Today's News

  • County passes alcohol ordinance despite legal battle

     Fiscal Court unanimously passed an alcohol ordinance for Oldham County during its Feb. 16 meeting, after the culmination of an almost two-year effort to introduce expanded alcohol sales to the formerly moist county.  

  • Prospect awards contract

     A $181,436 landscape contract was awarded to the Klausing Group during the Feb. 15 Prospect City Council Meeting. The agreement, which has only recently been rewritten, is now composed of three different contracts that together handle all city landscaping needs. 

  • New Crestwood Walmart nears completion, opening

     Approximately 200 jobs have been added to the Crestwood workforce and another 100 will soon be filled at a new Walmart, slated to open March 9.

    According to store manager Jon Shain, the store will continue hiring both full- and part-time associates until it has approximately 300 filled positions.

  • What you need to know about the Republican caucus

     For the first time in Kentucky history, Republican voters will choose their presidential candidate more than two months before the May primary. As the Commonwealth’s inaugural caucus, a few peculiarities need be noted.

    On March 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., all registered Republican voters within the county may meet at one location to participate in the Kentucky Caucus: Oldham County High School, 1150 Ky. Route 393, Buckner. 

  • Family hopes to bring new flavors to county

     Crestwood residents who are hungry for a new restaurant option have something new to add to their palette, “A Taste of Thai.”


    The exotic new restaurant opened its doors for lunch-only Feb. 19, and will continue to expand hours as its three new owners develop the business, said part-owner, Darwin Cotton.

  • Young band rocks OC

    An Oldham County band is beginning to make waves in the community despite their youth.

    Pope Lick is composed of South Oldham High School brothers Ayars King on lead vocals and guitar, Ruairi King on drums and friend Eddie Lentz on bass.  

    The three have been involved in the local music scene for a while, but have not been playing together the whole time.  

  • Three compliments to every sting rule

    Last week I challenged you to smile at people. This was fairly easy for me to do since it is something I like to do, but I decided to notice the response of people when I caught their eyes and smiled at them.  Almost 100 percent smiled back.  

  • History Center to hold trade faire

     Bringing the spirit of the past alive is one of the things the Oldham County History Center is best known for. The first weekend in June will showcase the 18th century, a time when Kentucky was still a county of the state of Virginia. 

  • AcaBelles to perform at community events
  • Local charities plan 5K

    Oldham Era Staff Report

    The Health, Hope and Hometown 5K race will benefit three local organizations, inspire others to live healthier lives and give families something to do together Saturday, June 4.