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Today's News

  • Local names reach the President’s list, Oldham grads earn top honors

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,095 graduates at the conclusion of the Fall 2014 semester. On Mar. 15, 2015 the university released the full list of the 1,387 students who earned their way onto the President’s List for students who achieved top honors.

    The President’s List was established by the University to recognize outstanding academic achievement. It is bestowed upon full-time undergraduate students who attain a perfect 4.0 grade point average for a semester.

  • Four hands, 30 instruments

    If you’ve never seen two people play over 30 instruments in one night, then Crestwood is the place to be on Apr. 10. That’s when musical duo Four Shillings Short is coming to town.

    The world-travelled husband and wife duo of Aodh Og O’Tuama from Cork, Ireland and Christy Martin from California, perform traditional and original music from the Celtic lands, Medieval & Renaissance Europe, India and the Americas on a fantastic array of over 30 instruments.

  • Public Records: March 19, 2015

    La Grange Police Arrests

    Mar. 13 -- Chelsy R. Hardy, 21, La Grange, was arrested for possession of marijuana, possession drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, endangering welfare of minor.

    Mar. 13 -- Nicholas M. Forrester, 26, La Grange was arrested for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, endangering welfare of minor, possession of a controlled substance.

  • Right to Work moves forward in Fiscal Court

    Right to Work legislation may have failed in Kentucky’s state legislature but advocates of the measure are pushing for local level passage in Oldham and other counties across the state.

    Just as vocal advocates of the bill were given opportunity to show their support during a previous meeting, voices opposing the measure got their chance to speak out At the Mar. 3 meeting of the Oldham County Fiscal Court.

  • Study names La Grange 3rd best place to retire in Kentucky

    La Grange has been named among the top places to retire in Kentucky.

    In a recently released study by data company SmartAsset, La Grange has earned the number three spot among the top ten places for Kentuckians to retire. The study took four main factors into its accounting: taxes, the number of doctors’ offices, and opportunity for recreation and a social life.

    Managing Editor of SmartAsset A.J. Smith explained the methodology of the study to The Oldham Era in a phone interview.

  • Bevin seeks support from Oldham Co. GOP women

    During what has become a neck and neck race for the nomination among Republican would-be’s for the Kentucky governor’s mansion, the Oldham County GOP Women’s Club heard from candidate Matt Bevin on Tuesday.

    Bevin joined the group to discuss his position on families, military service, Right to Work legislation, and women’s issues.

    “This War on Women argument is an unfair argument,” he said, accusing the press of manufacturing gender inequality in Republican party politics.

  • Cub Scouts’ 60th annual Pinewood Derby rolls into La Grange

    It’s a tradition that’s lasted 60 years for the Cub Scouts of America: tiny cars are carved out of wood, propelled by gravity, and raced down a track to the sounds of cheering families. It’s the Pinewood Derby, and it’s barreling into Oldham County.

  • Derby fashion show raises money for American Heart Association

    Baptist Health La Grange got a jump-start on spring at the 4th Annual Hats for Hearts Derby Fashion Show and Hat Extravaganza earlier this week.

    Hospital employees will modeled the latest spring fashions provided by Dress Barn Springhurst, as well as employee-designed Derby hats.

    The hospital’s American Heart Association Walk Team hosts the event and funds earned from Derby hats sales will go to the Heart Walk. Closed bids will be accepted on the Derby hats starting the day of the event through noon on March 27.

  • Capital City Showcase: Anderson County dominates Oldham County 13-0

    FRANKFORT - Bailey Curry started the route with a three-run home run in the first and No. 22 Oldham County could never recover in a 13-0 loss to No. 10 Anderson County Saturday morning in the Capital City Showcase at Lakeview Park in Frankfort.

    Kirsten Smith started for Oldham County and allowed three runs in each of the first two innings and two in the fourth before being replaced by Abigail Stewart in the fourth against the state's No. 6 team according to the latest Kentucky Softball Coaches Association Poll.

  • ROUNDING THE BASES: Colonels rally in the sixth for 5-3 win at South Oldham

     John Lowrey was pitching a solid game and South Oldham looked to be in control against district and county rival Oldham County.

    Then came the sixth inning.

    Trailing 3-1, the Colonels rallied with four runs in the sixth inning and held on late for the 5-3 win Friday night in Crestwood. Oldham County (10-6, 2-0 District 29) takes the two-game series against the Dragons, who host a doubleheader against Scott County and Lexington Catholic Saturday in Crestwood.