Today's News

  • Scammer impersonates victim's grandson

     A phone scam is ringing the phones of seniors in Oldham County after making news across the country.

    At least two senior citizens have reported phone calls from scam artists claiming to be relatives and asking money be wired to them in Boliva.

    Oldham County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Meece received a phone call last week after a 78-year-old Countryside resident fell victim to the scam.

  • La Grange house fire causes smoke damage, no injuries

    La Grange and Ballardsville fire departments responded to a house fire in the Woodland Lake subdivision Tuesday afternoon.

    Firefighters were met at the front door by an occupant and saw heavy smoke inside the home, said Major Keith Smith with LFD.

    A fire on the second floor of the house caused the smoke, but firefighters had the blaze under control within about 10 minutes, Smith said.

    The first fire truck arrived on scene within about 3 or 4 minutes of receiving the call, Smith said.

  • 1.24 Sports Buzzlines

    Brown sets record at season's first indoor track and field meet
    North Oldham High School junior Brianne Brown set a meet record Saturday at the Wildcat Classic at the University of Kentucky as she won the 60-meter hurdles in 9.22 seconds. Brown also finished second in the 60-meter dash, in 7.87 seconds.

    NOHS senior Taylor Sanders finished third in the 1-mile run in 4:31.77.

  • Police plan traffic safety checkpoints

    The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints in the counties of Oldham, Trimble, Henry, Owen, Carroll and Gallatin during the period of Jan. 30 – Feb. 13.

  • The Era honored by Kentucky Press Association

    At its convention Friday in Lexington, the Kentucky Press Association announced winners of its Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers competition for 2011.

    Staff members of The Oldham Era earned several awards in the Large Weekly Newspaper division.

    Awards include:

  • Skating in sync

    The temperature at Iceland Sports Complex in Lyndon is supposed to be in the low 20s but it's cold enough that it feels like the country.

    The 15 members of Louisville Skating Academy’s open juvenile synchronized skating team stand in three lines, their heads cocked down and to the left. As music from the movie “Beetlejuice” plays, they fluidly move as one to the song, "Jump In The Line."

    Each skater wears a matching smile in their identical black dresses with their hair swept into a bun.

  • State before state

    BUCKNER — Individual high school wrestlers might have their sights set on the state tournament next month in Lexington, but Oldham County High School will be going a few weeks sooner as a team.

    The Colonels are headed to the state duals tournament, following their 47-19 win over Eastern Saturday in the region five duals meet. Both teams, along with the top two teams from each region in the state will wrestle Jan. 28 at the state tournament at Henry Clay High School in Lexington.

  • CARTOON: Ship captain bails
  • Traffic alert — Pewee Valley

     Friday, Jan. 20 — Ky. 146 at Dogwood Lane is blocked while LG&E replaces a utility pole stuck by a car this morning.

    The crash occured around 9:30 a.m., according to Pewee Valley Police Chief Mike Losik. The driver veered off the road and struck the pole, although Losik said the cause of the crash is not known.

    EMS transported the driver of the car to Norton Brownsboro. She was conscious and talking after the accident. There were no passengers in the vehicle.

  • GINGER: I’d be better off in Australia

    Like Alexander in, “The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” there are times when I think I’d be better off living in Australia.
    For example, take last Wednesday. (Please!) In order to get a jumpstart on my to-do list, I set the alarm for 6:40 a.m.
    At 5:40, the child who is typically impossible to drag out of bed before noon made a surprise appearance. She nestled her head into my armpit, her knee into my stomach and fell back to sleep.