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Today's News

  • Athlete of the Week

    Name: Keith Henry.

    School: Oldham County Middle School.

    Sport: Track/football.

    Age: 14.

    Position: Sprinter in track and running back/linebacker in football.

    Hometown: La Grange.

    Accomplishments: A two-sport star for OCMS, Henry is a standout in track and in football for the Colonels.

    In track, he set a new school record this spring in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.96 seconds.

    He also ran the 100-meter dash and was a member of the relay teams.

  • New community brand revealed

    The Oldham County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Oldham County Fiscal Court, Oldham County Tourism Commission and The Oldham Era unveiled a new community brand Tuesday. The new brand is expected to be recognized throughout Oldham County and utilized on community and business letterheads, public signage, economic development, tourism and other community marketing materials.  More than 100 slogans/logos were submitted through a contest facilitated by the 2007 and 2008 classes of Leadership Oldham County.

  • County renews agreement for One Call Now service

    Members of the Oldham County Fiscal Court plan to extend the county’s agreement for the One-Call Now service.

    Judge-Executive Duane Murner will sign the agreement after officials from the county’s six incorporated cities sign an interlocal agreement to extend service for four years. 

  • On the other side of the story

    While I drearily stood in the grass near a train car early Saturday morning, South Oldham Fire Department Sergeant John Fekete placed his hand on my shoulder and smiled.

    “So you’re gonna be the victim, huh?”

    Dumbfounded by his question, I politely smile and nod.

    “Yep, that’s me,” I say. “The victim.”

    Little did he know how little I knew of the situation I was getting myself into.

  • Golf cart owners want green light for road use

    Cautiously creeping up to the intersection of Ky. 146 and Third Street, La Grange Mayor Elsie Carter looks to each direction before crossing the street.

    “Yee haw!” she yells as she firmly presses the gas pedal of her E-Z-Go golf cart – a $4,000 investment she made a year ago, which includes padded seats, flames on the side, chrome wheels, two tall orange flags and no seat belts.

    “You oughta get yourself a golf cart because it’s fun,” Carter said, chuckling. “You see things you never see when driving a car.”

  • Living Treasure: Cornelia Hampton Nay

    Cornelia Elizabeth Hampton Nay was born on a farm on June 25, 1911. Her parents were Maude Adalaide Brown Hampton and Grover Wade Hampton. She had two brothers, Grover and John. 

    Oral history transcribed by Nancy Theiss, Oldham County History Center. Photos by John Foster and submitted. 

  • One Call left us waiting by the phone

     Oldham officials plan to spend $49,200 to renew a contract with One Call Now, a county-wide emergency notification service activated by laptop computer that can reach thousands of households by telephone in a matter of minutes to deliver a recorded message. 

    When we first heard plans for the service back in 2008, we never expected One Call Now meant we’d receive just one emergency phone call in a calendar year.

    And what an eventful year it has been. 

  • Letters to the Editor

    Time to abolish the La Grange Historic District

    To the editor:

    The confusion about the new parks department sign in front of city hall honoring the late James Beaumont has brought into sharp focus the question of whether to dissolve or radically change the mission and authority of the La Grange Historic District.  

  • Ingham graduates from basic training

    Oldham County High School graduate Ryan G. Ingham recently completed 10 weeks of basic training and graduated from Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

    Ingham has been assigned to advanced infantry training in intelligence analysis at Fort Huachuca in Arizona.

    He is the son of Bill and Nan Ingham of La Grange.

    Scherer graduates from basic training

    U.S. Air Force Airman Cody R. Scherer graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Residents appointed Members of Oldham County Fiscal Court made the following appointments at their meeting May 19:

    • George Chapman, appointed to Assessment Appeals Board, three-year term;

    • Chris Haunz, currently an alternate, appointed to Code Enforcement Board, one-year term;

    • Stephen Moss, first-step recommendation to be alternate on Code Enforcement Board; and

    • Steve Shultz, re-appointed to Oldham County Ethics Commission, three-year term.