Today's News

  • Longtime firefighter marks the end of 2011 with retirement

    He started his career in emergency response as a 14-year-old.  This weekend, more than 35 years later, Crestwood resident Mark Gardner marks the end of 2011 with his retirement from the South Oldham Fire Department. 

    Gardner, who most recently served as deputy chief of SOFD, retired Dec. 31.

    In his many years in the fire service, Gardner has also served as a training officer and as an EMT.

    Gardner said he was 14 when he and his best friend, Jeff Tanselle, walked into the Pewee Valley fire station and signed on as junior firefighters.

  • A windy start to the new year

    The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Oldham and surrounding counties through 7 p.m. Sunday.

    410 AM EST SUN JAN 1 2012


  • Cancer changes Christmas for local families

    The holidays are a time to spend with loved ones and be thankful for what we have. The Era featured two remarkable people in recent weeks, and we are grateful to have shared their stories with our readers. As 2011 draws to a close, here’s an update on Craig Merimee and Hayli Nobles — two people in very different situations this holiday season. Craig, a 33-year-old father of three, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer almost 15 months ago.

  • Sen. Ernie Harris previews Tuesday's start of General Assembly

    FRANKFORT – As most of you are aware, the 2012 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly will gavel in at noon Jan. 3. 

    Being an even-numbered year, this is considered a long session because legislators will be developing the two-year budget for the state.
    Much has been made of the fiscal challenges that lay ahead for your legislators.  Our tight budget situation has not been overstated, and only through prudent and practical measures will we be able to craft a responsible bi-annual budget. 

  • 2011: A year in print

    Oldham County has an eclectic taste in adult fiction, according to Susan Eubank, Oldham County Public Library director.

    Eubank compiled a list of the top circulated adult fiction and non-fiction books in 2011, including many from familiar authors. 

  • Grand Stamm—LIVE! 12.30

    Guys and gals, welcome to our fourth Grand Stamm — LIVE! chat.

    Happy New Year! Before we head into 2012, we're closing 2011 with a bang!

    As always, I'm here to answer any questions you have on sports in Oldham County or just sports in general. I'm pretty affluent to what's going on in both spectrums.

  • Year in Review: District 3 Magistrate Bob Leslie

    Citizens of Oldham County:

    In my years as magistrate, I have been Chairman of the Environmental, Parks and Public Safety Committees. I have voted against all tax increases and advocated for reduction in indebetedness. 

    I gave my first years to various groups through out the community. The Friends of Westport was started through this grant. I was a board member for Tri-County Community Action Agency for eight years. 

  • Year in Review: District 8 Magistrate Michael Logsdon

    First, let me start by saying it has been a pleasure serving my constituents of District 8 and the people of Oldham County. It’s truly been a wonderful year and I want to thank you.

    I have learned a lot over the past year, serving on three committees, answering countless phone calls and meeting with constituents. 

  • Year in Review: District 7 Magistrate Bob Dye

    To the citizens of Oldham County:

    As my first year as Magistrate draws to a close, I would like to say thank you to everyone that assisted me in becoming a productive public servant. This past year has flown by!

    Other than my duties on fiscal court, I have attended several workshops and conferences. I have learned a great deal, but there is a great deal yet to learn. 

  • Year in Review: District 6 Magistrate Kevin Eldridge

    This first year has flown by. I truly appreciate those of you who have contacted me. We have not always agreed but we have worked toward forging relationships that will move our county forward. I want to also thank the judge-executive’s staff as well as the other county employees. They have done the day-to-day hard work that it takes to make this county run as smoothly as it does.