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Today's News

  • Yacht explodes, woman injured at Prospect marina

    A yacht returning to a Prospect marina exploded midday Thursday with four people on board. 

    Heavy black smoke billowed above Ky. 1793 and U.S. 42 as flames quickly swept through a boat docked in the 2000 block of Justin Cove. 

    Crews from North Oldham, Harrods Creek and Westport fire departments battled the blaze for more than an hour. As the flames were extinguished, the boat came to rest at the bottom of the marina.

    The vessel, a 41-foot Carver yacht, is partially submerged. 

  • The Review – Oldham County Business 2012

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  • Prospect man claims Powerball ticket worth $1 million

    A 23-year-old Prospect man got lucky on his first Powerball ticket purchase.

    Alex Parker came forward after nearly a week to claim the $1 million ticket sold at the FiveStar Food Mart on U.S. 42.

    Parker said it is the first time he's purchased a ticket and picked the numbers randomly. 

    The winning ticket has white ball winning numbers: 5, 16, 22, 23 and 29.

    The ticket matched all five white balls but missed the Powerball.

  • Safe schools start here

    While Oldham County Schools are well-known for academic success, the district is also being applauded for its transportation safety.

    Ohio Casualty Insurance and Liberty Mutual Insurance presented its Gold Safety Award to transportation officials Nov. 27. 

    The award recognizes the safety achievements of bus drivers, maintenance personnel and other drivers within the system during the past three years. 

  • Holiday shopping season kicks off with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday push

    Social media efforts helped drive sales on Main Street during Small Business Saturday Nov. 24, although retailers in other areas of the county report mixed results.

    Created by American Express in 2010, the event encourages shoppers to visit local stores on the Saturday after Thanksgiving — the day after Black Friday.

    Local merchants rely on Facebook and other social media tools to promote the event, while American Express advertises nationally on television. American Express also provides promotional materials to retailers.

  • Liberty Elementary will close in 2014

    Oldham County Schools will operate with one fewer elementary school beginning with the 2014-15 school year and will force officials to redistrict the county.

    Board of education members voted unanimously Monday to close Liberty Elementary at the end of the 2013-14 school year, despite indefinitely postponing building a new elementary in Brownsboro.

  • Business survey for The Review – Oldham County Business 2012

     The Review is a special publication produced by The Oldham Era in January. This will be our second-annual publication after a well-received first issue in 2011.

    Fill out our business survey online.

    The Review will feature the top Oldham County business performers of 2012 in sectors such as manufacturing, retail, real estate, non-profit, agriculture and professional services.

  • ConAgra Foods buys Ralcorp, parent company of Buckner plant

    ConAgra Foods announced a hefty purchase this morning to stock their pantry.

    ConAgra, owner of Banquet, Chef Boyardee, Egg Beaters, Healthy Choice, Hebrew National, Hunt's, Marie Callender's, Orville Redenbacher's, PAM, Peter Pan, Reddi-wip, Slim Jim and Snack Pack food brands, has acquired Ralcorp Holdings Inc.

    Ralcorp, valued at $6.8 billion including debt, is the largest manufacturer of private label food in the United States and is the parent company of Carriage House, which operates a plant in Buckner.

  • Prospect woman spins to win

    A trip to visit her daughter took an exciting spin for a Prospect woman who became the day's big winner on the Price is Right in October.

    In total, she won nearly $55,000 in prizes.

    During a trip to Los Angeles, Lynda Huckaby and her daughter, Steffany, waited in line for four hours to be interviewed for the iconic television game show.

    Steffany, a former Oldham County Schools teacher, said she almost threw in the towel because of the wait.

    But when her mom got called to come on down, those regrets vanished.

  • LG&E/KU warns of phone scam

    Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company want to alert customers of a new telephone scam whereby a caller claims to be a utility employee and asks for bill payment over the phone or in person, and threatens to disconnect electric or natural gas service if the targeted customer does not cooperate. 

    The companies have alerted authorities and offer the following advice to residential and business customers in the wake of this new scam: