Today's News

  • First and worst: Oldham ranks high for healthy residents, but not healthy foods

    An annual health report shows Oldham County ranked first — and last — among Kentucky counties.

    The County Health Rankings report is produced by the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute and compares nearly every county in all 50 states.

    Overall, Oldham County remains the healthiest in the Commonwealth, based on mortality and morbidity rates, health behaviors, clinical care and social/economic factors.

  • Sports Primer 4.11

    It's been another busy week of sports in Oldham County even though schools are out on spring break.

    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.

  • Blue Hydrangea Tea benefits cancer education

    More than tea and crumpets will be served at the fifth-annual Blue Hydrangea Tea next weekend.

    A health and wellness room will offer free mini-massages and reiki treatments, along with health information and checks from event-sponsor Baptist Hospital Northeast. 

    The wellness message is in keeping with the event’s purpose of benefiting Ovarian Awareness of Kentucky, a Louisville-based group educates women and healthcare professionals about the subtle signs of ovarian cancer. OAK also has a monthly support group.

  • Student shows food smarts in essay contest

    More than 400 elementary students submitted essays for a contest honoring school nutrition month.

    The “Get Your Plate In Shape” essay challenged students to write how they stay healthy and active with family in friends — in 100 words or less.

    Avery Dobson, a Locust Grove fourth grader, won the contest.

  • School system to host superintendent forum

    The three finalists for the Oldham County Schools superintendent’s position will participate in a public forum tonight (Thursday).

    The finalists include Houston Barber, principal of Fern Creek High Traditional High School; Lisa Stone, director of school improvement for Montgomery County Schools; and William Wells, assistant superintendent of instruction for Oldham County Schools.

  • Expansion could add 200 jobs

    More than 200 new jobs could be added through a possible expansion to a Buckner facility.

    The Carriage House Co. is a subsidiary of Ralcorp that currently employs about 280 workers at the Oldham County location.

    The company is the nation’s largest supplier of store-brand preserves, jellies, peanut butter, syrups and dressings.

  • South water skier among best in the country

    She sits down in the calm water, clutching a rope.

    Suddenly, the boat takes off, lifting South Oldham High School senior Elizabeth Fowler out of the water on a slalom ski.

    She curves around a series of buoys with ease and grace.

    A competitive water skier, Fowler is one of the best in the country. She’s also an instructor and this fall, she’ll be swimming with elite skiers at the University of Alabama.

  • Angler starts next chapter

    On a dreary Saturday morning, he plops in a cream-colored leather recliner he’d moved along with a couch and a love seat the day before.

    Sitting in the back of his Pewee Valley consignment furniture store, Clover Cottage, Kevin Wirth smiles while recollecting his past sporting ventures.

    For more than 30 years, Wirth has been in the limelight, first as a Kentucky Derby jockey, then as a professional fisherman in which he earned over $1 million before he retired in February. He still has a hand in horse racing, but the rush isn’t the same.

  • GOP to host primary debate April 25 at Oldham County High

    The GOP of Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties will host a primary election debate later this month.

    “The Oldham Debates” are scheduled at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 at Oldham County High School in Buckner.
    A meet-and-greet begins 30 minutes earlier.

  • Three Oldham horses with chance to compete at Kentucky Derby

    Last year, a locally trained horse finished fourth in the Kentucky Derby then won Preakness Stakes.

    Now, three horses with Oldham County connections are looking to duplicate that success.

    Dullahan and Cozzetti, both trained by Dale Romans at his thoroughbred training facility off Liberty Lane in Goshen, will run in Derby preparation races this month with hopes of qualifying for the Derby May 5.

    Another horse with an Oldham County tie, Secret Circle, is also in contention for the Derby, which selects the top horses by race earnings.