Today's News

  • Crestwood man dies on Sleepy Hollow Road

    A Crestwood man died in a car crash Sunday evening on Ky. 1694 (Sleepy Hollow Road) near his home.

    David Klosterman, 57, died when his vehicle left the roadway and overturned.

    According to Oldham County Police, the crash occured about 8:20 p.m. in the 3100 block of Ky. 1694.

    Police have not determined the cause of the crash. Anyone with information is asked to call OCPD at 222-1300.

    Klosterman is survived by his wife, Sharon; and two children, Nicole and Derrick.

  • PUBLISHER: Great communities are informed communities

    The older we get, the more we realize the importance of our parents’ influence upon us. Growing up, a normal evening at the Cotten household included supper at the kitchen table with mom and dad, followed by time to relax.
    At the time, I did not know the repetition of a normal evening would play an important role in a life observation at 46.
    The observation is one of my dad after supper, pulling the arm of his recliner with a squeak and spring locking out the footrest. In his hands would be our local newspaper with a cup of coffee on the end table next to him.

  • South comes up short again in region tourney

    LAWRENCEBURG — There’s been only one team in the eighth region that’s been able to claim superiority over the South Oldham High School girls’ basketball team.

    On Sunday afternoon, it happened again.

    Despite cutting a 12-point deficit to one with over a minute to go, the Lady Dragons again couldn’t catch Walton-Verona, falling 52-47 in the eighth region championship game at Anderson County High School.

  • North takes fifth at state behind eighth graders

    LOUISVILLE — North Oldham High School’s girls’ swimming team has put itself in elite company.

    Behind a pair of strong-limbed swimmers, the Lady Mustangs are among the top five teams in the state for the first time in school history.

  • Grand Stamm—LIVE! 3.2

    Guys and gals, welcome to our 13th Grand Stamm — LIVE! chat, set for Friday, March 2 at 1:30 p.m.

    I hope you all enjoyed last week's chat, with South Oldham High School senior girls' basketball player Jasmine Whitfield, who's been a part of a dynamic run this season for the Lady Dragons. She'll be playing for the University of Cincinnati this fall.

  • Sports Primer 2.29

    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.

    And just a reminder to check out tomorrow's Grand Stamm—LIVE! with a special guest that I'm ironing out the details on. I'll be announcing the time officially on my Facebook page, The Oldham Era's Sports Guy.

  • School board vice-chair files for congress

    A Crestwood resident is one of the last candidates to file for the U.S. Congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Geoff Davis.

    Walt Schumm, a builder/developer and real estate agent, joins six other Republicans and two Democrats vying for the seat.

    Schumm is also the vice-chair of the Oldham County Board of Education. He has served on the board for 10 years.

    Schumm said he believes his diverse business experience will allow him to represent his community well in Washington.

  • Neighbors fight against Goshen 'barn'

    Claiming they have no other options, members of the Barrickman Lane Neighborhood Group spoke during fiscal court’s public comment Feb. 21.

    For about 18 months, residents of Barrickman Lane near Goshen have protested a two-story 4,800 square-foot building constructed on a neighbor’s property — using a barn permit.

  • Officials crack down on Opana

    Law enforcement officials are cracking down on Opana, a potentially lethal pain killer becoming increasingly popular in Kentucky.

    Opana is a brand name for oxymorphone and is twice as strong as OxyContin.

    La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett said he is seeing the problem in Oldham County, too. 

    He said it seemed like overnight the focus switched from OxyContin and methamphetamine to Opana.

  • Women-owned businesses not a Main Street minority

    Three female business owners are hoping to boost La Grange’s Main Street corridor.

    That includes tenants for both anchor shops currently the 1887 Corner Store and Grandeur Station. Late last year it appeared both stores might be vacant simultaneously, something nearby business owners feared would negatively impact business.