Today's News

  • Prospect dancers capture national championships

    Story by Adam Warner

    The grace of a swan. The eloquence of a flower. The dexterity of a champion.  

    A group from Prospect’s Dance Designs Studio had all that and more recently at the NexStar National Talent Competition in Sandusky, Ohio, as they captured six national championship.

  • Ironman Diaries: Facing the heat in preparation for Fourth Ironman

    With the Ironman Triathalon less than a month away, The Era will chronicle the weeks leading up to the race through first-person accounts from two local participants. Madelyn Blue is a 30-year- old schoolteacher from St. Franicis-Goshen and will be competing in her fourth Louisville Ironman

  • Playground game gains following among Oldham residents

    Kickball isn’t just for children anymore. The playground pastime has gained a new following among adults in Oldham County. 

    From former athletes looking to get back into the sports realm to those just looking for fun, a league hosted by Oldham County Parks and Recreation caters to all.

  • Owenton martial artist makes history at USA Tae kwon do National Championships

    More than a decade ago, Steven Lopez etched his name into history as the first American to win gold medals in the two highest blackbelt divisions of the USA Tae kwon do National Championships. Earlier this month, Owenton native Kendall Yount joined that club, securing her spot as not only the youngest competitor to achieve the feat, but also the first female.

  • SOHS grad hired as TV host

    Kentucky Sports Television will have a new host moving forward as Time Warner Cable announced July 16 that South Oldham graduate Thomas Beisner has been hired to lead the show.

  • Boater struck by lightning

    North Oldham was literally a lightning rod during recent summer storms, with emergency crews responding to at least four lightning-strike fires in two days.

    The worst strike came July 19 while five people were on board a pleasure boat on the Ohio River.

    Officials say boaters were headed back to shore when the storm hit.

  • La Grange voters support expanded liquor sales 2-to-1

    La Grange residents voted to make the city “wet” by a more than 2-to-1 margin Tuesday, with more than 1,000 voters casting ballots.

    Of those voters, 751 voted for expanding alcohol sales in La Grange and 338 voted against.

    It is unknown what percentage of registered voters participated, according to Oldham County Clerk Julie Barr, because many of the voting districts extend beyond city limits.

  • Oldham property transfers July 16-20, 2012

    Jordan River Apple Patch LLC to IH of KY Inc. lot 34, Celebration Park, Crestwood, $45,000.

    Mary Louise Proctor Estate to Shazard and Connie Mohammed, lots 112, 1113-1117, Lake Louisvilla, 4810 Lake Louisvilla Drive, Crestwood, $45,000.

    Denis and Debbie Gravette to Christopher and Claudia Deeley, Sean and Stephanie Deeley, Stephen Deeley and Jeanie Atkins, lot 5, Tartan’s Landing, 11409 Tartan’s Landing, Goshen, $350,000.

  • County's emergency phone call system is changing

    The county’s emergency notification system is changing, and users of the current system may need to sign up again for the new service.

    Messages about emergency events will now be sent by CodeRED, who recently acquired all of One Call Now’s government clients.

  • State grant will pick up the tab for dead animal removal

    Members of the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approved a $3,000 grant recently for a deceased farm animal removal program in Oldham County. 

    The program was established as an interim measure to facilitate the coordination of environmentally sound and cost-effective disposal of deceased livestock for Kentucky’s producers. 

    The recipient states that the county has been successfully composting small (under 100 pounds) carcasses for 18 months.