Today's News

  • Grand Stamm— The Grand Finale

    I’d been the sports editor at The Oldham Era for all of two days and I already had a sinking feeling.

    What had I gotten into?

    That feeling would subside eventually, giving way to a journey at The Era that’s included an incident with soccer officials, bussing over 20 hours to Pennsylvania for the Little League World Series and spending a day in the luxury suites at Keeneland race course in Lexington. Now, I’m writing my final Grand Stamm column.

  • Sports Primer 4.26

    It's been another busy week of sports in Oldham County with more youth sports getting started and high school teams looking to the post-season.

    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.

  • Sobering reality: Simulation at North Oldham High School teaches teens the dangers of drunk driving

    A North Oldham High School student is taking steps to keep her fellow students safe.

    Senior Haley Howard is organizing Project Horsepower to raise student awareness about safe driving.

    Howard said the death of a former NOHS student in July motivated her to develop the project.

    John Powell died in a car crash on U.S. 42, just weeks after graduation. Two other students were severely injured in the crash.

  • Sheriff’s office to collect expired, unused medication Saturday

    In partnership with the DEA, the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office will host a Drug Take Back Program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at La Grange Fire Department Station 2, 3637 W. Ky. 46 in Buckner.

    Take this opportunity to empty medicine cabinets of unused or expired medication. Waterways are polluted when potentially harmful drugs are flushed into toilets and poured into sink drains.

    Place liquids in leak proof containers. Remove personal information from all prescription labels. Needles will not be accepted.

  • Soap box derby struggling to race

    Thousands of people from across the country flock to Akron, Ohio, each July to participate in the All-American Soap Box Derby race.

    The race is the Super Bowl of a sport in which children race unpowered fiberglass cars down hills in less than 30 seconds.

    Even in Bowling Green, the event covers two days because of the hundreds of youth participants. There are nine races in Kentucky.

  • Crestwood man admits intoxication, crashes after fleeing police roadblock

    Troopers conducting a traffic checkpoint Saturday night arrested a Crestwood man after he fled from Kentucky State Police.

    Elliot Biernetzky, 23, of Crestwood, approached a roadblock at Ky. 146 and I-71 North in Buckner about 11 p.m. Saturday.

    After admitting to police that he had been drinking, Biernetzky fled the scene and led troopers on a 1.5 mile chase down Ky. 146 into Crestwood. 

    The chase ended when Biernetzky crashed his vehicle into a ditch at the entrance of Maplehurst subdivision, just a few blocks from his home on Maple Hill Way.

  • Local rider bucs into nationals

    The Kentucky Derby might be known as the fastest two minutes in sports.

    But another horse event might be a close second and just as challenging.

    Forever Green Riding Academy in Prospect, home to a youth equestrian team, sent one of its riders to compete Friday in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association’s hunt seat national finals in Syracuse, N.Y.

  • Lanes of I-71 in Oldham County closed Monday, portion of Tuesday

    Four miles of Interstate 71 through Oldham County will be closed today and a different section - and direction - will be closed Tuesday.

    The Department of Highways District 5 Office advises motorists that the right lane will be closed Monday on southbound Interstate 71 between miles 13 and 17. 

    This lane closure is scheduled from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and will allow for pavement repairs.
    In addition, the left lane of northbound Interstate 71 in Oldham County will be closed at the Ky. 329 overpass (mile point 14.4). 

  • Prospect Kroger to expand

    After a lengthy process, members of Prospect City Council gave Kroger officials the go-ahead to expand its Prospect Village location at a meeting Monday.

    Officials proposed the expansion about 15 months ago but had to rezone property and receive waivers and an ordinance change from city council. 

    Kroger officials are now waiting approval from Louisville Metro City Council because part of the property is not within Prospect city limits.

  • Grand Stamm — Derby bound as embed in owners’ suite

    LEXINGTON — Sitting in my car outside Keeneland race course in Lexington late Saturday morning, I worried the day would be a disaster.

    Rain poured and I didn’t bring a rain coat.

    By the end of the day, I experienced one of the most exciting days of my life. I took in a day of luxury and a chance meeting with the owners of one of the favorites to win the Kentucky Derby.

    But judging by the dark, overcast sky that morning, it seemed a long shot.