Local News

  • Horse kick proves fatal to Fendley

    Those who knew and worked with him called him a fair, pragmatic and kind-hearted man — who loved his job, his farm and his family.

    County Attorney John Fendley, 64, died at 2:45 p.m. Monday after an accident Sunday afternoon at his Buckner farm, said Duane Murner, county judge-executive.

  • Superintendent praised in job review

    Grades are in, and Oldham County superintendent Paul Upchurch “exceeds expectations” in 47 of 53 categories according to the five-person panel that evaluated him.

  • Ethics charges reinstated

    Ethics charges brought in 2008 against the Oldham Property Valuation Administrator Ron Winters were reinstated Friday after he was cleared of the charges more than a year ago. On Friday, the Kentucky Court of Appeals also reinstated ethics charges brought against PVAs from 10 other counties for hiring or promoting members of their families.

  • Site still dealing

    A website that allegedly failed to deliver Derby and Oaks tickets to at least five victims is now offering special travel packages for the 2010 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs.

    Derbydeals.com, operated by Oldham County Magistrate Scott Davis, is guaranteeing the “lowest price tickets” to the prestigious international racing event. The site offered a 10 percent discount to those who purchased tickets early.

  • Superintendent graded on job performance

    Grades are in, and Oldham County superintendent Paul Upchurch “exceeds expectations” in 47 of 53 categories according to the five-person panel that evaluated him.

    Board members considered seven broad areas when evaluating Upchurch, specifically his visionary and instructional leadership skills, business and finance skills, relations with board members, community relations, staff and personnel and personal qualities.

    The board panel said Upchurch “met expectations” on the remaining six categories.

  • Party at the park

     The Oldham Era party crasher captured several folks celebrating the Fourth of July at Wendell Moore Park in Buckner Sunday night. See the print edition of this week's Era to see how Oldham County celebrated Independence Day.


    The county’s annual July 4 Freedom Celebration is set for Sunday at Wendell Moore Park in Buckner. Pool games begin at the Oldham County Aquatic Center beginning at 2 p.m. The day also includes a three-on-three basketball tournament Entertainment begins at 7 p.m. A fireworks show is planned beginning at 10 p.m.

    For information, call Oldham County Parks and Recreation at 225-0655.


     Oldham County Magistrate Scott Davis said Tuesday he will plead not guilty June 21 to charges he defrauded several in a Kentucky Oaks and Derby ticket scheme last month. 


     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.