Local News

  • Deadline to file for election is Tuesday

    Time is running out for candidates to add their name to the May 2010 primary election ballot.  Primary candidates, including political party candidates and candidates for non-partisan races, have until 4 p.m. Jan. 26 to file for office.ee Candidates may file at the Oldham County Clerk’s office in La Grange, or submit forms by mail. Documents submitted by mail must arrive by the same deadline.  Offices that file with the Secretary of State include: • U.S. senator; • U.S.

  • La Grange school council meets Wednesday

     The La Grange Elementary School site-based decision- making council will meet in the school library at 3 p.m. Jan. 27. 

    Meetings are open to the public.  

  • Trio of speakers is Most Likely to Take a Stand in 2009

    hey approach the podium with Top 10 lists, index cards and more recently, gifts mocking a magistrate’s recent comments.  Oldham residents Dewey Wotring, Karen Baughman and Russ Morris are the three individuals who spoke most frequently during the public comment portion of Oldham County Fiscal Court meetings in 2009, according to court records.  While they say it’s not their job to speak up, all three believe their presence at meetings is important.  The trio is known for using the four minutes allotted per speaker during pu

  • Beulah Land to host fish fry

    Beulah Land Baptist Church will host a fish fry from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday.  The church is located at 3509 W. Ky. 146, La Grange.  For information, call Ann Marple at 222-0854.

  • History center honors award recipients at ceremony

    The Oldham County Historical Society hosted a program Saturday honoring the 2009 Living Treasures – a partnership with The Oldham Era.  Recipients include Ann Smiser, Ruby Duncan, Lizzie Jumper, Cornelia Nay, Bob Grimes, Mabel Tingle, Doris LeFan, Harry Booker, J.W. Hall Jr., Virginia Stoess and Anne Fields.

  • OCPD reaches agreement with LMPD

    Oldham officials reached an agreement Tuesday so Louisville Metro Police and Oldham County Police officers can effectively assist each other when necessary while  to calls along the Oldham-Jefferson line. As part of the agreement, individuals arrested by LMPD in Oldham County will appear in Oldham district court, just like individuals arrested by OCPD in Jefferson County appear in court there.  “They’re prepared to come if we ask,” OCPD Chief Mike Griffin said. He said OCPD is also prepared to assist LMPD if needed, and th

  • Opennrange to host conceal carry class

    Openrange will host a state-mandated conceal carry class from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.  Openrange shooting sports arena is located in Crestwood. For information, call 243-8282.  

  • Rollover crash injures three North Oldham firefighters responding to alarm

    When a fire truck slammed into a series of utility poles early Sunday, an Oldham County dispatcher coordinating rescue efforts from a call center in Buckner had no idea her husband would be the firefighter loaded into a helicopter bound for University Hospital in Louisville.

    Three North Oldham firefighters were injured as a fire truck crashed about 1:30 a.m. along U.S. 42 in Goshen while headed to Paramont Estates on the report of an alarm sounding. 

    NOFD Deputy Chief David Stoltz said all three men on board were taken to area hospitals.

  • BBB cautions on text message donations for Haiti relief efforts

    In the wake of the earthquake disaster in Haiti, Americans are donating via text message more than ever before. The Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance advises donors that giving through text can be a safe and easy way to give—but you should still use caution.


    Within days following the disaster in Haiti, it was widely reported that more than $3 million was donated through text message to such organizations as the Red Cross and others.


  • Men charged in friend's death

    Two Oldham County men face manslaughter charges in the October 2008 shooting death of a Shelbyville resident.

    Timothy Carpenter of La Grange and Joshua Fast of Crestwood, both 23, have been indicted by a Shelby County grand jury and charged with complicity to second-degree manslaughter.

    David L. Fletcher, 28, a Shelbyville father of four formerly of La Grange, suffered a gunshot wound Oct. 18, 2008, during an apparent burglary at 1011 Brown Avenue.