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Today's News

  • Grand Stamm—LIVE! 4.6

    Guys and gals, welcome to our 17th Grand Stamm — LIVE! chat, set for 10 a.m. Friday, April 6.

    This week's chat looks to be our biggest yet. I'll be chatting with three time Olympic gold medalist track and field star <B>Jackie Joyner-Kersee</B> and asking her about a slew of topics.

    On March 29, we featured a story on North Oldham High School junior runner Brianne Brown, whom Joyner-Kersee is mentoring. She'll be one of the topics we discus with Joyner-Kersee as well.

  • Billingual Oldham students serve as peer tutors

    For students still learning English, homework can be a daunting task. But a group of Oldham County High School students are helping younger students get ahead.

    The Sonadores Club — roughly translated as “The Dreamers” — formed at OCHS three years ago.

    The club has about 25 members and many provide tutoring and homework assistance twice a week at the La Grange Community Center. 

  • Business owner helps police apprehend armed fugitive in La Grange

    An inmate receiving medical treatment at a La Grange hospital escaped a guard's custody and spent 10 hours on the run Thursday before an eagle-eyed business owner's report of suspicious activity at his warehouse led to the inmate's arrest. 

    According to police, Christopher Eric Claxton, 32, fled about 9:50 p.m. April 4 from Baptist Hospital Northeast after a struggle with a female corrections officer. Officials say Claxton overpowered the officer and swiped a .38-caliber revolver from her possession.

  • Sports Primer 4.4

    It's been another busy week of sports in Oldham County.

    Catch another edition of this week's Sports Primer again in podcast format.

    Each week, you can find an updated podcast with a rundown on the content in The Oldham Era's sports section, plus any other updates.

    And just a reminder to check out the next Grand Stamm—LIVE! Friday, with guest and time to be announced, though I'm working on a pretty BIG guest. Details to come on The Oldham Era's Sports Guy Facebook page.

  • St. Francis students will track teacher in Boston Marathon

    A St. Francis Goshen class is learning about history, geography and sports all at once as a second-grade teacher prepares to run the Boston Marathon.

    Madelyn Blue will be competing in the prestigious race for the third time when the gun goes off at 10 a.m. today (Monday).

    Athletes must run qualifying times to enter the Boston Marathon or fundraise for a charity position.

    Blue is integrating the event into her classroom at St. Francis, including teaching about the course’s many famous landmarks.

  • Fire and EMS task force hires consultant for $9,500 assignment

    After discussing the status of Oldham County EMS for more than an hour, members of the Fire and EMS task force decided to drop the organization from its mission statement.

    Judge-Executive David Voegele spoke to the task force at its March 28 meeting and said the OCEMS financial situation necessitated immediate action.

    The task force had only focused on the fire departments since its first meeting in August but planned to incorporate OCEMS after collecting fire department data.

  • Little Big Horse Trails offers relaxing ride

    Derby season is approaching faster than a horse down the backstretch, and that means lots of stories about sleek, glistening Thoroughbreds.

    This is not one of those stories, because this is not that kind of riding.

    The horses at Little Big Horse Trails in La Grange are sturdy and calm, used to carrying regular-sized people who don’t know how to ride — not minute jockeys with decades spent in a saddle.

  • North standout hurdling towards Olympics

    Four of her fingers on each hand lock together, thumbs out, as she slowly settles into the starting position of the 100-meter hurdles.

    After the starting gun goes off, North Oldham High School junior Brianne Brown bolts out of the blocks, barreling towards the first hurdle.

    She glides over each hurdle with grace and power.

    Brown’s running prowess, determination and ability have endeared her to three-time U.S. Olympic gold-medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee and have her poised for a shot at the Olympics in four years.

  • North standout hurdling towards Olympics

    Four of her fingers on each hand lock together, thumbs out, as she slowly settles into the starting position of the 100-meter hurdles.

    After the starting gun goes off, North Oldham High School junior Brianne Brown bolts out of the blocks, barreling towards the first hurdle.

    She glides over each hurdle with grace and power.

    Brown’s running prowess, determination and ability have endeared her to three-time U.S. Olympic gold-medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee and have her poised for a shot at the Olympics in four years.

  • House will be burned as a training exercise for local firefighters

    The roof is bare, the windows are knocked out and vinyl is missing from the structure, but it’s an eyesore local firefighters have hoped to see for at least five years.

    A house on Ky. 146 in La Grange near the Kentucky State Reformatory will soon be destroyed by crews from La Grange Fire and Rescue and other local fire departments as a training exercise.