Local News

  • Free tax prepation offered Feb. 5

    Tri-County Community Action Agency is offering FREE Tax preparation for people 60 and older regardless of income level and people of all ages with an annual income of $49,000 or less. 

    This is a one-day event and will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 5 at TCCAA, 1015 Dispatchers Way, Buckner. 

    For information, call 222-1349. 

  • Property Transfers


    Brian and Kristina Gilbert to William and Carla Rich, lot 7, Lake Point, 7614 Lake Point Drive, Crestwood, $289,000.

    Julie Baker to Timothy Baker, quitclaim, lot 65, Heritage Place, 6801 Chimney Hill Road, Crestwood, FCV $305,000.

    Philip and Karen Osborne to Anthony and Heather Hargrove, lot 42, Ridgeview Place, Crestwood, $90,000.

    Rebecca and Rick Cook to Michelle and Stephen Unger, unit 6403-1-2 Madison Park Condominiums, 6403 Shelton Circle, No. 102, Crestwood, $135,900

  • Students show love for U.S. military

    Enthusiasm filled the cafeteria of La Grange Elementary school on Monday as children excitedly scrambled from table to table to assemble bags of personal care items. 

    Their small hands were hard at work filling brown bags with item such as snack foods, handheld games, deodorant, soap, mouthwash and other 


  • The Oldham Era honored as Kentucky's best large weekly newspaper


    During the Kentucky Press Association's 141st convention, The Oldham Era received 21 awards in the Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers Competition for 2009.

    The Todd County Standard, Elkton; Springfield Sun; The Oldham Era, La Grange; The Sentinel News, Shelbyville; Kentucky New Era, Hopkinsville; Bowling Green Daily News; and Lexington Herald-Leader all received first place general excellence awards.

    The honor continues a five-year tradition for The Oldham Era as the best large weekly newspaper in the state.

  • Fuel tanks removed from Skylight Country Store after inspection

     EPA officials removed fuel tanks outside the Skylight Country Store recently and store owner Donna Claggett said she thinks the agency is trying to push smaller stations out of business to make room for national fuel retailers.

    When she bought the country store about 14 years ago, Claggett said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency required certain fuel upgrades. But the upgrades come with a hefty price tag, which forced many small filling stations out of business, she said. 

  • Fundraiser to benefit St. Francis School

    St. Francis School in Goshen will host an annual dinner and auction Saturday to benefit the children of the St. Francis community. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. at The Henry Clay.

    There will be a silent auction from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a buffet dinner at 8 p.m. followed by a live auction. 

    The auction includes several unique items, including a home on the beach in Mexico, a week at a dude ranch, kids creations done by our students and more. 

  • Oldham officials to participate in count of homeless residents

     Local agency coordinating count in Oldham, Trimble

    Local officials will soon participate in a statewide count of homeless people to determine how much funding will be available for homeless assistance in Kentucky.

    The count begins at midnight Jan. 28 and continues 24 hours. 

  • South Oldham High School hosts college and career night

    South Oldham High School’s February College and Career Night program is scheduled 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 9. The program, Blue and Red Night or University of Kentucky versus University of Louisville – will feature a mini-college fair showcasing specific departments from UK and U of L.

    College admissions directors will field questions and distribute materials throughout the evening while individual departments from the schools will give 15-minute presentations on a rotation basis until 8 p.m.  

  • OLDA board continues negotiations with retail developer for Oldham Reserve

     Members of the Oldham-La Grange Development Authority are one step closer to finalizing a deal with a developer for Oldham Reserve.

  • American Red Cross hosts blood drive Sunday

    A Red Cross blood drive will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the cafeteria at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Pewee Valley.