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Today's News

  • Residents receive newspapers wrapped in Ku Klux Klan fliers

    The staff of The Oldham Era has learned several newspapers were dropped in driveways in Crestwood and Pewee Valley this week containing fliers for the Ku Klux Klan.

    Readers reported to The Era that they received the newspapers, either dated June 26 or July 3, in their driveways Tuesday morning.

  • South graduate participates in Lipscomb engineering competition

    Crestwood student Casey Burkhart was one of nine Lipscomb University engineering students who competed in the 2008 Baja SAE Competition, an off-road vehicle 100-mile endurance race held annually by the Society of Automotive Engineers.

  • Getting the county's financial house in order

    A year ago, a group of 20 Oldham Countians, called the vision council, delivered to us a well-thought-out document described as a roadmap for the future of Oldham County. Six months ago, fiscal court adopted that document as a guideline. But there is an oft-quoted statement (Congressman Hal Rogers may be the original author) that says, “A vision without financing is a hallucination.”

  • School's out, fun's in

    Reading, writing and arithmetic are sooo regular school year.

    Students at Harmony Elementary School’s summer academy instead learned June 23-27 about the three “Cs” — climbing, crawlies and choreography.

  • A soggy celebration

    Clouds covered the sky all day Friday, with spurts of rain throughout the afternoon and evening. While it was enough to cancel some events, the Independence Day celebration at Wendell Moore Park went on as scheduled, almost.

  • Sewer district faces choice

    Board members of the Oldham County Sewer District met Tuesday – the first time since Oldham County Fiscal Court offered a recommendation on how to deal with the district’s $16 million debt.

    OCSD discussed the court’s proposal at their meeting. OCSD Executive Director Vince Bowlin said two of the court’s recommendations had been discussed by the sewer district before the proposal was made.

  • Game bytes: A look at this week's sports in brief

    TENNIS: Quigley will play in charity match

    When: July 25.

    Where: Home of Mark and Sarah Hyland, 7500 Briarwood Drive, Crestwood.

    What: Four-time state high school tennis champion Eric Quigley will play a charity exhibition match against future University of Kentucky teammate Bruno Agostinelli at 7 p.m. July 25 at the home of Mark and Sarah Hyland, 7500 Briarwood Drive, Crestwood.

  • Police investigate drowning death of woman found in Glenarm pond

    A Crestwood man discovered his wife’s body floating in a pond behind their home about 9:30 a.m. June 26 on Glenarm Road.

    Police believe Margaret Mary “Maggie” Stonebrook, 46, drowned after falling face-first into a pond adjacent to their property in the 4800 block of Glenarm Road. According to police, Stonebrook wore a nightgown at the time of her death.

  • P&Z increases fees

    For the first time since 2005, Oldham County’s Planning and Zoning fees increased.

    A second reading of the fee schedule took place at the fiscal court meeting on July 1.

    The schedule passed with a vote of 8-1.

  • Business is booming at the Oldham County Jail

    The Oldham County Jail provides a service to the public and the court system, keeping criminals off the streets. The jail is also, however, a business, receiving revenues from the state and federal level for housing state and federal inmates.