Today's News

  • Deputy completes course

    Oldham County Police Officer James R. Brown recently graduated from the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Academy of Police Supervision. Also known as the sergeant’s academy, APS is a three-week, 120-hour training program for newly promoted sergeants or officers on their agency’s promotion list.

  • Local athletes win big at youth triathlon

    Members of Maverick Multisport team, which is comprised of local athletes, won big at the Youth/Junior National triathlon races this past weekend in West Chester, Oh. Nathan Doyon, of Crestwood, won the 14-year-old male race. with a time of 30:24.26.

    Clara Lynch, of Pewee Valley, finished in seventh in the 14-year-old female race. Competitors had to endure a 200 meter open water swim, a 10k bike and a 2.5k run.

  • Local golfers do well at KPGA junior tourney

    The Henry County Country Club hosted the Kentucky PGA junior tournament July 31 and Aug. 1. The tournament was comprised of 9 and 6 hole tournaments for boys and girls aged 8-12.

    Several local golfers competed over the two-day tournament and several of them did well enough to make the leader boards.

    Lyman Brackett, an eight-year-old from Goshen, finished in fourth in the boys 10 and under 9 hole tournament. He ended at 13 strokes above par but was only seven shots back of the eventual winner.

  • Stroke doesn’t keep Harp from garden

    By Wesley Robinson
    News Intern, The Oldham Era

    Steve Harp, 54, of La Grange has been known for growing gargantuan things in his quarter-acre garden.

    A few years back, he grew a pumpkin that tipped the scales at more than 700 pounds. He said it was the 10th largest in the world for that year. Because of a stroke he had in March he’s had to scale back growing produce and was only able to grow oversized tomatoes with the help of his wife Laura.

  • Fine-tune your etiquette when visiting the sick

    What do you do and say to people who have cancer or any life-limiting illness? Early in my ministry, I had a wonderful mentor – Father Jim Hendricks. He died several years ago, but was amazing in his care for the sick. I learned from him not by pointers he gave me but by following his good example.

    When you find someone has a serious illness, hold the gasps. They’re still among the living. Simply ask, “What can I do to be most helpful?”

    Then listen for an answer.

    Here’s what you need to do:

  • New programs, upgrades greet OC students

    Your kids may disagree with me, but I think the first day of school is one of the best days of the year. It’s a day full of promise, of excitement, of change. It’s a milestone — for parents and students — that marks another chapter in life.

    When your children head off for their first day this year, know that our staff members at Oldham County Schools are committed to continuing the tradition of excellence in our district.

  • God leads us to faith through subtle cues


    God is pursuing you and me. He is like a hound from heaven, chasing after us with tail wagging ready to welcome us home into his presence.

    If we have never fully accepted him, then he will resort to using the many subtle and astounding events in our lives. As Jesus reminds us, if we have eyes to see and ears to hear God at work in our lives, then we will recognize him and believe.

  • ‘Fishing’ trip leads nowhere on child’s 21st birthday

    Last week, on the occasion of my eldest child’s 21st birthday, I spent most of the day trying to garner compliments. 

    Perhaps “compliment” is the wrong word. It was really reassurance that I needed. I didn’t care who said it, I just wanted to hear those magical words: “My goodness, young lady! You do not look anywhere near old enough to have a 21-year-old daughter!”

  • Presidency to world records: Kentuckians made many firsts

    For generations now, students have been taught that Abraham Lincoln was the first native Kentuckian to be U.S. President.

    Technically speaking, however, that’s not true.

  • Oldham County Property Transfers
    • Fred Bova to Brent and Amber McClamroch, lot 178, Kentucky Acres, 7510 Commonwealth Drive, Crestwood, $231,500
    • Thomas and Denise Pope to William Turner and Tanya Chiappone, lot 91, Echo Valley Farms, 3601 Echo Valley Circle, La Grange, $230,000
    • Lee Clore, Trustee to Key Homes, Inc., lot 292, Kentucky Acres, Crestwood, $49,000
    • Kelly Jennings nka Kelly Cooper to Joan Brock and Judy Crockett, lot 157, Echo Valley Farms, 3514 Echo Valley Circle, La Grange, $148,000