Today's News

  • Students celebrate drug-free living

    The students at East Oldham Middle School are celebrating Red Ribbon Week with an exciting presentation by "The Seven Project." Red Ribbon Week is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation reaching millions of Americans during the last week of October every year.

  • Two fraudulent enrollment cases heard in court

    Two parents charged with falsifying student enrollment appeared before a judge Wednesday afternoon.

    Charles Lauron, 51, waived his right to a pre-trial hearing and Judge Diana Wheeler ruled to pass his case on to a grand jury on Dec. 1.

    Lauron is charged with owing the school district just over $26,000 after enrolling his son in Oldham County schools for eight years despite living in Lyndon.

  • Drug take-back event yields 166 lbs. pharmaceuticals

    Residents handed over 166 pounds of unused and expired pharmaceuticals Oct. 29 through a free national take-back initiative hosted by the Oldham County Solid Waste Department, the Oldham County Police Department and the Oldham County Sheriff's Office.

    "These [drugs] can be harmful for young people or seniors who may get confused on which medications they should be taking," said Linda Fountain, the county's solid waste coordinator.
    This marks the second year for the program in the county. It is part of a nationwide drug take-back initiative.

  • The trick to getting rid of leftover treats

    Whether your Halloween turnout was low or your kids came home with more candy than you'll allow them to eat, The Oldham Era has a few ideas for using extra Halloween candy.

    Ideal Dentistry in Prospect has teamed with Operation Gratitude to send donated Halloween candy to U.S. troops stationed overseas.

  • Taco Bell to open in Crestwood

    Late-night food lovers will soon have another option in Crestwood. A Taco Bell will open in the shopping center at Ky. 329 Bypass and Ky. 146., behind the McDonald's. The location will also include a drive-thru.

  • LG&E crews head to Pennsylvania, Massachusetts; temporary power outage reported in La Grange

    While children in Kentucky prepared for candy-filled nights of ghouls and fright this Halloween weekend, 160 LG&E and KU Kentucky-based contractors suited up to offer restoration assistance in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts after a record-setting snowstorm dumped as much as 30 inches of snow and knocked out power to more than three million homes and businesses along the East Coast.  

  • KSP Offers Trick or Treating Safety Tips

    Little ghouls and goblins will be running in the streets tonight to trick-or-treat and Kentucky State Police want to make sure your kids stay safe.

    KSP Lt. David Jude says the agency wants the children to have a fun but safe trick or treating experience.

    “Halloween is traditionally a time for children to have fun, but most often it is the children who can be injured by situations that are avoidable,” says Jude. “Be sure your child’s costume does not obstruct their vision and is not so cumbersome that they can trip over it.”

  • Tips for staying safe this Halloween include avoiding decorative contact lenses

    Though ghouls and goblins willbe out in full force, there will be other, unexpected dangers lurking on Halloween, some before kids even leave the house.

    Though glowing, oddly-colored eyes might seem like the ultimate spooky touch to kids' costumes, officials with the Kentucky Optometric Association, along with the Food and Drug Administration, warn against using decorative, non-corrective contact lenses that are sold without a prescription from an eye doctor.

  • Prospect mayor honored by Ky. League of Cities

    The 2011 Kentucky League of Cities' annual convention brought a great honor to the City of Prospect and Mayor Todd Eberle.

    The 2011 annual KLC “Elected Official of the Year Award” was bestowed upon Mayor Eberle at the closing day luncheon.

  • Greenwood outlasts North in state semi's

    LOUISVILLE --- Before the third game of the semi-final of the KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament, the music was fitting.

    The song, “Going the Distance,” from the movie, “Rocky” played over the sound system at Bellarmine’s Knights Hall. It certainly was a heavyweight battle and in the end, Greenwood had enough to outlast North Oldham 25-17, 27-29, 25-15.