Today's News

  • Prathers visit Johnson Space Center in Houston

    Ray and Treva Prather of La Grange recently visited the Johnson Space Center in Texas, located just a few miles from their daughter and son-in-law, Meresa and Lew Fincher's, home. During their visit, NASA’s Lead Meteorologist, Doris Hood,  offered a special tour of the space shuttle’s mission control room.

  • Nay steps down from La Grange council

    The Oldham Era received a letter from La Grange resident Wally Nay on Friday morning indicating that a health condition has forced him to make a tough decision. 

    Nay has had a long career in public service and law enforcement in Oldham County. But an ischemic stroke recently has forced him to resign from the La Grange City Council.

  • A boom (and bust) for local business

    It’s something one analyst describes as a beast that can propel a business or smother it, and it’s creeping into Oldham County.
    From tattoos, scuba classes and sightseeing tours by plane to restaurant, boutique and spa gift certificates, Groupon offers deep discounts on local products and services via a one-day deal e-mailed at 5 a.m. daily.

  • Alleged Kroger robbers have La Grange connection

    Police arrested a man wanted in connection with numerous bank and grocery store robberies across the state on Tuesday following a weekend robbery at the Shelbyville Kroger.
    Stewart Ray, 24, and his alleged accomplice, Gregory Mitchell, 29, both of Louisville, were arrested at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at their residence on Lunenburg Lane by Shelbyville Police.

  • Volunteers sought for veterans council

    If you have an opinion regarding Veterans Administration Services, the Veterans Voices of Kentuckiana, mental health consumer council wants to hear from you.
    The council’s purpose is to ensure that all veterans receive the highest quality of services available from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Pewee Valley welcomes new council member

    Pewee Valley council members braved snow and ice Jan. 20 to appoint Otis R. Florence as its newest member.
    Florence replaces Dana Barrette who is relocating out of the city. Florence will assume the city’s insurance, finance and water quality reporting responsibilities, he said.

  • Truck smashes into Era sign

    An unexpected visitor crashed outside The Oldham Era late Tuesday night as staff members completed the Jan. 27 edition of the newspaper.

    The driver told police that as he turned left from Washington Street onto Ky. 53 (First Street) that he swerved to Dodge a vehicle traveling without headlights toward Main Street.

    The truck crashed into The Oldham Era's sign.

  • Train strikes car in Pewee Valley

    A Crestwood man is recovering from injuries he suffered after he crossed in front of a train at Central Avenue in Pewee Valley and the train pushed his vehicle from its path.  
    The collision occurred about 5 p.m. Monday as 82-year-old Hershel Finney of Crestwood drove through the Central Avenue (Ky. 362) crossing toward Ky. 146 in front of a CSX train traveling westbound.

  • GINGER: Field trip marks day that changed family's life

    I recently took my two youngest children on a field trip to the fire station. My son was especially enthralled with the big engines, and could hardly believe his good fortune at being allowed to run his hand along the shiny red fenders, and take a turn sitting in the driver’s seat. It brought to mind my first fire station field trip on a day forever etched into my memory.  

  • Controlled Shutdown

    As snow filled the parking lot of Baptist Northeast Hospital in LaGrange Thursday afternoon, the second floor conference room of the hospital filled with community leaders and hospital administrators. They gathered to discuss the future of Oldham County's only Community Care facility for low-income people without health insurance.