Local News

  • Magistrate files suit against stormwater district and his opponent in May primary

    After receiving more than 300 pages in response to his records request, an Oldham County magistrate recently filed suit alleging one document is missing.

    District 6 Magistrate Scott Davis filed suit Feb. 12 in Oldham circuit court against the county's Stormwater Management District and chairman Kevin Eldridge.

    Davis, a first-term magistrate, faces Eldridge in the Republican primary scheduled May 18.

  • Chamber, OCEDA merger approved

    Officials from the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce and the Oldham County Economic Development Authority met this morning and unanimously agreed to merge boards and operate as one economic development, membership services agency. 

    According to a release sent to Chamber members Friday, the new organization will be called the Oldham Chamber and Economic Development agency and is poised to oversee the business attraction, retention and expansion efforts in Oldham County. 

  • Residents question cleaning contract, use of inmate labor

    Residents are questioning why inmates from the county jail are cleaning portions of the Fiscal Court Building after Oldham fiscal court recently awarded a $25,000 year-long contract for cleaning services.

    The county’s maintenance director, Bill Tucker, says the issue “has been blown out of proportion.”

  • Trial set for one of two men charged in shooting death

    A trial date is set for one of two men charged in connection with the shooting death of a La Grange man in February 2009.

    James E. Bailey, 33, died Feb. 1, 2009, in La Grange during an apparent burglary at his apartment. Three days later, police arrested two men charged in connection with his death – Raymond Carrion II and Jason Parr.

    Both men recently appeared in Oldham circuit court and a judge has decided they will be tried separately.

  • Sheriff’s reports

    Warrant arrests

    Daniel L. Baker, 34, 1218 East Erie Ave., Lorain, Ohio, arrested by OCSO Jan. 13, flagrant non-


    Wendy L. Branham, 30, 7110 Floydsburg Road No. 32, Crestwood, arrested by OCSO Jan. 17, probation violation.

    Shelly A. Chance, 42, 405 E. Maria Drive, Greenwood, Ind., arrested by OCSO Jan. 13, failure to appear.

    Keith T. Evridge, 36, 5215 18-Mile Creek Road, Westport, arrested by OCSO Jan. 12, indictment.

    Ronnie Evridge, 55, 5215 18 Mile Creek Road, Westport, arrested by OCSO Jan. 21, violation of EPO/DVO.

  • Four Perfect Pebbles Writing Contest Winners

    More than 4,000 votes were cast in The Oldham Era and Oldham County Middle School’s school-wide writing contest inspired by the book “Four Perfect Pebbles” by Holocaust survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan. In an on-demand writing session students could either choose to write about a time in their life when something good resulted from a bad situation or write a letter to their teacher expressing their opinion on whether or not students should study the Holocaust in school.  Teachers chose finalists and readers chose the winners.

  • County’s CFO announces resignation

    Oldham County’s chief financial officer is resigning at the end of the month to work in Florida.

    CFO Shawn Boyle’s last day as a county employee is Feb. 28.

    Oldham County Judge-Executive Duane Murner read Boyle’s resignation letter to members of fiscal court Tuesday. Boyle said he’s leaving to “further a career in financial management.”

    Murner said Boyle has turned down several offers in the past to move on and has “rendered incredible services to us as CFO.”

    “We will all miss him,” he said.

  • Candidates file for 2010 election season

    The 2010 election season has attracted 59 Oldham residents campaigning for 30 elected positions. 

    From constables and magistrates to judge-executive and jailer, this election year brings seasoned veterans and newcomers alike to the political arena for what promises to be an exciting ride.

    Let the countdown to the May primary begin.

    The filing deadline for candidates in the 2010 election season was Tuesday.

  • La Grange to refinance golf course bonds

    La Grange city officials recently discussed refinancing bonds for Eagle Creek Golf Course.

    The city intends to approve the issuance of general obligation refunding bonds for $1,750,000 to acquire and improve the Eagle Creek Golf Course. 

    The bonds are dated March 1, 2000, and officials have determined substantial interest savings may be obtained through refinancing.

    The La Grange City Council will decide at the city’s March council meeting. 

  • Holy Trinity Lutheran Church hosts voters assembly

    Holy Trinity Lutheran Church will host a voters’ assembly at both the 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday. Main items of business include the acceptance or rejection of the revitalization program and the election of a treasurer.