Today's News

  • Carrying a concealed weapon is becoming more common in Oldham County

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

    If there was ever a reason to be nice to a stranger, this might be it: more Oldham Countians are permitted to carry concealed weapons.

  • Parents criticize Oldham County Schools' severe weather plans

    As nearby areas spend the weekend repairing and cleaning storm damage, many Oldham County parents are wondering why school officials kept students in school Friday afternoon.

    In an email sent to South Oldham Middle School parents through the One Call emergency notification system, Principal Rob Clayton said students would not be dismissed early.

    “Our thought is that students are safer at school and dismissing early would put younger students at home without parents to meet them,” Clayton wrote.

  • Bourbon and Fire

    He runs into the firehouse, suit jacket flapping, tidy hair blown backward. 

    Within seconds, he reemerges, clothes changed, like Superman.

    Then Wes Henderson jumps on a South Oldham Fire truck, on his way to help with another run.

    But Henderson isn’t your average volunteer firefighter.

  • GINGER: My love will linger on, always

    Twenty-one years ago, when hubby and I were planning our wedding, I wasn’t really sure how to go about choosing songs. I knew I didn’t want recorded music, but finding sheet music was a bit difficult.
    Back in those days, we didn’t have the benefit of Googling the lyrics.
     We have never really had a song that we refer to as “our song.” Our song changes with each stage of our relationship. When we first began dating, we listened to a lot of Roger Miller.

  • BOB MUELLER: Open your mind

    Native Kentuckian Abraham Lincoln has always been my favorite president. I have read countless books and articles about his universal empathy. Lincoln demonstrated time and time again “a singular ability to transcend personal vendetta, humiliation or bitterness.”
    Emulating Lincoln’s magnanimous empathy is not easy. The key to developing the same open-mindedness in ourselves is to start small.
    If people make you angry, instead of immediately spouting off, put yourself in their shoes.
    Why are they behaving the way they are?

  • St. Francis schools announce Goshen, Louisville campus merger

    Officials from the St. Francis School in Goshen and St. Francis High School in Louisville announced a merger between the two schools Feb. 22.
    The merged school will be called  St. Francis School. The new school is the only independent school in Louisville serving 2-year-olds through 12th graders.
    The high school will continue to operate at its downtown location, the lower and middle Schools will continue to be located in Goshen, and the preschool will continue to operate at its Harrods Creek location for the immediate future.

  • Lexington prostitution ring had Oldham County clients

    Four Lexington residents were indicted March 2 for recruiting and enticing women from other states to come to Kentucky so they could solicit them for prostitution.

    A Lexington grand jury returned the indictment charging Marco Antonio Flores-Benitez, 38; Roxana Serna-Olea, 36; Adrian Lezama-Ruiz, 26; and Roberto Salinas-Rivera, 35, with persuading, inducing, and enticing an individual to travel in interstate commerce to engage in prostitution.

  • Sports Primer 3.7

    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 Friday's Grand Stamm—LIVE! with special guest, Oldham County High School senior forward Tyler Wesley. I'll be announcing the time officially on my Facebook page, The Oldham Era's Sports Guy.

  • CARTOON: NCAA backet time
  • Colonels defend region crown with 50-40 win over Collins

    NEW CASTLE — With 11.8 seconds remaining in the game, the chants came roaring from the Oldham County High School student section.

    “Rupp! A-re-na! Rupp, Rupp A-re-na!”

    The Colonels are once again eighth region boys’ basketball champions after pulling away Tuesday night for a 50-40 victory over Martha Layne Collins in the eighth region championship game at Henry County High School.