Today's News

  • Crestwood Walmat still a "go," progress not seen from parkway

    The foundation and walls are up for a new Walmart Supercenter in Crestwood, but some residents are asking, “Where?”

    In April 2014, Walmart received final approval for a zoning change and development plans on a new 158,538 square foot Supercenter in Crestwood.

    In August of last year, the new land, located at 5601 Veterans Memorial Parkway, was bought for $4.1 million.

  • Former NOHS band assistant charged with sex crimes

     A former Oldham County Schools tutor has been charged with sex crimes relating to a minor in Oldham and Jefferson counties.

    Kyle R. McCoy, 25, a former assistant band teacher at North Oldham High School, was in Oldham County Circuit Court Oct. 1 for an arraignment based on the charges of prohibited use of electronic communication system to procure a minor and distributing obscene material to minors first offense.

  • Additional alcohol petitions received, election gets go-ahead

    After a slight controversy over whether the alcohol petitions received by the Oldham County Judge-Executive were valid, it seems as if this initial part of the process is over.
    Last week, the Era reported that all the petitions to make Oldham County a “wet” county were gathered, but there was a difference of opinion between the county judge-executive and the county clerk as to whether all the signatures are valid.

  • Fiscal Court: Public meetings scheduled for planning and zoning

    During public comment at the Oldham County Fiscal Court meeting on Oct. 6, Planning and Zoning Director Jim Urban announced several dates for public meetings to describe major changes that are being proposed to county planning and zoning laws. These laws have not been updated since 2008.

  • Do you believe in ghosts?

    From ancient Celtic festivals to the modern Halloween, believers in ghosts and spirits have always seen October as a time when the world of the dead is abnormally close to the world of the living.
    Barbara Manley, director of the Spirits of La Grange Ghost Tour, which runs Fridays and Saturdays through October, can recall several instances where she saw or heard something she could not explain.

  • Pewee Valley hosts 5k to support local CASA organization

    Runners can register now for the Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, of the River Region and the City of Pewee Valley’s Annual Superhero 5K run/walk on Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    Participatants can dress in their favorite superhero costume and be a real hero by participating in this event for CASA, which advocates for the best interest of abused and neglected children. The race is open to all ages and costumes are encouraged, with awards for best adult costume and best group costume.

  • Baptist Health La Grange becomes second hospital in Kentucky to receive Pathway to Excellence designation

    Baptist Health La Grange is pleased to announce it has achieved Pathway to Excellence® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Baptist Health La Grange is the second hospital in Kentucky and one of only 131 facilities nationwide that have achieved this designation.
    The Pathway to Excellence designation identifies the elements of work environments where nurses can flourish. The designation substantiates the professional satisfaction of nurses at Baptist Health La Grange and identifies it as one of the best places to work.

  • Eagle Scouts soaring in Oldham County





    As the highest rank in Boy Scouts of America (BSA), earning the Eagle Scout award is considered to be the ultimate achievement in scouting.  As of 2013, only six scouts in every 100 make it to the rank of Eagle, according to the BSA website.  The statistic since the BSA was formed is closer to two percent.  

  • The punishment for our sins was paid by Jesus

     In I Corinthians 6:19-20, Paul writes some amazing words, “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”  

  • Public records - Oct. 15, 2015

     La Grange Police

    Ronald L. Johnson, 61, La Grange — cited Oct. 7 for operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license and failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, first offense


    Ellen K. Perkins, 51, La Grange — arrested Oct. 8 for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense