Local News

  • E.ON U.S. launches online map for power outages

    A new online map launched by E.ON U.S. will show power outages in real-time for E.ON customers.

    According to a press release from the company, the online outage map shows outages across service territories of Kentucky Utilities, Louisville Gas and Electric Co. and Old Dominion Power.

    The map is accessible by smartphone.

    Regardless of storms or clear days, officials said the map will be available online year-round and a tutorial is offered to navigate the system.

  • Debate about the debate continues

    A representative from Insight Communications advised members of Oldham fiscal court Tuesday that broadcasting a political debate on Insight Channel 25 is possible, but risky.

    Keith Hall, senior vice president and deputy general counsel for Insight, detailed the partnership between Insight and county government. Oldham County’s franchise requires one channel – Insight Channel 25.

  • Debates important for voters as well

    There’s nothing more revealing about the abilities of candidates than their participation in a good, well-run and fair debate.

    Debates are an important part of any campaign. They can give voters a balanced picture of where the candidates stand on similar issues raised through debate questions. By many counts, they can truly help voters decide which person to support when they step up to cast their ballots on Election Day.

  • News Briefs

    Green Thumbs Garden Club meets Monday

    The Green Thumbs Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. April 12 at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve, located at 12501 Harmony Landing Lane, Goshen.

    Tavia Cathcart will lead a discussion on wildflowers.

    For information, call the Oldham County Extension Office at 222-9453.

    History center hosts spring lunch series

    The Oldham County History Center will host “It’s About the Hat!” at noon Saturday.

  • Dollar General CEO to present leadership seminar in Oldham

    The retired chairman and CEO of Dollar General Corp. will visit Oldham County later this month to speak during a leadership seminar in Crestwood.

    Cal Turner Jr., who served as CEO from 1977 to 2002, will host “Lessons in Leadership” scheduled April 20 at Kavanaugh Life Enrichment Center.

    Turner’s father and grandfather started the business in Scottsville in 1939 as a dry goods wholesaler. Under his leadership, the company grew to more than 6,000 stores and $6 billion in sales.

  • Police cruiser or campaign car?

    What looks like a city police cruiser adorned with stickers promoting a local mayor’s campaign for re-election has caused quite a stir among residents.

    The vehicle, parked outside the city council’s monthly meeting Monday night, is painted with the same black and white details of a La Grange Police cruiser. However, its emergency  lights are missing and instead of police markings, it’s covered in stickers that say “Re-Elect Elsie Carter, City of La Grange.”

  • Window to the past: A glimpse into The Oldham Era’s archives

    30 Years Ago: April 10, 1980

    Two employees from the state reformatory arrested for marijuana

    Two Kentucky State Reformatory employees, one guard and one driver from the motor pool, were arrested recently for possession of marijuana. 

    The guard was caught trying to bring four ounces of the drug into the reformatory.

    Elbert Lowell Tarrants of Crestwood, Kentucky was arrested on March 26 while attempting to bring four ounces of marijuana into the state reformatory. 

  • Pewee Valley man indicted for taking $40K from bank

    A federal grand jury has indicted a Pewee Valley bank teller on charges of allegedly embezzling thousands from a local bank.

    Michael Glenn Borum, 31, of Pewee Valley, is charged with embezzling $40,000 belonging to Your Community Bank while employed as a teller between March 19 and June 12, 2009.

    The maximum penalty is 30 years’ imprisonment and a $1 million fine.

    Borum is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court for arraignment April 20.

  • Oldham from the outside looking in

    How does Oldham County look to outsiders?

    A group of professional tourists from a Seattle-based company called Destination Development will visit Oldham County in the coming weeks and their research will provide an  answer to that question.

    Kim Buckler, executive director of the Oldham County Tourism Commission, said Madison, Ind., hired the company for an assessment about three years ago.

  • Park will honor county’s service men and women

    A new place of reverence for veterans and fallen heroes of our country’s wars and conflicts will soon be erected in Oldham County.

    The Veterans Memorial Park of Kentucky is planned at the main entrance of South Oldham middle and high Schools to honor veterans from Oldham County and around the country.