Local News

  • Water district launches $15.4 million upgrade

    The Oldham County Water District hosted a ground breaking ceremony Friday at the John Black Community Center in Buckner. OCWD commissioners, representatives from the state rural development office, county officials, engineers and contractors celebrated the start of the district’s water systems improvement project.

  • Yew Dell hosts volunteer workday, boot camp

    Second Saturday workdays begin Saturday at Yew Dell Gardens.

    Volunteers are needed to perform outdoor garden-related tasks such as pruning, mulching and storm clean-up. Volunteers are also needed April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, Aug. 14 and Sept. 11.

    Volunteers are asked to meet at the red barn by 9 a.m. for orientation. Light refreshments will be provided. Bring tools.

    The event is 9 a.m. to noon.

    For information call 241-4788  or visit www.yewdellgardens.org.

  • Derby City Lighthouse Club meets Sunday

    The Derby City Lighthouse Club invites Oldham County lighthouse enthusiasts to join them at their monthly meeting, 2 p.m. Sunday at Douglass Hills City Hall. Douglass Hills City Hall is located at  219 Moser Road in Louisville.

    For information, call 897-3117 or 384-9477.

  • Dollars for Scholars seeks volunteers

    Oldham County Dollars for Scholars is seeking volunteers to help score scholarship applications now through March 25.

    Daytime and evening sessions are available. For information, look for the Oldham County Dollars for Scholars page on Facebook or call 693-6632 or 376-7653.

  • Grand jury indicts seven

    An Oldham County grand jury recently handed up the following indictments:

    • Krystal D. Grunder, 31, is indicted for five counts attempting to obtain a controlled substance by false statements or forgery and second-degree persistent felony offense.

    According to the indictment, on Feb. 17, March 16, Oct. 13 and Nov. 12, 2009 and Jan. 9, 2010, she allegedly presented a prescription for a controlled substance obtained by withholding information from a practitioner.

  • Girl Scouts host Aerospace Day

    A Girl Scout Aerospace Day is planned 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Bowman Field in Louisville.

    Kentucky Bluegrass 99s, an international organization of licensed women pilots, is working in conjunction with Girl Scout troops 197 and 300.

    More than 200  Junior Girl Scouts have registered and will complete the requirements for earning the aerospace badge through eight workshops. 

    For information, call Terri Donner at 419-7938 or Terri Sanders at 222-0646.

  • Crestwood Civic Club meets FridayThe Crestwood Civic Club will meet at 10L30 a.m. Friday at the Civic Club’s clubhouse, located at 7216 Kavanaugh Road in Crestwood. For information, call 241-0231.

    The Crestwood Civic Club will meet at 10L30 a.m. Friday at the Civic Club’s clubhouse, located at 7216 Kavanaugh Road in Crestwood.


    For information, call 241-0231.

  • Hebel named to dean’s list at Murray State

    Keith Hebel of La Grange was named to the dean’s list at Murray State University for the fall semester.

    Hebel is a graduate of South Oldham High School.To be named to the dean’s list at MSU, students must earn a 3.5 grade-point average.

  • Hughes performs for Steinway fundraiser

    University of Louisville musician Patrick Henry Hughes will perform a concert at 4 p.m. Saturday at North Oldham High School.

    NOHS senior Rachel Richards has been working all year to raise money for a new grand piano for the school’s auditorium. She hopes to be able to purchase a 7-foot Steinway piano that costs about $70,000. She has organized several events benefitting the Steinway initiative, including a performance by world-famous jazz pianist Judy Carmichael.

  • AG calls for changes on Topix.com

    Topix.com, a Web site that posts information pulled from The Oldham Era and other news outlets, provides a message board that allows anyone to post comments on local and national issues.

    But that same message board has also been the source of controversy because some users post defamatory and derogatory comments about others in those forums.

    Now, the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office and the Connecticut Attorney General’s Office are pushing for Topix.com to make changes.