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  • New assessment results rank Oldham County School district seventh in state

    After the biggest change in state assessment in almost 30 years, the first round of Unbridled Learning scores are being released state-wide today.

    Oldham County is the highest-ranked county district in the state and the seventh-highest ranked overall. The top six schools are all independent districts.

    The new accountability system awards recognition levels based on percentiles.

    As a district, Oldham County is one of just two county districts in the state's nine Districts of Distinction, the highest recognition level.

  • 10 horses perish in early morning barn fire

    Ten Thoroughbred horses died in a barn fire in L'Espirit early Monday morning, according to La Grange Fire Department officials.

    The department responded to a call at 3:40 a.m. to Park Shore Road and found the barn fully engulfed in flames.

    A neighbor called 911 after realizing the barn was on fire. 

    The horse owners were leasing the land; there is no home on the property.

  • I-264 ramp closures this weekend, Oct. 26-29

    If you're headed back to Oldham County from eastern Jefferson County, be mindful of several ramp closures that may impact your route. 

    According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, crews will be paving two ramps as part of the project to construct acceleration and deceleration lanes at the I-71/I-264 interchange.  

    The entrace ramp from US 42 to eastbound I-264 and the exit ramp from eastbound I-264 to northbound I-71 (exit 23A) will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, until 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29.

  • Louisville man, formerly employed as a police officer, pleas guilty to threatening a federal agent

    A Jefferson County resident, formerly employed as a police officer and officer with the Kentucky Department of Corrections, pled guilty today in U.S. District Court for mailing threatening communications to a federal law enforcement officer and knowingly depositing a firearm in the mail, according to David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Calling all candidates: Participate in The Oldham Era's election edition

    The Oldham Era will publish submitted bios and photographs of candidates in the upcoming General Election.

    Candidates are asked to complete this form by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29.

    The form is also available at this address: http://www.oldhamera.com/content/candidates-participating-nov-6-general-....

    Thanks and good luck in the General Election!

  • In-laws & Outlaws: Deadly shooting in Goshen is eerily similar to dispute that killed Oldham bus driver

    Two recent fatal shootings share remarkable similarities — and not just in the disputes, but in the victims’ backgrounds.

    Fatal shootings are uncommon in Oldham County — yet one occurred in Smithfield in September and one in Goshen earlier this month.

    Oldham County Police arrived Oct. 15 at a residence along U.S. 42 near Goshen to find the body of Richard Hild, 63, killed by a gunshot wound in the chest.

  • In-laws & Outlaws

    Two recent fatal shootings share remarkable similarities — and not just in the disputes, but in the victims’ backgrounds.

    Fatal shootings are uncommon in Oldham County — yet one occurred in Smithfield in September and one in Goshen earlier this month.

    Oldham County Police arrived Oct. 15 at a residence along U.S. 42 near Goshen to find the body of Richard Hild, 63, killed by a gunshot wound in the chest.

  • State gives Bridge Hill, Ky. 393 a green light for expansion

    After the state legislature approved a two-year, $4.5 billion road plan in April, a number of projects are set to begin in Oldham County.

    Several projects will impact Oldham Reserve, the 1,000-acre business park owned by La Grange and Oldham County governments.

    A project to extend Allen Lane will benefit both Oldham Reserve and alleviate traffic on Ky. 53. 

  • Avoid deer-related collisions on Ky. roadways

    Autumn is in full swing in Kentucky decorating its landscape and roadways with vibrant, colorful foliage. 

    Fall colors serve to remind drivers that they will see an increased movement of deer throughout the Commonwealth. In addition, deer season begins Nov. 10 and motorists are more likely to encounter these animals on or near roadways.

    Spokesperson for KSP, Sgt. Rick Saint-Blancard says motorists need to take extra precautions when driving during fall months.

  • Man pleads guilty to 2008 murder

    A Trimble County man has pleaded guilty to a 2008 murder in Milton.
    According to KSP, Clester Mullins, 37, of Milton, pleaded guilty today to the December 2008 murder of Steve “Catfish” Jones. 
    Mullins was originally arrested by Detective Todd Harwood on charges of murder and tampering with physical evidence in January 2009. 
    Detectives said Mullins struck Jones several times in the head with a metal bar before strangling him.