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Today's News

  • Students celebrate SWAT Derby

    La Grange Elementary celebrated their annual “SWAT Derby” event hosted by the instructional assistants – known as Super Women at All Times – with entry fees benefitting the Oldham County Relay for Life. Cardstock horse cutouts are decoratively bejeweled and transformed into racehorse characters reflecting the unique personality of each contender.  Creativity abounds with horses named Paws for Nothing, Clothes Horse, Victorious Secret, Purple Rein and Anita Job to name a few of this year’s 57 horse field.

  • Residents appointed to local posts

    Members of Oldham County Fiscal Court recently made the following appointments and personnel recommendations: • Gregg Cobb, appointed to North Oldham Fire Department Board, three-year term; • Stephen Cummings, appointed to Storm Water Management Board, to fill the remainder of Dale Hettinger’s term, three-year term; • Rev.

  • Trash service overpays county

    For the past few years, Industrial Disposal has overpaid Oldham County government, and while Oldham officials say they’ve notified ID of the extra money, the company just recently noticed. 

  • Houston Lane will be one way, turns may be restricted

    Traffic on Houston Lane in Pewee Valley will soon flow one way from Mt. Mercy Drive to Ky. 146 – the question now is whether left turns will be permitted. City Engineer Mel Milburn and traffic engineer Diane Zimmerman presented a traffic study to the city council Monday night, recommending one-way traffic toward Ky.

  • Tincher will sign books in La Grange

    Lynn Tincher, a Louisville author and publisher of The Literary Lynnch Pen, will sign books from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Karen’s Book Barn and Java Shop in La Grange.

    She will  sign copies of her psychological thriller, “Afterthoughts, 2nd Edition.” She will donate 10 percent of the profits from the book to the American Cancer Society. Karen’s Book Barn and Java Shop is located at 127 E. Main St. in La Grange.  For information, call 222-0918.

  • Norton Commons Farmers’ Market grand opening is Saturday

    Just in time for Mother’s Day, the Norton Commons Farmers’ Market celebrates its grand opening from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Teachers are thrown under the bus

  • Tally Sheet

    Following is an account of action from the North Oldham Little League from the past week as received by The Oldham Era: NORTH OLDHAM SOFTBALL ROOKIE THUNDER 18, RACERS 11 - Jacklyn Hampton and Lilly Ackles homered to lead the Thunder. Ackles also had a double as did Hailee Bates, Jillian Bailey and Maddie Mason. Kendall Clifford homered for the Racers. HEAT 20, RACERS 10 - Taylor Jordan and Emily Liddell homered two times each to lead the Heat. Olivia Wells and Madison Junion also homered fo

  • Vehicle strikes 17-year-old pedestrian

    A vehicle traveling on Crystal Drive by Taco Bell in La Grange Tuesday struck a 17-year-old male pedestrian. Witnesses told police the teen darted into traffic while walking with a large group. Emergency crews transported the teen to Baptist Northeast for treatment. Police are investigating.

  • National Exhibit on Display at Oldham County Public Library

    Every year, new horses and jockeys ride into legend competing in the Kentucky Derby. But this year, Pegasus, Black Beauty and more than 70 other human and equine heroes from equestrian legend will gallop alongside them in a nationally-touring exhibit hosted by the new Oldham County Public Library through May 24.