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Today's News

  • LIGHT UP THE SKY THIS FOURTH OF JULY

    The county’s annual July 4 Freedom Celebration is set for Sunday at Wendell Moore Park in Buckner. Pool games begin at the Oldham County Aquatic Center beginning at 2 p.m. The day also includes a three-on-three basketball tournament Entertainment begins at 7 p.m. A fireworks show is planned beginning at 10 p.m.

    For information, call Oldham County Parks and Recreation at 225-0655.

  • DAVIS TO PLEAD ‘NOT GUILTY’ IN DERBY TICKET SCHEME

     Oldham County Magistrate Scott Davis said Tuesday he will plead not guilty June 21 to charges he defrauded several in a Kentucky Oaks and Derby ticket scheme last month. 

  • VANDALS HIT 4 CRESTWOOD BUSINESSES

     Oldham County Police are searching for clues in the burglaries of four Crestwood businesses. 

  • BREAKING NEWS: Emergency crews on scene at Ky. 53 and Sligo Road

    Police and emergency crews are responding to a two car accident at Ky. 53 and Sligo Road in La Grange. 

    The call was reported shortly before 8:30 a.m.

    Traffic may be detoured in the area.

    Check oldhamera.com for details.

  • DAVIS: I WON'T RESIGN

    JEFFERSONVILLE, IND. — A Clark County, Ind. jury could decide as early as Nov. 16 the fate of embattled Magistrate Scott Davis, who faces 20 charges — including five counts of theft — for allegedly defrauding victims in a Kentucky Oaks and Derby ticket scheme last month.

    Davis pleaded not guilty Monday to all charges.

    His attorney, Ted Walton, spoke briefly to a swarm of media outside a Clark Superior Courtroom.

  • TRYING TIMES FOR BUSINESSES

    Owners of the 111-year-old Boone Gardiner Garden Center, Inc. say they hope to reemerge and reorganize after filing for bankruptcy last week.

    “We have agonized over this decision for some time and have done everything in our power to avoid it,” owners Matthew and Hope Gardiner said in a joint statement. “However, this seems to be the most prudent course of action in order to keep our 111-year-old business going while we rebuild it for the future.”

  • Power restored to 548 after La Grange park fire

    Power has been restored to more than 500 La Grange households  after a Thursday night fire destroyed playground equipment, downed power lines — and left many in the dark.

    La Grange Fire & Rescue responded to a call placed at 10:56 p.m. Thursday indicating some playground equipment at Wilburn Park was on fire.

    Arson is suspected and an investigation is underway, said a La Grange police officer.

  • Show me the money

     Now that a long media campaign and weeks of collecting have wrapped, WHAS Crusade for Children has turned to the next step in helping students with special needs — determining who gets the money.

  • BREAKING NEWS: County attorney dead at 64

    County Attorney John Fendley passed away at 2:45 p.m. today, according to Oldham County Judge-Executive Duane Murner. Fendley has been county attorney since 1989. Funeral arrangements will be posted as soon as The Oldham Era receives them.

     

  • Arson suspected in fire that left 548 homes powerless

    Officials say an explosion rocked parts of La Grange Thursday night, shortly before playground equipment erupted in flames at a downtown park.

    More than 500 La Grange households were left in the dark — and without air conditioning — after the fire downed nearby power lines. 

    La Grange Fire & Rescue responded to a call placed at 10:56 p.m. Thursday indicating some playground equipment at Wilburn Park was on fire.

    Arson is suspected in the June 17 incident, said a La Grange police officer.