Today's News

  • Miss Kentucky Soccer signs with Mississippi State

    Shortly after her sophomore year at South Oldham High School concluded, girls’ soccer midfielder Marissa Williams began visiting colleges.

    She’d planned a trip to the University of Alabama-Birmingham, but at the urging of her father, Jim Williams, Marissa also visited Mississippi State University.

    That afterthought visit sealed her decision.

  • Duncan, McIntosh take state titles

    It didn’t take long for Oldham County Middle School eighth grader Alex McIntosh to go from chump to champ.

    In just his second year wrestling, McIntosh is a state champion.

    McIntosh won the 168-pound weight class at the Kentucky Middle School Wrestling State Tournament Feb. 4 at Montgomery County, with an 8-4 win in the finals over Verity Middle School’s Grant Krueger.

  • History center seeks a summer intern

    The Oldham County History announces the Lowry Watkins, Jr. Summer Internship Program for college students.  This $1,200 award is open to college students with majors in art history, history, communications or education. 

    The award is only available to undergraduate students that currently attend the University of Louisville, Centre College or Transylvania University. 

  • Wreck on I-71 delays traffic Friday afternoon

    A two-car wreck on I-71 southbound slowed traffic Friday afternoon just past the La Grange exit.

    A maroon Ford Explorer attempted to merge after getting on I-71 at exit 20 and rear-ended a brown van. The van went into the emergency lane and came to a stop, according to La Grange Fire Department Major Keith Smith. 

    The Explorer left the roadway and spun around in the median, ending up facing north. 

    The van's two occupants and the driver of the Explorer all refused transport. 

    The wreck has been cleared and I-71 is open.

  • Grand Stamm—LIVE! 2.10

    Guys and gals, welcome to our ninth Grand Stamm — LIVE! chat.

    I hope you all enjoyed last week's chat, with South Oldham High School boys' basketball coach Steve Simpson, whose Dragons have clinched the top seed in the district tournament this month.

  • Back biking through buildings

    Bikers will again zig-zag around obstacles in the La Grange Urban Short Track Series Saturday, but those obstructions will be doorways and office furniture.

    The race will begin at the La Grange Skate Park, cut through a wooded area to Third Avenue, north on Second Avenue and through The Oldham Era’s office at 202 S. First Ave.

    The series’ fourth race also incorporated buildings, as racers biked through the La Grange Welcome Center and Goose Creek Cycle.

  • Area police arrest 30 Carroll County residents in drug roundup

    Jeff Moore,
    The News-Democrat

    An early morning round-up put 30 Carroll County residents behind bars Wednesday for allegedly selling drugs to undercover officers.  

    Carroll County Sheriff's Department, Carrollton Police Department and Kentucky State Police joined forces, with 25 officers teaming up to serve warrants on 36 people who were indicted by a grand jury Monday.

  • Crestwood doctor’s trial postponed

    A jury trial for the Crestwood doctor accused of sexually assaulting a patient has been postponed.

    Police arrested Dr. Ashok Alur, 57, in September 2010 for allegedly assaulting a female patient during a gynecological exam. He is charged with first-degree sodomy.

    Alur told police he was “tempted and distracted” during the incident, according to the police report.

  • The Sports Primer: 2.8

    The weather is still cold, breezy and ocassionally a little snow has fallen in Oldham County. But runners all over the county are preparing for some spring races in Louisville, the Kentucky Derby Marathon and miniMarathon and the Louisville Triple Crown.

    But each trains a different way and at different places throughout the area. They also each have their own reasons for running.

    This week, find out where you can get your run on, as well as how much it costs to participate in the races and other running costs you should be aware of.

  • CARTOON: A Public Service Announcement