Today's News

  • North Oldham teen expected to appear on Idol tonight

    A North Oldham High School student who got a golden ticket to Hollywood in July is leaving local American Idol viewers on the edge of their seats.

    Brandy Neelly is expected to appear on tonight's episode of American Idol after performing "Forget You" by Cee Lo Green during group night on Wednesday's episode. 

  • 'Colossal' winter storm could pack punch

    It's a winter storm The Weather Channel deems "colossal," but don't clear the shelves of milk and bread just yet.

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Oldham County from 7 p.m. today through 7 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Goshen, can you hear me now? Verizon boosts service on U.S. 42, Ky. 1793

    Verizon Wireless has activated five new cell sites in Kentucky and southern Indiana that improve voice and data coverage in three counties in the greater Louisville area.

    Three new cell sites in Kentucky, including an in-building site within the KFC Yum! Center, improve coverage in the west central and south central portions of Jefferson County and in southern Indiana.

  • $600K ruling against OCPD weighs heavy on budget

    A federal jury has ruled that the Oldham County Police Department discriminated against a Ky. National Guardsman in 2008 when officials cited his commitment to military service as the reason for withdrawing a job offer.

    It's a $600,000 mistake, and only half is covered by the county's insurance.

  • Saturday Jan. 29th in Oldham County

    By 2 p.m. temperatures had risen to 52 degrees with bright sunshine. The appearance of normally rare cars, motorcycles, and golfers made a wintery appearance in Oldham County.

  • GINGER: The family that stays together has stray hairs together

    While grazing around the food table at my cousin’s baby shower, my aunts began to discuss their facial hair.
    “Do you have it yet?” one aunt directed at me.
    “I pluck every morning,” I replied
    “But do you have the Boswell hair?” she clarified.
    “Your mom had it,” another aunt supplied.

  • Prathers visit Johnson Space Center in Houston

    Ray and Treva Prather of La Grange recently visited the Johnson Space Center in Texas, located just a few miles from their daughter and son-in-law, Meresa and Lew Fincher's, home. During their visit, NASA’s Lead Meteorologist, Doris Hood,  offered a special tour of the space shuttle’s mission control room.

  • Nay steps down from La Grange council

    The Oldham Era received a letter from La Grange resident Wally Nay on Friday morning indicating that a health condition has forced him to make a tough decision. 

    Nay has had a long career in public service and law enforcement in Oldham County. But an ischemic stroke recently has forced him to resign from the La Grange City Council.

  • A boom (and bust) for local business

    It’s something one analyst describes as a beast that can propel a business or smother it, and it’s creeping into Oldham County.
    From tattoos, scuba classes and sightseeing tours by plane to restaurant, boutique and spa gift certificates, Groupon offers deep discounts on local products and services via a one-day deal e-mailed at 5 a.m. daily.

  • Alleged Kroger robbers have La Grange connection

    Police arrested a man wanted in connection with numerous bank and grocery store robberies across the state on Tuesday following a weekend robbery at the Shelbyville Kroger.
    Stewart Ray, 24, and his alleged accomplice, Gregory Mitchell, 29, both of Louisville, were arrested at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at their residence on Lunenburg Lane by Shelbyville Police.