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Today's News

  • 19-year-old Prospect resident identified in overnight crash

    A 19-year old Prospect resident has been identified as the lone victim in an overnight crash on Veterans Memorial Parkway.

    According to Oldham County Police, Cody McHenry, a graduate of South Oldham High School, veered off the road at 1:22 a.m. Thursday and struck a rock embankment, causing his vehicle to overturn and eject McHenry.

    OCPD said McHenry was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of collision and was pronounced dead at the scene.

    McHenry was driving a 2005 Ford SVU, police said, and was traveling northbound at the time of the accident.

  • OC football coaching search still in interview process

    Oldham County has interviewed six candidates for its vacant football head coaching position and still has "two or three" interviews left to conduct, OC athletics director Kevin Combs told The Era Thursday.

    OC's search committee began interviewing candidates earlier this month and hopes to wrap up its interviews by early next week, Combs said.

    A coach will likely be in place by the end of the month, Combs said.

  • Event benefitting several charities

     

    Prospect area “stars” are busy putting the finishing touches on their ballroom dance routines as part of a fundraising effort for six local charities and the Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce.

    On Feb. 9 at the Mellwood Arts Center in Louisville each star will perform their routines choreographed and perfected by professionals from Derby City Ballroom over the course of 12 weeks. During that time, each star is raising money for an area charity. Dancing With the Prospect Stars involves the following individuals and charities:

  • Sheriff’s office warns about new Green Dot credit card scam

    A new scam has Oldham County residents worried about going to jail.

    The Oldham County Sheriff’s Office and the Better Business Bureau are warning residents of the scam, which involves someone identifying themselves as a sheriff’s deputy.

    The scammer tells the caller they missed federal grand jury duty and must buy a Green Dot Visa Card, load it with $500 and give the card’s information to the caller to avoid being put in jail on a bench warrant.

  • Appeals Court returns to hear cases in Oldham

    Oldham Countains were recently able to view one part of Kentucky’s judicial system they don’t often see.

    Three judges on the Kentucky Court of Appeals heard oral arguments at the Oldham County Courthouse last week, relating to appeals on cases from Jefferson County.

    It was the first time the Court of Appeals has heard a case in Oldham County in years, using the county’s circuit courtroom for roughly three hours.

  • Former teacher takes plea in DUI case

    The case of a former elementary school teacher accused of driving under the influence on school property has been resolved.

    Laura Munson, 52, a former teacher at Locust Grove Elementary, entered an Alford plea last week on one DUI charge.

    By submitting an Alford plea, Munson maintained her innocence in the case, but admitted prosecutors had enough evidence to likely convict her of DUI. An Alford plea is technically a guilty plea.

  • County man sentenced to 18 months in prison for bank, wire fraud

     

    An Oldham County man will serve more than a year in jail and repay thousands of dollars in restitution for defrauding five banks located in the county.

    James Distler, 45, was sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to repay $144,936 by U.S. District Judge John Heyburn II, after pleading guilty to three charges of bank fraud and two counts of wire fraud in September.

  • Election 2014 filings Jan. 16
  • La Grange commission looking at historical guidelines

     

    After 10 years with no changes, La Grange’s Historic Commission is updating its guidelines.

    At a special meeting on Wednesday, the commission reviewed part of the guidelines, changing some wording to make the guidelines easier to use. The review also serves as a way to update or omit guidelines that are unclear, unfeasible or obsolete.

    “They are guidelines, it’s not a one size fits all,” commissioner Tom Clemons said.

  • Library, history center host genealogy workshop

    Want to begin your family tree, but don’t know how? To get you started, the Oldham County Public Library is partnering with the Oldham County History Center for a free Genealogy Workshop on Feb. 5. Participants, whether beginners or advanced researchers, will learn about the latest technology available to them at the Library. They will also have a chance to learn what local resources are available to them through the archived collections and family files at the History Center.