Today's News

  • Get fit

    In the Bible it says, “Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”One of the coolest things about being an endurance athlete is being around people who are always ready to pump you up.

  • Phones down at The Oldham Era's office

    Phone lines at The Oldham Era are temporarily down. Service will be restored Wednesday. Employees are reachable by e-mail at the following addresses:

    Julie Nelson Satterly, General Manager & Editor: editor@oldhamera.com

    Eric Ballerstedt, Advertising Manager: ericb@oldhamera.com

    Jacquelyn Stoess Hack, News Editor: jstoess@oldhamera.com

    Mary Johnson, Circulation Manager: circulation@oldhamera.com

    Mickey Patterson, Sports Editor: sports@oldhamera.com

    John Foster, Staff Writer: jfoster@oldhamera.com

  • BREAKING NEWS: Body of Oldham County man found in Raywick

    Rescuers found the body of an Oldham County man Monday who went missing in Raywick during the weekend.

  • Coaching a positive experience

    With my love of all that is sports, and in more recent years coaching, there’s no doubt I was thrilled when an opportunity to help coach the North Oldham High School baseball team presented itself. Working as a floating assistant, I pretty much help the four primary coaches wherever they can use me with either the varsity or junior varsity squads. As varsity head coach Matt Walker told me, it never hurts to have an extra set of eyes and ears on the ball field.

  • Dodging Big Macs like bullets

    Steve Greenwell is Oldham County government’s biggest loser.

    During the last eight weeks, the already svelte magistrate dropped 26 pounds – from 175 to 149 pounds – to lose the highest percentage of weight and win a weight-loss competition among county


    Greenwell said he felt like joining the contest for the sake of encouraging others, but when other employees started telling him he couldn’t win it, “that just threw gas on the fire.”

  • La Grange Elementary takes first in district

    The La Grange Elementary Academic Team recently won its first ever District Governor’s Cup accolades. The team, coached by April Smith and Tony Stewart, took fourth place overall March 22 during the regional competition at Centerfield Elementary.

    “I really hope that they realize what it means to be a team, even through academics,” Smith said. “The kids are still doing a little dance from their win.”

  • County events

    Thursday, April 10

    Kiwanis Club of La Grange. 7 p.m. Oldham County Fairgrounds clubhouse, La Grange. 222-3035.

    Ballardsville Rural Fire Protection District. 7 p.m. 4604 Ky. 53, Ballardsville. 222-1593.

    Open play volleyball. 6:30 p.m. La Grange Community Center. 225-6473.

  • Burglar startles homeowner, flees as shots are fired

    A local homeowner followed an intruder from his home and discharged several shots into the air as the intruder fled from the home early Sunday morning.

  • Council considers pay raise

    Members of the La Grange City Council are considering giving themselves a pay raise.

    The council held a first reading of a pay raise ordinance Monday night. If the ordinance passes at next month’s city council meeting, council members will receive an additional $100 per month, bumping their monthly stipend from $400 to $500 per month.

    Their stipend would increase from $4,800 to $6,000 per year. The change would take effect Jan. 1.

  • Atherton coach takes helm at Oldham County

        BUCKNER – It was just an Oldham County hat, but to Matt Brown it immediately became a treasured possession.

        “It feels really good to get one of these handed to me,” Brown said after OCHS athletic director Matt Watkins handed him the blue and white cap with OC inscribed on it. “This job probably means more to me than anyone else.”

        Brown was introduced as the new head football coach at OCHS Friday, meeting with his new team in the library.