Local News

  • Poll workers needed for primary, general elections

    Oldham County Clerk Julie Barr recently announced the opportunity for county residents to work at several voting locations during the primary election May 18 and general election Nov. 2.

    Barr said a one-day class to learn what to do Election Day will take place beginning at 10 a.m. May 10 in the fiscal court courtroom.

    Workers are paid $25 to attend the class and $100 for working election day.

    For information, call 222-0047.

    –Laura Hagan

    Fablehaven author to visit Camden Station

  • House is crowned Oldham Icon

    Singer Tanisha House earned the title of Oldham Icon during competition at Showcase Oldham County March 13. She received $350 cash.

    The lights were bright, the audience was packed and singers took the stage March 13 during Showcase Oldham County in a fight for the title of Oldham Icon. eeBy the end of the afternoon, Tanisha House was named the winner of Oldham Icon. Clinton Spaulding earned runner-up and Brandy Neelly earned third.

  • A community connected

    Oldham residents making their way down Main Street in La Grange now have the opportunity to surf the Web while they’re at it.

    A project launched by the graduates of Leadership Oldham County’s Class of 2009 has reached completion, bringing wireless internet capabilities to Main Street in La Grange.

    Lis Schwedler, store manager at The Treasured Child, said customers have been able to use the Internet on their phones in the store and have been happy to have the opportunity.

  • Wassel graduates from basic training

    U.S. Army Pfc. Andrew S. Wassel recently graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga.

    During the nine weeks of training, he received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions.

    Wassel is the son of Donald Wassel of La Grange. He is a 2004 graduate of Oldham County High School.

  • Moore graduates from air force basic training

    U.S. Air Force Airman Daniel L. Moore recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

    Moore is  the son of Terry and Kim Moore of La Grange. He is a 2006 graduate of Oldham County High School.


  • Public Records

    Sheriff’s reports

    Warrant arrests

    Ercil L. Wilkinson, 59, 2309 W. Ky. 524, Westport, arrested by OCSO March 8, failure to appear.

    Christian A. Clemmons, 26, 2114 Cherry Blossom Court, La Grange, arrested by OCSO March 8, failure to appear.

    Joaquin Galeas, 34, 6500 Missionary Ridge Drive, Pewee Valley, arrested by OCSO March 8, failure to comply.

    James Siers, 35, 435 Rosewood Court, Louisville, arrested by OCSO March 7, non-support.

  • IRS office open Saturday to help people struggling with taxes

    The local IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center will be open in Louisville on Saturday to  give struggling taxpayers the opportunity to work directly with IRS employees.  

    The office is open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and is located at 600 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Place, Louisville, Ky.,  40202.


  • Celebrating conservation

    The Oldham County Conservation District’s 29th annual awards banquet took place Feb. 26 at the John Black Community Center.

    Judge-Executive Duane Murner, was honored for his support of the district’s conservation efforts throughout Oldham County.

  • The Oldham Era and the Oldham County History Center present March’s Living Treasure

    Wendell Moore

    At the time, I don’t think but one out of the seven kids were born in a hospital at all. I am one of seven. I have three sisters and three brothers. One of them is dead, the rest of them are still living. At that time, a doctor usually came to the house. There would be a neighbor or someone who would come and stay with the birth mother until she could get on her feet.”

  • Holy Trinity Lutheran Church celebrates Holy Week

    Holy Trinity Lutheran Church begins Holy Week with Palm Sunday services at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Holy communion will be offered.

    A Maundy Thursday service takes place at 7:30 p.m. April 1, commemorating Jesus’ Last Supper.

    The Good Friday service of darkness begins at 7:30 p.m. April 2.

    A community Easter egg hunt for children up to 11 years old takes place from 10:30 a.m. to noon April 3.