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Today's News

  • North takes fifth at state behind eighth graders

    LOUISVILLE — North Oldham High School’s girls’ swimming team has put itself in elite company.

    Behind a pair of strong-limbed swimmers, the Lady Mustangs are among the top five teams in the state for the first time in school history.

  • Grand Stamm—LIVE! 3.2

    Guys and gals, welcome to our 13th Grand Stamm — LIVE! chat, set for Friday, March 2 at 1:30 p.m.

    I hope you all enjoyed last week's chat, with South Oldham High School senior girls' basketball player Jasmine Whitfield, who's been a part of a dynamic run this season for the Lady Dragons. She'll be playing for the University of Cincinnati this fall.

  • Sports Primer 2.29

    It's been another busy week of sports in Oldham County.

    Catch another edition of this week's Sports Primer again in podcast format.

    Each week, you can find an updated podcast with a rundown on the content in The Oldham Era's sports section, plus any other updates.

    And just a reminder to check out tomorrow's Grand Stamm—LIVE! with a special guest that I'm ironing out the details on. I'll be announcing the time officially on my Facebook page, The Oldham Era's Sports Guy.

  • School board vice-chair files for congress

    A Crestwood resident is one of the last candidates to file for the U.S. Congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Geoff Davis.

    Walt Schumm, a builder/developer and real estate agent, joins six other Republicans and two Democrats vying for the seat.

    Schumm is also the vice-chair of the Oldham County Board of Education. He has served on the board for 10 years.

    Schumm said he believes his diverse business experience will allow him to represent his community well in Washington.

  • Neighbors fight against Goshen 'barn'

    Claiming they have no other options, members of the Barrickman Lane Neighborhood Group spoke during fiscal court’s public comment Feb. 21.

    For about 18 months, residents of Barrickman Lane near Goshen have protested a two-story 4,800 square-foot building constructed on a neighbor’s property — using a barn permit.

  • Officials crack down on Opana

    Law enforcement officials are cracking down on Opana, a potentially lethal pain killer becoming increasingly popular in Kentucky.

    Opana is a brand name for oxymorphone and is twice as strong as OxyContin.

    La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett said he is seeing the problem in Oldham County, too. 

    He said it seemed like overnight the focus switched from OxyContin and methamphetamine to Opana.

  • Women-owned businesses not a Main Street minority

    Three female business owners are hoping to boost La Grange’s Main Street corridor.

    That includes tenants for both anchor shops currently the 1887 Corner Store and Grandeur Station. Late last year it appeared both stores might be vacant simultaneously, something nearby business owners feared would negatively impact business.

  • Leap-day lady celebrates 13th birthday after 52 years

    Look out world, Vicki Duggins is a teenager.

    No, really, Wednesday was, technically speaking, Duggins’ 13th birthday... even though she was born 52 years ago.

    “I just always thought it was kind of neat,” Duggins said of having a Feb. 29 birthday. 

    “Even as an adult, people will come out and say ‘How old are you going to be this year?’

    “I’m going to be 13 this year, you better look out!”

  • More beer here?

    La Grange residents may get the chance to vote on alcohol laws later this year. Oldham County Tourism Commission officials have posted petitions at area businesses in hopes enough signatures will be obtained to hold a special election.

    Kim Buckler, executive director, Oldham County Tourism, said her organization is behind the push.

    People have talked about making the city “wet” for years, she said, but nobody took the initiative to start the process.

  • A pack of 'pacas

    She calls her baby boy for kisses. He runs over, hair flopping, big brown eyes like liquid jewels in a sweet face.

    This baby is the newest addition to Denise Coonley’s alpaca family, currently numbering a dozen. And they all get kisses, not just baby Seven.

    Coonley’s farm, Bluebonnets and Bluegrass Alpaca Farm, is located just off Ky. 22 in Ballardsville and is pretty much a one-woman operation.