Today's News

  • Alcohol ordinance petition results cause controversy before release

    All the petitions to make Oldham County a “wet” county have been gathered, but there seems to be a diffierence of opinion between the county judge-executive and the county clerk as to whether all the signatures are valid.

    A long history
    In May, the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce’s Committee for Expanded Alcohol Sales updated the Oldham County Fiscal Court about its efforts to pursue 6,000 signatures on an expanded alcohol petition, the first step in getting the issue on a ballot for a special election.

  • Prisoner escapee caught, hospitalized

    John William Foster IV, who escaped from jail custody in Oldham County on Sept. 2, has been apprehended. However, Foster is in critical condition after shooting himself.
    A press release from Kentucky State Police said that U.S. Marshals apprehended Foster shortly after 8 a.m. on Oct. 5 in Indianapolis.
    According to Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Public Information Officer Christopher Wilburn, Marshals cooperated with IMPD officers in an attempt to capture Foster, whowas first sighted during a traffic stop.

  • Oldham Schools rated distinguished again




    Oldham County Schools is just one of 16 state district’s rated as distinguished, the state’s highest rating, according to results of the 2015 K-PREP assessment released last week. 

    The district is ranked 10th overall and is in the 98th percentile statewide acccording to the accountabiliity results from the spring assessments.

  • Community voices concerns over possible I-71 construction





    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) held a public meeting to inform citizens of Oldham and Jefferson Counties and answer questions about a plan to widen Interstate 71 between exit nine to the Gene Snyder Freeway and exit 14 to 329 in Crestwood on Oct. 1.  

  • La Grange Railroad & Bluegrass Festival to be held this weekend

     La Grange’s Railroad & Bluegrass Festival will be held Oct. 9-Oct. 11.  

    The festival, which takes place at various locations around the city including La Grange Coffee Roasters and City Place, will include events such as staged train robberies, bluegrass concerts and seminars by the K&I Model Railroad Club.  

    The festival is a La Grange Crossroads project and is currently in its fourth year.  

  • Grubbs pleads guilty to Farmers Bank of Milton robberies



    A once-wanted bank robber pleaded guilty last week in an Oldham County courtroom.

    William Gary Grubbs Jr., 36, was indicted in August by an Oldham County grand jury on two counts of robbery in the first degree, related to robberies at Farmers Bank of Milton on Highway 53 on April 23 and again on June 1.

  • All dogs go to heaven

     All pets were welcome at the St. Francis School of Goshen’s annual Bless A Pet Day. Pastors, priests and rabbis were present to bless each pet with an individual blessing. Hundreds of kids and adults crowded the fields to step in line to make sure their pet went to heaven. 

  • Fire departments host Halloween events to teach families about safety


     Photos by Taylor Riley, Peter Campbell and Bobbi Nelson/ The Oldham Era

  • A parable of exhaustion
  • Reducing Stress

     Years ago I had the opportunity to hear Mother Teresa speak at Bellarmine College in Louisville.  Someone in the audience asked Mother Teresa how she could keep such a busy schedule.  He said, “You crisscross the country and the world.  How do you do it? Aren’t you exhausted?  Your schedule would drive me crazy!”