Today's News

  • Yew Dell Botanical Gardens weekend hours begin April 1

    Come out and see the early spring blooms, have a picnic, take a stroll, read a book, hike the trail or just sit!

    Yew Dell Botanical Gardens is a gorgeous and relaxing place to visit for an hour or the day.

    Weekend hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

    Admission $7 for adults, $5 for seniors over 55 and free for children under 12.


  • Lighthouse club invites Oldham County enthusiasts

    Derby City Lighthouse Club would like Oldham County lighthouse enthusiasts to join them at monthly meeting on April 15, 2 p.m. at Douglass Hills City Hall, 219 Moser Road, Louisville. 
    Questions: Call 502-897-3117 or 502-425-3126.

  • Mt. Tabor UMC hosting fish fry

    Mt.Tabor United Methodist Church is having a fish fry at 5 p.m. March 30.
    All you can eat menu for $9 includes fried fish, coleslaw, french fries, baked beans, and hush puppies. 
    Pie slices are a dollar extra. Mt Tabor is located at 3301 W.Hwy 22 in  Centerfield.


  • County officials hope to put the brakes on bike traffic

    With warm weather already in the area, many people are getting their bicycles tuned up for summer riding.

    But an ordinance drafted by the county’s public safety committee should reduce the number of bicycle-related traffic snarls. 

    The bicycle ordinance, still in draft format, will address concerns about traffic issues caused by large groups of cyclists.

  • Woman dies after truck rolls over her in Prospect

    A Louisville woman died March 21 after suffering injuries from her runaway vehicle.

    Marla Barr, 61, died near her step-sister’s home in the 2600 block of Mayo Lane in Prospect, according to Oldham County Police spokesman Michael Rittenhouse.

    According to police, Barr was standing outside her 2009 Chevy Silverado and attempting to release the emergency brake when the vehicle began to travel and ran over her.

    Barr suffered severe injuries and died shortly after she arrived at Norton Brownsboro Hospital. The incident occurred about 12:30 p.m.

  • Sports Primer 3.21

    It's been another busy week of sports in Oldham County.

    Catch another edition of this week's Sports Primer again in podcast format.

    Each week, you can find an updated podcast with a rundown on the content in The Oldham Era's sports section, plus any other updates.

  • Discussion of Allen Lane widening project, overpass planned Tuesday

    An upcoming meeting will give Oldham County residents an opportunity to ask questions about road construction and a new overpass crossing I-71 Tuesday.

    Changes to Allen Lane in La Grange include widening the road and building a new overpass to link the Oldham Reserve Development to Commerce Parkway.

    Allen Lane currently runs from Ky. 146 at Covenant United Methodist Church to Commerce Parkway.

  • Orcas have fluid motion in the pool

    The members of the Orcas swim team are spread across three lanes of the pool during practice March 9.

    They swim to the other end of the pool in groups of three, their legs constantly kicking with the assistance of boogie boards.

    But this season, the swimmers haven’t needed much help.

  • Saying goodbye: Crestwood father, 34, dies from pancreatic cancer

    A young father of three lost his battle with cancer Sunday.

    Craig Merimee, 34, of Crestwood, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in October 2010.

    Merimee and his wife, Michelle, maintained a blog about the family’s journey.

    Michelle entered a final post Sunday, telling readers that Craig was surrounded by family when he died.

  • Agape thrift shop serves all

    The giving spirit in Oldham County extends year-round, not just after natural disasters.

    Several charities in the county help furnish needy families with clothing, household items and toiletries.

    The Agape Thrift Shop, part of Immaculate Conception Church, moved to a new location in February, more than doubling its previous space, according to Barb Johnson, the church’s business manager.