Today's News

  • One grande coffee

    It is all but official, but the city of Prospect seems to have the largest Kentucky Coffee Tree on record in the state. The tree, at center in picture, sits on a knoll in the Putney Pond preserve. Robert Bean, chief forester with the Kentucky Division of Forestry central office, measured the tree, which stands 105 feet tall, with an average spread of 48 feet and a circumference of 120 inches at 4.5 feet above the ground. The Kentucky Coffee Tree is the state heritage tree and known for a large seed pod.

  • Bertha Mae West Miller, 96

    Bertha Mae West Miller, 96, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at Oaklawn.

    She was a native of Elizabethtown, and a member of the Pewee Valley Presbyterian Church.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Herman Miller, and a sister, Pearl Detenber.

  • Micks Picks

    We’re unveiling a new feature at The Oldham Era this week with Mick’s Picks – a local sports You Pick ‘Em contest sponsored by Beef O’Brady’s in La Grange.

  • Goshen teen earns perfect ACT score

    When he finished taking the ACT in October, one high school senior from Oldham County pretty much already knew his score. He only doubted a handful of answers. Recently, Travis Stewart received confirmation. He is one of only 69 students in the nation, and four in Kentucky to score a 36, the highest possible score.

  • Local wrestlers driving toward regional clash

    CRESTWOOD – With just a month left in the regular season, all three high school wrestling teams are heading for an inevitable showdown at the regional.

    “I really think it’s going to come down to us, Oldham and South as to who wins it,” NOHS coach Robert Fulk said. “We all match up pretty good and have some great kids.”

  • Oldham’s new library is a literacy lodge

    In a building with the soul of a lodge, the new main branch of the Oldham County Public Library opened to the public Monday in La Grange. The change from the old branch is drastic.

  • Oldham mom takes medical aid to Gaza

    While some might just avoid reading the news when violence strikes, news coverage of escalating violence in Gaza recently prompted one Oldham County mom to pack her bags. 

    Sharon Wallace traveled to Gaza Jan. 7 in hopes of delivering much-needed medical supplies to Palestinians caught in crossfire between Hamas and Israel.

  • Crestwood man charged for counterfeit cash

    What started as a drug investigation Jan. 5 ended up as a case of counterfeit money spreading through one Kentucky community.

    Kevin Michael Sheehan, 27, of Crestwood, was arrested by the Bullitt County Drug Task Force, which initiated the investigation.

  • Letters to the Editor

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    To the editor:

    I must respond to John Black’s letter in the Jan. 8 edition trashing two fine residents.

  • Business Briefs

    Dancer’s Pointe offers dance classes, photo event

    The Dancer’s Pointe in Pewee Valley has several special events planned.