Local News

  • One grande coffee

    It is all but official, but the city of Prospect seems to have the largest Kentucky Coffee Tree on record in the state. The tree, at center in picture, sits on a knoll in the Putney Pond preserve. Robert Bean, chief forester with the Kentucky Division of Forestry central office, measured the tree, which stands 105 feet tall, with an average spread of 48 feet and a circumference of 120 inches at 4.5 feet above the ground. The Kentucky Coffee Tree is the state heritage tree and known for a large seed pod.

  • Goshen teen earns perfect ACT score

    When he finished taking the ACT in October, one high school senior from Oldham County pretty much already knew his score. He only doubted a handful of answers. Recently, Travis Stewart received confirmation. He is one of only 69 students in the nation, and four in Kentucky to score a 36, the highest possible score.

  • Oldham’s new library is a literacy lodge

    In a building with the soul of a lodge, the new main branch of the Oldham County Public Library opened to the public Monday in La Grange. The change from the old branch is drastic.

  • Oldham mom takes medical aid to Gaza

    While some might just avoid reading the news when violence strikes, news coverage of escalating violence in Gaza recently prompted one Oldham County mom to pack her bags. 

    Sharon Wallace traveled to Gaza Jan. 7 in hopes of delivering much-needed medical supplies to Palestinians caught in crossfire between Hamas and Israel.

  • Crestwood man charged for counterfeit cash

    What started as a drug investigation Jan. 5 ended up as a case of counterfeit money spreading through one Kentucky community.

    Kevin Michael Sheehan, 27, of Crestwood, was arrested by the Bullitt County Drug Task Force, which initiated the investigation.

  • Business Briefs

    Dancer’s Pointe offers dance classes, photo event

    The Dancer’s Pointe in Pewee Valley has several special events planned.

  • The Oldham Era plans Q&A online


    Last week the survey process began. 

  • Library open for business

     This week the Oldham County Public Library opened for business.  If you haven’t visited yet, you’ve got to see it and share in the excitement.  It’s the first LEED certified building in Oldham County.  Another one is being built in Crestwood.

  • OCTANE will offer classes on PCtroubleshooting and repair

    The Oldham County Technology Advancement Network will be offering intermediate level computer classes at the Adult Education center in Crestwood beginning Feb. 2. The five evening classes are designed for individuals who want to know more about computer hardware, software, networks and technical support, especially those who may be reponsible for maintaining computers and networks in small offices and quick course. 

  • Discover Main Street and more

    Christmas may be over for this year, but the memories of certain events will last a long time. As I visited with the many of the shopkeepers recently, I was made profoundly aware of the power of the spirit of giving.