Today's News

  • Around the world in 30 instruments

    Two concerts gave Oldham residents a chance to travel around the world last week — not in 80 days, but in 30 instruments.

    Traveling duo Four Shillings Short performed March 22 at Hewn From The Mountain Music Cafe in Crestwood.

    Aodh Og O Tuama, from Ireland, and Californian Christy Martin formed the group in 1997. 

    The husband-and-wife team sold their belongings in 1998, Tuama said, and started touring the country in a van, playing traditional, original and contemporary music.

  • High school graduations set Memorial Day weekend

    Graduation dates are set for Oldham County high schools after Monday’s school board meeting.

    Buckner Alternative High School students will graduate at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center at 7 p.m. Friday, May 25.

    The other three schools will graduate the following day at Broadbent Arena at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center.

  • Apple Patch welcomes new executive director

      After a nationwide search, a new executive director is hoping to continue growing a Crestwood non-profit.

    Arthur Avitabile is the new director of Apple Patch, an organization that promotes independent living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • Former La Grange mayor cited for sagging roof on Main Street building

    A judge signed a restraining order against a former La Grange mayor Tuesday.

    The emergency order prevents Elsie Carter from continuing renovations to her building at 114 E. Main St. due to safety concerns.

    A stop-work order was issued by code enforcement officer Jeff Richardson in February after he noticed the second-story roof sagging.

  • Sports Primer 3.28

    It's been another busy week of sports in Oldham County.

    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.

  • Grand Stamm: I've gone to basketball heaven

    Though I’ve lived in a few different cities and towns, I’ve never lived anywhere but Kentucky.

    And in this state, basketball takes on a life of its own.

    Two weeks ago, I felt like I went to basketball heaven. I covered two of the highest levels of basketball and a few times, I had to remind myself I wasn't dreaming.

  • Crestwood woman dies in early morning crash on Ky. 146

    A Crestwood woman died early Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash on Ky. 146. 

    Police say a white 1995 Oldsmobile sedan and a white 1996 Dodge utility van crashed head-on about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday on Ky. 146 between Crestwood and Buckner.

    The driver of the Oldsmobile, Linda J. Smith, 64, of Crestwood, died at the scene. The driver of the van, William L. Buntyn, 48, of Louisville, is listed in serious condition at University Hospital in Louisville.

  • Superintendent search narrowed to three candidates

    The search for a new superintendent is nearing a close as the search committee announced four finalists Monday night.

    The search committee narrowed applications down to 12 in late February, which included three applicants from the Oldham County School system, several applicants from across Kentucky and applicants from four other states.

  • Whitfield, Wright pick up region, state honors

    The South Oldham High School girls basketball team’s season ended with a loss to Walton-Verona in the eighth region championship game, but recognition for the Lady Dragons’ season isn’t over.

    SOHS senior Jasmine Whitfield has been named the eighth region’s co-player of the year, along with Owen County senior guard Rianna Gayheart, by the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches. Whitfield has also been named a finalist for the Kentucky Miss Basketball award, which will be announced April 28.

  • CARTOON: Etch-A-Sketch