Local News

  • 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.


    JEFFERSONVILLE, IND. — A Clark County, Ind. jury could decide as early as Nov. 16 the fate of embattled Magistrate Scott Davis, who faces 20 charges — including five counts of theft — for allegedly defrauding victims in a Kentucky Oaks and Derby ticket scheme last month.

    Davis pleaded not guilty Monday to all charges.

    His attorney, Ted Walton, spoke briefly to a swarm of media outside a Clark Superior Courtroom.


    Owners of the 111-year-old Boone Gardiner Garden Center, Inc. say they hope to reemerge and reorganize after filing for bankruptcy last week.

    “We have agonized over this decision for some time and have done everything in our power to avoid it,” owners Matthew and Hope Gardiner said in a joint statement. “However, this seems to be the most prudent course of action in order to keep our 111-year-old business going while we rebuild it for the future.”

  • Power restored to 548 after La Grange park fire

    Power has been restored to more than 500 La Grange households  after a Thursday night fire destroyed playground equipment, downed power lines — and left many in the dark.

    La Grange Fire & Rescue responded to a call placed at 10:56 p.m. Thursday indicating some playground equipment at Wilburn Park was on fire.

    Arson is suspected and an investigation is underway, said a La Grange police officer.