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Today's News

  • 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.

  • North Oldham sets school records at Eastern Relays

    The University of Louisville hosted 91 schools in its annual Eastern Relays at the Oswley B. Frazier Cardinal Park Friday and Saturday. Teams across Kentucky and surrounding states gathered to compete in 22 events. North Oldham continued it's strong performances in both the boys and girls events, with North Oldham setting two new school records. Maggie Mollack set a record in the discus throw with 126.8 and Erin Edmunson set a school record in the mile with a time of 5:10.04.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Mustangs make statement with 4-2 win over Oldham County

    GOSHEN -- The North Oldham softball team’s mission to be heard for 2015 is working at the right time, and timing was everything in that next step Wednesday night against Oldham County.

    The result was a long time coming for the Lady Mustangs.

    Trailing 2-0, North scored four unanswered runs to defeat the Lady Colonels 4-2 Wednesday night in Goshen for the first time in five years.

    The Lady Mustangs have won six straight, shutting out three opponents and allowing just three runs during that stretch.

  • Public records -- April 23, 2015

    La Grange Police Arrests
    Sherri A. Rothman, 39, of La Grange was arrested on April 16 for theft by unlawful taking shoplifting under $500, possession container substance 2nd degree, prescription container substance not in proper cont 2nd offense.

    Jamie M. McAtee, 29, Louisville, was arrested on April 16 on Jefferson County warrant for loitering for prostitution purposes 1st offense.

  • Farmer of the year applications now being accepted

    The 2015 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) “Farmer of the Year” application process is now open, and the organization is seeking the Commonwealth’s finest nominees for this prestigious award.

  • Crestwood spa now open

      Pilar Varon is a licensed esthetician that was renting a room in Salon 146 as an independent contractor, but moved to her own space in February in Crestwood.

      Skincare By Pilar specializes in making skin healthier with facials for renewing, acne, vitamin C, microdermabrasion, O2 lit, rejuvenation cocktail facial, and ilma. New to the spa is micro-needleing and smart wave cavitation.

      Pilar also does lash and brow tint, glo-mineral make-up and waxing treatments.