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     Oldham County Police are searching for clues in the burglaries of four Crestwood businesses. 

  • BREAKING NEWS: Emergency crews on scene at Ky. 53 and Sligo Road

    Police and emergency crews are responding to a two car accident at Ky. 53 and Sligo Road in La Grange. 

    The call was reported shortly before 8:30 a.m.

    Traffic may be detoured in the area.

    Check oldhamera.com for details.


    JEFFERSONVILLE, IND. — A Clark County, Ind. jury could decide as early as Nov. 16 the fate of embattled Magistrate Scott Davis, who faces 20 charges — including five counts of theft — for allegedly defrauding victims in a Kentucky Oaks and Derby ticket scheme last month.

    Davis pleaded not guilty Monday to all charges.

    His attorney, Ted Walton, spoke briefly to a swarm of media outside a Clark Superior Courtroom.


    Owners of the 111-year-old Boone Gardiner Garden Center, Inc. say they hope to reemerge and reorganize after filing for bankruptcy last week.

    “We have agonized over this decision for some time and have done everything in our power to avoid it,” owners Matthew and Hope Gardiner said in a joint statement. “However, this seems to be the most prudent course of action in order to keep our 111-year-old business going while we rebuild it for the future.”

  • Power restored to 548 after La Grange park fire

    Power has been restored to more than 500 La Grange households  after a Thursday night fire destroyed playground equipment, downed power lines — and left many in the dark.

    La Grange Fire & Rescue responded to a call placed at 10:56 p.m. Thursday indicating some playground equipment at Wilburn Park was on fire.

    Arson is suspected and an investigation is underway, said a La Grange police officer.

  • Show me the money

     Now that a long media campaign and weeks of collecting have wrapped, WHAS Crusade for Children has turned to the next step in helping students with special needs — determining who gets the money.

  • BREAKING NEWS: County attorney dead at 64

    County Attorney John Fendley passed away at 2:45 p.m. today, according to Oldham County Judge-Executive Duane Murner. Fendley has been county attorney since 1989. Funeral arrangements will be posted as soon as The Oldham Era receives them.


  • Arson suspected in fire that left 548 homes powerless

    Officials say an explosion rocked parts of La Grange Thursday night, shortly before playground equipment erupted in flames at a downtown park.

    More than 500 La Grange households were left in the dark — and without air conditioning — after the fire downed nearby power lines. 

    La Grange Fire & Rescue responded to a call placed at 10:56 p.m. Thursday indicating some playground equipment at Wilburn Park was on fire.

    Arson is suspected in the June 17 incident, said a La Grange police officer.

  • Air quality alert issued for Saturday

    Oldham County will be included Saturday in an air quality alert of the Louisville Metro area. 

  • City honors confederate veterans

     More than 200 people circulated around Pewee Valley to commemorate Kentucky’s fallen Confederate soldiers, as well as veterans from all of America’s wars. About 100 gathered at the confederate cemetery Saturday morning, honoring the 1,000 Confederate veterans who lived in a local rest home from 1902 to 1934 and were buried just feet away.