Today's News

  • 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.

  • AUDIO: Oldham-trained horse a Derby front-runner after win

    LEXINGTON — The focus all week leading up to the Toyota Bluegrass Stakes April 14 at Keeneland race course in Lexington had been on Hansen.

    Though Hansen, an Oldham County bred horse, was the favorite, the focus was more on the white thoroughbred's owner than on the race itself because of the media attention Dr. Kendall Hansen drew. Hansen (the doctor) wanted to dye the horse's tail blue to match his silks.

  • Students lead project to provide books to low-income families

    A group of Oldham County students gave younger students a special treat just in time for Easter weekend.

    Members of the Oldham County Leadership Academy delivered books to more than 350 younger students as part of their capstone service project, “Reading is Magic.”

    The OCLA is made up of 24 juniors, eight each from Oldham County, South Oldham and North Oldham high schools, and meets seven times throughout the school year to develop leadership skills.