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Today's News

  • La Grange amends fines and penalties for most violations

    La Grange City Council agreed Monday to have a uniform set of fines and penalties for city code violations.
    City attorney Steve Emery said “law enforcement” requested a uniform set of rules, which would enable them to explain penalties more easily to offenders.
    The specific penalties for each city code violation are:

  • Honey bees swarm in Prospect

    Oldham County Animal Control relied on a local beekeeper to deal with a swarm of honey bees hanging out in Prospect recently.


    A resident called animal control early one afternoon to report a huge swarm of bees on Moser Farm Road in Prospect, near the county line.

  • Get ready for a 'Shack' attack

    A bright chestnut horse with Goshen connections has been receiving nationwide attention from handicappers who will try to pick the Kentucky Derby winner on Saturday.

  • Officer pulls woman from car stalled in flood water

    A driver who ignored signs warning of flood water and drove around barricades on Ash Avenue was pulled from her vehicle by a police officer April 27.
    Officer Tom Douglas, a veteran of the Oldham County Police Department, walked through ankle- to knee-deep flood water to reach a stalled SUV.

  • Salacious lawsuit, morale issues prompt change at Oldham County EMS

    A salacious lawsuit, a series of financial mistakes and past improprieties continue to haunt Oldham County EMS as morale deteriorates.

    Earlier this month, board members of the Oldham County Ambulance Taxing Dsitrict asked EMS director Ron Wilder to resign. The next day, Judge-Executive David Voegele asked board chair, David W. Thompson, a Middletown firefighter, to resign.

  • I-71 northbound slow due to diesel spill

    A clean-up crew is on the scene of a crash on northbound Interstate 71 in Oldham County at mile point 14. 

    A tractor-trailer leaking diesel fuel earlier this morning has crews clearing a spill. 

    This lane closure is expected to remain in place until 11 a.m.

  • OCHS girls softball on the rise

    BUCKNER – The ghosts of last year’s somewhat disappointing 12-15 season have all but been erased as the Oldham County High School softball team is riding high with a 16-game winning streak and No. 12 ranking in the state.

  • Wiedemer wins Pentathlon title

    CRESTWOOD – Kyle Wiedemer’s talents were put  to the test as the South Oldham High School senior took the Pentathlon title at the Christian Academy Invitational April 16.
    “It was the first time anyone from our school had ever competed in it so I hold the school record which is cool,” Wiedemer said.

  • Athlete of the Week: Kaitlyn Toth

    Name: Kaitlyn Toth.
    School: Oldham County Middle School.
    Sport: Softball.
    Age: 13.
    Hometown: La Grange.
    Parents: Tracy and Joe Toth.
    Accomplishments: An eighth-grader at Oldham County Middle School, Toth is a regular in the outfield for the Oldham County High School freshman softball team.

  • Churches resurrect clinic

    By Danna Zabrovsky
    Staff Writer, The Oldham Era
    A group of local churches plan to pool resources in order to revive a community clinic for uninsured residents.