Local News

  • Corrections - April 7, 2016

     •In the March 24 edition of The Oldham Era, in a story about Oldham County ranking healthiest in the state Teresa Gamsky, Oldham County Health Department director of public health, was quoted as saying the county measures at 14 teen births per 100,000 of the population, when the survey states the measurements were actually 14 per 1,000 teens ages 15 to 19.

  • School district plans graduation, vacation dates

    Graduation dates for three district high schools and amended dates for the last days of school were set during the Oldham County Schools board meeting March 28. 

    All graduations will be held at Freedom Hall, June 4, with North Oldham High at 11 a.m., South Oldham High at 2:30 p.m. and Oldham County High at 6 p.m., with the exception of Buckner Alternative, which will hold its graduation services at the Oldham Schools Arts Center on the last day of school for students.

  • Checkmate at three state tournaments

     Chess is known as a strategic exercise of the individual mind, but for one middle school student, the game involves the whole family.

    Tamm Omar, who plays for East Oldham Middle School’s chess team, won his third state tournament March 5, 2015.

  • Wreck takes life of South Oldham student

     A South Oldham High School student was fatally injured in a traffic accident Saturday, April 2, while traveling with his family to Orlando for a spring break vacation. 

    Jacob Davis, 15, sustained terminal injuries during the afternoon crash and was airlifted to Tallahassee, Fla., where he died Sunday, according to his grandmother, Barbara Webb. No other family members were injured in the accident.

  • Flu season continues in county, state

    Even though flu season would normally be subsiding, Oldham County residents should take extra precautions to protect themselves from the virus as its period of activity extends beyond its normal range.  

  • Historic District in La Grange to change guidelines, not principles

     A train slicing through Main Street defines La Grange, but it is the history of the city built around the railway that inspires six individuals to protect the past.

    “I tell people we are trying to preserve the city one board at a time,” said Barbara Manley, with a laugh. 

  • Masterpiece Tea

    Masterpiece Tea is the newest fixture of La Grange’s Main Street.  The new shop is both a tea room and an art gallery featuring work by local artists. 

  • Public Records - March 31, 2016

     La Grange Police


    Janelle L. Miller, 52 of La Grange — cited and released March 15 for possession of an open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle


    Patrick S. Moore, 31 of Pendleton — arrested March 15 on a Trimble County warrant of two charges


  • Oldham County Schools’ superintendent Search

    The wide range of contenders for the Oldham County Schools’ next superintendent has been whittled down to two men, who each spoke in a public forum March 23.

    At least 100 attended the forum to see Dewey Hensley and Greg Schultz answer questions about their backgrounds and ideas for the school district. Both candidates were asked the same set of questions submitted online beforehand and an audience question and answer period followed. Hensley and Schultz each had one hour to speak. 

  • Retired science teacher experiments with art

    What is one man’s junk might just become an addition to another man’s latest folk art piece. Or at least that is true for artist Robbie Mueller.

    “I’m the guy that comes to your yard sale and is looking through the boxes of stuff that you have gathered up to throw in the garbage can,” Mueller said with a laugh. “I always tease that you can find my rear end hanging out of any dumpster.”