Today's News

  • Grand Stamm—LIVE! 4.20

    Guys and gals, welcome to our 19th Grand Stamm — LIVE! chat, set for 12 p.m. Friday, April 20.

    With baseball and softball getting underway all around the country, this week's chat fits right in.

    We'll be having a roundtable discussion with members of the North Oldham Little League, coming off their World Series appearance and with the grand opening and parade at 8:45 a.m. I've invited president Brad Clifford and any board member or coach to chat with us, so feel free to ask any questions or post your thoughts!

  • EMS accepts bids for management

    Proposals for managing Oldham County EMS are now being accepted after the agency’s board of directors voted to release the request for proposal April 9.

    The proposal seeks to find a private company to manage Oldham County EMS while retaining current employees and programs.

    Board members released a draft of the RFP in March to solicit public input. 

  • Vehicle fire closes bank

     Firefighters arrived at PNC Bank Tuesday morning after a car burst into flames near the drive-up window.

    Employees said they heard a loud “bang” before seeing the car, which was just outside the drive-up overhang.

  • Tree one of state's largest

    The truck comes to a halt alongside Eden Parkway, then the driver pops it over the curb and comes to a stop in the grass. 

    “Oh, wow,” Pete Barber says as he drives past a clearing alongside the road. “That’s a big tree.”

    Barber should know. The South Oldham High School graduate is the urban partnership coordinator for the Kentucky Division of Forestry and is a certified arborist.

  • Goshen man partners with pregnant 'Jersey Shore' star to market children's products

    Snooki’s slippers may be a Shore thing, but they were an Oldham County thing first.

    That was before Goshen resident Pat Yates struck a deal with Nicole “Snooki” Pilozzi, the diminutive housemate with a larger-than-life personality on MTV’s hit reality show, “Jersey Shore.”

    And now, Pilozzi and Yates expect to strike gold – again.

    Yates owns Happy Feet, a slipper company his family started in 1995, long before Pilozzi hit the reality TV scene.

  • CARTOON: Snooki's Slippers
  • Sports Primer 4.18

    It's been another busy week of sports in Oldham County as schools are back from spring break and the Kentucky Derby nears next month.

    Catch another edition of this week's Sports Primer again in podcast format.

    Each week, you can find an updated podcast with a rundown on the content in The Oldham Era's sports section, plus any other updates.

  • 4.18 Sports Buzzlines

    Whitfield named all-state

    South Oldham High School senior guard Jasmine Whitfield has been named first-team all-state selection by the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches.

    Whitfield, who has signed a letter of intent to play at the University of Cincinnati, averaged 22.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.4 steals and 2.5 assists per game this season.

    She set the school record for points in a season, with 720 and steals, with 173.

  • Oldham junior working towards broadcasting career

    Basketball is more than just a game.

    For each of the Oldham County High School basketball team’s home games the past two seasons, one voice has helped energize those involved in the game and those watching it.

    OCHS junior Tyler Anderson is the team’s public address announcer, creator of highlight tapes and host of the school’s student-produced television newscast.

    An aspiring broadcaster, Anderson said he volunteered to take the public address duties as a way to stay connected to sports and gain experience in his career pursuit.

  • Oldham residents walking with a purpose

    For the past 13 years, two La Grange women have walked the same route.

    As long as they deem the weather to be favorable, no snow, rain or cold air, Kentrena Story and Vivian Jones-Wright, employees at the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office make the same walk twice a day, five days a week from the office to La Grange Elementary School and back.