Today's News

  • OCHS wrestler captures three gold medals in Australia

    Story by Adam Warner

    Wth the magnitude of the Summer Olympic games reverberating across the globe, Oldham County High School wrestler Mikey Caudill did some competing of his own this summer, albeit far from London.

    There were three steps involved in the process.

    Step one: Raise $5,000 to go to Australia for a national wrestling competition.


    Step two: Get a gold medal while you’re there.

  • Gearing up to cool down

    The Era will chronicle the Ironman Louisville through first-person accounts from local participants. Madelyn Blue is a 30-year-old teacher at St. Francis Goshen who is competing in her fourth Ironman Louisville.

  • La Grange council to discuss proposed compensation tax Monday

    If you work in La Grange, you may soon find yourself paying a compensation tax to the city government.

    La Grange City Council is considering adding a 1 percent occupational tax to help pay down the city's bond used to purchase Oldham Reserve.

    The $6 million bond is now $8.2 million including interest, and payment is due in two years.

    The tax will be levied on each person working inside city limits. Under state law, some businesses are exempt, including banks, election workers and life insurance companies.

  • La Grange Fire & Rescue relocates to new station on Ky. 53

    Aug. 4 was an emotional day for Jim Sitzler, chief of La Grange Fire and Rescue, as he welcomed people to the department’s new main station.

    “I get a little choked up,” Sitzler said. “I’ve been on since ‘76 and I’ve seen the old and the new.”

    Members of the department and its board, local officials and local residents attended the dedication of the new station, located on Ky. 53 near Madison Avenue.

  • Program designed to boost reading skills

    More than 40 Oldham County teachers hit the books Friday as part of the district’s new Reading Academy.

    The two-semester program was designed in conjunction with Bellarmine University and will improve teacher understanding and capabilities in reading instruction, said Amy Grimm, the district’s intervention coach.

    Grimm’s focus is on improving reading skills across the district through the new academy and other programs.

  • County to test new emergency notification system

    Oldham County Emergency Management will be conducting a county-wide test

    of the new emergency notification system on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 2 p.m.


    This test will include voice calls, texts and emails to all home and cell phone

    numbers, text message and email addresses of everyone who has either signed

    up through CodeRED or who was already registered in our previous system.

  • Crestwood man headed to jail for mutilating kitten

    A Crestwood man has admitted to mutilating a tiny kitten and now, he's headed to jail.
    Tanner Hublar, 18, appeared in Oldham district court on Wednesday and pleaded guilty to his involvement in the death of a kitten June 15.
    His court appearance included a packed audience of animal lovers wearing ribbons marked "Chandler's Prayer" and carrying signs to express their anger against animal cruelty.
    Chandler is the name of the kitten stolen from the barn of Lynn and Gordon Robinson with three other kittens in mid-June.

  • CARTOON: La Grange on the wagon
  • Woman to serve 20 years for newborn's death in prison restroom

    A Corbin woman is sentenced to serve 20 years for the death of a baby girl that she suffocated after giving birth in the visitors’ restroom of a La Grange prison in 2010.

    Ashley Cox, 22, admitted to concealing the birth of a 6-pound, 5-ounce healthy baby girl on March 7, 2010, while visiting her then-boyfriend at Roederer Correctional Complex in La Grange. 

  • Jeep runs off Commerce Parkway Friday, strikes medical building

    As rain fell Friday morning, La Grange Police officers responded to a car crash at Norton Community Medical Associates on Commerce Parkway.

    A Jeep ran off the road in the turn just before Commerce Parkway ends, then went over an embankment and crashed into the building.

    The Jeep's top came off during the incident, likely when it came down off the embankment, police said. The Jeep scraped alongside the building but no major damage or injuries were reported.

    Oldham County EMS did transport the Jeep's driver to the hospital for minor injuries.