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Today's News

  • OC lacrosse closes regular season with win
  • OC GIRLS FINISH 2ND AT SUNDOWN MEET

    F 100 Meter Hurdles
    5) Ashley Reyna-padilla OCHS 18.38
    6) Rachel Whitehill OCHS 18.62
    11) Yvonne Johnson SOHS 19.93
    F 100 Meter Hurdles Open
    5) Morgan Duling OCHS 20.31
    6) Caitlyn Brown SOHS 21.16
    F 100 Meter Dash
    1) Brianne Brown NOHS 12.68
    12) Casey Tetidrick OCHS 13.97
    15) Dominique Gill SOHS 14.25
    26) Shelby Grimm SOHS 15.11
    F 100 Meter Dash Open
    1) Kaya Kelly OCHS 13.61
    3) Paige Didier NOHS 13.91
    6) Tori Simpson NOHS 14.14
    12) Breauna Tallon OCHS 14.36
    13) Ally Reinert OCHS 14.38
    17) Dina Fahmi NOHS 14.73
    25) Kristen Rowling OCHS 15.10
    27) Cierra Neal NOHS 15.14

  • The Era remembers Publisher Tony Cotten

    Give us a moment to gather our thoughts – we've had a death in the family.

    Publisher Tony Cotten, the athlete who raced his bicycle through our office, the mentor who instilled confidence in us and the coach who challenged us to do our best, died today (Thursday) at his home in La Grange.

    Tony left his Indiana roots in December 2010 to lead The Oldham Era.

  • Early named new director of OCEMS

    Oldham County Emergency Medical Services has a new director.

    Todd Early, a 25-year EMS veteran, took over leadership of the agency Monday.

    He has worked for OCEMS in a part-time supervisory role for the last five years.

    Early was introduced to Oldham Co. Fiscal Court Tuesday.

    “We’ve got a lot of distance we need to cover,” Early told Judge-Executive David Voegele and magistrates.

  • Goshen duo takes drunken, destructive slow ride through subdivision

    Two Goshen men face criminal charges for drunken travel and destruction through Poplar Woods and along U.S. 42 that caused several thousand dollars’ worth of damage to property before attempting to strike a police car.

    Mackey Reese Middleton, 19, of the 12700-block of Churchill Parkway in Goshen, and Christopher Taylor Hurley, 19, of Longwood Lane in Goshen, were booked into the Oldham County Jail about 8 a.m. Tuesday.

  • Magistrate’s complaint doesn’t halt La Grange liquor store construction

    An Oldham County magistrate has appealed a Planning & Zoning Commission decision that furthers a proposed La Grange liquor store, but construction has since begun.

    JD Sparks, of Pewee Valley, filed a civil suit against members of P&Z and against the proprietors of a liquor store planned on Ky. 53 in La Grange.

    Earlier this year, three La Grange retailers gained state approval to sell bottled wine and liquor – Walgreens, Kroger and LTD La Grange LLC.

  • Police: Scammers targeting seniors

    Law enforcement officials are warning senior citizens in Oldham County to watch out for telemarketing fraud.

    La Grange Police Department said in the past few months, it has investigated several crimes involving seniors who have lost money through telephone scams.

    In most cases, scammers tell residents they have won the lottery, new cars or have received an inheritance from a deceased loved one.

  • OC schools, colleges establish dual-credit programs for students

    The average student graduates college with $27,000 in student loans – more than the cost of, say, a brand-new Toyota Prius.

    But Oldham County students can save on those expenses through a number of dual-credit programs offered at the district’s three high schools.

    Oldham County High School is partnering with Jefferson Community and Technical College to allow juniors and seniors to take selected classes beginning in the fall.

  • Retired fire chief chauffeurs U of L Cardinals in Pegasus Parade

    Rick and Karen Albers celebrated with the rest of Card Nation when the U of L men’s basketball team cut down the nets in Atlanta last month.

    Little did they know, the Goshen couple would have their own small part to play in the Cardinals’ championship celebration.

    More than 270,000 people lined the streets of downtown Louisville May 2 to get a glimpse of the Pegasus Parade’s grand marshals, the U of L men’s and women’s basketball teams.

  • Judge to decide if DNA test necessary in Evridge case

    Prosecutors say four hairs found at the scene of a double-fatal shooting could yield details about the day a Westport man claims two sisters attacked him with a knife.

    Ronald T. “Ronnie” Evridge, 58, faces two murder charges and one count tampering with physical evidence for the Dec. 2011 fatal shooting of a pregnant woman and her sister.