer than ten accidents.

    “Friday was eerily quiet,” Nuss said.  “I think people heeded the warnings to stay inside.”

  • Local celebrities prepare to hit the dance floor

    Prospect celebrities will soon take the stage and strut their stuff, all for a good cause.  

    Feb. 21 will see the third annual Dancing With Prospect Stars, this year moved to Bill Collins Ford at 4220 Bardstown Rd in Louisville.

    The event’s first year, which allowed six competitors to dance and raise money for the charity of their choice, was a surprise hit.

  • Black tie not required
  • Prospect City Council approves Google Fiber

    Prospect’s city council approved a resolution at their Jan. 11 meeting to allow Google to bring their high-speed internet service, Google Fiber, to Louisville and surrounding areas.
    Google Fiber is an internet and cable service that is only available to a select group of cities. The service is already available in Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Kansas City, Nashville, Provo, Raleigh, Salt Lake City and San Antonio. Google is now exploring providing the service to the Louisville area.