Today's News

  • Oldham families make signs pointing to Rupp Arena

    Julie Gruber knows how important the boys’ basketball state tournament is in Kentucky.

    She found out watching her son, Oldham County High School junior guard Sam Gruber, during the Colonels’ state tournament appearance last year.

    To help energize the team, Julie Gruber and 14 other parents of the OCHS’ boys’ basketball team gathered Sunday in the school’s cafeteria to craft signs showing their well-wishes. The signs will be placed along Ky. 146 for the team to see on their bus ride Wednesday to Rupp Arena in Lexington.

  • Colonels hang on for first-round win

    LEXINGTON — In a close game, Oldham County High School pulled out a win in the first round of state championship play Thursday.

    OCHS defeated Bowling Green High School 55-48 at Rupp Arena during open rounds of the KHSAA Boys' Sweet Sixteen Basketball Tournament.

    "Coming in we knew it was gonna be a great game because Bowling Green's a good team," OCHS Coach Jason Holland said. "We tried to slow them down and I was proud of my guys for battling for 32 minutes."

  • Relay for Cuteness Contest

    Think you have the cutest baby or pet around? 

    The Era is sponsoring a contest to raise funds for Relay For Life.

    Winning babies will be selected in two age categories: birth to 1 year and under 3 years old. All pets are eligible.

    Each entry costs $5 and can be dropped off or mailed to The Era. We prefer emailed photos; however, payment will need to be sent seperately. 

  • Voters pass liquor sales at golf course

    Golfers can celebrate Tuesday's special election with a cold one at Eagle Creek Golf Course after voters approved selling alcohol at the course.

    Residents of the La Grange precinct surrounding the golf course voted overwhelmingly to permit serving alcoholic beverages by the drink.

    A registered 1,561 voters live in the precinct, however, only 56 cast a ballot Tuesday.

    Of those, 51 voted to approve alcohol sales and 5 voted against.

    City officials hope the alcohol sales will increase revenue at the city-owned golf course.

  • Knock, knock: Spring storms bring door-to-door salespeople without a permit

    Girl Scouts aren’t the only ones ringing Oldham County doorbells this spring. Residents in several parts of the county are reporting numerous door-to-door salespeople — and many are not showing proper permits.

    Roofing and tree service crews have knocked on doors after recent rounds of storm damage.

    Orchard Grass Hills resident Jennifer Lee estimates she’s had salespeople from 13 different companies knock after recent storms.

  • At home on the range

    Last in a three-part series.
    Part one | Part two | Part three.

    It’s a Saturday morning, and 40 people are squeezed into a classroom. 

  • Third time’s the charm for Oldham Icon winner

    After three years of trying, one local singer finally nabbed the Oldham Icon crown.

    Brandy Neelly, a North Oldham High School junior, won the annual singing contest with her rendition of “Up To The Mountain.”

    Judges evaluated 30-second acapella auditions Friday night and 16 singers returned for Saturday’s final round of competition.

    Neelly, 17, competed in the past two competitions and finished second last year.

  • March 2012 Living Treasure: John Glauber

    Johnny Glauber was born June 3, 1938, on Main Street in La Grange above his family’s store – Glauber’s Five and Ten Cent Store.
    “My dad’s name was John William Glauber and my mother was Opal Stapp Glauber. My dad was from Harrodsburg and my mom was from Russell Springs. They were married in Campbellsville in 1932.

  • The guy who built a hornet’s nest

    Human cicadas have landed in two Buckner trees. Perched high above the ground on Barkwood Drive, the cicada shell seems to be hanging from the tree.

    Despite sparking the curiosity of a school bus driver, the shells are — obviously — not human skin.

    They’re a combination of plastic wrap, packing tape and fiberglass.

    Contemporary artist Todd Smith created the pieces for the sculpture show at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens last summer.

  • EMS may outsource

    After a tumultuous year, Oldham County EMS employees could see their worst fears realized.

    OCEMS Interim Director Jim Carman that board members are considering outsourcing management duties.

    Employees are worried the change could result in longer response times and a different system for prioritizing medical emergencies versus transports. 

    “We want to be here for Oldham County residents,” said Jennifer Jones, an EMT and member of an employee committee formed to work with administration.