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Today's News

  • Property Transfers

    Buckner

    Eric Buck and Debra Buck Wipf to HSBC Bank USA, National Association as Trustee for The Ellington Trust, lot 90, Darby Pointe, 4007 Shannon Cove, Buckner, $220,000.

    Exit 17 Properties, LLC to Oldham County Board of Education, 17.43 acres on Old La Grange Road, Buckner, FCV $523,000.

  • Grant could benefit trails at Oldham park

    Recreational trails at Wendell Moore Park could soon be expanded.

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court unanimously approved Tuesday to allow Parks and Recreation to apply for a grant for the completion of trails in Wendell Moore Park. The grant is for about $112,000 with a 50/50 match. The county’s match is from in-kind donations and greenways, so fiscal court won’t have to pay the matching amount.

  • Colonels capture Capitol City Classic crown

    BUCKNER – The Oldham County High School wrestling team kept moving up the ladder Saturday as they won the team title at the Capitol City Classic in Frankfort.

    “Last year we won a duals meet at Moore, but I think it has been around four years since we have won an invitational,” OCHS coach Aaron Riordan said. “The kids were excited. They wrestled really well.”

  • Game Bytes

    Dunlap nominated for McDonald’s team

    When: Friday. 

    Where: Oldham County High School. 

  • One grande coffee

    It is all but official, but the city of Prospect seems to have the largest Kentucky Coffee Tree on record in the state. The tree, at center in picture, sits on a knoll in the Putney Pond preserve. Robert Bean, chief forester with the Kentucky Division of Forestry central office, measured the tree, which stands 105 feet tall, with an average spread of 48 feet and a circumference of 120 inches at 4.5 feet above the ground. The Kentucky Coffee Tree is the state heritage tree and known for a large seed pod.

  • Bertha Mae West Miller, 96

    Bertha Mae West Miller, 96, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at Oaklawn.

    She was a native of Elizabethtown, and a member of the Pewee Valley Presbyterian Church.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Herman Miller, and a sister, Pearl Detenber.

  • Micks Picks

    We’re unveiling a new feature at The Oldham Era this week with Mick’s Picks – a local sports You Pick ‘Em contest sponsored by Beef O’Brady’s in La Grange.

  • Goshen teen earns perfect ACT score

    When he finished taking the ACT in October, one high school senior from Oldham County pretty much already knew his score. He only doubted a handful of answers. Recently, Travis Stewart received confirmation. He is one of only 69 students in the nation, and four in Kentucky to score a 36, the highest possible score.

  • Local wrestlers driving toward regional clash

    CRESTWOOD – With just a month left in the regular season, all three high school wrestling teams are heading for an inevitable showdown at the regional.

    “I really think it’s going to come down to us, Oldham and South as to who wins it,” NOHS coach Robert Fulk said. “We all match up pretty good and have some great kids.”

  • Oldham’s new library is a literacy lodge

    In a building with the soul of a lodge, the new main branch of the Oldham County Public Library opened to the public Monday in La Grange. The change from the old branch is drastic.