Today's News

  • Oldham students earn Reflections awards

    More than 150 students took the stage to receive awards at the PTA Reflections Celebration on Sunday.

    The program provides opportunities for students to express themselves and receive positive recognition for artistic efforts. 

    Students from preschool through 12th grade can participate in six areas including dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography and the visual arts.

  • Local non-profit arms residents with basic computer skills

    An Oldham County group is working to not only provide technology education, but provide a networking resource for technology-minded people.

    Oldham County Technology Advancement Network Enterprise — known as OCTANE — started about eight years ago as an offshoot of Oldham Chamber and Economic Development, said founder Beach Craigmyle.

    It was a special-interest group within the chamber, with Oldham County Online owner Lambert Franklin an early supporter.

  • La Grange bridal fair features local vendors Saturday

    Few places are as romantic as Paris, especially Paris in the springtime. Skip the trip and check out the 2012 Shop Local Bridal Fair Saturday in La Grange.

    Oldham County brides-to-be have a lot of local resources available, and Discover Downtown La Grange is bringing those resources to one place for the bridal fair.

  • Officials reach agreement for Brownsboro sewers

    Extending sewers to the future Brownsboro school campus is now in the hands of the Oldham County Environmental Authority after fiscal court approved a revised interlocal agreement Jan. 17.

    The agreement between fiscal court, the city of Crestwood and Louisville’s Metropolitan Sewer District hasn’t been revised since its original signing in 1996.

  • 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.