Today's News

  • Send us your Letters to Santa

    He's making a list, and checking The Oldham Era twice.

    The Elves at The Oldham Era are collecting Letters to Santa, now through 5 p.m. Dec. 10.

    Follow the links below to send us your letter.

    Teachers, click here to submit Letters to Santa from your students!

    Parents, click here to submit Letters to Santa from your children!

  • Oldham elementary schools honored for lunch programs

    School lunches aren’t just chicken nuggets and pizza any more — and Oldham elementary schools have the award to prove it.

    All 10 elementary schools achieved the bronze level award through the HealthierUS School Challenge, a voluntary national certification.

  • Inmate labor fuels county government

    They’re behind the scenes, staffing the recycling center, cutting grass and stringing Christmas lights. They’re polite, hardworking and hard to miss in their orange shirts.

    These county jail inmates do a lot of work around Oldham County as part of the jail’s work detail program. Inmates logged more than 29,700 hours of work from January to August this year.

  • City tracking down delinquent taxes from 2005 and beyond

    For years, La Grange officials have let delinquent property taxes slide — but not any longer.

    City attorney Steve Emery said the city has filed a lawsuit to collect back taxes from 2002 through 2005.

    There are 34 properties with delinquent tax bills according to Emery. 

  • Golf course could serve alcohol as early as this spring

    Golfers should be able enjoy a cold one this spring at Eagle Creek Golf Course.

    Members of La Grange City Council voted Monday night to approve the golf course to begin the process to obtain a license for alcohol sales.

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

  • Superintendent boots Urban from school district committee

    An outspoken member of the school district’s Local Planning Committee will not be invited back next year.

    Jim Urban, director of Planning and Development, received an email from Superintendent Paul Upchurch that the district appreciates his time on the committee and his service is now complete. 

  • Fire, EMS crews rally around Henry Co. family

    The Whittaker family is used to helping others, but after a devastating house fire after Thanksgiving, the tables have turned.

    The fire started around 1 a.m. Nov. 27 at the family’s home on Hickory Lane in Henry County near the county line. 

    Homeowner Ed Whittaker, an EMT for Oldham and Henry County EMS and a firefighter for the Campbellsburg Fire Department, credits his family’s pets for alerting the family to the fire. 

  • Aussie boys being American boys

    The Australian basketball players had never seen anything like it before: cheerleaders wearing short skirts with makeup highlighting their faces, leading a cheer during a timeout of their varsity game Friday at Oldham County High School.

    Five teenage basketball players from Australia shamelessly raised their cell phones simultaneously to take video and photos of the cheerleaders with high ponytails in front of them.

  • Award proves it's not all about wins and losses

    Records aren’t the only thing a coach is judged on.

    Oldham County coach Matt Brown claimed the Class 6A, District 5 coach of the year award recently, despite the Colonels’ 2-8 record this season. The Kentucky Football Coaches Association recognized Brown Friday during halftime of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association state championship football game in Bowling Green.

    The recipient is selected by head football coaches in the district.

  • Out-wrestled, out-dualed

    BUCKNER — Oldham County High School wrestling coach Aaron Riordan hoped to find out more about his team by scheduling the top teams in the state for Saturday’s Oldham Super Duals at OCHS.

    The Colonels finished at the top of their pool after round-robin pool play, but ran into the toughest of their competition in the semifinals.