Today's News

  • Lumber plant scorched

    More than 100 firefighters battled a lumber-fueled blaze in Buckner Monday night at the U.S. Housing Components plant – formerly Trussways Ltd. – on Ky. 146 in Buckner near Ky. 393.  La Grange Fire and Rescue Major Keith Smith said firefighters training in Buckner about 8:30 p.m.

  • Tough times are tougher on some

    For most of us, when we leave our jobs we drive home in one of our two cars to a comfortable home. We turn on one of our many TV sets or radios and listen to news telling us just how bad the economy has become.

  • U of L coaches motivate seventh-grade classes

    University of Louisville football coach Steve Kragthorpe and men’s soccer coach Ken Lolla spoke to the seventh grade boys at North Oldham Middle School Friday. The coaches encouraged the students to set high goals, to write them down and to work hard at attaining those goals.

  • Local PTA parents attend children’s advocacy rally

    Twelve members of  local, district and Kentucky PTA joined more than 600 children’s advocates at the fifth Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol Feb. 12 to meet with legislators regarding children’s issues.

  • A contest like no other

    You, the readers of The Oldham Era, will have the opportunity to play writing critic over the course of the next week. Or if you prefer, you can play teacher.

  • Lady Dragons win behind defense

    CRESTWOOD – South Oldham freshman Jasmine Whitfield didn’t sugarcoat it when talking about the Lady Dragons’ offense against Walton-Verona.

  • Six students earn Gold Key awards in art competition

    Six students earned Gold Key awards in the regional Scholastic art competition. Whitney Olsen was honored for drawing, Katherine Ferriell for painting and Emily Farmer, Cameryn Jones, Ben Kolder and Catherine Taylor for their art portfolios.

  • J-town man faces indecent exposure charge

     A Jeffersontown man faces an indecent exposure charge for allegedly masturbating in the parking lot of an Oldham rest area. 

  • An honor to perform

    Several members of the Oldham County High School Symphonic Band were recently honored as members of the All-5th District Bands, University of Louisville and Western Kentucky University Honors bands and the 2009 Kentucky All-State Bands. Forty-eight OCHS band members were selected by audition to perform with the All-District bands conducted by Dr. Greg Byrne from UofL and Joseph Stites from WKU. The bands performed Jan. 10 at the University of Louisville School of Music.   Nine OCHS students performed Jan.

  • City: Failure to comply with ‘No Skateboarding’ signs leads to fines

    Skateboarders and roller-bladers in La Grange may soon face fines if they are found riding on public property that has been designated as a “No Skateboarding” area.  Members of the La Grange City Council voted Monday to enact a city ordinance that regulates the use of skateboards and similar devices in city limits. According to the ordinance, it is against state law for skateboarders and roller-bladers to ride on private property within a business in the city “without the direct or implied consent of the owner if there is displayed