Today's News

  • Trader-who’s? New stores offer alternatives

    By Wesley Robinson
    News Intern, The Oldham Era

    When TraderBakers closed its doors earlier this year, it left a large void in the retail community. But since then, four other businesses got creative, stepping in to give local residents what they hope is an even better shopping experience.

    Bargain Rack, The Copper Awning, Clover Cottage and Sugar Babe Antiques recently opened smaller vendor malls with a variety of antiques, collectibles, furniture and other deals Oldham County residents had come to expect at TraderBakers.

  • Ullman posts bond; victim’s relative hopes for justice

    By Wesley Robinson
    News Intern, The Oldham Era

    Ricky Ullman Jr. 32, was freed from jail after posting a $2,500 cash bond July 26. Ullman faces charges of first-degree unlawful transactions with a minor, third-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse.

    The charges stem from a June 23 incident. Ullman is accused of raping a then 14-year-old girl after returning home from a night out with friends.

  • 1929 dining car comes to La Grange

    Residents of La Grange see trains daily, usually traveling right down the middle of Main Street.

    Seeing train cars go airborne, however, was something new.

    The Ohio Valley Railroad Historical Foundation received a vintage 1929 rail dining car delivered July 26. The car was languishing in Indiana for 10 years until Bob Widman, the foundation’s director, managed to get CSX to move the car to La Grange.

  • Fulcher fills Prospect vacancy

    By Wesley Robinson
    News Intern, The Oldham Era

    The city government of Prospect is complete.

    Frank Fulcher, 71, was appointed to city council, garnering four votes from the five members in place.

    The retired engineer was chosen over other nominees, including attorney Wilson Greene; Sue Kocian, a pharmaceutical sales representative; attorney Jeffrey Stovall; and accountant Daniel Weber.

    Fulcher will fill Michael Scott’s term. Scott died suddenly July 12.

  • La Grange tax passed; effective Oct. 1

    After months of discussion, public outcry and heated debate, the La Grange city council voted 6-1 in favor to impose a compensation tax for the city.

    Council voted down a similar measure last month, but, claiming this was the only way to raise money to pay off the city’s massive debt, Mayor Bill Lammlein reintroduced the tax for a first reading during a special meeting last week. That allowed council to hold the second reading Monday.

  • What to do when God’s will isn’t our own

    Jonah is a prophet of God, and he wants to do what God wants him to do or say. Then God does the unthinkable: He asks him to do the wrong thing.

    Has that ever happened to you? You go to God willing to do anything, anytime, anywhere, and then God whispers your name deep in your soul, and tells you His will, and you don’t like what you’ve heard?

    That is what happened to Jonah, and he ran in the opposite direction. He heads for Tarshish 2,000 because he didn’t want to save the Ninevites.

  • Rogers–Roberts

    Tony and Gail Rogers of New Castle announce the engagement of their daughter, Shelly Faye Rogers, to Justin “Cooter” Roberts, son of Larry and Cindy Roberts of Louisville.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Harriett Phillips and the late Sylvester Phillips and Aver Mae and Jesse Lee Rogers. She is a 1997 graduate of Shelby County High School and owner of Painting by Shelly.

  • Hopper–Burgin

    Tachelle Banfield Hopper announces her engagement to Tommy Burgin.

    The bride-elect is a 1987 graduate of Sullivan University with a degree in Paralegal Studies, and is the mother of Augustus and McMillan Ludwick.

    The groom-to-be is a 1995 graduate of Oldham County High School and is employed in Shelby-ville. He is the father of P.J., Jessie and T.T. Burgin.

    The couple will marry at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, in Louisville. Invitations have been mailed.


    Revival Aug. 4-9

    Crossroads Lighthouse Church will be hosting their yearly revival from Aug. 4-9. Reverend Paul Harvey said all are encouraged to attend the camp meeting.

    The services will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily and full camping facilities are available for campers and RVs.
    For more information call (502) 222-1810.

    Fiscal Court to meet

    at 6 p.m. Aug. 6

  • Jones to serve as appellate judge in 6th Appellate District

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – An Oldham County resident has been appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear to serve as Court of Appeals judge for the 6th Appellate District, Division 1.

    Allison Jones was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Justice Michelle M. Keller, who had been appointed to the Supreme Court of Kentucky in April.

    Along with Oldham, the district includes Bath, Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Fleming, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Henry, Kenton, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas, Owen, Pendleton, Robertson, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties.