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Today's News

  • Portion of I-71 in Buckner closed through Sunday

    Northbound Interstate 71 in Oldham County will be reduced to one lane tonight and continuing through the weekend.

    Crews from the state transportation cabinet will be working at the bridge over Ky. 393 (mile point 18.5) near Buckner to allow for expansion joint replacement.

    Lane closures are scheduled for the next two weekends. 

    The right lane will be closed from 7 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday.

    The left lane will be closed from 7 p.m. Dec. 9 until 5  a.m. Dec. 12.

  • When swimming becomes too much

    Every weekday during the school year, North Oldham High School senior Canyon Tullis wakes up at 5 a.m. After breakfast, he drives to the Club at Paramont Estates for swim practice.

    “Swimming takes up a lot of time and it’s not easy,” Tullis said. “You really have to be dedicated to do it.”

    This season, Tullis is an anomaly. He’s the only senior boy swimming on any of the three Oldham high school teams.

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  • This bodybuilder's all muscle

    Eight months of six meals a day and daily workouts finally paid off.

    Crestwood resident Chauncey Wilson, 27, claimed the title of Kentucky Mr. Muscle on Nov. 5. He beat 113 male contestants at the Kentucky Muscle Bodybuilding competition at Louisville’s Kentucky International Convention Center.

    Two weeks later, Wilson finished third overall at the National Physique Committee’s National Bodybuilding Championships in Miami.

    Wilson said he’s motivated by critiques at competitions.

  • Case against former La Grange mayor continues

    La Grange city officials filed a motion Dec. 1 for a judge to reverse his decision in their case against a former mayor.

    City officials claim Elsie Carter, whose term ended last December, left office with more than $4,500 in city property. 

    City Attorney Steve Emery requested default judgement after Carter failed respond within 20 days to a May court order. Carter filed a response several days after the deadline.

    But Oldham Circuit Court Special Judge Bailey Taylor denied default judgement and called the May court order ambiguous. 

  • Reading plan targets first-graders

    Changing the lives of students struggling to read is the focus of a new program at Oldham County schools.

    The district added the Reading Recovery partnership this fall, a short-term intervention program for first-grade students struggling to read. The program is used in more than 80 Kentucky school districts.

    The program pairs students one-on-one with a Reading Recovery teacher for 30 minutes a day for 12 weeks. 

  • Era readers support Blessings in a Backpack

    Tony Cotten, publisher of The Oldham Era, recently presented a $670 donation from the newspaper and its subscribers to Blessings in a Backpack CFO Kevin Beam.

    The Oldham Era hosted a subscription drive this fall with the promise that $10 from every full-price subscription would benefit Blessings in a Backpack, an organization designed to ensure students don't go hungry on weekends.

  • La Grange parent named to school board

    A new member joined the Oldham County Board of Education at Monday night’s meeting.

    Anne Coorssen, the district’s general counsel, swore in Jennifer Beckner to finish the division five term vacated by former board member Jennifer Jones in September. 

    Beckner, a former PTA president at La Grange Elementary, has a bachelor’s degree in counseling and rehabilitation and has worked for an adoption agency, youth homeless shelter and day care.

  • Retailers hopeful for holiday season

    Some say it takes a village to raise a child, but it’s also true it takes a village to keep a village going.

    And business owners in the “village” of downtown La Grange joined forces to attract holiday shoppers and promote Small Business Saturday to kickoff holiday shopping.

  • Local dancers perform tonight at The Palace

    If your children — or you — can’t sit through an entire production of “The Nutcracker,” consider the Cliffsnotes version starring 48 Oldham residents.

    “Nutcracker In A Nutshell” celebrates its fifth year with two public performances Saturday at the Louisville Palace.

    The show still includes the ballet’s major components, said spokeswoman Marie Gould, but condenses it to 65 minutes.