Local News

  • AARP will offers free tax help at library

    Beginning Monday, AARP will offer free tax help at the Oldham County Public Library in La Grange.

    Two weekly four-hour sessions will be offered – Mondays from noon to 4 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. –  in the library’s meeting room. Sessions end April 9. The sessions are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • Holy Trinity Lutheran Church has one service this Sunday

     Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 2416 S. Ky. 53 in La Grange, will have one service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.


  • Transy invites high school seniors to visit Saturday

    Transylvania University invites high school seniors and their families to campus for Winter Visit Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

    The event includes a welcome with President Charles L. Shearer, faculty presentations, an academic information fair, campus and dorm tours, a panel discussion and lunch. For information or to register, call (800) 872-6798 or visit www.transy.edu/admissions.

  • Showcase Oldham County planned March 12-13

     The Oldham County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Showcase Oldham County March 12 and 13 at the Oldham County YMCA Soccer Complex, 20 Quality Place in Buckner. 

    This annual event features a number of Oldham County businesses, agencies and community programs.  Activities include a hot air balloon, a new car show, games and other fun family activities.

    A new addition to the Showcase this year is a special event seeking local musical talent in Oldham County.  The contest is similar TV’s  American Idol.

  • North Oldham grad killed in crash on U.S. 42

    A Goshen woman died Jan. 21 when her vehicle crashed on U.S. 42.

    According to Oldham County Police, the crash occurred about 9 a.m. in the 11900 block of U.S. 42.

    Elizabeth N. Disney, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say Disney’s vehicle struck a utility pole and a fence before coming to rest. She was not wearing a seat belt. 

    Disney, known as “Noel” to family and friends, is a 2007 graduate of North Oldham High School. She is the daughter of Paul and Nancy Taylor Disney.

  • Free tax prepation offered Feb. 5

    Tri-County Community Action Agency is offering FREE Tax preparation for people 60 and older regardless of income level and people of all ages with an annual income of $49,000 or less. 

    This is a one-day event and will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 5 at TCCAA, 1015 Dispatchers Way, Buckner. 

    For information, call 222-1349. 

  • Property Transfers


    Brian and Kristina Gilbert to William and Carla Rich, lot 7, Lake Point, 7614 Lake Point Drive, Crestwood, $289,000.

    Julie Baker to Timothy Baker, quitclaim, lot 65, Heritage Place, 6801 Chimney Hill Road, Crestwood, FCV $305,000.

    Philip and Karen Osborne to Anthony and Heather Hargrove, lot 42, Ridgeview Place, Crestwood, $90,000.

    Rebecca and Rick Cook to Michelle and Stephen Unger, unit 6403-1-2 Madison Park Condominiums, 6403 Shelton Circle, No. 102, Crestwood, $135,900

  • Students show love for U.S. military

    Enthusiasm filled the cafeteria of La Grange Elementary school on Monday as children excitedly scrambled from table to table to assemble bags of personal care items. 

    Their small hands were hard at work filling brown bags with item such as snack foods, handheld games, deodorant, soap, mouthwash and other 


  • The Oldham Era honored as Kentucky's best large weekly newspaper


    During the Kentucky Press Association's 141st convention, The Oldham Era received 21 awards in the Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers Competition for 2009.

    The Todd County Standard, Elkton; Springfield Sun; The Oldham Era, La Grange; The Sentinel News, Shelbyville; Kentucky New Era, Hopkinsville; Bowling Green Daily News; and Lexington Herald-Leader all received first place general excellence awards.

    The honor continues a five-year tradition for The Oldham Era as the best large weekly newspaper in the state.

  • Fuel tanks removed from Skylight Country Store after inspection

     EPA officials removed fuel tanks outside the Skylight Country Store recently and store owner Donna Claggett said she thinks the agency is trying to push smaller stations out of business to make room for national fuel retailers.

    When she bought the country store about 14 years ago, Claggett said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency required certain fuel upgrades. But the upgrades come with a hefty price tag, which forced many small filling stations out of business, she said.