Today's News

  • I-71 north lane closure Tuesday, Wednesday

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 Office advises motorists of a lane closure on northbound Interstate 71 between mile points 18 and 22 in Oldham County.  The left lane will be closed Tuesday, July 31, and Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day.  KYTC crews will be performing tree trimming in this area. 

  • South Oldham wins Senior League state championship

     With North Oldham Little League wrapping up a Junior League state championship in the early game on July 25, South Oldham made sure to capture the Senior League state title in the night cap, outlasting Ashland National 9-6 in extra innings.

  • La Grange business selected to carry GMC trucks, SUVs

    Champion Chevrolet-Buick in La Grange has added the GMC brand to its name and its inventory.

    GMC officials recently announced that Champion Chevrolet had been selected to carry GMC trucks and SUVs, in addition to the dealership's Chevy and Buick inventory.

    Champion Chevrolet-Buick-GMC is owned by Crestwood resident Fred Tolsdorf.

    GMC has a long history of providing quality trucks, but is now transitioning with the addition of more elite interior offerings as well as an abundance of technology.

  • 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.