Local News

  • Crestwood Civic Club

     The club cordially invites you to the annual Garden Tour and Luncheon on Saturday, June 30 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Luncheon seating held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with a plant sale held at the clubhouse on 7219 Kavanaugh Road in Crestwood.
    Tickets for the tour and lunch are $20. Tickets for the tour only are $17. Contact Laurie at 205-265-0376.

  • American Legion meeting

    The monthly meeting of the Oldham County Post 39 American Legion will be held on the first Thursday of each month. The June 4 meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the lower level of the American Legion Post #39 building located on 2301 West Highway 146 in the eastern end of Oldham County Fair Grounds in La Grange. Refreshments will be avaialble after the meeting. All veterans are welcome.


    Auditions to be held at Embassy Suites in downtown Louisville Downtown
    on Monday, June 1.

    In a May 20 press release, ABC home entertainment has notified the Era of the following:
    The long-running, popular game show ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ is hitting the road in search of outstanding contestants for the 2015-2016 season featuring new host, Chris Harrison! 

  • KSP Valedictorian

    La Grange resident Whitney Lyell (center) received a valedictorian certificate from Kentucky State Police Lt. Col. Brad Bates (right) and Law Enforcement Training Instructor Jason Long (left) during graduation ceremonies for the sixth class of the KSP Telecommunications Academy in Frankfort on May 22. A telecommunicator at KSP 5 in Campbellsburg, Lyell completed the six-week course with an overall average of 99 percent. She is the daughter of Darrel and Cami Lyell of Sulphur. Information and photo submitted by KSP.

  • Extension honoree

    Joyce McKinney (right) was recently honored as the Oldham County Extension Leader of the Year.  This award is given to recognize volunteers for outstanding leadership, service, and commitment to the Oldham County Cooperative Extension Service.  McKinney is pictured here with fellow Oldham County Extension Council member Caldwell Willig. Information and photo submitted by Oldham County Extension Service.

  • Girl Scouts out and about at Magnolia Springs

    On May 17, local Girl Scout Brownies completed their Take Action project, or community service. They enjoyed reading aloud with senior citizens at Magnolia Springs Assisted Living Center.  The activity was well received and both girls and adults enjoyed each other’s company. Girls in Troop 2221 who participated are Larissa Evans, Paige Vermeesch, Carly Graves, Sophie Gnadinger, Brinli Rhyne and Brooke Gnadinger.  The following pictures were taken at the event, and were submitted by Troop 2221.

  • Oldham County History Center celebrates Warner Jones Day

     Part of the Honoring Famous Oldham Countians Series of the
     Oldham County History Center

    Under the leadership of Warner L. Jones, Jr and Harriet Jones, Hermitage Farm became one of the most notable thoroughbred farms in the nation. 
    Located in Goshen, in the heart of Oldham County’s horse scene, the historic farm had a long history even before Jones took over in 1935.  He borrowed $50,000 from his mother to purchase the farm.

  • Spririt of '45

    The “Spirit of ‘45” is a national, total grass roots initiative that will commemorate the end of WWII in August 2015.
     As an opening program for “Spirit,” Dr. E. Bruce Heilman of Richmond, Virginia, an 88 year old Marine veteran of World War II, is making a 6,000 mile motorcycle trip across America. Heilman also is a native of Oldham County. 
    Heilman arrived by motorcycle from Cincinnati on I-71 accompanied by two retired U.S. Marine Corps motorcycle riders. 

  • Fiscal Court awards $100,000 to Historical Society for $2 million renovation project

    Members of the Oldham County Historical Society last week asked Oldham County Fiscal Court for $100,000 for its renovation project. Although they were awarded the large sum, it didn’t come without a fight.
    The History Center is in the midst of a $2 million campus renovation campaign to update the facility inside and out.
    Not only is there a campus renovation planned, but also in March, the Historical Society had to shut down part of the campus for damages caused by weather.

  • North Oldham Fire Department reduces tax rates for two districts

      The North Oldham Fire District will reduce tax rates in its district by five percent, beginning July 1.
      The current property tax rate of $0.10 per $100 of assessed valuation will be reduced to $0.095 per $100 of assessed valuation. which was voted on at the NOFD Board of Trustees meeting May 14.