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Today's News

  • Flu season continues in county, state

    Even though flu season would normally be subsiding, Oldham County residents should take extra precautions to protect themselves from the virus as its period of activity extends beyond its normal range.  

  • Checkmate at three state tournaments

     Chess is known as a strategic exercise of the individual mind, but for one middle school student, the game involves the whole family.

    Tamm Omar, who plays for East Oldham Middle School’s chess team, won his third state tournament March 5, 2015.

  • Historic District in La Grange to change guidelines, not principles

     A train slicing through Main Street defines La Grange, but it is the history of the city built around the railway that inspires six individuals to protect the past.

    “I tell people we are trying to preserve the city one board at a time,” said Barbara Manley, with a laugh. 

  • Public records - April 7, 2016

     La Grange Police

     

    James D. Jackson Jr., 33, of La Grange – arrested March 27 on a Jefferson County warrant of three charges

     

    Dogabier Maldonado Mendez, 31, of Cleveland, Tenn. – arrested March 28 for no operators license; and operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol or drugs

     

  • Corrections - April 7, 2016

     •In the March 24 edition of The Oldham Era, in a story about Oldham County ranking healthiest in the state Teresa Gamsky, Oldham County Health Department director of public health, was quoted as saying the county measures at 14 teen births per 100,000 of the population, when the survey states the measurements were actually 14 per 1,000 teens ages 15 to 19.

  • Oldham County Schools’ superintendent Search

    The wide range of contenders for the Oldham County Schools’ next superintendent has been whittled down to two men, who each spoke in a public forum March 23.

    At least 100 attended the forum to see Dewey Hensley and Greg Schultz answer questions about their backgrounds and ideas for the school district. Both candidates were asked the same set of questions submitted online beforehand and an audience question and answer period followed. Hensley and Schultz each had one hour to speak. 

  • Trail alliance hopes growth continues to metro area

    Oldham County residents looking for a new place to get some exercise while enjoying nature have an option open to them that may always be growing. 

    The Brownsboro Alliance Trail Association (BATA) is building a trail that they hope to connect throughout the county as well as other parts of the Greater Louisville area.  

  • Changes expected in Prospect property value

     Prospect residents may soon see their property values, and in turn their tax rates, change.

    Jefferson County Property Valuation Administrator (PVA) Tony Lindauer spoke before Prospect residents at the March 21 city council meeting to explain Prospect’s upcoming property value reassessment.  

    The reassessment will use recent sales in the Prospect area to determine any changes to property values for similar properties. 

  • Retired science teacher experiments with art

    What is one man’s junk might just become an addition to another man’s latest folk art piece. Or at least that is true for artist Robbie Mueller.

    “I’m the guy that comes to your yard sale and is looking through the boxes of stuff that you have gathered up to throw in the garbage can,” Mueller said with a laugh. “I always tease that you can find my rear end hanging out of any dumpster.”

  • Free app gifted to county by funeral home could help save lives

    Thanks to the efforts of a local businessman, Oldham County residents now have a new way to prepare for the worst.  

    Buford Cobb, vice president of Stoess Funeral Home, has partnered with the creators of a smartphone application, Vital ICE, to give the app to Oldham County residents for free.  

    The app is designed to help users share their personal information should they ever be unable to respond in an emergency.