Today's News

  • Publisher's anniversary brings a question

    As I stroll from business to business or simply shop at a local store, I find it warming that readers notice I’ve been in Oldham County for a year now.

    I find myself answering the same question, happily I might add, that stems from my first year as the publisher of The Oldham Era.

    “How do you like it?”

    Well, I’ve embraced my new home as well as my job. Although my out-of-state move from Indiana to Kentucky felt more like a cliff jump, I must say I like Oldham a great deal.

  • Probation revoked 60 days for man who shot two women

    A judge decided Wednesday the Westport man who shot two women violated the terms of his medical release last week.

    Ronnie Evridge, 57, spent 11 days in jail after being arrested for violating the terms of his probation. He'll remain in jail until mid-January, then will serve about 35 more days wearing an ankle monitor at home.

    Judge Jerry Crosby found Evridge did not comply with the terms of his medical release, but the judge and attorneys agreed to drop the original probation violation.

  • Not around but through

    After he wound up the ramp circling the La Grange Welcome Center on his mountain bike, Louisville’s Joe Driver prepared for something he’d never done before. He pointed his front tire toward the door and pedaled harder.

    But as he made his way through the back door of the welcome center during the La Grange Urban Short Track Series Saturday, Driver immediately squeezed his brake handles.

    He deftly steered around a racer who had slipped on the welcome center’s tile floor and fallen off his bike.

  • The Sports Primer: 1.3

    In its first three legs, the La Grange Urban Short Track Series provided mountain biking around a lake, squeezing through a narrow, brick alley, traversing through rolling fields, around the La Grange Skate Park and even over the front steps of The Oldham Era's office on South First Street.

    The fourth edition brought a whole new concept. Not only did racers bike through one building, they biked through two.

    In Saturday's races, racers biked through the Goose Creek Cycle shop on East Main Street, as well as the La Grange Welcome Center.

  • Bounceback from injury

  • 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.