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Today's News

  • Local businesses see retail industry rebound during holiday season

    Holiday spending declined by about half in 2008, according to the American Research Group Inc. The annual survey, conducted for 26 years, showed spending increased the past two years after bottoming out three years ago.
    Oldham County business owners reported strong sales not just for retailers — restaurants and even locally-based online business say the season went well, too.
    La Grange businesses in particular pointed to the Light Up La Grange kickoff and continuing lightshow as a major sales boost.

  • LETTER: Camp canine pup a perfect pet

    To the editor:
    My family adopted a dog from Camp Canine in April. It was the best experience for us. We let everyone know that Zippy came from Camp Canine. We think it’s the best program in the world.  
    We met three inmates when we were selecting our dog. They were all very personable and thankful that we were supporting the program. They told us that it was teaching them responsibility and other valuable skills.

  • Weighing in on New Year’s resolutions

    Like a fool, I woke up the day after Christmas and immediately got on the scales.
    I was still suffering from a cheese potato and red velvet cake hangover, and decided I should know how much weight I gained over the holidays.
    This way I can accurately gauge how many pounds I need to lose in 2012. I managed to hit 180, topping last year’s high by 15 pounds. If I continue to “lose” at this rate I should be somewhere near 200 by next Christmas.

  • Kentucky State Police to host Citizens' Police Academy

    The Kentucky State Police will be hosting its fourth annual Citizens’ Police Academy beginning Feb. 6.

  • La Grange Urban Short Track Series 1.5 Q&A

    Do you have any routines before or during a bike race?

    Phil Boumert
    Louisville
    I sleep in as late as I can and get here right before sign up ends. I’ll get on the course, maybe do one practice lap and get on the course and race. I’m a procrastinator. So I guess that’s my key to success.

    Jason Lee
    La Grange

  • Grand Stamm—LIVE! 1.6

    Guys and gals, welcome to our fifth Grand Stamm — LIVE! chat.

    I hope you all had a happy new year over the weekend! I know I did.

    As always, I'm here to answer any questions you have on sports in Oldham County or just sports in general. I'm pretty affluent to what's going on in both spectrums.

  • 2011 from an artist's perspective
  • GINGER: Power outage builds birthday memories

    Last night our family spent a few, quality hours together sitting in the dark. I’m not sure what caused our power outage, but it appeared to be a multi-county problem.

    We were just finishing up our son’s fourth birthday party when the lights flickered, and then it was dark.

    I don’t worry too much during outages because our local rural electric membership cooperative always does a great job of having power restored as quickly as possible.

    This time, I was actually kind of excited.

  • Publisher's anniversary brings a question

    As I stroll from business to business or simply shop at a local store, I find it warming that readers notice I’ve been in Oldham County for a year now.

    I find myself answering the same question, happily I might add, that stems from my first year as the publisher of The Oldham Era.

    “How do you like it?”

    Well, I’ve embraced my new home as well as my job. Although my out-of-state move from Indiana to Kentucky felt more like a cliff jump, I must say I like Oldham a great deal.

  • Probation revoked 60 days for man who shot two women

    A judge decided Wednesday the Westport man who shot two women violated the terms of his medical release last week.

    Ronnie Evridge, 57, spent 11 days in jail after being arrested for violating the terms of his probation. He'll remain in jail until mid-January, then will serve about 35 more days wearing an ankle monitor at home.

    Judge Jerry Crosby found Evridge did not comply with the terms of his medical release, but the judge and attorneys agreed to drop the original probation violation.