Local News

  • Audit shows Oldham EMS overspending since 2008

    After a tumultuous year filled with changes at Oldham County EMS, an annual audit revealed the district’s expenses have surpassed revenues for the past three years.

    Fiscal court reviewed the audit at its Jan. 17 meeting.

    Stan Clark, county CFO and OCEMS board member, presented the audit.

  • Local non-profit arms residents with basic computer skills

    An Oldham County group is working to not only provide technology education, but provide a networking resource for technology-minded people.

    Oldham County Technology Advancement Network Enterprise — known as OCTANE — started about eight years ago as an offshoot of Oldham Chamber and Economic Development, said founder Beach Craigmyle.

    It was a special-interest group within the chamber, with Oldham County Online owner Lambert Franklin an early supporter.

  • La Grange bridal fair features local vendors Saturday

    Few places are as romantic as Paris, especially Paris in the springtime. Skip the trip and check out the 2012 Shop Local Bridal Fair Saturday in La Grange.

    Oldham County brides-to-be have a lot of local resources available, and Discover Downtown La Grange is bringing those resources to one place for the bridal fair.

  • Officials reach agreement for Brownsboro sewers

    Extending sewers to the future Brownsboro school campus is now in the hands of the Oldham County Environmental Authority after fiscal court approved a revised interlocal agreement Jan. 17.

    The agreement between fiscal court, the city of Crestwood and Louisville’s Metropolitan Sewer District hasn’t been revised since its original signing in 1996.

  • Scammer impersonates victim's grandson

     A phone scam is ringing the phones of seniors in Oldham County after making news across the country.

    At least two senior citizens have reported phone calls from scam artists claiming to be relatives and asking money be wired to them in Boliva.

    Oldham County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Meece received a phone call last week after a 78-year-old Countryside resident fell victim to the scam.

  • The Era honored by Kentucky Press Association

    At its convention Friday in Lexington, the Kentucky Press Association announced winners of its Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers competition for 2011.

    Staff members of The Oldham Era earned several awards in the Large Weekly Newspaper division.

    Awards include:

  • Traffic alert — Pewee Valley

     Friday, Jan. 20 — Ky. 146 at Dogwood Lane is blocked while LG&E replaces a utility pole stuck by a car this morning.

    The crash occured around 9:30 a.m., according to Pewee Valley Police Chief Mike Losik. The driver veered off the road and struck the pole, although Losik said the cause of the crash is not known.

    EMS transported the driver of the car to Norton Brownsboro. She was conscious and talking after the accident. There were no passengers in the vehicle.

  • Truck crashes into telephone pole, DUI suspected

    A pickup truck left U.S. 42 Tuesday evening resulting in the driver's arrest but no injuries.

    The crash occurred around 4:30 p.m. near the intersection of Ky. 53 as the driver headed eastbound.

    Christopher Kist, 49, was arrested at the scene and charged with driving under the influence. He is also charged with failure to maintain insurance, no registration and wanton endangerment for a juvenile passenger in the vehicle.

  • Fatal accident on Gene Snyder at Westport Road

    A six-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon resulted in one fatality and others injured.

    The accident occured on the Gene Snyder Freeway northbound on the overpass above Westport Road.

    According to Worthington Fire Department Assistant Chief Steve Dellis, a small bus rear-ended a tan four-door Chevy sedan. 

    The driver of the sedan was transported to a local hospital, however, the car's passenger was fatally injured. There were no passengers on the bus, which had no identifying markings.

  • Nine tornadoes confirmed during Tuesday's storm

    The National Weather Service has now confirmed nine tornadoes touched down across the area on Tuesday when a line of severe storms blew through the area.

    The closest touchdown to Oldham County started the intersection of I-264 and Brownsboro Road in northeastern Jefferson County, according to the NWS.

    The tornado then continued northeast to the Brownsboro Road and Hurstbourne Lane intersection, briefly lifted, reformed and touched down near I-265. It went through several subdivisions in the Worthington area before leaving the ground near Murphy Lane.