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Today's News

  • Oldham County Day needs a grand marshal

     The Latest: Members of Project Guild of La Grange are planning for Oldham County Day on July 18. One 

    of the first orders of business is to seek nominations from the community for the grand marshal of the Oldham County Day parade.  Nominations may be sent to Project Guild, P.O. Box 31, La Grange, Ky., 40031, or by e-mail to AnnBrownOldhamClerk@yahoo.com before March 12. Project Guild members will choose the grand marshal next month.

  • Dispatch moves to new facility

    Oldham County Dispatchers showed off their new facility at a ribbon-cutting event Feb. 19. The control center for 911 calls and radio communications to emergency personnel moved to the new second floor of the old bunker style building. The $419,000 project is funded at no cost to Oldham County taxpayers, Emergency Management Director Kevin Nuss said. Instead it is paid for through grants and charging rent to cell-phone companies who use the dispatch’s towers. The main improvement is in working conditions for dispatchers, Nuss said.

  • Come and knock on my door (if you have a permit)

    Residents of Oldham County could soon encounter fewer door-to-door salespeople, thanks to a proposed county ordinance.

    Members of fiscal court heard the first reading of a Peddler’s Ordinance Feb. 17. The ordinance would require anyone wanting to sell magazines, appliances and other goods or services by traveling door-to-door, to obtain a license, have a background check and be subject to other limitations.

  • Officials: False alarms equal fines

     When an alarm sounds inside an Oldham County business, several county resources are involved in responding to an alarm that often turns out to be false.

  • Athlete of the Week

    Junior wrestling: Nate Wheeler

  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

    Five, six, pick up sticks. Seven, eight, how long can we wait? 

  • Vision shapes future of Brownsboro area

     One group’s vision for the Brownsboro area took a step toward reality Tuesday as the Oldham County Planning and Zoning Commission approved the Brownsboro Master Plan.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Reader questions The Era’s inauguration coverage

  • Sheriff's Reports

    Warrant arrests Timothy Broughton, 18, 1412 Quire Joslin Lane, Bedford, arrested by OCSO Feb. 6, failure to comply. James W. Jones Jr., 37, 3502 Rock Rose Lane, La Grange, arrested by OCSO Feb. 9, failure to appear. Earles V. Johnson, 55, 104 Sauer Alley, La Grange, arrested by OCSO Feb. 11, failure to appear. Bobby L. Crabtree Jr., 21, 1603 Fitzgerald Court, La Grange, arrested by OCSO Feb. 11, failure to appear. Jerry D. Allen, 41, 110 E. Madison Street No. 1, La Grange, arrested by OCSO Feb.

  • 2009 is a good time to buy, realtors say

     La Grange mayor, county judge-executive, realtor and now bus driver. One of the most recognizable men in Oldham County, John Black, started driving a school bus earlier this month.