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Today's News

  • Officer dove into I-71 median to avoid crash; driver charged, alcohol suspected

    A La Grange police officer is injured and another man is hospitalized after a crash on I-71.

    According to police, a pickup truck pulling a small trailer jackknifed and flipped on its side about 1:20 a.m. Sunday on I-71 southbound between milemarkers 20 and 21.

    Two officers from the Oldham County Police Department and La Grange Police Officer Jeremy Ferguson responded to the scene and prepared to close a section of the interstate.

    OCPD Lt. Col. Billy Way said Ferguson exited his vehicle and popped the trunk to retrieve emergency equipment and a reflective vest.

  • 2009 Guide to the Gridiron

    The Oldham Era is gearing up for this weekend's Kickoff Classic with our special preview section filled with stats, schedules, analyses and photos of North Oldham, Oldham and South Oldham high school football players.

  • Sheriff's Reports

    Warrant arrests

    Timothy Allen Carpenter Jr., 23, 2701 W. Ky. 22, Crestwood, arrested by OCSO Aug. 10, conditional release violation and failure to comply.

    Robert K. Johnson, 47, 510 E. Riverside Drive, Evansville, Ind., arrested by OCSO Aug. 8, third-degree criminal trespassing.

  • Athlete of the Week

    Name: Austin Norman.

    School: Oldham County School.

    Sport: Football.

    Age: 13.

    Position: Tailback/safety.

    Hometown: La Grange.

    Accomplishments: Norman, a running back and safety for the Oldham County Middle School Colonels’ football team, was a standout in the Colonels’ 16-12 loss to Grant County Saturday.

    He scored both of the OCMS touchdowns from his running back spot.

    On defense, he recorded 15 tackles from his safety position.

  • Denzik joins Century 21 Smith Realty and Auction

    Carla J. Denzik of La Grange is the newest agent with Century 21 Smith Realty and Auction. 

    As a member of the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors, all Century 21’s properties are listed on the Louisville Multiple Listing Service, a tool that prospective buyer agents and selling agents use to access information on current properties. Call Denzik at 905-0667 for information.

  • Football opens Friday

    CRESTWOOD – All three local high school football teams will jump into action with the Oldham County Kickoff Classic this weekend as the South Oldham High School stadium.

    The 11th year of the classic will feature Oldham County against Conner at 7:30 p.m. Friday. North Oldham faces Moore at 6 p.m. Saturday followed by South Oldham against Woodford County.

    The OCHS/Conner game will feature perhaps the biggest name player in Conner quarterback Nick West.

  • Woman found in burning home

    Police are investigating the cause of a Sunday morning house fire after firefighters rescued a woman from the house.

    Neighbors noticed smoke coming from a bi-level home in the 7300 block of Autumn Bent Way in Orchard Grass Hills subdivision about 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

    When firefighters arrived at the scene, witnesses told police they believed a 41-year-old woman and her daughter could still be inside.

    Firefighters encountered heavy smoke inside the house, and it took about 20 minutes to locate the woman.

  • Quilt is part of this weekend’s Brownsboro Days festival

    A drawing for a hand-stitched quilt will be part of Brownsboro Days festivities this weekend. A former student of Brownsboro school before it joined Crestwood in 1943, Mary Noel McKinney stitched the double ring quilt.

    The festival is 6 to 11 p.m. Friday and 2 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Brownsboro Community Center on Ky. 329, about one mile from I-71 exit 14.

  • Our thoughts become you

    What people think about determines what they are. Hawthorne tells about the boy, Ernest, who would look longingly at the great stone face on the side of the mountain. It was a strong, kind, honorable face that thrilled the heart of this boy. 

    There was a legend that some day a man would appear who would look like the great stone face. Through all his childhood, and even after he became a man, Ernest kept looking at the great face and for the man who was like it. 

  • Bryant, Houle are new directors at Baptist Hospital Northeast

    Justin Bryant is the new director of Environmental Services. He is employed by Aramark. He comes to Baptist Northeast from Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond, Va., where he worked in environmental services for three and a half years. 

    Prior to that, he worked in environmental services in nursing homes for Healthcare Services Group. He holds a bachelor’s degree in sports entertainment and event management from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, R.I.