Local News

  • Crash and Learn

    A group of North Oldham seniors hosted a mock drunk-driving crash for their fellow students Tuesday as part of their senior project. With the help of emergency crews, the students set up a simulation that showed the effects of drinking and driving. Crews airlifted one student from the scene, another was taken away by the county coroner. A mock funeral took place Wednesday morning for that student. Above, Allison Olive acts as the fatally-wounded victim during the simulation. Far left, Olive and Carly Melia check out their make-up before the simulation.

  • Military News

    Smith serving with U.S. Marine Corps

    Lance Corporal Taylor J. Smith, daughter of Chris and Kim Smith of La Grange, is now overseas. Smith was deployed Feb. 12 from Camp Pendleton in San Diego to serve with the  U.S. Marine Corps First Batallion Intelligence Unit.

    She is stationed in Afghanistan at Camp Leatherneck.

    Dillie graduates from basic training

    U.S. Air National Guard Airman Clifford E. Dillie recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

  • Soccer coverage: Simply a bad call

    Size matters.

    Just ask the dozens of athletes who recently competed in the Play for the Cure soccer tournament in Elizabethtown.

    In the March 25 edition of The Oldham Era, we published photos of two winning teams – the LSA East Under-12 girls’ soccer team and the Oldham County Thoroughbreds Under-12 combined boys’ soccer team.

    We love recognizing local students and athletes for their accomplishments, and rely on teachers, coaches and  parents to submit photos of those accomplishments.

  • News Briefs

    Arbor Day Foundation names La Grange Tree City USA Community

    The City of La Grange was recently recognized by the non-profit Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA Community for its commitment to urban forestry. It is the sixth year La Grange has earned this national designation.

    The program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.

  • Tech Support

    The Oldham County Public Library’s free computer classes have proven very successful. More than 60 people have taken advantage of classes offering basics, mid-level use of common word processing, spreadsheet applications and various informational databases and are explained by friendly and knowledgeable library staff.

  • Engagement


    Together with their families, Sara Ray and Mark Miller of Louisville announce their engagement.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Lorrie and Ken Maxwell of Louisville and a graduate of Oldham County High School and the University of Louisville.

    The groom-elect is the son of Jennifer and Mark Miller of New Albany, Ind. and a graduate of Charlestown High School and UofL Speed School.

    A wedding and reception are planned beginning at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at The Gillespie.

    Invitations will be mailed.

  • State budget cuts for libraries are severe

    The Oldham County Public Library is a recipient of KDLA construction funds. The Kentucky Senate version of the state budget would reduce our current construction grant amounts. As you know, this is on buildings already built and which already have outstanding debt obligations. The Senate version of the budget cuts 1.5 percent in the first year of the biennium for construction grants. There is an additional 1-percent cut to construction grant money in the second year, making the total cut in the second year 2.5 percent.

  • CUB officials announce leader's departure

    Citizens Union Bank announced Friday that Billie Wade, its CEO since 1991 has retired from that position and as a member of the bank’s board of directors.

    The bank had been under review by both the state and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for what bank officials have said was a series of problem loans.

    The announcement was delivered in a terse press release. It is not known if Wade’s decision is related to those examinations.

  • 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.