Local News

  • POLICE: Prospect girl fled with Ohio college student

    A 14-year-old Prospect girl is safe at home after her parents reported her missing early Tuesday morning and police believed she left town with a person she met on the internet. 

    When Rosemary Weiler’s parents went to wake her for school Tuesday, they realized she’d left their Prospect home sometime during the night with her passport, a pink Dell laptop, backpack and a few articles of clothing. 

    Weiler, a student at North Oldham High School, told at least one friend someone from Florida or California was coming to pick her up, police said.

  • Oldham County High School Band hosts fundraiser, concert

    The Oldham County High School Band will host a $5 all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s in La Grange. 

    Proceeds will help the band maintain instruments, purchase music and hire instructors. Tickets are available at the door.

    The OCHS Jazz Band presents their first concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at the OCHS auditorium. 

    Tickets are $2 and will be available at the door.

  • Dance festival runs through Saturday

    Dance-Forms Productions’ fourth Blue Grass State International Dance Festival is happening at La Grange Community Center through Saturday. 

    Highlights of the festival include master classes with choreographers, an exhibition honoring Ernestine Day, and two performances of Dance-Forms’ “50th International Choreographers’ Showcase.”

    The master classes will be held at the La Grange Community Center from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. today (Thursday) and Friday. 

  • Costume Craze

    Pick up this week's edition of The Oldham Era for 152 photos of kids in costume!

    Princesses, puppies and superheroes galore!

    Halloween festivities in Oldham County attracted hundreds of children and their families during the month of October. Flip though this week's costume-packed edition of The Oldham Era and you’ll find a healthy dose of ghosts, goblins and other cute creatures.

    Interested in copies of any of the photos or pages you see?

    Email a description of the photo, what page it appears on and how many copies you would like to:

  • World-famous pianist will play at North Oldham High School

    Judy Carmichael, a swing pianist in the tradition of Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, and Willie The Lion Smith, will perform at 6 p.m. Friday at North Oldham High School for the grand opening of the high school’s new auditorium. 

    Her appearance, arranged by Gist Piano Center, is part of a fundraiser organized by NOHS senior Rachel Richards to raise money for a Steinway grand piano for the auditorium. 

    Advance tickets are advised for this benefit concert – with a recommended donation of $10 per ticket, open seating. 

  • Community plans fundraiser for terminally-ill La Grange resident

    A fundraiser for MacKindsey Walker, a 7-year-old from La Grange, will take place 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at La Grange Elementary School.

    Walker was diagnosed with an inoperable tumor on her brain stem in mid-October. This type of cancer is rare and almost always terminal. She was recently transported to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for radiation and an experimental treatment program.  

    Her grandmother, Debbie Webster, as well as family and friends are organizing the fundraiser with the help of her employer, Steve O’s Italian Kitchen.  

  • Fundraising event will help fight autism

    Aleksander’s Song will host a fundraiser to help fight autism from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the John Black Community Center in Buckner.

    The event includes a bake sale, silent auction, refreshments and several guest speakers.

    Aleksander’s Song is a local private organization creating and promoting autism awareness in Oldham County and the surrounding community. The organization is named for and founded by the family of Aleksander Martinez, a 5-year-old boy from La Grange, who was diagnosed with Autism at age 2.

  • Angel Food Ministries announces November menu

    Angel Food Ministries recently announced the menu for November. Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational organization that provides fresh and frozen food items sold at about half the price to help people with their grocery bills.  Anyone of any income level can buy the food.

    The $30 menu includes:  

    •1.5 pounds ribeye steaks, three 8-ounce;

    •1 pound boneless center cut pork chops, four four-ounce;

  • St. Aloysius hosting Veterans’ Day concert

    St. Aloysius will host a Veteran’s Day concert at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 11 in the gym. 

    Under the direction of Sue Beer, music director, the eighth-grade students will honor veterans and celebrate patriotism with songs. A flag ceremony and readings will start the production. The concert includes patriotic songs from the American Revolution, War of 1812, Civil War, World War I and II Korean, Vietnam and Gulf War. The public is invited to attend.


  • American Legion hosts Veteran’s Day program

    The Oldham County American Legion Post 39 will host a Veterans Day program at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 at the John Black Community Center in Buckner. 

    The program will include entertainment from the Oldham County Band, directed by Brad Rogers.

    The guest speaker will be U.S. Army CPT Stephan L. Walters. 

     The community is invited to the program.  Anyone who would like to display military memorabilia may setup by 6:30 p.m.

     For information call American Legion Post 39 Commander Ned Snow at 241-4944.